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I’ve bookmarked this recipe from Cindy’s where’s the beef? ages ago, but only today I got a chance to tried it out. They are really easy to prepare, no chopping required, but tasted soooo yum.. changed the recipe a bit, I used crumbled walnut instead of pecans. Just because they’re on special, and already crumbled, so no further chopping required ($1.79!). I also add worcestershire about 1 tbsp, other than that, the recipe is perfect as it is. Cindy also made the vegan version of it, and they look as good as the vegetarian one.

I served the rolls with some crunchy salad on the side (it came from a bag, straight out of supermarket), and watermelon and feta salad. We’re currently in love with this salad, we probably had at least 3 times this week, its perfect for a hot summer day. sweet, salty, cool, and minty. Even though it’s technically a salad, but we treated it as a dessert, we ate it after our meal.

ingredients :

  • half a wedge of watermelon (about 500g)
  • 100 g crumbled feta cheese (the saltier, the better, more contrast)
  • a handful mint leaves, chopped

dressing :

  • 1 tbsp lemon / lime juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

diced the watermelon 2×2 cm, top with feta, mint leaves, drizzle the dressing over the salad, and mix.

most recipe I found add chopped red onion, but I just don’t like the taste of raw onion.

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A few days ago, my house mate cooked up butter chicken with her slow cooker, it looked yummy and smelt sooooooo good!! That night,unfortunately, I had to satisfied with my boring looking stir-fried vegies with boiled eggs..  The next day, I tried to recreate the vegetarian version of the creamy-orange looking curry. I searched for vegetarian butter – chicken recipe to find out what’s in the sauce. Most recipes seemed pretty simple, and I can pretty find all the ingredients in the pantry. In the end, I made up my own recipe, inspired by all recipes I found. The end result was a huge pot full of smooth-mild curry, not as sweet as butter chicken curry sauce, but waaay better than any other curries I made in the past. That’s why I decided to post my recipe here. On the side, was jasmine rice, (I know, it’s supposed to be basmati rice, but I didn’t have any) cooked with 4 – 5 crushed cardamom pods.

I reduced the amount of peanut butter (1/4 cup into 1 tbsp) because I simply run out of it, I think the curry would be much creamier if I add more. I also downsized the amount of butter in the recipe, I don’t know why, but I tend to reduce any butter in every recipes I found. One more thing, instead of heavy cream, I used light sour cream.

In food processor, blend until smooth:

  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp curry powder (I used keens)
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt and peper
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 3 medium potatoes (boiled, to shorten cooking process)
  • 1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 bunch of green beans
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream / sour cream / coconut milk / soy cream
  • 3 tbsp butter / margarine
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (I used macro smooth peanut butter)
  • 1 tin diced tomatoes

melt 1 tbsp butter, and stir fry the onion mixture for 3-4 min

add tin tomatoes, stir and scrape the bottom of the pan to release some of the onion bits stuck on it, add peanut butter, bring to a boil.

throw in the vegies, add some hot water if its too thick, cook uncovered  for 10 min, season with salt and pepper.

turn of the stove, stir the rest of the butter / margarine, and stir in the cream.

Serve with rice or naan.

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Hi… feels good to be back in blog world.. 🙂 I’ve been really busy last week, doing my super-massive-huge-assignment..but, it’s done now..wooohoooo….!!! I promise, no more procrastinating next semester! (well, slim chance though, it always seems that there’s not enough adrenalin if the due date still long way to go..)

well, enough about my assignment.. back to WVD. I arrived at the convent around 1 – 1.30 ish, and the venue was already packed with people!! it’s a good thing though, it shows that vegan-vegetarianism is getting more and more common, and people pay more attention to what they eat, and where their food comes from.

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I was starving when I got there, and I was thinking of getting a pie but, the queue put me off, it was really3x long..!!!! so I got myself a plate of falafels from himalaya bakery ($8), the falafels was good, not too garlicky, the salad were barely there, but the sourdough toast was the winner..!! it was soooo good.., chewy, a bit moist, not too sour,yummm…. (I could never do low carb diet!)

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I bought some goodies to take home, a bar of loving earth raw chocolate ($8) w/ activated almonds – best chocolate in the world, lindt, move over..- (sounds fancy isn’t it? ‘activated almonds’, hehe.. basically the almonds was soaked to make it more digestible, and easier to absorbed), some larabars ($2 each – key lime pie, and cinnamon something- couldn’t remember it..), and 2 slices of cakes ($10 for 2slices, beetroot chocolate cake, and chocolate torte) from naked treaties
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when I got home, and took pictures of my stuff, I just realized that they were ALL sweets..! hmmm… and I’m wondering why i never lose any weight..