Sunday, June 21, 2009
So here is my conundrum of the day: Should I keep my Quesadilla Maker? I love my quesadilla maker; I know it is possible to make quesadillas without a quesadilla maker-- I just dont know if I actually would make quesadillas without one.
Why a quesadilla maker in the first place? Quesadillas are just that good. I actually use it once or twice a month (I know...still not that often) and the quality of the Quesadilla is much greater than any other method of cooking (for me.. unskilled in the ways of traditional mex or tex-mex cooking). Plus, these save well and are super portable.. so they make a great lunch on the go.
Above, my classic beef and bean filling (ground beef, and homemade bean dip mixed together) with shredded Mexican cheese. These are topped with an easy homemade salsa of fresh cut tomato, cilantro and the juice of a fresh lime wedge, salt and freshly ground pepper.
The downside of course, is that I have an entire appliance for 1 specific type of food. I dont think I own any other kitchen appliance that has such a specialized function.. What do you think? Does 1-2 amazing quesadillas per month justify a quesadilla-only appliance? I am especially seeking votes from people who have eaten the very tasty product of one of these machines.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
This shortcake is, in short, an assembly of goodness. And its easy. Pick up the ingredients on your way to a BBQ and its sure to be a hit!
Want to be more natural/healthy/organic? So do I. Next time, I will delve into the world of making my own shortcake dessert cups.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
As you can see, this is quite a large piece of food. It is a very thin crisp griddle-fried rice-batter that you eat with sambar and chutney (minced coconut and spices, or minced mint or coriander and spices). It is hands down my favorite food (so far) :)
Poori and Yellow PotatoesPooris are made from whole wheat flour and are rolled flat and fried. They puff up in the oil, giving the bread a light soft double-layer structure. As with baturas (explained above) pooris are usually much larger (like the size of the plate) if you order it in a restaurant.