Wednesday, January 30, 2008

everything should be smothered in it

I don't think I've ever posted a recipe before, but I thought, what the hell? This blog is an all-over-the-place mess that only a few people read anyway and I know two (H & MM) who will love it as much as me.

It had been so long since I had energy and felt well enough to cook but this week I've been trying some new recipes (all from Epicurious). You see I saw my TCM practioner last Friday and he did some accupressure and craniopathy on me, which have brought me much relief. I'm not 100% (the headache's still lurking) but I'm good for the first time since Christmas.

Anyway, I recommend you check these ones out on Epicurious: the barley, pear and feta salad; simmered greens with cornmeal dumplings; and the sauce from the middle eastern bison meatballs recipe (ewww, bison... we ate it on crab cakes and I'm right now eating the leftover sauce on tofu balls).

I scaled the sauce recipe way down though, for lack of ingredients, and it's simply delicious as such. This is what I did (took all of 5 minutes):

Toasted a couple of pinches of cumin and coriander seeds in a dry pan over medium heat until they were nice and browned. Ground 'em up with a mortar & pestle. While the spices were toasting, I whizzed up (in my mini chopper but a blender would do fine) a small bunch of fresh cilantro, juice of half a lemon, some salt, a tablespoon of sugar, a glug of olive oil and about a cup and a half of plain yogurt. Add the ground spices and voilĂ .

Divine stuff, I tell ya.


oh wow, this sauce sounds reasonably easy and yummy! on tofu you say? I have fresh cilantro at home atm, all i need are coriander seeds and plain yog.

so the accupressure helped huh? did you get herbal remedies yet?

H! Did you try the sauce yet. Check out the post again, I had forgotten a couple of details (grinding up the spices!), which I've now corrected.

Yes, the treatments seem to have helped. And yes, I got my new herbs. Started one a few days ago (for energy) and I start the other for my head tomorrow (day 15 of my cycle).

Anyway, I'm feeling so much better it's crazy (though I still don't feel 100%). Today I got all my work done and cleaned/redecorated my office. And it's not even 4 yet! It just makes me realize how sluggish my brain and body have been!

So I'm looking at bunny's CV this weekend, k? Send me yours too if you want.

hi sweetie! you had already done mine before leaving lexi, and nothing much has changed so it doens't need a whole revamping.

i am so happy for you that the herbal remedies seem to be working! so far so good. i hope it continues that way.

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