Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Aaloo Bhaji Fried Potatoes, Dressings, Soups, Handshake From A Friend

 I was going to post this tomorrow but I really couldn't wait!  Here is my first attempt at a Pakistani Dish!  Special thanks to Lindsay for this week's World Foods Suggestion of Pakistan!

Since I was making a smaller batch - for just myself - I got two nice servings out of this!

* 2 C Potatoes - cooked
* Small Handful of Wildtree Onion & Chive Blend (or you could use 2 small onions
* 1 t Black Mustard Seeds
* 1 t Red Chili Powder (and/or Cayenne)
* 1 T Earth Balance (I also used a splash of Garlic Grapeseed Oil)
* 1 t (or less) of Turmeric
All on the stovetop until desired texture and darkness is reached.  I will say this had a bit more kick to it than I expected but still enjoyed it!

Yesterday I told you about a Salad Dressing I was going to make.  Well, I changed it up a bit.  This is what I did instead...

2 Avocadoes
1 1/2 C Diced Tomatoes (or stewed)
1/2 C Water
2 T Wildtree Taco Seasoning
1/2 C Lemon Juice

This turned out AMAZING!  I might split the batch...add a little more water...for a more 'drippy' salad dressing.  BUT...the way it is right now...creamy yet thicker...I just might try a little bit warmed as a soup tonight!  It was SO good!
Every morning before I leave the house I take a 'head count' of all the 'kids'.  Usually I will find the 2 cats upstairs either in the bathroom area where they have their food on one side and 'bathroom' on the other side of the room OR I will find Gabby in the hallway and Charlie either with her or on his chair in my craft room.  As for the dogs - Suzie and Riley are either on the sofa, loveseat, or recliner - either together or at least NEAR each other.

I also say goodbye to each one while doing the 'head count' and try and sneak a kiss from the pups.  The last two mornings Suzie, here, didn't give me a kiss, which was STRANGE...but she did reach out to shake my hand.  Perhaps she wasn't awake yet.

Just thought I would share.  Let me know if you posted today!


  1. The food is making me hungry, and isn't your dog precious. My maltese Lalita would 'shake hands' with me too. I'd taught her a few tricks also, but she taught me more since she had me wrapped around her furry little paws.

    1. I hear ya! LOL :) I believe they do teach us more than we teach them!

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