Happy Sunday! If you like Indian food and/or spinach, have I got a recipe for you to try! One of my favorite blogs, Vegan Eats & Treats, featured Spinach Dal a few weeks ago. She got the recipe from a restaurant during a trip to India and it just sounded too good not to try! It calls for a ton of spinach, but you'll be surprised at how much it cooks down, so don't skimp - use the 1 1/2 pounds called for in the recipe. I thought the spices could have been amped up a little more, not necessarily the garlic, but the coriander, cumin and chili powder, so add those liberally. I served with brown basmati rice and some roasted butternut squash. I took my friend Jen's advice and seasoned the squash with a drizzle of olive oil, fresh rosemary and salt and pepper, then roasted at 375 degrees for about 35 minutes. It was DELICIOUS - so simple and earthy. The rosemary flavor didn't go so well with the spices of the Dal, but you can have two tasty things on one plate and be in love with each!
Trying to figure out what I want to cook this week. I have been spending a lot of time checking out the recipes of Christina Pirello, she's so awesome! Her recipes are vegan and some of them are macrobiotic. Very inspirational. What are you cooking this week?