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Nothing really new this week. More tomatoes from the garden made it really easy to default to okra/tomatoes and pizza.

We also had nice eggplant from the garden, so babaganoush came to mind. We’ve had lots of hummus lately, so toasted garbanzos was a nice departure. We had that with spinach bread sticks.

Scored a huge white sweet potato at the market, so one night we simply had sweet potato fries and salad. Tossed sweet potato slices with a little olive oil, salt, and garam masala. Then roasted at 425 for about 35-40 minutes.

We haven’t done curry in quite a while. Mango curry sounded summer-ish and not too heavy. It was the best one yet! I don’t know what made it so good. It could have been the addition of tabasco peppers from the garden instead of pepper paste? Mae Ploy coconut milk is maybe just that much better? I also added 2 sprigs of basil to the curry instead of simply using a little as garnish. Oh…also added a couple small diced potatoes. (maybe I should update that recipe!) YUM.

mango curry

Dizzle spotted orzo in the pantry and wanted it in something. I did a quick white bean soup. Soaked a couple handfuls of great northern beans overnight. Cooked those and drained. Whizzed a carrot, stalk of celery, onion, banana pepper, and 4 cloves of garlic in the food processor. Sauteed that in a little olive oil. Added beans and a diced potato. Covered with veg stock. Salt and pepper. Cook until yummy. Done. I cooked the orzo separately so it wouldn’t mush in the soup pot.

So, maybe kind of a boring week, but still really TASTY. My well intentioned in-laws gifted me with some silken tofu, so that has actually inspired me to find a few new things to try. Souffle? Lasagne? I’ve also run across a few random tasty ideas like black eyed pea cakes. Think hush puppy or cornbread muffin but with black eyed peas inside the batter. Topped with a remoulade type sauce. Sign me up.

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