I think I’m in a food rut, but I did manage to do one new recipe this week. I like to look at the school lunch menu and was interested in Koshari, an Egyptian street food. It was really good, reminded me of mujadara in a way.
Roasted roots was potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, and rutabaga cut into bite size chunks and roasted at 425 for about 45 minutes. We had this with green beans sauteed briefly with minced garlic.
Gumbo didn’t make the cut. I did a lackluster red beans and rice instead.
Koshari was a tasty newbie that included chickpeas, lentils, rice, macaroni, and a tomato sauce with caramelized onions. The spice blend was new to me and will be back for sure. Peppercorns, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cloves, cinnamon, paprika, and nutmeg. YUM!!
Masman was absolutely delicious as usual. I did it without the beer and mushrooms. Simple tasty comfort food.
I was looking forward to African peanut stew tonight, but it might not make the cut either. There are already leftovers in the fridge, and I don’t want to keep loading it. Maybe something like pizza or pad thai instead? The stew will definitely make an appearance in the near future.
Next week includes planning for my parents. I’m thinking maybe some southern goodness like okra/tomatoes, speckled butter beans, and cornbread. (If veg availability cooperates!) I’m also a new lover of mustard greens. I tasted some growing in the garden, and I’m really looking forward to cooking with them.Tags: menu board, plant based, recipes