Experiments in Cooking

Month: January 2018

Husband’s Ground Lamb Stirfry

Husband’s Ground Lamb Stirfry

Fresh herbs from the garden, garlic & onion. Broccoli florets & stems, ready for the pan Onions with herbs, getting browned. One quarter of a lemon from my meyer preserves. We chopped these up finely and added them to the dish. Nothing would get done […]

Apple Fritter Cake

Apple Fritter Cake

My good friend R is an excellent cook, and an even better baker of desserts. I recently had this Apple Fritter Loaf Cake at her place, and had to recreate it. I’m happy to report that an inexperienced cake baker such as myself could also […]

White bean soup in IP

White bean soup in IP

I wanted to make a batch of soup that was light yet filling enough to use for weekday lunches. I settled on a White bean soup.¬†We ate it topped with both pesto and homemade spinach pistou, and it turned out to be a delicious meal […]

Lemon Rosemary Rice

Lemon Rosemary Rice

I made lemon rosemary rice as a side for my Milk Braised Pork, and it was a delicious accompaniment. The rice was incredibly easy to make! Recipe: Ingredients: 2-3″ piece fresh rosemary 1 tsp minced lemon zest half an onion, diced 4 tbsp olive oil […]

Kerala Style poached fish

Kerala Style poached fish

This recipe is from the cookbook “660 Curries” by Raghavan Iyer. It is an Indian Cookbook that I use for many of my meals. It showcases the regional flavors of various Indian states, and their accompanying spice mix recipes that make each dish unique Since […]

Low-waste chimichurri with roasted veggies

Low-waste chimichurri with roasted veggies

I offered to bring a veggie side for a party, and then got completely stumped trying to fridge-dive and avoid a grocery run. Finally I settled on roasted veggies with a fun dip/sauce. I chopped up one head of cauliflower, half a head of broccoli, […]

Milk braised pork in IP

Milk braised pork in IP

My pork tenderloins usually get a dry rub treatment, overnight in the fridge, browned & baked the next day. But on this weeknight, I had time for nothing. I looked for braised tenderloin recipes, and found that braising is reserved for heavier cuts like pork […]

Basic savory oats

Basic savory oats

There is a time and a place for a well made batch of masala oats, cooked lovingly with onions, spices, and veggies. Other days, you want a kitchen hack. This is one of those days. There is nothing that inspires laziness in me quite like […]

Thai Rice Soup with Pork Meatballs, Instant Pot

Thai Rice Soup with Pork Meatballs, Instant Pot

I recently bookmarked this recipe after seeing one of my friends rave about it on social media. It sounded perfect. Growing up as a child in India, congee (or kanji) was a comfort meal made for the ailing, so it took me a while to […]

Chana masala in IP

Chana masala in IP

The process started in the morning, soaking 1/2 lb of beans in 4 cups of water, with 1 tsp baking soda (optional). The soaking itself is optional – you can simply pressure cook for 60 minutes instead of 40. Oil seasoned with cumin. Garlic bits […]