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Monday, March 19, 2007

Organic food, potato pancake, Aloo Mutter Gobi

My parents gave us this care package for our anniversary. Costco warehouse has started carrying organic products and my parents bought us some as a gift. The frozen green beans, frozen corn, and the salad mix are all organic. The cantelopes are huge as are the Fuji apples. The bag in the back is a big-o bag of Texas ruby red grapefruit, which I loveto eat. I have one for breakfast almost everyday. Look at the size of that lemon! My mom says her neighbors tree is loaded with them. Thanks Mom and Dad! We love you!

I was starving when I got home from work today. I am still only working half days because of my back injury and get to eat lunch at home. I still had left over mashed potatoes so I quickly mixed
up a potato pancake. I took about 1/2 cup of the mashed potatoes added some garlic, salt, pepper, about a Tablespoon of whole wheat pastry flour and about a Tablespoon of plain soy milk. Mixed it good and formed into a nice big patty. Then heated up my pan with a tiny bit of olive oil, lightly fried it, and there you have it, instant potato pancake. I topped it with a tiny bit of avocado dressing (avocado, garlic, salt, pepper, and veganaise) With leftover roasted carrots and friends and some unsweetened applesauce I was in Heaven!
While visiting everyone's blogs today, I stopped by 'Kitchen Ramblings from a Fairly Odd Tofu Mom' and saw a new recipe that sounded wonderful, Aloo Mutter Gobi. I wanted curry last night so this hit the spot. I used less oil than tofu mom, left out the tomatoes, and used lite coconut milk and it was a wonderful meal. I followed her lead and also made quinoa. Hey, guess what you can cook quinoa in your rice cooker just like white rice. Thanks, Marti! Dinner was a hit. DD tasted it and said, "Mom it is spicy, but good." Even DH said it was good. It is not a great picture. I don't know why my camera chooses when to work and when not too. The dish is actually a very vibant yellow orange.
Weight Watchers with 4 servings counts at 3pt.
I got the best yellow squash and zucchini at our Henry's Farmer Market. The yellow squash is just like eating sugar.



Please stop by and visit tofu mom's blog and see the original recipe.

http://tofu-n-sproutz.blogspot.com/ She has some wonderful looking posts and ideas. Her dish has more sauce and it is a much better picture. Thank you very much, Tofu Mom!

11 comments:

Fairly Odd Tofu Mom said...

Awww... Why thank ya' kindly! I am so glad the cauliflower worked for you!

Honestly, I usually use less oil too - I am just always afraid to vary the recipe from what I "know" works well, when posting for others!

I'm glad you tried it with less, and that it was still yummy! That's the whole point, after all - making things the way YOU like them!

It is a nice orange-y color, but sometimes cameras have minds of their own!

Again, thanks!

Tofu Mom

Midwest Vegan said...

I saw this same recipe and was thinking about trying it but we're not big fans of overtly spicy foods. How spicy was it?

You know, my camera does the same thing. No matter how I set up my shots, the camera has a mind of its own.

Veg-a-Nut said...

Tofu Mom - You are welcome, but again thank you for posting such a yummy dish.

Midwest vegan - tofu mom says it is not real spicy, but DD thought it was pretty spicy, I thought it was spicy, but not as spicy as DD and DH ate it and doesn't like curry because of how spicy it is. I think everyones tastes are different. We will definatly make it again. If you like curry dishes I would say cut the curry to 1 teaspoon and see how that works for you. I also bought my curry from bulk bin spices and there was no way of knowing if it was mild or hot. You might look for a milder curry powder or make your own. I hope you give it a try because it is really good.

scottishvegan said...

That’s a really great anniversary pressie! That potato pancake sounds really tasty. I haven’t had curry in ages…I might need to try this recipe soon!

KleoPatra said...

Tofu Mom's blog is always a hoot, and very often enlightening as well. Thanks for showing what you did with her idea. Very cool sharing... And it looks GREAT all that you made. YUMMY!! Aloo Mutter Gobi 'n' taters... oh my!

Gaia said...

Hey Sheree !
Thanks so much for your comments on my blog !
I'm happy you stopped by because it gave me a chance to discover your blog !
I just ate breakfast and you are making me hungry LOL
And that no-knead bread of yours turned out beautiful ! A lot better than mine did !

I love your favorites books, by the way :)

Kati said...

I love potato pancakes! I will have to try that avocado dressing - it looks very Spring with that pretty green hue.

Mallika said...

Not all Indian recipes are spicy so don't give up just yet ladies. The aloo mattar looks absolutely yummy.

Melody said...

First of all, happy belated Anniversary! How beautiful that your daughter did that for you.
It is wonderful that you are still so much in love.

Second, the food looks awesome! Cameras can be tricky.. sometimes, no matter what I do, I can not get a pic to turn out right. That happened to me with last nights dinner.. and again with some soup today. bleh. I think cameras have a mind of their own sometimes.

Melody said...

First of all, happy belated Anniversary! How beautiful that your daughter did that for you.
It is wonderful that you are still so much in love.

Second, the food looks awesome! Cameras can be tricky.. sometimes, no matter what I do, I can not get a pic to turn out right. That happened to me with last nights dinner.. and again with some soup today. bleh. I think cameras have a mind of their own sometimes.

vko said...

I love potato pancakes and your dish looks super tasty. Didn't realize that it was so simple- am going to have to give it a try.