Sunday

leftovers always taste better


Finally settled into the new place, and loving it. Its the most practical house ive ever lived in - though my Dad might disagree being that it is set over 3 levels, which means 2 sets of steep stairs
My studio on the ground floor is great and is lovingly covered in threads and patterns and fabric
But its my kitchen that I favour the most. I spend more time in there than any other room in the house
I got ahold of my Dad's Canon 550D camera and put it to work while I was making dinner last night

My vegetarian subji (curry)

Rice:
1 Cup Basmati Rice
2 Cups boiling water
1 tsp Curry Mix/powder - I like the one from Aldi, Stonemill Spicy Curry
1 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Olive Oil

Subji:
1 Onion roughly chopped
1 Pepper/Capsicum diced
1 Sweet Potato, peeled and diced (approx 1 cup)
1 small Broccoli
1/2 Cauliflower
1/2 Zuccini diced
1 can diced tomatos
1 can organic chickpeas
2 tbsp Tomato paste
1 tbsp curry mix/powder
1 tsp chilli flakes - Stonemill Chilli & Garlic shaker is great
1 tbsp butter
1/2 boiling water
2 cloves Garlic crushed - or grated, use the small grate to keep all flavour of garlic

Rice: In small pot heat Olive oil, Curry powder and salt. Add Basmati (its important to use basmati or Jasmine rice, as no other rice will get the right fluffy consistency)

Stir rice on high heat until some grains start to turn white. Add 2 cups of boiling water and cover without stirring. Turn on low heat and simmer for exactly 10 minutes. Turn off heat and let sit for 5 minutes without removing the lid. You should get perfect rice everytime.

Subji:
In large pot fry curry mix, chilli flakes, salt in Olive Oil. Add Onions and cook till they turn transparent. Add tomato paste, followed by sweet potato and red peppers. Cook on high for 2 minutes, stirring constantly until vegetables are covered and infused with oil and spices.
Now add the broccoli, cauliflower and zuccini, mixing very well.
Rinse Chickpeas and stir through, followed by can tomatoes and 1/2 cup water.
Cover, reduce heat and simmer for approx 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. If it becomes dry at any stage add water. If you need to add water, always ensure you add more spice and salt, as the water will evaporate and take the flavour with it.
It is ready when the sweet potato and stalks of broccoli and cauliflower are soft and firm. Turn off heat and immediately add butter and garlic. Stir through and serve over Rice.

Serves 6...



... or two and Lunch the next day for 6!

Vegetable Pasties:

Left Over Vege Subji
1/2 Cup Shredded Cheese
200g Goats Fetta
3 Sheets Frozen puff pastry 

Pre heat oven to 180 degrees
Stir Cheeses through left overs
Cut pastry sheets into 4 squares. Stretch out each square a little and spoon in mixture on half. Fold pastry over and press together edges to make triangle shape and place on baking tray covered in non-stick bake paper.  With a fork seal the edges. Bake for 10 - 15 minutes, or until golden brown.


Note: You can use any vegetables you like - potato and pumpkin are great. Also you can replace chickepeas with lentils or kidney beans without effecting any other ingredients.
For Vegan version use Nutalex or Olive oil in place of butter.

Enjoy! -xox-

Wednesday

love too seldom



"The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; more experts, yet more problems; more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion; big men and small character; steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce; fancier houses but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.

Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember to say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent. Remember to say "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." — Dr. Bob Moorehead, The Paradox of Our Age


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