Yep, I set off the smoke detector again

But it was so worth it!

I love this dish from “Jerusalem” as featured in the NY Times a couple months ago. It “feels” very complicated to make, but really it’s not. That feeling comes mostly from having to buy a bunch of strange spices that look like something I’d find on a walk in the woods…

Next on my list of meals to conquer is Indian Butter Chicken. Anyone have a good recipe?

6 thoughts on “Yep, I set off the smoke detector again”

  1. Just reading that recipe hurts my head, but then again, I’m easily intimidated by cooking anything. I’m hoping when I grow up I can somehow learn not to be afraid any more.

  2. @Jayne … just jump in and go. Remember, you have to kiss a few frogs to find a prince.

    Our house gets lots of “experiments” like Indian butter chicken (which has not yet been one) and most turn out pretty darn good and some outstanding!

    That picture looks like it came out really well!

  3. I’m usually discouraged from trying a new recipe if I have to buy a bunch of spices that I probably won’t use much.

    To satisfy my sweet tooth I’ve been using a simple cookie recipe: 2 overripe bananas mashed up with 1 cup of quick oats-you can experiment by adding crushed walnuts, raisins or whatever else you think might work. Spray a cookie sheet with some cooking spray,scoop batter onto the tray (I use a small ice cream scoopful)- and bake in an oven pre-heated to 350 for about 15 minutes.-Not the greatest cookie in the world but they are moist and satisfy my craving for sugar without using unhealthy ingredients.

  4. Wow – I bought this cookbook the other day and although I am catholic – this is now in my top 5 in a library of 75. Great, refreshing meals once you buy the spices as you point out.
    Enjoy everyone

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