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If there is one thing I can cook great all the time, it is any type of curry dish. If I do say so myself, and I can, as this is my blog, I am really awesome at making curry. My best friend in grade school and high school was from India and I spent so many weekday nights at her house and learned how to make curry from the grand master curry maker. I also remember going on road trips with them in a Volvo station wagon…we’d drive from Canada to Virginia, or up north to Tobermory, but he always had his spices with him in a basket. This was mortifying to the 13 year old me, especially when he spilled them all in the motel parking. But, he taught me how to make a great curry.
This is kheema, which is ground beef based and I added some chickpeas.
2 lbs ground meat
2 medium onions, chopped
5 cloves garlic (yes I said 5)
2 teaspoons ginger
3 tablespoons curry powder
1 teasp tumeric
dash hot pepper
3 carrots, diced
3 potatoes, diced
2 cans tomatoes
1 can chickpeas
Brown the meat and put the rest in a crockpot on low for 5-6 hours. Super easy!
While we are waiting for the mushrooms here is a recipe for black bean quinoa burgers…T. is also working at home today so made these for lunch, and ate them all before I could take a picture. Yes, we ate the whole thing and I apologize in advance to the mat next to me in yoga tonight. It seemed like a good idea at the time. These were great-made as written except added one extra garlic clove and subbed carrot for yellow pepper, and chili powder for cumin, So still pretty close. Oh and also subbed gluten free oatmeal for bread crumbs. It always makes me laugh when people rate recipes and give it one star/this was awesome five stars… and say: this was horrible…I subbed this for that…etc, so much that basically it is not even close to the same recipe.
We did also visit the orchard on the weekend-turns out is open year round! We bought a peck of utility apples-Cortlands, some apple cider, as always and handful of Aunt Bs Caramels-Sea Salt and ate them on the walk back.
Still waiting to hear back from the mushroom guys and whatever is growing is slightly bigger…its like a whole bunch of teeny little heads. This has been a fun experiment – thanks Maggie! – am not sure if this will turn into anything edible though….