Tuesday, August 18, 2009

What's Cookin'?

In the spirit of cooking and delicious food and all things Julia Child (I'm currently reading My Life In France and seeing Julie & Julia again this weekend!), here's a glimpse into what I plan on making in the next couple of weeks...

This AMAZING corn soup & roasted corn guacamole recipe from Bunny Bites. I love love LOVE corn, and it's been my favorite food for as long as I can remember. (Weird, huh?) I've never made any sort of corn soup or chowder before, but this looks easy enough. Yum!



Right up there in my "favorites" category is goat cheese. Oh how I adore le chevre, and for moi, the strongier/tangier, the better! When I stumbled upon this gorgeous tomato & goat cheese tart on one of my fave food blogs, fresh365, I knew I had to add it to my repertoire.


And finally, I find myself strangely fascinated with red lentils lately. I've never cooked with lentils of any variety before, but I've been hearing an awful lot of good things about them. And since I'm no longer eating meat, I need some good sources of protein. A simple google search pulled up this yummy-looking & seemingly easy recipe for red lentil curry. The uber fabulous City Girl also shared avec moi 2 of her favorite red lentil recipes (Curried Lentils with Sweet potatoes and Swiss Chard and Masoor Dal) both of which sound delectable.


Have you cooked with lentils before? Do you know where I can find curry paste??

Are you hungry yet?

12 comments:

fresh365 said...

You are too sweet for linking me here- what a nice surprise :) These other recipes look delicious and I can't wait to check them out. Have a great week!

Melita said...

those all look amazing. i'm growing swiss chard in my tiny garden so maybe i should give the curried lentils w/ sweet potatoes & swiss chard a try :)

Rachel said...

corn and guacamole!! DELISH!

kylie said...

that film totally makes you want to don a cute apron and cook up a storm doesn't it?

have you made that yummy-looking tart before? j'adore goat cheese as well. you must give reviews as you try all of your recipes so we know what to try too!!

City Girl said...

Hey - all those recipes look great. I don't know if there are many Indian grocery stores where you are, but you can get a basic curry paste at Whole Foods. Patak is one of the brands that tends to be widely distributed.

City Girl said...

PS - from what I have heard of Central Market, I would be shocked if they don't have curry paste. I just remembered you shop t here more than Whole Foods

Caitlin said...

I wonder if you can make curry paste from curry powder...
Anywho I'm psyched about all the cooking you're doing/posting! Recipes pretty please?

Also if you're into podcasts, there's a great veggie podcast that sometimes features individual foods (carrots, quinoa etc) where they came from and how to use them. Tres handy.
Podcast is called Vegetarian Food For Thought, website is compassionatecooks.com

Carolyn said...

Caitlin - If you follow the links, they lead to recipes for each of these delish dishes!

And I used to listen to Colleen's podcast and loved it. Thanks for reminding to check back and listen again!

Carolyn said...

Caitlin - If you follow the links, they lead to recipes for each of these delish dishes!

And I used to listen to Colleen's podcast and loved it. Thanks for reminding to check back and listen again!

Caitlin said...

Hmmm yep, those are links indeed! My brain must be feeling as blonde as my hair today :-)

Sara said...

here's a recipe for you, my dear!

http://www.thewayofthehappywoman.com/curried-red-lentils-and-millet/

life according to celia... said...

i have not had breakfast yet, and i think i could probably eat that tart right through the screen...