I like my food thick. I've always chosen stew over soup, fruit smoothies over fruit juice, Greek yogurt over regular yogurt, and now blended saag over traditional saag. Woooow, back up. What's this about blended
saag?? Well, when I saw Rachel's Saag Tofu
, I decided to give it a shot. Of course, I changed up the ingredients some, but the real difference is the way the final product looks:
Aren't the mini pumpkins and gourds adorable?! My wonderful neighbor, Linda, grew them and gave them to me!
Doesn't really look like saag? Well, if you've been reading my blog for a bit, you're probably used to seeing such unique looking foods. As I like to say, who needs waffles when you can have waffle scrambles
?Saag with a Twist (aka Soggy Saag)Based on Rachel's Saag Tofu
:1 package fresh spinach
1/2 cup canned, diced tomatoes (or you could probably use fresh)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
1/4 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon coconut butter1/3 cup canned chickpeas
Directions:Toss everything (except the chickpeas) in a small sauce pan and cook on medium-low heat until the spinach is wilted. Reduce heat to simmer and simmer for about 10 minutes. Transfer mixture to a blender and blend until smooth. Return the mixture to the pan, and stir in the chickpeas. Serve over cooked bulgar or another grain.
Side note: sorry about my mysterious disappearance. Life's been crazy! I had mid-terms, went to Aspen for the weekend with my mom, did trick-or-treat street at my school (which is this amazing event where we decorate the school and little kids come and we give candy out at classroom doors and have games for them.... whew! One needs a long breath to say that one!), and I just got back from an incredible behind-the-scenes aquarium visit with my BioScience club. Oh and I've been working on my earring business (which I don't think I've mentioned on here before, but I make earrings and sell them to raise money that I give to animal rescue foundations). Like I said, life's been busy, but I promise I haven't forgotten about my blog either! I re-did my "about" page, changing it mostly to pictures because pictures are way more fun than words. And I've also decided that I want to get back to posting more recipes! I have some ideas of what I what I want to make, and some recipes that I've already tried, but just haven't gotten to post yet.
Do you like foods thick or thin?