Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Shari Garland's Yogurt Chana

A friend recently posted on Facebook about a dish made with chickpeas. I decided to make something similar. I was going to put potatoes in it too, but I forgot. We really enjoyed the dish I came up with, and Anthony and I both got seconds!

Shari Garland's Yogurt Chana:

1 TB Olive Oil
2 Tsp. Amchur Powder
2 Tsp. Rasam Powder
1 1/2 TB Ginger Paste
1 Onion
1 Garlic Bulb
2 Small Tomatoes
3 Cups Chickpeas in Water
1 1/2 Cups Greek Yogurt
2 Tsp. Salt

1. Saute spices in olive oil.
2. Add vegetables. Cook until done.
3. Remove pan from heat. Add yogurt. Add salt.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Easter Package From Mom/Gramma!

I went to check the mail the week after Easter. Surprise, surprise, there was an Easter package! Of course I'm sure my Mom had sent it on time because she's pretty punctual like that, but we had just not been to check the mail lately.

I loved the Easter books my Mom sent for Shastya, and the cute outfits! My Mom also sent me some Cajun recipe cards she had picked up in New Orleans when my family had recently been there for a grocery convention. I'm super excited about trying out some of the fun recipes, such as jambalaya. Thanks Mom!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Family Adventures At Chau Ram Falls, Westmintser, SC

I now have a new favorite park in South Carolina, Chau Ram Falls. Right in Oconee County, this park has it all: great hiking trails, waterfalls, flowers, swings, picnic areas, and a gazebo! We enjoyed the park on a bright sunshiny day! There were not too many people there, and not too few. Everyone that I saw was having a blast.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Memories of Broccoli Pizza

Last night I made broccoli pizza for Anthony and myself. Growing up, my Mom always took my brother, sister, and me out for pizza on Saturday nights. Our favorite spot at the time was Rudy's Pizza in Soudertown, PA. One of our favorite toppings to get there was broccoli. At the pizza shop, there were five seasonings that I always used: grated parmesan, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, and black pepper. While waiting for the pizza to arrive, we lined up our seasonings to put on top of it, and my Mom would read a chapter out of a book to us kids. She would often read inspirational biographies of Christian heroes of the faith to us.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Food Review: On The FlipSide

I recently purchased some two-sided snacks called FlipSides at a local grocery store. The snacks were half pretzel and half cracker, and were kind of odd. Eating them was sort of like eating stale pretzels. However, they did taste good, and they tasted more buttery than anything. We kept eating them, but on the "FlipSide" . . . we will not be buying them again.

Friday, April 25, 2014

American Girl Prefers Math Over Storybooks


The Easter Weekend Flood

When we returned from visiting family over Easter weekend, we discovered our apartment had flooded. I started freaking out and said that we could fall through the floor. Anthony said that everything was under control and that our apartment management had done an excellent job taking care of the situation. Anthony has such a way of setting me at ease.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Shari's Awesome Multicultural Rice Dish

What to call it? Delicious. Scrumptious. My multicultural rice dish has Indian, Latin American, and Italian ingredients in it. Yes, I absolutely did combine white long-grain rice, lentils, tumeric, mustard seeds, coriander powder, red chili powder, cumin, tomato sauce, garlic, onion, oregano, salt, water, and olive oil in one pot for dinner. My multicultural rice dish "makes for some" awesome spicy comfort food.