This quick and easy black bean and bell pepper stew is a great choice for a healthy and tasty lunch or light dinner. I used a mix of yellow and red bell peppers for color and presentation in the finished dish, but any type of bell pepper will work just the same, You can switch up the recipe a bit by substituting parsley for the cilantro, or consider using red onion instead of a white or yellow onion. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or plain yogurt, and voila! You've just made yourself a nutritious, satisfying, homemade meal without spending a lot of time in the kitchen.
These flavorful, savory scones make a great choice for brunch, snack or side for any meal. The overall flavor I was looking for was Indian-inspired, so I chose masala chai with its balanced blend of spices (e.g., cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves, pepper) that works nicely in baked goods (garam masala will also work). Jalapeño peppers provide flavor and a bit of heat, and cilantro provides the earthy flavor that is prevalent in a variety of Indian and Asian dishes.
I had a few requests to share this recipe since posting a few photos of these burgers on Facebook a while back. A few years ago when I was taking the Rouxbe Professional Cook Certification course, one of the exercises in the "Legumes" unit was to create two recipes with a legume of my choice. This is one of the recipes.
If you're craving Indian food, this is a simple vegetarian chickpea curry dish that makes a great weeknight dinner. The overall flavor of this dish is warming. Feel free to adjust the amounts of spices (there are eight of them in this dish) to suit your palate. The cilantro complements the spices nicely and is an important ingredient in the dish. You can use either canned chickpeas or dried chickpeas that have been soaked in water overnight and cooked until tender.
Making your own homemade pizza is one of the easiest ways to be creative in the kitchen. You can either make your own pizza dough or buy packaged, ready-to-bake dough. The sky's pretty much the limit when it comes down to choosing the sauce and toppings. For this pizza, we wanted to bring some of the taste and spice from Indian food and make an Indian-inspired pizza. When you make this, feel free to experiment and vary the ingredients as you like. You can't really go too wrong when making your own pizza.
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