Well, hello there!

Well, hello there!
Matt & I in Costa Rica over Christmas...So beautiful there!
It's simple. Really. We're a young married couple that loves cooking together. We always try to eat healthy and, if it's simple and doesn't break the bank, we're into that, too! We hope you'll visit often and tell us what you think about what we're cooking! We'd love to hear from you. Drop us a note, a suggestion or a recipe!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

givin' the people what they want...they tell me it's vindaloo

Vindaloo-who? Vindaloo, it's a spicy Indian curry dish. One of our favorites!
We've been in Colorado for almost a week now and I we figured we'd make dinner for once! We know that we all love spicy food, so this seemed appropriate. And it's cold, so that's another excuse to make this crazy-fantastic Indian dish.

Here's what you need:

3 tablespoons vinegar
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 1/2 tbs. fresh ginger OR 3/4 tbs. ground ginger...fresh tastes better though!
3/4 tablespoon curry powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground hot pepper...I always use more than this. We love spicy food!
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 - 1 3/4 cup tomato sauce
1 cinnamon stick
1 small onion, chopped
3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces

Blend the first 9 ingredients in a blender.
Place blended mixture into the crock pot, add tomato sauce, cinnamon stick and onion and stir.
Add chicken and turn to coat.
Cook on low for 5 hours... If your crock pot is older, it may take 5 1/2 - 6 hrs. Also, if you're cooking at high altitudes, like we were in Colorado, it will probably take less time.

Serve with fresh cilantro or parsley on top, if you like!
Serve with pre-made Naan. You can buy this yummy Indian flat bread at most grocery stores. Runs about $3. SO GOOD!

We seriously eat this about once every 10 days or so. It's ultra easy...even tastier, and very healthy...only about 250 cals/serving.

Thank you, India!
Eat up.

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