I'm trying to sell my dehydrator, so no Kale Chips for me at this moment... I have a pretty much hate hate relationships with my dehydrator!... I can't stand the way it makes my house smell... and then after smelling the food for 24 hours or so, I am just DONE.. because I don't want to taste it either.
There are a couple things I have really tried to get behind and I keep trying over and over again. They dehydrator is one of them. I just DON'T like any of the raw breads/crackers/meals I have prepared in them... and believe me.. I have prepared MANY because I worked as Raw Food Chef in restaurants!.. my Raw Food is really good... but for me, only for the first couple bites. bleh..
The second thing I have never been able to get behind is Seitan.. GROSS!... I have made it and pretty much perfected it again.. my recipes are still being served in restaurants to this day.. but for me.. no way.. I have a wheat intolerance that actually I figured out when I was produced large amounts of my seitan recipe for a restaurant I was working for at the time.. and I would break out in hives.
Wow.. I digress... I didn't mean to go on a tangent about Seitan and Dehydrators!.. and actually that brings something up for me that I have been thinking about for a while.
WHAT WORKS FOR ME MAY NOT WORK FOR YOU!
I have no illusion that just because I don't like dehydrated crackers and seitan that those items don't appeal to many people!... I think for me to leave them out of my blog.. well.. it can limit what works. I know that seitan is a big reason my X husband eats much less meat than he used to. Same with my younger son. (My older son hates it like I do)...
... OK.. back to the food!
So I made the Chana Saag.. and while I love it... I still have chipotle hummus! .. and cooked brown rice (from my freezer) and Salsa (this recipe, but made from canned diced tomatoes and everything else chopped and not pureed)... so I turned it into another yummy dish.. This makes 2-3 servings.
Saag Tofu and Indian Spiced Rice
- 7 oz extra firm tofu, dry fried and sprinkled with soy sauce *see note
- 2 cups Chana Saag (pureed in a food processor)
- 1/4 cup Chipotle Hummus
- 2 tablespoons salsa
- Water if needed to thin the mixture out
Combine all of the ingredients and heat through. I dry fry the tofu first then add the remaining ingredients.
- 2 cups leftover cooked brown rice
- 1/2 cup salsa
- 1 t curry powder
- up to 1/2 cup water as needed
(I stirred everything together and warmed in the microwave.. you could warm it all in a pan if desired..)
The flavor when you utilize leftovers and combine them is just amazing! Don't be afraid to combine things! Chipotle hummus compliments Indian flavors in a way that can't be described.. I wish you guys could taste the food I eat!.. It's so good!
I have a lot of things I want to talk about.. so stay tuned for many musings on weight, society, art, following your dreams, career... if I could sit and write all day, I would!