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1. Corn and pepper jack cheese: My mom invented this when I was a picky eater. It’s the most delicious thing since… hmm, sliced bread. Make that, sliced whole-wheat bread! Anyway, it’s quite simple. You microwave and thaw some golden corn (the ones that come frozen, obviously) and then cut slices of pepper jack cheese and melt in the microwave until it makes a yummy blanket. Then, you eat it and savor. YUM.
2. Yogurt with masalas and chips: This I could say I invented when I was in college and there was no chaat “stand”/restaurant in San Antonio. Sure, they sold samosas, but sometimes, you just want a nice bhel puri or pani puri. The quickest thing for me was tortilla chips (crushed up) and sprinkled into some non-fat plain yogurt and sprinkled with garam masala, lal mirch (Indian crushed red pepper) and some imli (tamarind) chutney. Can you say yummy? It is. Believe it or not. You can also add a tiny bit of Ortega sauce, and voila… Tangy!
3. (This is recent) Banana, peanut butter slushie: After a workout, you need carbs, protein and “sugar”, so I eat it almost everyday. Well, it’s quite simple. You just put some bananas, ice, milk, and a spoonful of peanut butter into the blender, and well, blend! Tasty. Almost like ice cream! 🙂
4. Peas-coconut kachori: Well, it’s not exactly a kachori, but… the filling most definitely is. It’s so easy, my bird could probably make it. Well, you can, at least. All you need is maybe a cup of thawed peas (Do you see a trend here? I love frozen vegetables!) and a sprinkle or two of coconut, minced ginger and 2 nice, green Thai chilies (if that’s too much for you, one will do) and blend in a food processor. Then, meanwhile, on the stove, put some garlic and olive oil and sautee. After that, put your little pea-coconut blend and add garam masala, coriander, and salt and pepper. I sometimes add crushed red pepper. Then, all you do is let it cool down and store. What I do next is instead of making fried kachoris, I just make whole wheat atta (flour) and make rotis (Indian tortillas, if you will) and stuff them and make peas-coconut parathas! Delish, guys! 🙂
5. Dessert: This one I left broad. I do LOVE eating dessert, but more than ANYTHING, I love making it. My latest ventures are chocolate chocolate chip gelato, pista kulfi, Ras Malai, and you name it, I probably make it. What I really am guilty for eating, though, for #5 would be frozen wild blueberries. I love melting them up a little in the microwave, and nummy!! Next thing you know, I’m wearing blue-la-di-da “lipstick”! 🙂
Hope you enjoyed that!