I love cooking. I really do. I love discovering new ingredients, new cuisines and most of all unusual combinations. However, there are many nights where the last possible thing I want to think about is whats for dinner. Whats for Dinner. Quite possibly the worst phrase ever. Sometimes its not the actual act of cooking that makes you dread the evening meal, its just the thought process of having to come up with something new and exciting, or healthy and filling day in day out. Other times its the lack of energy to get the groceries and decipher a new and complicated recipe. On those days, mung bean curry is probably my favorite choice.
This is one of my favorite salads, but for some reason, I always seem to forget it exists. It reminds me of summers spent visiting my family in Australia. So not surprisingly, my rediscovery of this colorful, flavour packed salad always makes me nostalgic and salivating!
Its really the dressing that makes this salad come to life. Its the difference between a plate of healthy veggies and an indulgence. Ramen noodles aren’t really traditional, but they’re a healthier version of some varieties of fried noodles you can get and easy to find no matter where in the world you are.
I’ve always been a bit intimidated by risotto. Its always described as a dish you can’t take your eyes off of for even a moment. I always thought that if I wasn’t paying full attention, things would go terribly downhill. I couldn’t have been more wrong about this dish. Turns out its one of the easiest things to make and yields some tasty and worthwhile results for a half hours work.