Cooking: Refried Bean Burritos

A person who just came to this site this week might think our family eats almost exclusively Indian food but really, our preferences are a bit more broad than that. As I described it to someone recently: we like big flavours – flavours that make you gasp with excitement the first time you taste them. It might be the flavour of a Panang curry, or the deceptively named “Water-boiled fish” from Sichuan province in China that is not just flavourful but filled with chillies and Sichuan pepper that makes your mouth a little bit numb. It might be a rasam from South India, or it could be a salsa from Mexico. If the people of a country love exciting and bold flavours chances are we love their food. Continue reading Cooking: Refried Bean Burritos

Homemade Baba Ganoush

I’ve a bad habit. Often I don’t pay attention when our vegetable delivery is scheduled  and I don’t notice that there’s something on it that we don’t usually eat. Last week was one of those weeks. In this weeks delivery was an eggplant.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love baigan bharta but somehow I just can’t get that delicious smoky flavour in it that restaurants seem to do. It just ends up tasting bland and a little slimy. But this week I am determined to make use of this eggplant. Continue reading Homemade Baba Ganoush