Monday, June 20, 2011

What's On Your Plate?

I picked up this handpainted Moroccan plate during our shopping trip the other day. Love the colors and the simple design. It now sits on my dining room table which is cleared off for once.

Tried a new recipe the other day that I jotted down while watching a cooking show last week. There are many different versions out there but this one is so simple. Even though no one else in my house will eat it, I will definitely make it again for myself.

Chana Saag (or Chickpeas and Spinach)

Cook one bag of spinach separately. Saute two small chopped onions in olive oil til translucent. Add 1 TBS curry powder, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp cloves and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper. Stir til fragrant. Mix in spinach, one cup of plain yogurt and 1/4 cup or so of cooking cream. Stir well, heat through, add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with Indian bread or rice.

Started this book last summer and never finished it so I think it is time to pick it back up again.

Hope your week gets off to a great start. Friendship blessings, Tammy

32 comments:

LuLu Kellogg said...

The recipe looks good! I love spinach so I am going to get my husband to make this. Thank you so much for sharing Tammy!

Happy Monday!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Marilyn said...

The recipe looks great as my spinach is just getting ready to harvest!! Beautiful plate ....
Have a Wonderful Day!
Marilyn

Theresa said...

Love your new plate, I bet it looks like a little piece of art on your newly cleared off table! Wanna hear something funny? My fathers day gift to Duane was clearing off the dining room and kitchen tables! I have been using them for art tables and well lets just say that he really liked his gift!
I didn't think I like chick peas until I found a love for hummus and now one of my favorite lunches is chick pea salad (fake tuna salad) I will have to try your recipe, I love both spinach and chickpeas! Have a great week! t. xoxo

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhh thanks for sharing T :) love the recipe idea i love chic peas and love spinach. thanks for your lovely birthday comment on my blog so sorry to take so long to get round to blogging again.
Hugs June xxxxx

Kristen said...

Yum, that sounds good! Love the hand-painted plate, too--excellent find. :)

Anonymous said...

I think the new recipe sounds yummy, Tammy.Your new plate is nice, too. Thanks for sharing and hope you had a super Monday. Susan

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Tammy, thanks so much for the kind birthday wishes, love your blog and the recipe looks yummy..
have a great day..or night as I am sure it is now evening where you are!

Barb

Claus said...

Yummy recipe! I will eat it! :o) it has no meat and plenty of spices!...my kind of food. Lovely plate as well!
I hope you are enjoying your day!

Diane said...

I'm going to get on B&N and read about that book Tammy, it looks interesting - and pretty! The plate's gorgeous. Diane

Jan said...

The plate reminds me of so much of Majolica (did I spell that right?) from France. Love the simpleness of it.

I'm not much into creamed veggies (childhood thing) and had to laugh about you saying that YOU were the only one eating the spinach dish. That is how I am with wild game. No way.

Hugs my friend,
jan

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

the dish looks great BUT what REALLY got my attention was the barbara kingsolver book....that just happens to be one of my MOST FAVORITE books....EVER !!!!!

enjoy it

kary and teddy

The English Romantic said...

Hi Tammy,
So delicious and so healthy,I'm going to try this.
Love your plate!!
Hugs, Angela.

Linda said...

I love the plate!! It's beautiful.
Not big on chickpeas, spinach is okay, but you're right - no one would eat it here either, lol. You eat more healthy than we do.

Reading.... I need to do that again. I have so many books that I received as gifts from Jim but haven't read. I just never seem to make the time anymore. Right now, I'm trying to finish up my July column and Sarah has plans for the mall again this afternoon.

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Tammy, Thanks for visiting, I hope all is well with you. How fun that you found a pretty new treasure!
I love your new blog look with the pretty aqua colors!

Have a nice week!
Sherri:)

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, this looks so delicious!!! I always love visiting your blog, my friend. I never know what you're doing next--you're so creative!
XO
Cindy

Journeyin' Lady... said...

Love chickpeas but not sure about the spinach! The indian bread looks SO good.
I really enjoy Barbara Kingsolver's books but haven't read this one --- yet.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Love that hand-painted plate, Tammy!! and, your recipe looks yummy. Have a wonderful day! blessings ~ tanna

The Garden Bell said...

I adore fun new plate like this from places traveled. mmmmm...let's see... Fresh garden picked DILL potato salad here in the the midwest. Hope to get that posted soon. But today is about the other thing here in the midwest after a few nights of rain.

GWENNY said...

I can see why you bought the plate. Nice. The recipe sounds like something Ernie might like. I will make it for him this week. thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Mmmm, that sounds delish! I think I have all those ingredients. I made the Cranberry Scones you posted about and they were good :)

crochet lady said...

Fun to pick up something that you love and make it part of your collection. Recipe sounds good, but I would probably be the only one in my family to eat it as well :)

A Cottage Muse said...

Loving that plate Tammy!

Catherine said...

Gosh ~ that plate is beautiful. It makes my white dishes look very boring!! Your recipe looks yummy!
xo Catherine

Bettyann said...

lovely dish..not sure about spinach and chickpea, but you never know I might just try it lol..have a great day..

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Tammy, I would love that recipe! Same as you though...doubt the family would! LOOKS DELICIOUS!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I must be one of the few people on this earth that didn't really care for that book:)

I started it but never finished it!

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

THANKS for this lovely recipe!!! Copied it right away.
Have an enjoyable remainder of the week.
Lots of love,

Mariette

Lay Hoon said...

The plate is gorgeous !!
So pretty if it hang on the wall.

Small Things Simple Pleasures said...

I also have that book - and also didn't finish it. Didn't really start it to be honest, even though I had to have it when I saw it in the bookshop. Time to get it back off the bookshelf and in the waiting-to-be-read pile on my bedside table. So many books, so little time!

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

Gorgeous plate!!

Anonymous said...

Love the plate. I am sure it is mixing nicely with all your other decorations around the house. I am amused to know that the plate inspired you to clean off the dining table. I wonder how long it will stay cleared off... HA!
Lunch looks great. Thanks for sharing!

Love,
Renee

La Tea Dah said...

I love this book --- it outlines a great way to live!

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