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Saturday, March 12, 2011

My Inner Indian





Ingredients:

  • 3 pounds potato, large dice
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into large bite sized pieces
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

     Indian Spice:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, small dice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large jalepenos, small dice
  • 1" chunk ginger, small dice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric

    On a large sheet pan, toss cauliflower in 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds.  On a separate sheet, toss potatoes in 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds.  Bake at 425.  Cauliflower will get nicely browned in about 25 minutes.  Potatoes will be golden in about an hour.

    While the potatoes and cauliflower are roasting, prepare the Indian Spice mixture.  Saute onion in olive oil until translucent, add garlic and spices.  Continue cooking for about 10 minutes.  

    Toss cauliflower and potatoes with spice mixture.  Serve.


    Homemade Taco Seasoning

    Our family loves tacos and we try to limit our consumption of processed foods.  This homemade taco seasoning is an easy healthy substitute for packaged taco mix.  Enjoy!

    Ingredients:

    • 2 tablespoons chili powder(I use chipotle chili powder)
    • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon corn starch
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • ½ teaspoon cayenne
    • 2 teaspoons paprika
    • 1 teaspoon oregano
    • ½ teaspoon onion powder, optional
    Combine and use to season meats and vegetables!