A blog about cooking and food, and how to make it taste good and be healthy. The dishes are almost all gluten/dairy free, and many are vegetarian. The focus is on techniques and ingredients over recipes - this is about everyday cooking, and that means making it work with whats on hand!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Grilled Corn

Another food that can be grilled on a gas stove is corn. Its as simple as shucking it and turning it over the flame.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

BBQ Eggplant (Baingan Bharta)

The first time I ever had this dish was in the middle of the woods on a road trip to Amarkantak. We got up early and drove for hours before lunch, going slowly through the mountains on a journey of only 100km. We stopped for lunch at an ashram, where my travelling companions/guides made lunch around a fire. They put the eggplant right into the fire to roast on the coals, and it was one of the first times I really enjoyed eggplant (I learned I like my eggplant well cooked). In an American kitchen, cooking directly with fire is uncommon, but if you have a gas stove you can cook the eggplant directly on the flame.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Stuffed Eggplant

I try to eat a balanced diet without too much meat, and using ground meat as a stuffing in a vegetable is a good way to make a savory, filling, and healthy dish. Winter squash and pumpkins are good vegetables to use in colder months, and eggplant is a good vegetable year-round. This is eggplant stuffed with a mix of ground beef and lamb.