Semi successful sope, with mole sauce, chickpeas seasoned with chili powder and cumin, arugula and feta. Muito bem. Er, muy bien.
Well received by the youngsters. From Jamie Cooks it up.
The latter looks rather atrocious, but was slightly preferable — a proper pesto would do nicely, though the lemony flavor of this worked well.
The tomato rassam was not as good as hoped. Pepper rassam is a personal favorite, but the pungency and spice turn off most others; it was hoped this would be similar to those shared in restaurants, which were not disliked. They likely tone down the tamarind further and probably add more sugar. With a little, ahem, tamarind chutney it went down reasonably well, though the tempering was largely lost outside of a few random chompings on a cumin seed. The concept of a lemon sized piece of tamarind also may be lost on me, as this is far darker than the drink in pictures at the source.
Caramalized onions with sauteed, minced mushrooms and slices of tomato. Seasoned with cumin, chipotle, pepper and salt. Topped with some shredded, jalepeno havarti, pickled jalepenos and a few shards of lettuce. A few crushed almonds tossed in would add a nice texture – a thought brought by the jar of almonds on the counter, while grabbing a fork…
Sage, chipotle, salt, a little cinnamon, salt, garlic powder and water for dilution. Children wanted normal ravioli… Sideo of shredded carrot, celery, and chives tossed in tuscan herb olive oil and pomegranate balsamatic.
An attempt to cook in sauce: Fine, but better to cook, first in water, then warm in sauce. Much better result with the noodle.