Sunday, November 22, 2009


Lately I have been thinking a lot about life and what it means to me. Besides my children and family what is the one thing I would miss most in this life. I would have to say it would be the ability to create. Whether it is creating in my kitchen or on canvas or painting furniture or a room. That outpouring of my soul is what makes me feel alive. I am so grateful for the ability to create in so many ways.

Indian food, is my latest craze as I find the flavors so enticing. You feel a little like a mad chemist, throwing this spice in and that spice in and having some amazingly tastey foods come out. Fun!

Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry

1 can chick peas
1 teaspon garam masala
1/2 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cumin
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups roasted cauliflower
1 large tomato, chopped or a can of stewed tomatoes

In a large skillet, saute onion in oil until transluscent. Stir in the ginger, garam masala, turmeric and cumin. Cook one minute. Add minced garlic. Add the beans, tomatoes, and cauliflower. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until heated through. Remove from the heat. Serve over the rice.


kat said...

Oh so good with the cauliflower & chickpeas!

Mary said...

This looks wonderful, Lori. I'm thankful you can create too. You come up with some wonderful dishes.

Barbara Bakes said...

It looks wonderful. I would have never guess it was chickpeas!

Justin said...

yum, i'm always interested in different ways to serve cauliflower

Bellini Valli said...

Indian Food is the way to go for being creative and putting tasty and appealing dishes on the table. One way to be creative is with food and this fits the bill beautifully.

Murasaki Shikibu said...

ha...I happen to have some chickpeas I cooked 2 days ago. I should go and buy a cauliflower and make this. ;)

Katy ~ said...

I'm becoming more and more interested in Indian cooking. So many whole foods without a lot of the dairy stuff clogging it. Delicious recipe, Lori. Keep 'em coming.