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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

RIP David Nkunzumwami

My baby brother was my samurai. 
He was and is my angel. Je t'aime.........
His smile and love are forever in my heart.

 I did learn how to bake just to make him happy....
We grew up as children of refugees without grandparents, aunties, or uncles.Our parents were always working hard to provide for us. He was our baby, so to make him happy every Wednesday afternoon we would bake something together. We would laugh and talk forever. That is when I realized how much love you can give when cooking for someone your love. He will be missed...
 Last time we  bake together, we made Pistachio Avocado Madeleines. I told him we will open a business and sell my goodies. Now he is gone...
May he rest in Peace

Monday, December 5, 2011

Cilantro Garlicky Green Thai Eggplants

I am in love with eggplants aka aubergine. I love them. It is my ultimate comfort food. As much as I love chocolate, eggplants always come first. Last Sunday, I got 4 pounds of these cuties at the farmers market. It was all gone in 5 days. Here is one of my easy super fast lunch or side dish. Besides, eggplants are very rich in phenolic antioxidant compounds !!!

 8 Green Thai eggplants
olive oil 3 to 5 tbs
3 garlic cloves(sliced or pressed)
1 handful of minced cilantro
1 medium white onion minced
1 tsp of ground coriander
1 tsp of ginger powder
Freshly grounded black peeper and salt to taste.

- Remove stem and wash eggplants.
- Cut these cuties in quarters
- In  warm pan put olive oil,add garlic add onion and eggplant, then spices
- Stir fry until soft but still firm even to hold they shape.
- Enjoy!!!

Try to use Green Thai eggplants when seeds are still light. Darker seeds increase bitterness.
If you do not like seeds this eggplant is to for you!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Olive oil madeleines

I love Madeleines. “Pur butter Madeleines” are of course better but sometimes we cannot indulge.
For the next couple months, I will try to eat healthier and exercise!! 
Yes, my baby brother did visit…and he said that I put on some weigh… 
Which I did! So Bye bye butter, Hello olive oil!!!

A recipe adapted from Cooky Monster
1 cup of sugar
1 1/3 cup flour
½ tsp baking powder
6 tbs olive oil (use a light one)
5 tbs of soy milk(I did not have milk)
1 tiny pinch of salt
1 tbs vanilla extract
2 medium eggs (there were smallish)

Mix until creamed sugar,eggs, and salt in one bowl.
Mix flour and baking powder in another bowl.
Add olive oil and milk to sugar-salt-eggs cream.
Then add flour mix in three times.
Mix well for 5 minutes to get the cute bump!!!
I let batter rest for 1  hour  in the fridge.
Pour in muffin tins or Madeleine tins.

Cooking Nomads’ Verdict
Coming from the oven they are delicious and tender.
The next day they are more dense but still perfect to dip in warm milk.
It is a fast and easy recipe. And you cannot taste the olive oil.

Next time
I will try orange flower water or lemon zest instead of vanilla.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Ratatouille with kalamata olives for the soul

Ratatouille is pure soul food !!! I have many variation for the same deliciousness!!
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