Monday, October 24, 2011

eat; monsoon spice

I'm totally like a MAD woman right now as I begin to prepare for my show at the end of November. Filming is happening this Wednesday night and I have lots and lots of wood to paint! This is taking up a lot of my time and I have been finding cooking is becoming a real treat with the lack of it I have  at the mo :0( so I'm making a big pot of food, placing it in the fridge and eating from that big pot over a couple of days.

With the cold weather here in Melbourne fighting with beautifully warm days, I have been craving big pots of Indian curry to have ready to go as I take a short break from working to feed! Indian food is one of my favourites to have in cold weather and I love cooking it more so than going to a restaurant to simply be served it. I think it's the process and attention to detail it requires from the cook. Many seeds and powders are used and their timely addition to your pot is EVERYTHING!

Today, I wanted to introduce you all to my favourite Indian website,  Monsoon Spice. It is created by an Indian woman named Sia living in the U.K who shares with us vegetarian recipes. I love lots of things about this website but one of my favs is her inclusion of tofu into her cooking. Even though I keep my intake of tofu to a minimum these days, I do enjoy a curry with it's inclusion and let me tell you, every single recipe I have followed from this blog works, without fail! It's crazy! I made the most amazing chapati bread the other week and I have never, ever made it before!

Do yourself a favour, make a list of spices you'll need to create one of Monsoon Spice's recipes, set aside sometime to make an amazing curry and enjoy the wonderful fragrances that will consume your kitchen!

Buon Apettito!