It appears that I got ahead of the game for this week's cookbook challenge by a week. This week is free choice week, where we get to pick any Isa Moskowicz or Terry Romero book. My book review and giveaway of Vegan Eats World came just in time for the challenge. OK, it may have been pre-meditated.
I have a soft spot in my heart for Indian food and soft chewy naan. When I saw Terry's recipe for Yogurt Naan, it was a no brainer. I am thrilled to report that no yeast was killed in the making of this bread, no small feat for me I can assure you! The dough was beautifully soft and easy to work with. I am not kidding you that I squealed with delight when the perfect naan came out of the pan. Active time is pretty short, but you do have to factor in rising time. This naan rivals the best Indian places' bread. I plan to make some yummy curry to go with it this week, so I hope it reheats well. Look how perfect it is!
I had already decided to make the Yellow Split Pea Soup with Chard (pg.122) before the naan caught my eye. I had some yellow split peas hiding out in my pantry and some gorgeous chard in my garden. I whipped up some of the Spiced Buttery Oil (pg. 44) and got to work on the soup. The peas take about an hour to get soft and creamy, which gave me ample time to chop the rest of the ingredients. My only regret is that I didn't make the inerja to go with it. There is always next time! Look at the beautiful colors.
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