What's Cookin', Good-Lookin' recipe reviews, round 2
Sunday, February 03, 2013
For round 1 I just commented in the thread, but now I'm going to do a proper review. Today (that is, yesterday, since it's now past midnight) I tried two new recipes!
Oatmeal Whole Wheat Quick Bread
It really WAS quick, even though I took time to whirl the oats in the blender to get them closer to a flour texture. I made a double recipe so as to fill a loaf pan. After 20 minutes of baking it was not yet toasty on top, so I added 10 more minutes, which proved just right. After it cooled I sliced a couple of pieces & put Brummel & Brown spread on them. It's delicious! And it slices nicely, so I can use it for an egg-salad sandwich for my lunch on Monday.
I also did my batch cooking for the coming week: Vegan Moroccan-Style Chickpeas!
This recipe would be very quick if followed as written. However, my housemate & I like to cook chickpeas & other legumes from scratch (dried), so I did that first. Chickpeas take the longest to cook of any: after soaking, I think I gave these a full hour & a half, & they didn't end up mushy at all. (It would be significantly faster to use a pressure cooker.) My other two alterations to this recipe:
1. instead of canned tomatoes that include green chilies, I used regular crushed tomatoes & added two jalapenos to the onions & garlic
2. during the final simmer, I added a handful of raisins, which always taste great in Moroccan-style stews
I haven't had a full serving of this yet, as I didn't need it for dinner. But I tasted it & like it very much. Next time I think I will use diced tomatoes instead of crushed, as I think I would like that texture even better in this dish. But it's yummy regardless!