Monday, December 17, 2007

Creative Chana Masala

The Chef: Joseph and Colleen

The Menu: Wowza. We know that we're spoiled in terms of eating around here, and there is nothing better than having that notion reaffirmed after the weekend. To merry up this Monday, Joseph and Colleen collaborated on this amazing meal. Basmati rice made the perfect bed for simmered, Indian-spiced chickpeas, spinach, and tomatoes. Cumin, cinnamon, and other savories blended together in sumptuous splendor. To go with a main this fantastic the salad had to be Mr. Joseph's signature salad. He mixed romaine, spinach, tomatoes, avocado, bell peppers, sunflower seeds, and a sesame dressing with little chunks of mozzarella-style Cheezly. Oh, did we also have toasted pappadums? Why yes, yes we did.

The Goods: So to go with a delicious meal there should be a delicious dessert, right? Well, today we were in no short supply of sugary goodies. Wheeler's Black Label Vegan Ice Cream stopped by on Friday and stocked us with some of their awesome flavors. The pièce de résistance, however, was a rich, chocolaty, pistachio-topped fudge made by our very own Ms. Katie. A fudge this good deserves its own photo, so here you go:

Like we said, wowza.


Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Wow, it looks like I'm missing out! I hope you enjoyed your Wheeler's as much as I did, I'll be interested to see your thoughts!

Anonymous said...

Looks absolutely fabulous. I really wish you'd post the recipes, even if they are photos off a white board or a scanned in recycled napkin!

maybepigscanfly said...

I'm loving the chickpea mix. Yum!

I really want to try the wheeler's ice cream! And the fudge looks amazing.