Monday, July 13, 2009

Spiced Avocado Sandwich

I've had this recipe for Spiced Avocado Sandwiches (compliments of Martha) bookmarked for months and finally decided to give it a whirl on Thursday. Result = So Fantastically Delicious! Seriously, it tastes like Summer. Yum. I even made it a second time for myself two days later...

Spiced Avocado Sandwich
Serves 2
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon green Tabasco sauce (I substituted 1 tbsp. of green salsa here)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup yellow grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 1 large or 2 small radishes, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 whole-wheat pitas (6 inches each), cut in half


  1. Halve and pit avocado. With a spoon, scoop out avocado flesh, cut into chunks, and transfer to a medium bowl. Add orange juice, Tabasco sauce, and coriander; season with salt and pepper. Mix gently to combine.
  2. Add tomatoes, cucumber, and radish. Combine, and divide mixture between 2 pitas. Serve immediately.

vegan masala mashup

It takes FOREVER to make and i will apologize now if the recipe is hard to follow, and that it has what i feel like is a bizillion ingredients, an i never took a picture of the finished project. 
it is really yummy though
you will need...
1 large onion
2 large potatoes ( you can have creative freedom in choosing which kind)
1 package frozen spinach
2 cans tomato puree
1 can chic peas
5 cloves garlic
1 cup frozen peas
2 cups cauliflower 
1 tbs veganiase ( i prefer the grape seed kind)
1/2 cup raw cashews
1 package soft tofu cubed (makes a great fake paneer)
* i feel there is no limit to the amount of spice that should be used, and i never measure. Use at your own will
garuam masala 

in a very large/ deep frying pan heat the oil of your choice
add chopped onion and garlic and fry till almost soft
add cubed potato (skins and all)
add a few shakes of tumeric , so that it can soak into the potato
cook for 3 minns
add tomato puree and frozen spinach and cashews
cook on med heat covered for 20 minns so that the potatoes and cashews can soften and all the flavors can mesh together.
remove from heat

now would be a good time to get the water going for the rice of your choice. i would suggest a brown basmati

cool the contents of the frying pan enough where is it safe to put in a food processor
blend till smooth, but allow some chunks of the potato and cashew (these are always a nice surprise)

place mixture back into frying pan
mix in veganaise 
add spices to your liking
then add, cauliflower, drained chic peas,  green peas, and faux paneer
cook one med heat covered until rice in finished.

this dish is great day or but even better the second day after all the flavors are soaked into one another.