Sunday, February 10, 2008

Cooking with Food (TM)

Two easy to make condiments every cook should have in their repertoire to make meals more interesting, nutritious and less dependent on animal flesh.

Both are high in protein, unsaturated fats, and tastiousness.

Preparation: buy a cheap food processor. Now.


- 1/3 cucumber, peeled
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1 cup thick or firm yoghurt
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic paste
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt

1. Puree cucumber, mix ingredients in a bowl, adjust proportions to taste
2. Chill in the fridge


- 1 can chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
- 1 table spoon sesame paste (tahini)
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon garlic paste
- 1 tablespoon spice (cumin, coriander, paprika)

1. puree ingredients, adjust proportions to taste
2. Chill in fridge

Any good cook should be able to adjust and substitute the recipe depending on what is available upon opening the fridge.

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