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Weather Mix-Up

August 26, 2010

Hello, hello! This afternoon, we took the dogs to the park, where Ella played in the water for over an hour—she was really worn out by the end!

When we came home, I talked to my friend Sarah for a long time—it was great to catch-up! Sarah lives in Brooklyn, and I’m really hoping that we’ll be able to take a trip up to NYC to visit her sometime soon!

For the past few days, the weather here has been cool, rainy, and dreary—definitely more fall than summer.  Because of this, I decided that we needed a warm meal tonight—no raw for us!

But, of course, just as I began to cook, the sun came out and it got really warm out.  Ha! Oh well…dinner was great anyway!

In a pan, I cooked one onion and one chopped zucchini in a bit of olive oil.  To that, I added curry powder, cumin seeds, garam masala, and salt + pepper, along with 1 can of diced tomatoes, about a cup of water, about a third of a cup of quinoa, and some crumbled tempeh.  I cooked all of this down for about 30 minutes, until the quinoa was cooked and the sauce had thickened.  It was a bit of a hodge podge combination, but it was really tasty!

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Yum! Off for a little more True Blood…we’re officially addicted.  See you tomorrow!

19 Comments leave one →
  1. August 26, 2010 12:31 am

    I’ve had quinoa for the 2nd night in a row. I think I’m truly addicted.

  2. August 26, 2010 12:32 am

    I am glad the day got better weather wise and dinner looks delicious! Have a great night Anna!

  3. August 26, 2010 12:36 am

    I love that you’re addicted. Welcome to the club!

  4. August 26, 2010 12:48 am

    That dinner looks amazing! I’ve never tried to make my own version of Indian, but I might have to try that out! Anything with quinoa and veggies makes a perfect dinner.

  5. August 26, 2010 12:58 am

    MMMM sounds good to me. I never think to crumble tempeh.

  6. August 26, 2010 1:04 am

    That dinner looks so awesome!! It looks so perfect for a cooler night!! 🙂

  7. August 26, 2010 1:25 am

    Looks great! This chilly (ha! 75 degrees!) weather made me crave chili Monday and soup last night. Tonight, I went out for Indian and it really hit the spot.

  8. August 26, 2010 1:36 am

    Hodge podge dinners are almost always the best. And anything with quinoa is already a winner in my book…I am totally addicted to it! True Blood, not so much. I might be the only person who has never seen it!

  9. August 26, 2010 1:45 am

    yum! i’ve never really seen quinoa cooked in anything else other than broth or water…sounds amazing!

  10. highonhealthy permalink
    August 26, 2010 2:10 am

    Yuum! I would have eaten that regardless of the weather too. Quinoa is so good.

  11. August 26, 2010 2:40 am

    ew we’re supposed to get similar weather here soon and im not looking forward to it. but this shows that it can best be dealt with, with warm food! yum yum yum ❤

  12. greensandjeans permalink
    August 26, 2010 5:24 am

    True Blood is just way too good. One of my friends claims the books are fantastic. I’m a little worried about diving into something else I will surely become addicted to…

  13. August 26, 2010 6:59 am

    true blood. have never seen the show.. yes, i live under a rock 🙂

    great eats girl!

  14. August 26, 2010 9:27 am

    wehave the same weather here…i think summer is over!

  15. August 26, 2010 11:58 am

    The meal looks great! I love just throwing Indian spices into a hodge podge…it will taste good no matter what!

  16. August 26, 2010 1:09 pm

    Tempeh is one I have not tried yet. Need to consider it

  17. August 26, 2010 2:43 pm

    That looks awesome! Isn’t it kind of fun to be addicted to a TV show? 🙂 Sad, but I liked it. 24 was my obsession.

  18. August 26, 2010 4:51 pm

    wow- your photos are GORGEOUS!!!

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