I’m saying goodbye to 2015 by celebrating some newly received cookbooks. But first, here’s one more from Sarah Britton’s My New Roots: A cranberry carrot loaf.
We have 53 more recipes to go in Britton’s book, but we’re going to say goodbye to Britton for a time while we explore some new books: Sara Forte’s The Sprouted Kitchen: Bowl + Spoon (2015), Sanjeev Kapoor’s How to Cook Indian (2011), and Gena Hamshaw’s Food52: Vegan (2015).
This curried sweet potato soup with crispy black beluga lentils — made for Christmas Day — marks our first dish from Sara Forte’s book.
Dish No. 2: Harvest-roasted squash with Swiss chard.
Dish No. 3: Kale slaw with soaked dried apricots and toasted pine nuts
Dish No. 4: Creamy mushroom pasta with frizzled leeks
Now onto Sanjeev Kapoor’s book: Masaledar Chholay, a Punjabi preparation of chickpeas in a spicy tomato gravy.
Hara Masala Murgh, chicken cooked in a green curry. I think I’m going to like this book.
This gosht pasanda was actually our first dish from Kapoor. I wasn’t pleased with the way it had turned out, so I was pretty careless with the photograph. I guess that’s what I get for attempting to use beef in place of lamb in a beef-less Indian cookbook.
And moving right from beef to my first recipe in Hamshaw’s Food 52 Vegan: Summer rolls with spicy peanut sauce.
Well, I’m caught up here for the new year. I’m ready for 2016, I think.