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bottom drawer challenge results
I have not done proper groceries in about 3 weeks. Why? Challenge. Bottom drawer challenge. I want to eat what I already have,  so I have been buying only what I need for the challenge. I am loving it!

Last week, I looked into the fridge  and my heart sank. After making soup for three weeks I was out of everything, even onion… I had radishes and potatoes and little else. But then, a flash of genius. The heavens parted. Cherubs fluttered down holding gilded harps. I remembered a post on Pinterest about roasted radishes (here) and decided to go on an adventure.

I am not a lover of radishes, but as for many foods these days, I am teaching myself to like them. Here's the thing though, people. Roasting radishes turns them into a sweet juicy piece of heaven. I promise, this is worth trying.

Ingredients

  • a bag of radishes, rinsed and pared
  • an equal amount of small yellow potatoes, rinsed and pared
  • a splash of olive oil
  • fresh garlic, minced
  • herbs and spices to taste

Method

So this is what I did:
I put the radishes and potatoes in a bowl. 
Then I added the garlic and spices that I was in the mood for (in this case: caraway seeds, black peppercorn, a touch of cumin seeds and salt).
I mixed it all up with a splash of olive oil and then poured everything into a pyrex. 
The important part here is not to over crowd the pan so the radishes and potatoes can get that nice roasted colour and texture.
I roasted at 350 F for… well I can't say how long because I didn't check. I just used intuition: I roasted them until I could pierce them easily with a fork, and the colour was delightful.

In the future, I would serve this as a side dish with fowl.
Post by: Andi
 
 
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This is the recipe for everyone's favourite samosas.
And by everyone, I mean all of the authors of this blog.


Ingredients

1 package of eggroll or wonton wraps (square-shaped)
1 Medium onion, chopped
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1 lb Ground beef 
Juice of half a lemon 
3/4 Cup Chopped Coriander
1 Beef Bouillon Cube
1 Tbsp Turmeric
1 Tbsp Red Chili Powder
1 Tbsp Coriander Powder
2 Tsp Cumin Powder

Method

In a frying pan pour some oil and sauté a chopped onion.
Add ground beef.
While beef begins to fry, add minced garlic.
Sauté until all pink from beef is gone.
Drain the beef in a strainer to remove excess fat.
Place beef back into frying pan and add all spices as well as the beef bouillon. 
Sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, giving the spices a little time to cook.
Add chopped Coriander and the lemon juice.
Continue to fry for 2 to 3 minutes until the coriander has wilted.
Take pan off element and let the beef cool before filling the samosas.

Making the samosas:
Using either square-shaped wonton or eggroll wraps, dip your finger in some water and wipe two edges of the wrap so as to create a partly sealed triangle.
In the opening of the triangle, place some of the beef mixture, leaving some room to wipe water onto the remaining edges. Seal the wrap by pressing the edges together.
In a small frying pan heat some oil to  med-high and shallow fry samosas until it has a golden brown colour. Remove and place on paper towel to absorb oil.


Note:
You can prepare large amounts and freeze them in bags. To fry, no need to defrost - You can fry straight out of the freezer!
By: Courts