Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Chickpea and Spinach Curry

I made the Vegan with a Vengeance chickpea and spinach curry (pg. 170) for dinner a little while ago and it was scrumptious. It made great leftover lunches for the week for me, too :)

For dinner, I served it with short grain brown rice cooked in vegetable stock and Bragg's, and a a side of Cascadian Farm "French-Cut Green Beans with Toasted Almonds." Apparently, the string beans are part of Cascadian Farm's "gourmet box" line. Who knew I was so fancy? They were a mistake purchase; I meant to grab two boxes of spinach, but grabbed one of these instead. I'm not a big prepackaged food person, so they'd been sitting in the freezer for a month or two, until, in a search for something green to serve on the side of this plate, I had reason to use them. I was pleasantly surprised! They look and tasted fresh, and the very light seasoning let the natural flavors of the beans and almonds really stand out.

Wow. This is a gripping entry, eh? Shall I try again?

Dinner was good. I recommend both the recipe and the beans.

That is all!

8 comments:

frekur said...

Looks tasty! :)

Miss you!

:*

Ben Garland said...

Dear Mikaela,

Will you marry us?

Veg-a-Nut said...

I love curry and this dish looks great! I have used cascadian frozen veggies before, but never seen the fancy beans. I love almonds and green beans. Yummy post

bazu said...

That looks incredibly colorful and fresh. I want to lick the screen.

Vicki said...

yer such a fancy pants serving gourmet box! i gotta find some, especially if it tastes like it's fresh, cuz sometimes the greens just aren't on hand. :o)

Melody Polakow said...

Those almonds were in a frozen box? I am impressed. Almonds and green beans are such a great combo.. the curry looks delicous too.

Emmy said...

We love the chickpea and spinach curry from VwaV too. It's so yummy. The beans look tasty even if they were a mistake purchase. Hope all is well :)

Susan said...

I've never tried their dinners, but I love Cascadian Farms' organic frozen blueberries. They are perfect for breakfast smoothies if you like them.