I am one lucky gal. The other night I came home from work to this:
Which is truly appropriate since sunflower is the flower of our wedding. And then he made me this, a veggie Calzsam (a what??):
Easy ladies he is a husband- to- be in approximately one month! Holy smokes!!! Now that we have that squared away we can move on the the Samosa turned Calzone, adapted from 1,000 Low Fat, Salt, Sugar, Cholesterol Healthy Recipes. I’m not sure how we acquired this recipe book, and despite the turn off of a name it has a massive amount of recipes. The down fall to owning this encyclopedia of recipes is it requires one shelf all to itself. For the sake of time my fiance creatively turned the samosa recipe into yummy, filling, healthy calzones.
1 small potato, peeled and quartered
1 small carrot, halved
4 cauliflower florets
1 tsp olive oil
2 tsp lime juice
1 tbsp water
1 shallot, finely chopped
2 tbsp frozen peas
1 fresh green chilie, seeded and finely chopped
1 /2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp ground turmeric
1/2 tsp ground coriander
beaten egg to glaze
mango chutney to serve
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/8 cup margarine
1/4 cup almond milk
1. Preheat oven to 375. Cook the potato, carrot, and cauliflower in a small pan of boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain, let cool slightly, then chop. Put oil, lime juice, water, shallot, pease, chile and spices in a small pan, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer gently, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes. Stir in the chopped potato, carrot and cauliflower and transfer to a bowl to cool.
2. To make pastry, sift the flours into a bowl, add the margarine and combine with hands until crumbly. Add just enough milk to make a firm dough. turn out into a lightly floured counter and knead gently until smooth. Divide the dough into equal pieces, and roll to a circle. Cut circle in half.
3. Brush a baking sheet with a little olive oil. Divide the vegetable mixture between the dough semicircles, placing it on one half only and leaving a small border. Brush the edges with water, fold the dough over and seal, pressing the edges together. brush with beaten egg, transfer to the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot or cold with mango chutney.
Next challenge: better photos!!
Music: Thievery Corporation: Culture of Fear again. We are gearing up for their concert. Since we have a repeat I will throw out an awesome band that both genders will love. Delta Spirit! We have had the awesome opportunity to catch them live here in San Diego at a couple of different venues, and each time with the same result: amazing! They are a Southern CA local band, with high energy shows. The passion they have for music is reflected in their lyrics and layered into the variety of instruments used. Both of their cds can be played over and over again with such catchy and melodic rhythms, but complex enough that you can hear something new each time. I highly recommend!!!