Monday, June 14, 2010

Let's be honest how many people would choose Sex over good food? No one I've asked. Seriously. Maybe sex would be there somewhere, as in dining from a luscious buttock, or spooning dumplings off an ample tummy but a half decent meal wins hands down everytime...anyway, Paul, my housemate, made a delicious Vegan curry last night. :-))
Again winter root vegetables were cast, in yet another versatile role...this time sauteed in olive oil, coriander powder, a Hot Durban curry mix ( Mother-in-Laws-Tongue), Masala...and dollops of Peanut Butter!! Some veggie stock...(although I would have added half a cup of coconut milk) and salt and pepper to taste.My cellphone camera could not do the meal justice so we turned out the lights in the kitchen, Paul shone a torch on the "display" and voila! This was so delicious, served on plain white rice...not Basmati, that I scoffed 3 plates!! I would have gone for another one but couldn't fit in another rice grain. I don't know if it was the divine combination of fragrant, spicey curry and a really full stomach but I was suddenly fully charged and knocked off 3 paintings in one sitting...Paul followed suit, and loads of fun was had by all!!

These Apple and Cinnamon Muffins are ideal as breakfast on a freezing winter morning!

1 x Cup Polenta ( Mealie Meal)
1 x Cup Oats
1 x Cup Wholewheat or Brown Bread Flour.
3 x Tsp. Baking Powder
2 x Heap Tsp Cinnamon Powder
1 x Tsp Nutmeg
1/2 x Tsp Salt
3 x Apples diced ( I keep the skins on)
1 x Cup Raisins
1 x Cup Sugar ( optional...the amount is negotiable)
1 x Cup chopped walnuts
1 x Cup Orange Juice
1/2 x Cup Sunflower Oil

Combine Dry Ingredients well.
Lightly whisk up the Wet ingredients.
Blend the mixes with a wooden spoon.
Add more Orange juice if the Mixture seems too dry.
You should be able to push it off the spoon easily with your finger.
Spoon into prepared Muffin tin.
Serve hot!!

Bake at 180c or 36of until the centre of your Muffins are springey!

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