What we ate: Channa Masala, Green Curry Coconut Shrimp, Chicken Enchiladas

No-work Channa Masala

http://cheapbalitrip.com/order-of-research-paper/ Channa Masala

Easiest ‘looks like you worked hard, but totally didn’t’ meal ever. I’m embarassed to call it a recipe.

Throw two boxes of Trader Joe’s Channa Masala in a saucepan and thaw. Add a can of chickpeas and mash a bit with a potato masher. Mix, heat through, and serve on Trader Joe’s naan. That’s it! We often just use one box of channa masala (with a full can of beans), but it’s a little bland that way – better for the spice-sensitive kids and, honestly, the way I prefer it.

http://historia-sportu.cba.pl/?what-is-custom Back when I was making batch after batch of chocolate chip chickpea cookies (SO MANY COOKIES) I kept running out of chickpeas and picking them up from whatever grocery store I was near. I tried a bunch of store brands – Trader Joe’s, Wal-Mart, Hy-Vee, Fareway – and also several ‘name’ brands. The Wal-Mart brand were hands-down my favorite. The chickpeas were the firmest, there was less skin-junk in the can (and on the beans), and they tasted the best. Plus, they were the cheapest!

source link Thai Green Curry Coconut Shrimp with Basil

I wanted more from this. It smelled amazing and I loooove green curry, but it seemed to be missing something. Full-fat coconut milk instead of light would have helped, but it also needed one more spice. Cumin, maybe? Does that work with curry?

http://www.docomomoiberico.com/?need-help-with-writing-an-essay need help with writing an essay Chicken Enchiladas

Grilling the chicken before folding it into enchiladas = yum. This recipe came from Temerity Jane, who warned me to reduce the cayenne and, like some macho ‘I can handle spice’ idiot, I…didn’t. Thomas and I liked them, but I found the heat to be a little overwhelming – not so much that I couldn’t eat it, but that I couldn’t taste the other ingredients. Overall, though, thumbs up.


  1. I love that you did a comparison of chick peas.

  2. One of the things that most makes me feel like I live in the Middle of Nowhere is the fact that we have no Trader Joe’s. (Also, no Ikea. What’s a cheap-wine-loving Swedish-American girl to do?) But man, that naan looks good.

    • Jessica says:

      I forget I’m ridiculously lucky to live really close to the only Trader Joe’s in all of Iowa. We don’t have an IKEA, though. That would make life perfect.