Aaaand I’m back to blogging. I have been savouring every last moment of my Christmas and New Years Holidays. You know how even stuff that you really love doing becomes work when you have to do it? That’s why I took a hiatus from this blog. I promised myself that I was going to do nothing but relax during the break. Why? Because somedays my job sucks the life out of me.
Do you know what doesn’t suck the life of out me? Cooking really awesome food! Even after working eight stressful hours, I’m so stoked to come home and cook dinner. Granted it sometimes means that we don’t eat dinner until 8:00 at night, but I married a very understanding man. We make it work.
Also new in our household, Taylor and I are experimenting with weekday vegetarianism. Yup, it’s exactly what it sounds like. 5 days of the week we eat only vegetarian food and on the weekends, we choose whatever we like. (Don’t worry mother, I’m still taking all my vitamins.) This idea was inspired by this video
I pondered the question that he poses at the beginning of the video. Knowing what I know, why aren’t I vegetarian? I realized that one of my biggest barriers, is that I would need to re-learn how to cook. Meat is base that you can build a meal around. Have chicken? Make pot pie. Have hamburger? Make some juicy burgers. Have beans and some carrots? ….ummm. Exactly.
Long story short, I tried to make a consious effort to seek out some vegetarian recipes. That’s when I found this. Hello Samosas.
Bundles of goodness filled with potatos, peas, tomatoes and spices. The recipe was super easy. And while I realize that these are in no way authentic, they were delicious. I made very few changes to the recipe. I used canned green chiles, skipped a few spices (Superstore’s ethnic food aisle consists of taco shells), and added a lot more potato that was needed. I also didn’t bother with the dipping sauce. We used a mango sauce we had in the fridge already. We had a ton of filling leftover, so tomorrow night these little guys will be making an encore.
Happy New Year!