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Mar 1: Naan, Butter Chicken, Pickled Onions, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, Cherry Tomatoes, and Strawberry Yogurt.

I really need to nail down a definitive naan recipe. It feels like I pick one at random every time I make it and then start winging it when it doesn't go the way I think it should. For instance, the naan in this bento is from a Madhur Jaffrey recipe. Her recipe doesn't call for a second rise, but I just don't hold with that kind of wanton behavior, so I went ahead and let it rise a second time anyway.

I'm glad I did that because it made the naan much easier to shape. Her recipe also told me to use a rolling pin to roll out the naan, which is just all kinds of crazypants. If you want GOOD naan, you stretch the dough out by hand and you broil it for 90ish seconds at your oven's hottest broil setting. (Or you grill it, but that's not an option quite yet.)

In any case, I think the recipe would do better with bread flour, greek yogurt, a touch more liquid, a second rise, shaping the naan by hand, brushing it with melted butter and sprinkling some kalonji on top just before it goes into the oven. But OTHER than that, I’m sure it’s a fine recipe. (I know, I’m a jerk.)

I used the Moroccan Spiced Chicken leftovers for the butter chicken, which worked out pretty well. I think that’s something I’d be happy to repeat in the future. Recipes soon, I promise.

Also, if you're on the fence about buying kalonji (nigella seeds), just do it. They make the naan. (I bought mine from The Spice House, which I can honestly say has sold me some of the highest-quality spices I've ever bought.)

http://www.thespicehouse.com/spices/charnushka-nigella-sativa
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Meat AND cheese...heaven
 
Recipe of the Day: Our Cheesy Meat Loaf includes a delicious surprise: Cubes of mozzarella cheese are blended into the meat mixture to complement the crunchy bread crumb topping. This recipe makes delicious sandwiches, so you'll be looking forward to enjoying leftovers.

Click here for the recipe: http://bit.ly/wVKA5l
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Irish and stew...like salt n vinegar...awesome
 
Cook up a taste of Ireland this St. Paddy's Day with recipes for Tyler's hearty Irish Stew, Melissa's Corned Beef and Cabbage, Ina's Soda Bread and more classic fare.
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People rarely realise how great bread and chocolate actually are
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Great for brekky
 
Here's an alternative to a greasy burger. Sweet Potato Burgers
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Celiac's unite...now all i need is more lactose intolerant recipe's
 
It's bread day!

I make a loaf for the guys (with wheat) and a crappy non-wheat loaf for me because I can't have wheat gluten. Not without spending the day in the bathroom. It'd be quicker to just throw the loaf of bread in the toilet. Now that that TMI is out of the way - here's a good basic bread recipe. Easy. Cheap.

(to make 1 loaf)
1/3-ish of a packet of .25 ounce yeast
2/3 cups warm water (around 100 degrees, just get it a bit warmer than your hand)
1/3 cup sugar
2 2/3rds tablespoons of melted/softened butter - get close, don't freak
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg (Just Beat It, Beat It, Beat It, Beat It, No One Wants To Be Defeated)
2 1/3 cups flour


1. In a bowl, add the warm water and yeast together and swish around.

2. Add the sugar, butter, salt, eggs and flour and mix until it's a dough ball. Don't be afraid to use your hands because you're going to anyway.

3. knead (in the bowl) until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes.

4. OK. Take the dough ball out of the bowl and wash the bowl and dry it. No need to dirty up more dishes than you have to, right? Put some vegetable oil in the bowl and rub it all over so the bowl is coated. Put the dough ball back in the bowl and flip it around a few times so it is lightly coated in oil. I could make sex jokes here, but I'm sure they are already popping into your mind so I'll leave you to it.

5. Cover with a dish towel or something like that and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

6. Punch dough down. (it's like popping a balloon) Put it on a floured surface and shape it like a loaf. Flop it into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. x 3-in. loaf pans. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 1 hour. (I know, it's all the doing something and waiting that's a pain in the ass. It's worth it.)

7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to a wire racks to cool. If you don't have a wire rack (and who does?) you can use one of the racks out of your oven (take it out BEFORE you bake the bread).

EAT! With lots and lots of butter. If you want to make more loaves, just double or triple the recipe. I just make one loaf at a time because my husband will eat every damn loaf in one day.
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For me...cheese and bread is bliss
 
I betcha the picture has your mouth watering. Here is a simple cheese garlic bread recipe from the Living Lou blog. http://www.livinglou.com/2010/12/cheese-garlic-bread.html Cheesy, creamy, crunchy and just plain 'ol yummy. Hint: always finish off a good garlic bread or pizza with a sprinkle of good olive oil when it's right from the oven. The olive oil will be absorbed quickly and provide the perfect flavorful, finishing touch!
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I've loved baking and bread making my whole adult life. The smell of a freshly baked loaf is to me - life itself. I'm a contributor to Bread Recipe Secrets.
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