Archive for May 2011

Jazzed Up Tofu

May 26, 2011

Colombian Treat

May 14, 2011

A Colombian friend made these for me today. They are simple. Slice plantains, salt lightly, and fry gently in olive oil. They are a good snack, and taste a little like potato chips and a little like eggplant.

Milk Day

May 3, 2011

I had quite a lot of expired milk, which my dog does not drink. So I googled cooking with expired milk and found a recipe for paneer.

The origin of this soft cheese is northern India. It is made by boiling milk (be careful not to burn it) and adding a curdling agent just as it starts to boil. I used balsamic vinegar because I didn’t have the recommended fresh limes. I didn’t save the whey because like the cheese itself, it took on a brown color from the vinegar. Dump the contents of the kettle in a colander lined with a towel or muslin, rinse with cold water, and drain. You can make it drier by pressing under a heavy kettle.

The cheese is very bland and somewhat rubbery but pictures of the dishes made with it look flavorful and delicious and I know it’s good for you.