Seven Months

Dear kina girl, Pretty sure we’ve all just become even more smitten with you this month.  I mean, that little smile!  That personality!  We just cannot get enough. Your babbling has really taken off this month.  It is so fun … Read More

Someone Had a Birthday

On Monday, Daniel turned 28, thus commencing the 2 months in which we are the same age.  We had a delightful day of homemade breakfast, meeting him downtown by his work to go out to lunch, and the most ridiculously … Read More

DIY Triangle Print Skirt

I found this skirt in while thrifting in South Carolina several years ago.  It’s almost gotten purged on numerous occasions, but I always figured, hey, can’t hurt to have an extra basic (boring) white skirt.  And then it finally occurred … Read More

Belated 6 Months

Sweet baby c, This month marks your first cold, and the longest communal family illness in the history of earth and perhaps the universe.  We’ve all been fairly miserable, but fortunately, you were the least affected, with only a couple-day-long … Read More

DIY “Accio Milk” Onesie

  Remember that little Pinterest Challenge?  The one that ended earlier this week when I had THREE pins I hadn’t yet done?  Pretty sure 50% is a failing grade however you look at it. (It’s amazing what having the entire … Read More

Happy Easter!

From our crew to yours. Me: Downeast shirt, Gap cardi, eShakti skirt, F21 tights, Payless shoes, Blue Nile earrings; bow pin made by me Husband: Bowtie made by me. I haven’t the faintest on the rest. Boy baby: Target blazer … Read More

S’more Eggs

Yesterday, we had a little Easter egg hunt with our playgroup.  Aside from needing to have the egg hunt indoors since it was freezing and windy and BAH willwinterneverleave, it was adorable watching all the kiddies run around finding eggs. … Read More

My Phavorite

We took a little trip to my beloved Philly this past weekend. Oh, how that city makes my heart sing.  And Nat.  Philly makes Nat sing.  And dance with umbrellas.  Even with the miserable rainy/snowy/haily/sleety/slushy/gucky/whycan’twinterjustbeOVER weather we had (resulting in … Read More

This week:

  • Cinco de Mayo – portobello/black bean enchiladas with creamy green chile sauce, hot corn dip, guac
  • Roasted lemon quinoa
  • Thai peanut noodles with tofu & veggies
  • Roasted pineapple tacos
  • Homemade pizza
  • Brinner: waffles, spinach strata
The way some folks crave chicken noodle soup when they are sick?  That’s how I feel about good Indian food.  Even though this particular curry isn’t one my mom would make, the chapati is, and the flavors are just comforting and wholesome and…good.  Just good.
Indian White Bean Curry with Chapati
adapted from here and here
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 big pinch sea salt
3/4-1 cup warm water
Sift the flour & salt together.  Pour in 3/4 cup of water and stir until it starts to come together.  If it seems too dry to hold together, add more water a tablespoon at a time.  Knead for about 5 minutes until dough is smooth and soft.  Dough should be soft and just slightly sticky to the touch.  [Alternatively, you can mix everything together in a food processor.]  Let dough rest, covered, for about 30 minutes (and up to 2 hours).
Break off pieces of dough to form 10-12 balls.  Heat a skillet (preferably cast iron) on medium.  Roll balls of dough out until they are thin and flat and place on skillet until they puff up (about 1 minute).  Flip and cook other side until slightly browned (about another 30 seconds).  Spread with a bit of butter or coconut oil and keep covered until ready to eat.
White Bean Curry
2 T olive oil
1 t mustard seeds
1 medium onion
3 cloves garlic
1 t ginger powder
1.5-2 t cumin
1.5-2 t coriander
1 t turmeric
1.5-2 t chile powder
1.5-2 t salt
1 28-oz can whole peeled tomatoes
3 cups cooked white beans (I cooked dried Great Northern, but canned or cannellini would be fine)
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat.  When it is hot, add mustard seeds.  Once they have popped (watch out for splattering!), add in onion, garlic, and ginger.  Cook for one minute.  Add rest of spices and stir (I have loose measurements on these because I’m Indian and like things a little spicy. If you’re wary, err on the low side and you can always add more.)
2. Add in can of tomatoes and break them up with your wooden spoon.  Add in beans and let simmer for 5-10 minutes, until thickened.  Garnish with cilantro and serve with chapati.