17 January 2007

Cooking with Rachael Ray


Another favorite, frequently-used Christmas present is a Rachel Ray cookbook. I've never actually seen her show, but after buying one of her cookbooks for someone else, I had to go back to the bookstore and get one for myself (using a Barnes & Noble gift certificate Santa brought me...).

I made spaghetti carbonera last night - haven't had that since I lived in Italy when I was a kid. Tonight I'm planning an Indian chicken dish (chicken tikka, I think?). I've really expanded the range of spices and ingredients I'm buying and using. It's a lot of fun exploring and experimenting with new foods, flavors, etc.

Yum-o!

7 comments:

Kim said...

Any good veggie recipes in there???

Dan said...

Yeah, but if you add a little ground beef to 'em, they taste pretty good. :)

Actually, I think she might even have a vegetarian cookbook...

Dick Field said...

East Indian cuisine totally rocks, Dan! I took a class in that recently.

Kim said...

Cool! I'll have to check it that out!

jay r. said...

Hello Dan. Joanna & I met you at the Chris' wedding. I don't know RRay but saw her 1st on my friend's web site: http://zachjohnsonphoto.com
Are there 30min Indian dishes? If so, I'll be at the bookstore tomorrow.
You are invited to view my blog at www.grabablog.blogspot.com

Dan said...

Hey, thanks to everyone! I checked and Rachael Ray does have a Veggie Meals cookbook.

I haven't seen a 30min book dedicated just to Indian dishes, but the one I got (30 Min Meals, book 2) has quite a few Indian style entries.

BTW, the Chicken Tikka last night was fantastic! Plain yogurt, curry paste, lemon juice and a few other goodies. Yum, yum, yum!

Gabe said...

Talk about expanding your choices, when my wife found a Whole Foods Market here in Vegas, she went crazy. Honestly, I've never seen so many different types of food...the place is a Mecca for food enthusiasts