Hi everyone! It’s been a busy few weeks, right? The holiday season is upon us and it feels like running on a treadmill. I do love this time of year because we eat a lot of good food and we also hang out with so many people we love. This year, I am grateful for all of the wonderful people in my life, having new opportunities for learning and growth and appreciating holiday lights through the eyes of a 2 year old.
I went to this amazing talk last week by a woman who discussed “How to Remain Optimistic in the Setting of Big Challenges.” She offered tons of great tips and also shared a website that she references that I really think is worth mentioning. It is: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu. This is a website that provides tons of info about leading a meaningful life – Diya has been exploring it too!
Today I am sharing one of my comfort recipes, cabbage with garam masala. It is super simple but satisfying as a side dish. I am also including a link for oreo truffles which were delicious and easy – definitely a do-over.
Cabbage with Mustard Seeds
1/2 head cabbage, sliced thin or shredded
salt to taste
2-3 Tablespoons of ghee/butter ok too
garam masala, cumin, ginger, mustard seeds, turmeric
Heat the ghee in a cast iron skillet or nonstick pan. When it is hot, add 1 tablespoon mustard seeds and cook for 30 seconds until they start to pop. Add the spices (1/2 tsp ground cumin, 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/4-1/2 tsp ginger powder and cook for a few seconds until toasted and fragrant. Add in the cabbage and quickly stir to coat with the ghee mixture. Add salt to taste and 1 cup of frozen peas. Cook uncovered and as the cabbage wilts and reduces down, add 1 tsp garam masala and toss to coat. Cook until it looks perfect for you – I like a little char around the edges. Serve as a side dish – this recipe serves 4-5.
My pictures disappeared off my phone – so here is the link: Oreo Truffles. We didn’t dip them in chocolate to save time, we tossed them in powdered sugar and they were a hit! We mixed them with candy-coated mint chocolate and called them a Holiday Trail Mix. The best part was that Diya and Esha made it all – start to finish – by themselves! Nisa helped with the quality control by taste-testing. Here are the leftovers:
Love to you all!