Thursday, March 25, 2010

Frozen Peach Pie

Sven wanted Peach Pie in the middle of the winter. So, we bought frozen peaches but added fresh ginger and a meyers lemon to make it tasty. We were pleased the results.

Preheat oven to 375
Double pie crust for a 9 inch pie
2 packages of frozen Cascadian Farns Organic Peach Slices (or equivalent)
1 meyers lemon (zest and juice)
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons corn starch (or more if watery)

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Put in bottom pie crust. Cover with top crust and pierce with a fork several times. Brush crust with milk or water.

Bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until brown.

Suman's Dal

Dr. Suman sent me this recipe, but the amount of lentils was incorrect. After cooking watery (but tasty) dal a couple of times, I doubled the amount of lentils and the results were wonderful. Easy to make and delicious. I eliminate the peppers when I serve to my family.

Pinch tumeric
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 onion - diced
5 cloves garlic - finely chopped
1-2 green chilis (optional) - sliced long.
1 cup red dal
3 cups water
salt to taste

Add teaspoon of oil to a deep pan.
Add a pinch of turmeric.
Once it is warm add cumin and mustard seeds.
Let the mustard seeds break as they fry.
Add onion and cook until golden brown.
Add garlic and green chilis
Add dal and mix with the ingredients.
Add salt to taste and mix for 2-3 min.
Add 3 cups of water and close the lid, let it cook for 15min.