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Team LexiMonkey Household Cookbook — now available online 
17th-Aug-2008 07:42 pm
the walls have ears - and so do corn
As the household decluttering efforts continue (slowly, but we seem to be maintaining the progress we make), one of the areas I'm trying to cut down and bring some order to is my recipe collection. A lot of our favorite recipes currently exist only in handwritten, legible-only-to-Lexi format, and it's crossed my mind more than once that if we have a fire, as it currently stands my recipe collection would be gone. And I'm not sure if I could re-find a lot of them.

I'm pleased to announce that the Team LexiMonkey Household Cookbook is now available online.

To begin, I've been adding the recipes I've posted to my LJ. So far, I've added ginger syrup and the El Perro (previously), Lexi's Coconut-Lime Cupcakes (previously), My Mother's Uncooked Cranberry Relish (previously), Black Pepper Rasam with Tamarind (previously linked to but not posted directly), how to perk up packaged soup (previously), Lexi's Achari Saag-Mattar (previously), Lexi's Not-Really-New-Delhi-Style Corn with Coconut Milk (previously), and (all new!) Team LexiMonkey's Pantry Cooking Categories.

Now to start in on those hand-scribbled recipes...
18th-Aug-2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
Ooh- the Saag Mattar looks delicious. I've got everything but the black mustard seeds on hand, but I'd guess that Vik's store would have those.
18th-Aug-2008 02:49 pm (UTC)
Vik's has them, or if Bazaar of India is easier to get to, they carry them too.

(Actually, I'm sure all the Indian groceries around here must carry them, but I was realizing the other day what a creature of habit I've been, shopping only at Vik's and Bazaar of India. Gotta check out the others.)
18th-Aug-2008 02:43 pm (UTC) - Try This one some morning! :)
These were invented one morning because regular pancakes sounded so boring I mean I have only had them 2,000 times the same way.

Mandarin Coconut Pancakes.

Pancake Mix
Mandarin Oranges
Coconut Milk
Almond Extract
Roasted Crushed Pistachios
Egg | Butter (not margarine or oil - ew!) if recipe calls for it

Do what pancake mix box asks for, but use coconut milk for *water*. Add water if it feels like you will make lead pancakes. Fold in oranges and tiny bit of cardomon and a little bit of almond extract.

Cook in butter and sprinkle honey and butter and crushed pistachios on the top to taste.

18th-Aug-2008 02:52 pm (UTC) - Re: Try This one some morning! :)

Oh, man oh man do those sound good.

Might have to try them with coconut oil instead of butter, though — we've really been enjoying the effect it gives in some dishes.

Now I'm famished. And we can't go get breakfast until after we've done our Egoscue exercises. Gaah. You recipe-flaunting sadist, you.
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