The Johnny: an Indian street food wrap

So I was watching a food show about Indian street food, which featured this very inspiring versatile chapati wrap.  What makes it unique is the beaten egg cooked with a chapati on top.  The result is a chapati with a velvety thin omelette stuck to one side.  The chapati is then filled egg side in with a cooked thick tomato, onion and cut up chicken mixture and rolled.  I asked an Indian friend about the wrap and she said that it was called a Johnny.  She didn’t know why.

And here’s my version. Continue reading

Vanilla seed speckled chocolate chip ice cream anyone?

I received a special order for jars of meringues this week so I had tons of egg yolks leftover. My mother ingeniously thought of using the egg yolks to make custard. She used seeds from vanilla beans she got from a trip to Sri Lanka. When it cooled, the custard was still a little runny and I assumed she didn’t cook it long enough to thicken. I asked her if she minded I make ice cream out of it.

So I went ahead and brought the ice cream machine out and poured the custard in. When the ice cream was almost ready, I grabbed the already opened chocolate chip bag, which I was using for the meringues, and threw in the rest of the chocolate chips in.

And here’s the end result.

Beautifully vanilla seed speckled chocolate chip custard-base ice cream!

Oh and I still have tons of eggs yolks left, we want to give another flavor a try.

Express: Shakshouka

Shakshouka: A North African dish that consists of vegetables sauteed in olive oil and a poached egg cracked on top.

My mother introduced this dish to me years ago! My parents lived in Libya in the 70s so my mother learned so many North African dishes from her friends and neighbors (lucky for me!). Continue reading

Suggestions?

I started this blog thinking that it would force me to start baking and I did get excited. I had many, many ideas but now I feel like I’m back to my lazy self!

So please suggest ideas for me. Are there any recipes you would like me to try? A dish you tried somewhere and wish to recreate it?

Let me know! I’m open to anything!

In other news, I am excited about the long week off. I am looking forward to being a bum and making breakfast at the chalet….creamy scrambled eggs, pancakes, tea in the morning, Turkish coffee at noon and endless munching!

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