So in all that frenzy, I get a call from my other half asking me: "Hey, should I grab something to eat or is there any food at home?" I thought to myself: "But what about that huge pot of couscous I made yesterday with all those veggies and meat?"
Of course, what was I thinking???? That mutt does not like anything that is not Bangladeshi!!!!!!!!!!!! So in order to save him some money, I replied: "Just come home. There's plenty of food for you!" Frantically ran to the kitchen and made him all his favorite: Aloo bhorta mashed with a boiled egg (mashed potatoes), grilled an eggplant to make eggplant bhorta, grilled some beefsteak tomatoes to make tomato bhorta, steamed some broccoli for yet another bhorta, and lastly made him some chana masala. 5 dishes in less than 45 min. There was some khichuri and chicken curry in the fridge. So he should be all set.
OK, I ADMIT, I AM TO BLAME.... I HAVE SPOILED HIM BEYOND REASON AND NOW I HAVE TO SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES....I CANNOT COME TO YOU AND COMPLAIN OR CRY AT ONE OF MY BLOGS IN THE FUTURE... YOU WILL JUST SAY "I TOLD YOU SO!"
What to do?!?! We all have our vices... Which reminds me, I have yet another vice, a huge weakness: carbohydrates! I just realized that I just cannot do without rice, couscous or bread! I try to make it healthy using wheat bread, wheat couscous and in some occasion even brown rice. Just yesterday, I attempted making some rye bread. So here you go! All you need is a breadmaker!
Rye bread with fennel and sunflower seeds
-- 1-1/3 cup warm water
-- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
-- 1 egg
-- 1-1/2 tsp salt
-- 2 tsp sugar (I used agave nectar)
-- 1-1/2 cup rye flour
-- 3 cups while bread flour
--1/4 cup gluten
-- 1 Tbsp fennel seeds
-- 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds
-- 2 tsp active dry east
1. Place all ingredients into the breadmaker following the exact sequence. Form a small well in all the dry ingredients and pour in the yeast. Start the breadmaker according to instructions. Et voila!