Sunday, July 16, 2006

PPK Samosa Stuffed Potatoes and Peanut Butter Fried Rice

First off, Happy Birthday to Amanda and Joanna!

Down to business - this weekend I tested two recipes for the upcoming PPK book, by Isa & Terr, - Samosa Stuffed potatoes and mango chutney. I was finally not broke this weekend, and had friends over - so it was about time I tested something else, which I'm honored to do. <3

Both turn outs were damn tasty, particularly together, and I have no doubt this cookbook will not dissapoint.

The stuffed potato was served with the spicy mango chutney (super quick too), mulberries and garlic chard. I've been wary for some time now of making Indian food at home, so this is quite a start! Popping mustard seeds is heavenly. This meal sucks in comparison, but was actually good:
Peanut butter fried rice with chard, peas, and carrots, and a side of VWAV based sesame snow peas. I used organic chunky peanut butter and a random bottle of thai peanut sauce a neighbor left with us a long, long time ago. Not so successful as leftovers, though. I think it was creative, so that counts!


23 comments:

karen said...

Jess- are you testing recipes for the cookbook that comes out after the cupcake one? You're a lucky girl... Both the potatoes and your rice look really good- yum

Megan the Vegan said...

lucky indeed. What I wouldn't give for an advanced copy.

Love the pb fried rice creation!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Hey Karen! Thanks for the word on the meals!
I'm just testing for the post-cupcake book - I would probably weigh 15 more lbs and my coworkers would love me more if I was testing the cupcake book - but I'll live : )

Megan - I'm so looking forward to it as well. Patiently though, since there's a ton in VWAV I've yet to try. Thanks for the rice compliment! I was pleasantly surprised.

Anderson, Cherie said...

That rice looks so good. I want to have some of the snow peas, too!

Amy O'Neill Houck said...

Mmmm.... looks great!!!

Julie said...

oooh...those potatos look great! Those ppk girls always come up with the most creative recipes!

KleoPatra said...

Big berries, nice!!! Love yer carbs. Of course, i love carbs no matter. How cool for you to be an official tester. NICE! PPK is a place i'm gonna so visit... someday!

vegancore said...

Oh, those potatoes... it's like everything I love heaped into a convenient shell. Yum. Thank you for the birthday wishes! :)

Vicki said...

do you know when the cookbook will be out? the Samosa Stuffed potatoes and mango chutney looks amazing! and yes, always extra points for creativity! :o) gotta mention the corn chowder too - mmmmmm,mmmmmm good.

jenny said...

those potatoes look amazing!!

Vanessa said...

I think you get triple points for creativity on the pb rice. And anything with peanut butter is already a winner. Great idea!

funwithyourfood said...

Samosas are my favorite flavor. Looks great

Teddy

EatPeacePlease said...

Jess, this looks awesome and you are super lucky to be testing for that new book.

I also just commented to you on Julie's blog.

Melissa West said...

PB rice, now that is creative.

Those blackberries look good too!

joanna said...

thanks, baby! everything looks delicious, of course.

tara said...

that looks incredible. Looking forward to that book coming out. I love potatoes, and anything to do with them. :)

Ferocious Killer Kat said...

Those samosas look different, interesting and above ALL DELISH!!

michelleknits said...

That looks wonderful! Where do you get your indian spices and groceries? I'm curious not just cause I'm a curious gal, but because I'm moving to Portland in a month!

Don't know if you remember me (participated in "midweek munchies" for a few weeks), but I'd love to meet you once I get out there and go eat or make yummy food!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Yea, guys! Get the book when it comes out..not sure when : )

Michelle who knits - An early welcome to Portland! Drop me an email, I'd be up for it.

michelleknits said...

excellent! when i'm there, i'll email!

but ya didn't tell me about the groceries!

it's silly, but there's this part of me that really needs to know that there's good places for indian groceries and where. i'm at the indian grocery around here ALL the time!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

You know and I actually knew an answer to that - Check out India 4 U on Hawthorne and 33rd - it also has an all vegetarian + vegan cafe in it. The spices I used above were from New Seasons and the Daily Grind though - excellent spice collections, as well.

Carrie™ said...

Jess, yes, that was my setain on PPK. Thank you for noticing.

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