All posts tagged: Spices

Fragrant Indian Chickpea Salad

I posted a photo of this great salad dish I made during the week and quite a lot of people asked me for the recipe, so here it is! I slightly modified the original recipe I found and also halved the amounts as it served 8 and I was only cooking for 1! As much as I enjoyed it I don’t think I could eat the same of anything for 8 meals! So anyway, my version serves 4 but multiply the ingredient list for whatever suits you. Oh also just to clarify before we dive in – this is a warm salad, not cold :) Ingredients 1 tin chickpeas 2 onions 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves 2 bay leaves 1/2 cup peanut or olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon garam masala 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 red capsicum, cut into strips 2 medium zucchinis, sliced on the diagonal Salt & pepper Baby spinach Directions 1. Drain chickpeas and add to saucepan with 1 cup of cold water. Peel …

DIY: Test tube spice rack

I am really stoked with how this project turned out! I saw something similar in a shop that I loved but it was almost $300 and I thought, pffft I could make that! And I did. Admittedly it was a little more complicated than I anticipated and it’s certainly not perfect but for the first time I’d even used a drill I am pretty chuffed with myself! Here are the completed photos, below is a little step by step if you’re interested. The original one I saw in a shop wasn’t quite the same but similar and was around $270 and held 12 tubes. I spent less than $40 to make this and mine holds 22 tubes :) And I used larger test tubes than the “standard” size because these will mostly fit an entire 35g spice bottle, like the ones you can buy from most supermarkets. Also I love that they have a flat bottom rather than a domed one, it means I can pull one out while cooking and stand it on the …