Cauliflower White Beans and Coconut Stew

Cauliflower White Beans and Coconut Stew | Playful Cooking

This is one of those utterly simple hearty stews with tidbits from fridge cleaning day. Even though I like to keep my refrigerator as ordered as possible, I still land up in situations where it calls for immediate action. Things like finding half a head of cauliflower at the back of the shelf or few completely forgotten about half-filled cans of beans. Fridge cleaning day can be scary at times and at other times, it can be rewarding. It was the latter for me this time as I wasn’t too late. So, I used the leftovers to make this spiced Cauliflower White Beans and Coconut Stew.

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Orecchiette With Sausage, Broccoli And French Goat Cheese

Orecchiette With Sausage, Broccoli And Goat Cheese | Playful Cooking

Broccoli can create a pesto like effect without the extra work of making a pesto. You add the goat cheese to the sauce and it gets creamy. You add sausage for that crunchy bite in between and fresh sage leaves for that earthy flavor. This Orecchiette With Sausage, Broccoli And Goat Cheese will be your go to weeknight meal. It’s flavor bang, with a good balance of meat, veggie, carb and dairy. The best part is that this meal gets ready in just 10 minutes.

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Almond Lemon Waffles

Almond Lemon Waffles | Playful Cooking

Few months back, we bought our first waffle maker. We have always loved waffles but somehow it took us a long time to get one of those gadgets. I just try not to crowd the kitchen with appliances. But thanks to the waffle maker, our weekend breakfast got easy. Most weekends, I like to serve something that takes more time to prepare than usual. But then on some weekends, I just want to make a fancy breakfast without putting any effort at all. On these lazy mornings, I make this Almond Lemon Waffles with colorful berries and whipped cream.

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Beetroot Cocoa Cake

Beetroot Cocoa Cake | Playful Cooking

This moist and intensely flavored Beetroot Cocoa Cake can win hearts at the very first bite. While beetroot can be an acquired taste, it’s not the same case with the cake. The combination of cocoa powder with grated beetroot gives a sweet chocolate taste and because I added oil instead of butter, the texture turned out fluffy and soft. We absolutely loved the cake.

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Puti Maach Er Tok (Tangy Fish Stew)

Puti Maach Er Tok (Tangy Fish Stew) | Playful Cooking

Let me break down the name of the dish first. Puti is a kind of small freshwater fish, Maach means fish in Bengali and Tok means tangy. The selections of fish recipes that one can find in Bengali cuisine are countless. Some are spicy, some are mild, some are loaded with vegetables and others are not. There are also various fish curries/stews that goes with the season. This simple Puti Maach Er Tok (Tangy Fish Stew) is typically prepared in peak summer months. Kolkata summer is brutal and this tangy stew helps to cool down the body and keep the tummy calm.

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