Summer travels have kept me away from the blog but now I’m back and ready to do more experimenting. For those who don’t know, you can find books at Goodwill for $1! All of my summer reading has been from random novels I’ve found at Goodwill..so far my favorite has been “Dying in the Wool” by Frances Brody and apparently it’s a part of a series about detective Kate Shackleton. I’m hooked! I kinda want to go back to the same Goodwill to see if the old owner gave away the rest of the series lol.
Amongst my Goodwill treasures, I scored a great vegetarian cookbook called “Favorite Vegetarian Dishes” (see pdf attached). There isn’t one author, it seems to be a compilation by the publishing company but it has several Indian dishes that I plan on trying in the coming months.
Mushroom and Spinach Puffs <—Click this link for the scanned copy of the recipe
I made some substitutes..I didn’t have heavy cream so I whisked soy milk and melted butter together after some googling. I also didn’t use poppy seeds.
Saute the spinach, onion, garlic, salt, pepper and then add the “heavy cream”. I think I put too much liquid.
The puff pastry was defrosted so I rolled it out and put the mixture inside. As you can see, I’m not great at wrapping pastry lol. Then, brush with the beaten egg.
It turned out pretty good and kind of reminded me of Spankopita that I used to get from the freezer section except minus the cheese. If these were smaller, they would make great appetizers or side dishes.
Side note: I went to the beach a week ago by myself with my book and a Chipotle burrito bowl. Listen..it was the most relaxed I had been in a long time. I was so content that I stayed out there in my little beach chair for almost 4 hours just enjoying my food and the perfect weather. I had to take a pic to capture this sweet moment. I hope that whoever is reading this gets a little me-time this summer!