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Buddha's Delight (Jai)

Seriously?? This recipe is so "out there" it's crazy to even suggest someone try to cook this. Whoever came up with the idea needs a reality check. Not sure i have that many bowls in my house. Plus I don't want to spend the entire weekend on a bowl of soup. Oh and one last thing Who would want EIGHT QUARTS??

Jan 23, 2012
amielp in Recipes


Cafe Madrid has more of a bodega feel to it and has a live guitarist some nights (I think Tuesday). good sangria too but a bit pricey. Si Tapas is a bit more expensive but the tapas are great. More of a restaurant feel. They also have entrees which cafe madrid doesnt (other than paella). Both will satisfy your craving for gambal al ajillo and other tranditional tapas. Si Tapas also has valet parking, a must for that part of town.

Cafe Madrid
4501 Travis St, Dallas, TX 75205

Jan 19, 2011
amielp in Dallas - Fort Worth

Pasta with Arugula Pesto, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts

Update; oddly this recipe tasted better after 24 hours in the fridge. Not quite as lime green and definitely not as bitter. I do think the suggestion to add some pasta water would help matters.

Jun 17, 2009
amielp in Recipes

Pasta with Arugula Pesto, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts

well I don't normally take the time for feedback but I made this for my vegan daughter and while it was not awful it was definitely not worth the expense and the time. To begin with 10 oz of arugula is difficult to locate in bulk. I had to go to whole foods and it cost about $9. Add $5 for the pine nuts. then factor in the time to pull the stems from the arugula and the meal has officially become a hassle. Cheaper to simply buy regular pesto. The final product is a bright lime green which is surprisingly wierd, off putting and bitter. I think the recipe has too much garlic. I finally added a bunch of parmesan cheese to my plate (couldn't for the vegan ) and a ton of salt and plowed through the meal. But never again. Tasted and looked somewhat like grass with sundried tomatoes :) (all in all it was a four hour fiasco) :) But I love this site and will keep trying. I wonder if the editors try these recipes before blast emailing them out?

Jun 15, 2009
amielp in Recipes

Miso Paste - How do I use it

GREAT thread. Has me very interested in miso. I'm looking for a substitute for anchovy fillets which i dissolve in a bunch of olive oil and garlic and then sautee broccoli for use in a sauce over pasta. sounds like some sort of miso paste might work. I need something salty. Any ideas which type and where to buy. I h ave a whole foods that's convenient but one poster didn't like. Thoughts?

Dec 24, 2008
amielp in Home Cooking

vegetarian substitute for anchovies?

Hi Becky,
Wondering what worked best. I have a recipe for a pasta "cream sauce" that is basically olive oil, butter (substitute), lots of browned garlic, a can of anchovies dissolved, sauted broccoli and you mix the whole thing into pureed cauliflower and it rocks. BUT my two daughters have gone vegan on me so i need a salty substitute. sounds like the blond miso. any idea where I could find that? Whole foods maybe?

Dec 24, 2008
amielp in Home Cooking