Monday, March 28, 2011

Samosas and Muffins!

I  had an excellent thifting day recently and in one of the $1.99 bags of random items was this brand new dough press:
So adorable, it even came with some recipe ideas

Just place a rolled piece of dough on each side, stuff with filling and smush closed.

You can make all kinds of things with this thing! Pizza pockets, pie pockets, and of course....

Most samosas are deep fried, I was trying to be a little healthier and I baked mine, still turned out crispy and wonderful!
 I made some veggie and some beef, I used the recipe for veggie filling found HERE, and modified it a little for the beef one also. I always found store bought beef samosas never had as good a flavour as veggie, I think a lack of strong spices maybe? Even though I used the same things in the beef samosas, we still liked the veggie ones best.
I made a TON of samosas for a family gathering, they were a hit!

We also brought along some muffins:
This is my knock-off version of a Timmies Fruit Explosion Muffin
I try to make different types of muffins every week for Kevin to have for breakfast or snack at work, I make mine with oatmeal so they are healthier and more filling.
I cheated with these muffins, I used the Quaker Oatmeal Muffin Mix
 then threw in a bag of "Antioxidant Rich" berries 
(cherries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and acai berries)
then topped the muffins with a slice of BC Gala Apples.
 I filled the centers with Strawberry Jam made by Kevin's Grandma. MMMmmmmm....

I made some simple Lemon-Poppyseed and Carrot-Pineapple muffins for an alternative for those who don't like berries (not sure who those people are, but they must not be related to me...). 

So tasty, and as easy as... well... muffins!

Happy Cooking and Baking!
-Courtney Soleil

1 comment:

  1. YUM! The little samosas are too cute! And the muffins... omg my stomach is growling, haha! Thanks so much for linking up at The Little Birdie!! :)