using up stuff i have too much of.
today i made the ancho lentil stew with grilled pineapple from v'con. (with a bunch of short cuts and lazinesses thrown in.)
didn't have whole ancho so i used ground (2 tbsp), and since i wasn't toasting the ancho, i used ground cumin instead of whole (1.5 tbsp) and since i wasn't going to be putting whole spices in a grinder, i then used 1 tsp of ground coriander. heh. it did save time, so no complaints here.
i used de puy lentils and grilled my diced pineapple in my toaster oven. (it needed at least 15 minutes, so i don't know if it was more energy efficient than broiling it in the big oven. maybe.)
anyway, it was very tasty. highly recommended. (i think this is one of the recipes i had wanted to make back when testing, but i was to lazy to find whole anchos. hahaha! i'm a jerk.)
so. 9 cans left. maybe i'll try to make some sort of pineapple bread pudding. but the eggs really were a huge part of the recipe. we'll see.