Roshi’s Online Store
As the first order of business for this post, I would like to announce the opening of the Roshiâ€™s Online Store . As our very first product, we will be selling incense sticks (known as agarbathies in India) which I brought back from India this summer. The incense sticks are hand made by the Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India. The Aurobindo Ashram is well known for its support of cottage industries (industries made by hand, in a home and not a factory), like production of incense sticks, textiles, artwork, etc. I brought back a bunch of these incense sticks for myself because they smelled so wonderful and they are made with all natural ingredients. For more information on the incense, you can visit the
Auroshikha website. Then head over to our store to pick up a batch.
Chaat it up Pizza
So I actually started this recipe with something completely different in mind, which ended up not working out like I wanted it too (I would of had to use a dehydrator to get it just right, and you all know how Ro and I dislike waiting for food). After playing around with what I had made, I thought I would go for more of a fusion feel on this one. The idea of pizza popped into my head, and so the chaat it up pizza was born. I actually wasnâ€™t sure if it would taste good until I took a bite, and wow! what a bite.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with chaat (literally meaning to lick or to taste), this should be a good introduction. Chaat is style of Indian snack food, mostly found in the north of India, and consists of all of my favorite Indian dishes. Chaat usually consists of a variety of cracker like snacks, topped yogurt, tamarind chutney, yogurt, and basically every spice known to man. The result is an explosion of flavors you probably didnâ€™t know was possible and a stomach that will likely be angry with you for submitting it to such a concoction. Luckily, this dish should give you all of those wonderful flavors without the resulting gas problems. Hope you all enjoy it!
This is very rich and super good! It’s looks are deceiving! I made a smaller portion at first just playing around with leftovers and both me and my boyfriend had a “ommagawd” reaction so I tried to get it again and write down portions. Feel free to start with smaller amounts of spices and adjust up.
This is a raw re-make of Deborah Madison’s Carrot-Red Pepper soup (one of my fav’s pre-raw) and tastes pretty similar. It’s light (no oil) and the dill and orange shine and gives it a unique kick. A little bit sweet, but not overpowering.
Or you could multiply the ingredients and make it a meal…but either way, it’s delicious. I had leftover stuff from making raw pizza, and this is a good way to put it to use!
This sauce gets down to basics with traditional ingredients.
The sweetness of the figs balances the acid of the tomatoes
The secret is letting it sit overnight in the fridge so the tomatoes and oil can work together.
Super easy to whip up the day before you serve it over spiral cut veggie noodles, chopped broccoli, or any other vege you like.
Crumbled rye manna bread makes this a heavier, warmer dish for fall or winter.
Serve at room temperature over ice cold veges for a textural treat.