Saturday, November 20, 2010

20. Dengu, Chapitis, and Sweet Potatoes

This was another simple, inexpensive, and yet incredibly satisfying meal courtesy of The World in your Kitchen. I chose the Dengu because it featured mung beans, something I'd never eaten! They'd been on my to-try list since I spotted them in the bulk bins at MOM's. The recipe suggested Chapitis (flat bread) from the book and sweet potatoes.

In a stroke of inspiration, I cracked open a can of pineapple and roasted it with the sweet potatoes. The dengu had all of five ingredients and was sweet and flavorful. The bread was actually more difficult to make because of all of the kneading. I've never kneaded dough before in any meaningful way.

The dengu came together crazy fast, once the mung beans were cooked up, and was lovely garnished with red pepper. That was fortunate, since I was hungry, which hopefully explains the somewhat poorly composed dish pictured below.

In other news, my win from Miso For Breakfast arrived! After it passed inspection, I was able to add Tal Ronnen's The Conscious Cook to my collection. I'm looking forward to making myself a fancy-pants meal from it to celebrate the end of the semester.


  1. YAY! So glad it arrived safely. Your cat may have been sniffing my cat! I hope you get lots of enjoyment out of it.

  2. Yum! I've never made dengu before. I love MOM's--we're there every weekend and almost always spend more than we intend to, but it's worth it.

  3. Looks like a wonderful meal! I also have the Conscious Cook...lots of meals to impress in that cookbook : ]

  4. Thanks again Celyn! I can't wait to try it out after Thanksgiving.

    Give it a try, Burnout, it's so crazy easy. I used to have to do a monthly pilgrimage to whole foods in Annapolis, but now I'm at MOMs 3-6 times a week. It's the first time I've ever been known by all the employees at a place. And I agree that it's worth it.

    Thanks Jacklyn. I think I need to start entertaining more. I have so many recipes that will knock the socks off of anyone, but I usually make and eat them by myself!

  5. Panda, winning is so exciting! I want to start doing give-aways so I can make other people happy too!