Experiment Alton Brown

My husband and I bought the Alton Brown cook book “Everyday Cook.” We are planning on cooking our way through this book one recipe at a time. We’ve already tried the chicken piccata (success) and the shrimp and grits (super success).

This morning we decided to be a little adventurous and try the mango lassi. I’ve never had fresh mango at home so I had no clue how to prepare it. After finding the Alton Brown video for cutting a mango I was confident in my skills. Chopped mango done.

Grated my fresh ginger. Added the salt and chili powder. Lastly I added the buttermilk. Yes buttermilk. I know lassis are made with yogurt but this was the Alton Brown version and he uses buttermilk. (He uses left over buttermilk from other recipes like his waffles or pancakes.) Blend till smooth and drink.

It was… interesting. It didn’t really look like the thing from the cookbook but I was positive that all the flavors were there.  I loved the fresh ginger. Not too sure on the buttermilk though. I can see where some people would love this drink and want it all the time. Alex and I agree that it’s not for us. Grace seemed to enjoy it though. Adventure baby.

Waffles

Alex and I have been watching a lot of Good Eats on Netflix recently.  Alton Brown is an amazing teacher.  Not only does he educate, but he also inspires.  He’s been inspiring me to want to get back into the kitchen.  Which has been a good thing and a bad thing.  I’ve been making breakfast almost every morning, but due to preggo I’ve been too tired to actually cook dinner.

So naturally I’ve been looking at new breakfast recipes to experiment with.  One thing that Alex and I always can agree on is Waffles.  Yum!

And naturally Alton Brown has a waffle recipe.  I can’t wait to try it out.

That's a waffle iron... totally works for this post
That’s a waffle iron… totally works for this post