Here's how to eat 18th century-style food for Thanksgiving. For the first course serve soup, such as a vegetable, chicken, or beef broth. Then serve breast of veal cooked as a ragout. A ragout is a main-dish stew usually served with a sauce such as a pasta sauce.
Even if you really do hate cooking you can probably boil an egg, and eggs are one of the ultimate convenience foods -- fast to cook, nutritious and come with their own biodegradable packaging. Cookery isn't rocket science, it's only food chicken tikka masala healthy heat (or not, if you like salads).
We start with cheeay, always with cheeyah. At Naryan's Nepal Restaurant in Glenwood Springs they brew the black tea and milk libation like coffee and serve it in a bottomless cup. It's the first thing my mom and I loved about the family run restaurant when we came on our initial visit five years ago. Located between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale on Highway 82 Naryan's has been voted best vegetarian and ethnic food by the Glenwood Springs Post Independent. Try the saag paneer or slow cooker chicken tikka masala canadian living on a piece of garlic nan for a delicious Himalayan feast. If you're at all like my mom and me you'll lick your plate clean. Main courses range from $7.95 to 11.95.
We sat down to a beautiful table and served each dish as a separate course. Our kids tried food they NEVER have before because they helped with preparation. They really enjoyed the soup and the macaroni and cauliflower cheese bake. The adults were shocked and delighted that the children ate the soup. The kids tikka masala was even something they thought was delicious considering no one has experienced authentic Indian cuisine before. The kids were a little disappointed in the vanilla cheesecake with raspberry topping because of its citrus taste. We all agreed the recipes were really good and relatively easy to make. We give Jamie's Food Revolution cookbook our C&J stamp of approval!
There is a large vegetarian selection as well as plenty of meat dishes. This is another restaurant where everything on the menu is delicious. The Galub Jamun dessert is excellent.
Stay away from the dishes with cream based sauces like kormas, paneers, slow cooker chicken tikka masala and look to dishes like tandoors and restaurants that feature Southern Indian dishes. Food from the southern part of India tends to be laden with vegetables and legumes so you will find entrees with lentils, chickpeas and other legumes.
Curry, a trdaitional staple of Indian food, is another good alternative. One can get them with chicken, lamb, or sea food in varying degrees of heat. The hottest curry would be a Vindaloo, which by all accounts is heavily spiced with gun powder. It is not for the faint hearted and should be accompanied by a full pitcher of water.
You can still enjoy dessert as well. Just do not eat the kheer. This is a pudding that is made of coconut milk, raisins, and nuts. It often has over 500 calories! Instead, eat a til ladoo. This is a little sesame seed ball that tends to have under 200 calories.