Friday, September 24, 2010

Curry and Pumpkin Spice

On Friday we had a mutual desire to have a light meal. That gave me a good excuse to make something incredibly simple meal.

All I did was take a head of cauliflower and a head of broccoli and toss them with a little olive oil and some curry spices and roast them in the oven. I served them over some steamed quinoa and sliced up some tomatoes for the top. And that, possibly, is the most boring but healthful dinner one can imagine.

Along with all the Oktoberfest beers there are a plethora of pumpkin spiced beers. Pumpkin spiced, in America, simply means that they have thrown in a little allspice. This generally does not mean that any pumpkins were harmed in the production of said product.

I took this opportunity to sample one of these beers, the Wolaver's Will Stevens' Pumpkin Ale. I figured that this spice would blend most ideally with the curry in this dish. It turns out the spice in this beer was subtle enough that it went almost unnoticed. Still, it was a good accompaniment to the spiced florets.

That Will Stevens really knows his stuff.

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