So the Food Network and I have a love hate relationship. I love that they talk about food all the time, but I hate that they allowed Sandra Lee to ever be on the air. I also hate a lot of their programming. If they would just bring back Good Eats and the original Iron Chef*, I would be ALL over that.
Now, lest you think this is going to be me ranting...again, I’m going to tell you right here and now that I lovvvvve Aarti Party. Seriously, I love that show. Aarti is just so cute and bubbly and she started as a blogger and is a professionally trained chef. But did you catch the part about being a blogger? Yeah, that means she is not above making fun of herself on air, or sharing those embarrassing moments that should probably be forgotten about.
I might have a slight girl crush and some serious hair envy.
And if Aarti wants to tell me that I can make a ground lamb skewer with no bread based binders, I’m going to believe her. Because as it turns out, she is not lying. These lamb skewers are bound together through the miracle of baking soda. (Seriously? What can't baking soda do?). These skewers were juicy, tender, and they'd be a great introduction to Indian food. I happen to love lamb and its slight gaminess, but if that's not your thing, I'm sure ground beef or turkey would be great too. Ooh, or shape it into patties instead of skewers and make an Indian lamb burger with naan as a bun. They're great as is. If you make them for a party, you better invite me.
*I’m sorry Iron Chef America, but I can not and will not watch you. You are a pale imitation of the original.