I feel like I owe Sarah an apology - I don't feel like I did this challenge the justice it deserves. I love the idea of cooking with tea. It is something I would have never thought to do, and yet now I have ideas bubbling away like crazy! Unfortunately, though, I never seemed to get around to most of them... I hope that I will keep this idea in mind, though, and keep using tea for more than just a warm and relaxing beverage!
I did create two tea inspired dishes. Here are my variations:
Pasta with sauteed cabbage, onions, and lentils cooked in green tea with lemon:
Cranberry oat bread, oats cooked in decaf chai tea:
Both of these dishes were delicious. The tea flavor was much more pronounced in the cake, which was amazing. The light lemon flavor in the lentils, though, added a great, fresh touch which is something I will keep in mind in future lentil dishes!
Thank you, Sarah, for such a great challenge. I love the creativity you inspired with your recipes, and the freedom you gave us to explore on our own! I recommend that you look here to see what my fellow Daring Cooks created!