Wednesday, September 28, 2022
I recently went on a trip to New Orleans, Louisiana. I attended a demonstration class at the New Orleans School of Cooking where our instructor, Ms. Harriet, showed us how to make gumbo, chicken creole, and pralines. They also served us a local beer called Abita. The recipes for the food were given to us, placed on our tables. I thought the gumbo was super delicious so bought some spices and made a couple batches when I got home.
Here's the link to the school where you can book a class or order their spice mixes and hot sauces. I liked the green hot sauce the best. https://neworleansschoolofcooking.com/
Here's the original recipe below. Sorry it's small and crooked. To get the full experience and a nice (straight) copy of the recipe, you'll have to go to NOLA and attend a cooking class yourself. 😄
IG post of this video: Gumbo (Reel)
YouTube post of this video: Gumbo (full video with captions)
Sunday, September 25, 2022
I got a small bag of radishes because I thought it would give a nice pop of color and crunch to a green salad. It did indeed, but then I didn't know what to do with the rest of the bag since I only needed one or two.
I found a recipe online for a sauteed radish side dish. I served it with a turkey burger, onions, jalapeno slices, and some banana and apple slices with a sprinkle of cinnamon. I like a variety of foods in my meal. The radishes were similar to a scalloped potato, and the butter and seasonings took away the bite that you have when it's raw.
I substituted lemon juice for lime, black pepper for white pepper, and dried parsley for fresh parsley.
Here's the link to the original recipe: https://www.landolakes.com/recipe/20291/sauteed-radishes/
Wednesday, August 24, 2022
- 1 pound shrimp, peeled
- 2 eggplants, cut into 2-inch sections
- 1 bunch long beans, cut into 2-inch sections
- 1 can straw mushrooms
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 5 cherry tomaotes
- 1 Tablespoon fish sauce
- 2 Tablespoons oil
- 1 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/2 cup water
- Rinse and prep eggplant and beans (cut)
- Prep onion and garlic (slice, chop)
- Drain can of mushrooms.
- Peel shrimp, if need peeling.
- Heat pan. Add oil, onion, and garlic. Stir fry until fragrant.
- Add eggplant, cover and let cook about 10 minutes.
- Add tomatoes, mushrooms, and water. Cover and let cook about 10 minutes.
- Add long beans, shrimp, and cracked black pepper. Cover and let cook about 10-15 minutes, stirring every so often.
YouTube post of this video: Salmon Bone Sinigang (full video with closed captioning
Saturday, August 20, 2022
I use a contraption called Paderno to make my zucchini noodles. It comes with an assortment of blades to make different styles. But this size is my favorite. Here's the link if you want to check it out: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AW3B5MM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_image?ie=UTF8&psc=1
- 2 zucchini, zoodled
- 2 bunches basil, chopped
- 1 package ground turkey
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 5 sun dried tomatoes, chopped
- 2 cans tomato sauce
- 1 can chopped fire roasted tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- Wash the zucchini and basil and set aside to drain.
- Brown ground turkey.
- Prep garlic, onions, and sun dried tomatoes (mince, chop) and add to browned turkey.
- Add red pepper flakes, oregano, tomato sauce, and chopped tomatoes, and let simmer.
- Prep zucchini (zoodle machine) and chop basil.
- Add some basil to sauce and continue to simmer while prepping the noodles.
- Place some zoodles in your dish, top with turkey sauce, garnish with a sprinkle of basil.
Sunday, August 14, 2022
This is easy, it just takes a long time to cook.
- luau leaves
- filling of choice (I used beef and salmon)
- hawaiian salt
- Rinse luau leaves.
- Cut stems off, strip skins off, cut into 2-3 inch pieces.
- Stack several leaves from big to small, in the same direction.
- Add filling, some stems, and hawaiian salt to the middle and wrap it up.
- Wrap with ti leaf or foil.
- Steam for 3-4 hours.
Also see my previous post making laulau: https://www.abundanceofvegetables.com/2019/11/one-leaf-method-laulau-wrapping.html
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Here's a quick vegetable side dish. I cut up a zucchini into long wedges, tossed in olive oil and ranch dressing, then sprinkled some pork panko over it for some crunch. Easy peasy.
- 1 zucchini
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons ranch powder
- 2 T pork panko
- Rinse zucchini, chop ends, and chop into long wedges.
- Add olive oil and ranch powder and toss to coat with flavor.
- Sprinkle pork panko over for crunch.
- Spread in a single layer on pan.
- Airfry for 15 min at 400 degrees.
- Serve and enjoy!
Monday, August 8, 2022
I've been actively trying to live a low-carb life and found a recipe for this online. Here's the direct link to the original recipe: https://www.ourpaleolife.com/paleo-stuffed-peppers/
This turned out so yummy. I highly recommend. I had to eat it cold one day because I didn't have a microwave. That wasn't the greatest experience, but oh well. Lol!
Sunday, July 17, 2022
The pork chops were on sale at the market so I bought a pack. I'm trying to eat low carb right now so I found a recipe online for a French Onion Pork Chop. I had it with a side of steamed broccoli, which was also on sale. The flavor was good, but I overcooked it a bit. So it was a little too dry.
Here's the link to the original recipe: https://cookathomemom.com/french-onion-pork-chops-whole30/
Sunday, July 10, 2022
My dad harvested some red bell peppers from his home garden for me. I got a lot of goodies from his garden so couldn't eat them all in time. I cleaned, prepped and freezed them for later use. I cut them in two different styles with the intention of adding them to chili and a stir fry. However, I ended up using them to make roasted red bell pepper hummus.
Here's the link to the original recipe I followed: https://www.inspiredtaste.net/22016/roasted-red-pepper-hummus-recipe/
I used lime instead of lemon because that's what I had on hand and added a bit more olive oil because I wanted the texture smoother. I also air fried my bell pepper and didn't peel off the skin.