Monday, October 3, 2022

Citrus Cocktail

 


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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Gumbo

 

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.  😄


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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Sautéed Radishes

 

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/

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Shrimp Sinigang

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions:

  1. Rinse and prep eggplant and beans (cut)
  2. Prep onion and garlic (slice, chop)
  3. Drain can of mushrooms. 
  4. Peel shrimp, if need peeling.
  5. Heat pan.  Add oil, onion, and garlic.  Stir fry until fragrant.
  6. Add eggplant, cover and let cook about 10 minutes.
  7. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, and water. Cover and let cook about 10 minutes.
  8. Add long beans, shrimp, and cracked black pepper.  Cover and let cook about 10-15 minutes, stirring every so often.
  9. Enjoy!

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Also see my posts for Salmon Bone Sinigang and Salmon Belly Sinigang
 

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Saturday, August 20, 2022

Zoodles with marinara turkey sauce

 


I've been eating low-carb so I made some noodles with zucchini aka zoodles.  I used ground turkey for the meat in the marinara sauce.  It was a 4-pack of 93% lean Butterball brand ground turkey from Costco.  I don't particularly like it because it seems like it's watered down but I'll eat it since I bought it.  I didn't include additional salt because there's already salt in the tomatoes and the flavor was seasoned enough to my liking.

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions:

  1. Wash the zucchini and basil and set aside to drain.
  2. Brown ground turkey.
  3. Prep garlic, onions, and sun dried tomatoes (mince, chop) and add to browned turkey.
  4. Add red pepper flakes, oregano, tomato sauce, and chopped tomatoes, and let simmer.
  5. Prep zucchini (zoodle machine) and chop basil.
  6. Add some basil to sauce and continue to simmer while prepping the noodles.
  7. Place some zoodles in your dish, top with turkey sauce, garnish with a sprinkle of basil.
  8. Enjoy!

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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Laulau with beef and salmon

 


This is easy, it just takes a long time to cook.

Ingredients:

  • luau leaves
  • filling of choice (I used beef and salmon)
  • hawaiian salt

Instructions:

  1. Rinse luau leaves.
  2. Cut stems off, strip skins off, cut into 2-3 inch pieces.
  3. Stack several leaves from big to small, in the same direction.
  4. Add filling, some stems, and hawaiian salt to the middle and wrap it up.
  5. Wrap with ti leaf or foil.
  6. Steam for 3-4 hours.
  7. Enjoy!

Also see my previous post making laulau: https://www.abundanceofvegetables.com/2019/11/one-leaf-method-laulau-wrapping.html

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Ranch Zucchini with Pork Panko

  

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.

Ingredients:

  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons ranch powder
  • 2 T pork panko

Instructions:

  1. Rinse zucchini, chop ends, and chop into long wedges.
  2. Add olive oil and ranch powder and toss to coat with flavor.
  3. Sprinkle pork panko over for crunch.
  4. Spread in a single layer on pan.
  5. Airfry for 15 min at 400 degrees.
  6. Serve and enjoy!

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Monday, August 8, 2022

Paleo Stuffed Bell Peppers

 

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!

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Sunday, July 17, 2022

French Onion Pork Chops with Steamed Broccoli

 

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/

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Sunday, July 10, 2022

Roasted Bell Pepper Hummus

 

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.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Apple Cider Vinegar Paleo Coleslaw


I made a cabbage soup and had some extra cabbage and carrots.  I would've used them all up if they fit in my slow cooker, but they didn't.  So I decided to make something else with it and I found this apple cider vinegar paleo coleslaw recipe.  Someone once told me that cabbage has more nutrients than lettuce.  I didn't believe it, but I googled it and it's true!

Here's the link to the original recipe: https://totallychefs.com/recipes/apple-cider-vinegar-paleo-coleslaw


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Kabocha Pumpkin Fest

 

My grandma harvested a pumpkin from her garden for us.  I made some air fried pumpkin, then also some spicy pumpkin salad with it. Yum!

See my previous blog posts for my pumpkin recipes.

 

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Quick Wingbean Stirfry

 


This is a quick and easy side dish with just a few ingredients. The wingbeans were harvested from my dad’s garden. What a treat!

Ingredients:

  • Wingbeans, rinsed, ends cut off, and cut in half
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil

Instructions:

  1. Prepare ingredients as described above. (Rinse, cut, chop)
  2. Add olive oil to heated pan.
  3. Add garlic and stir fry until fragrant.
  4. Add wingbeans, oyster sauce, sesame oil and stir fry until cooked. (About 5 minutes)
  5. Enjoy!

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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Kabatiti Shrimp Long Rice

 

 
Fresh, homegrown kabatiti from my dad's garden!
 
Ingredients:
  • 1 kabatiti, peeled and sliced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 pound shrimp, shelled and deveined
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 package rice noodle
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 cup water
 Instructions:
  1. Prepare ingredients as listed above (peel, slice, chop).
  2. Add olive oil to heated pan.
  3. Add garlic and onions and stir for a couple minutes.
  4. Add kabatiti, patis, shrimp, noodles, and water.  Cover and cook for a few minutes.
  5. Cut noodles, if desired.
  6. Enjoy!
 
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Thursday, June 23, 2022

Garlic Ranch Asparagus with Balsamic Chicken and Garlic Toast

 

I got some ranch seasoning from Trader Joe's and decided to try it with asparagus.  It turned out great. I had it with a side of balsamic chicken and garlic toast.

Ingredients:

  • asparagus
  • chopped garlic
  • olive oil
  • ranch seasoning

Instructions:

  1. Rinse asparagus and chop off tough ends.
  2. Chop garlic up.
  3. Add olive oil.
  4. Add ranch seasoning.
  5. Toss well.
  6. Airfry for 10 minutes at 400 degrees, flipping halfway through.
  7. Enjoy!
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Saturday, June 4, 2022

Easy Shepherd's Pie

 


I already had majority of the ingredients for this on hand so decided to give it a try.

Here is a link to the original recipe I found https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/easy_shepherds_pie/.  I just made a couple changes according to what I had - substitute for Worcestershire sauce and chicken instead of beef broth.

Here's the link to the Worcestershire substitute recipe: https://www.acouplecooks.com/worcestershire-sauce-substitute/

It turned out delicious.  But I think I might add a little less butter next time.

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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Airfried Ranch Okra

 

I got some ranch seasoning from Trader Joe's and decided to try it with okra.  It turned out great.  All you need is two ingredients - olive oil and ranch seasoning.

Ingredients:

  • olive oil
  • ranch seasoning

Instructions:

  1. Rinse okra and dry with paper towel.
  2. Pour some olive oil and ranch dressing over okra.
  3. Toss well.
  4. Airfry for 10 minutes at 400 degrees, flipping halfway through.
  5. Enjoy!

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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Scallion Oil Noodles

 

I had been seeing these scallion oil noodles on social media and had to try it since I had a ton of scallions from the onion harvest in my parents' garden.   This dish turned out super delicious.  I had several meals out of the one package of noodles.  I tried a variation with scrambled eggs, but it wasn't as good.  I think basically any type of protein would work great with this.  I just needed some kind of protein in there.

I've seen different variations of this dish online.  This is what I went with.

Ingredients:

  • 1 quart bag 3-inch pieces of scallions
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 bunch somen noodles
  • 1 egg
  • dash of sesame seeds (optional for garnish)

 Instructions:

  1. Heat olive oil in pan on low/medium heat.
  2. Add scallions to oil and flip over frequently to cook evenly.
  3. Boil water, cook noodles according to package directions, and drain.
  4. Fry egg
  5. When scallions are done, remove from oil and turn off heat.
  6. Add sugar, soy sauce and oyster sauce to oil and stir well.  This is your scallion oil.
  7. Add drained noodles to bowl.
  8. Add enough scallion oil to coat noodles and mix well.
  9. Top with fried scallions, fried egg, and sesame seeds.
  10. Enjoy!

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Scallion harvest and prep

 


My father harvested a bunch of scallions for me from his home garden. We cleaned them all up and prepped them for cooking.

Homegrown, organic, sustainable, abundant gardening.

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Saturday, May 7, 2022

Lima Bean side

 

I harvested some lima bean pods from my grandparents' garden.  So they're homegrown, organic, sustainable, and after I cooked them, it's garden to table. Ha!  I enjoyed it as a side dish with some ribs, white rice, and a little tomato salad.

Ingredients:

  • Lima beans
  • garlic, chopped
  • butter
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • water for boiling

 Instructions: 

  1. Pick lima bean pods.
  2. Bring pot of water to boil.
  3. Rinse lima bean pods and remove beans from pods.
  4. Boil lima beans for 3 minutes, until fork tender and drain.
  5. Melt butter in pan.
  6. Add garlic and olive oil to butter and stir until fragrant.
  7. Add beans, salt, and pepper and stir.
  8. Enjoy!

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

Tuna Casserole with Veggies


The tuna was on sale - 10 cans for $10. Gotta take advantage of the sale!


I made this healthy tuna casserole but took some shortcuts by using frozen veggies and canned cream of mushroom soup. I also used bowtie pasta instead of egg noodles because I couldn’t find any and crumbled some ritz crackers over the top for some crunch.


Here is a link to the original recipe I found https://gardeninthekitchen.com/healthy-tuna-noodle-casserole/


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Saturday, April 16, 2022

Portuguese Style Bean Soup

  

I wanted to make portuguese bean soup and found some recipes online.  I didn't want to add mac noodles so omitted that and wanted it to be meatier so used pork shoulder and liquid smoke instead of smoked ham hock.

Here is a link to the original recipe I found https://onolicioushawaii.com/portuguese-bean-soup/.   

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Fire Roasted Bell Pepper Toast

 

 
 
I went to Trader Joes and got a bunch of stuff. I wish we had that store here in Hawaii.  So anyway, a couple things I got were the fire roasted bell peppers and balsamic glaze.

The airfryer bread is a recipe I found on YouTube by Simple Recipes Kitchen.  I've tried a few different bread recipes, but this one is by far the easiest of all.  I make this one two to three times a week.  Here's the link to her recipe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nlopgwNCkw
 
Here's how to make the toast.
 
Ingredients:
  • Bread (buy or make your own bread)
  • Clove of garlic
  • Cream cheese
  • Fire roasted bell peppers
  • Balsamic glaze
  • Dried basil
Instructions:
  1. Toast your bread
  2. Rub with a clove of garlic
  3. Spread desired amount of cream cheese
  4. Add fire roasted bell peppers
  5. Drizzle balsamic glaze
  6. Sprinkle dried basil
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Sunday, April 3, 2022

Unstuffed Cabbage

 

I wanted to eat stuffed cabbage rolls, but didn't want to actually stuff any cabbage. Lol.  So i just chopped it up and made the meat part into meatballs instead.  

Here is a link to the original recipe I found https://www.smalltownwoman.com/cabbage-rolls/.  My version had some changes like omitted the rice, substituted white sugar for brown (because that's what I had on hand), used all ground beef (no pork sausage), and did not stuff or bake anything.  It still turned out really delicious.

Here's my version.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic,minced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 large cabbage
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Instructions:

  1. Prepare ingredients as described above (chop, mince)
  2. Heat pot and add oil, half the onions and half the garlic. Saute until softened.
  3. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, apple cider vinegar, and sugar. Stir.
  4. Add cabbage and cover.  Stir occasionally.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine ground beef, remaining onion and garlic, egg, parsley, and paprika. 
  6. Form small meatballs and airfry at 350 for 15 minutes.
  7. Add meatballs to pot of cabbage and let simmer together for a few minutes.
  8. Enjoy!

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Saturday, March 19, 2022

Naan Bread

 

I used a recipe from Rasa Malaysia. I made it several times and found that letting it rise a bit longer produced softer, fluffier bread. This may be due to different temperatures in my home versus others. Thank you, Rasa Malaysia. For their original recipe, visit their website. 

Here is the direct link: https://rasamalaysia.com/naan/ 

I made some garlic butter and smothered it over.  This was delicious and I highly recommend you try it!

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Sunday, March 13, 2022

Meaty Mushroom Chili

 

The mushrooms were on sale for two trays for $5.00.  I got two and used one of them for this meaty mushroom chili dish.  I found a recipe for this online, but changed it up a bit according to what I had on hand and added a zucchini for additional veggies.  Here's the link to the original inspiration recipe:  https://houseofnasheats.com/meaty-mushroom-chili/ 

Here's my recipe variation.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 slices Canadian bacon, chopped
  • 1 tray mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup water

Instructions:

  1. Prepare ingredients as described above (chop, rinse, drain).
  2. Add oil to heated pan.
  3. Add canadian bacon, onions, garlic, and zucchini.  Stir, cover, and let sweat.
  4. Add ground beef.  Break it up into crumbles and stir. Cook meat through until no longer pink.
  5. Add diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. Stir. Bring to a simmer.
  6. Add spices (chili powder, cumin powder, sugar, black pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper), kidney beans and water. Bring to a simmer and let it cook for about 30 minutes.
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Saturday, March 5, 2022

Beef Stew with Vegetables

 
I took a look at a lot of different beef stew recipes and found so many variations.  Ultimately,  this is the flavor/ingredient combo I went with.

Ingredients:
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 3 red potatoes, chopped
  • 3 white potatoes, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped 
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 pounds stewing beef, in chunks
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper 
  • 4 Tablespoons vegetable oil 
  • 2 lbs beef broth (1 box)
  • 1 T worsteshire sauce
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 Tablespoon thyme
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstartch

Instructions:

  1. Wash vegetables
  2.  Toss beef chunks in the flour, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil to a heated sauce pan and brown beef on all sides.
  4. While beef is browning, chop up vegetables.
  5. Transfer browned beef to a pot.
  6. Add some beef broth to the pan to soften the hardened flour bits and scrape them off.  Transfer the broth to the pot.
  7. Add 2 Tablespoons oil to the pan.  Add carrots, celery, onions, and garlic and stir fry for a few minutes. Then transfer them to the pot too.
  8. Add potatoes to the pot as well as the remainder of the beef broth, bay leaves, worsteshire sauce and thyme.
  9. Push the tomato paste down into the broth to dissolve and bring to a boil.
  10. In a separate dish, add cornstarch and enough water to create a paste.  Add this paste to the stew.
  11. Lower heat and simmer for one hour.
  12. Enjoy!
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Monday, January 24, 2022

Meatball Zucchini Soup

 

I found a recipe for a meatball and zucchini soup on Instagram.  I didn't have the exact ingredients, (although I'm sure that would've been lovely) so I used what I had on hand.  But I definitely want to try this with all the fresh herbs in the future.  Here's the link the original recipe by @pete_eatss:
https://www.instagram.com/pete_eatss/reel/CXKwB7slRea/?utm_medium=copy_link

Here's what I did for my variation.

Ingredients

Broth:
4 cups water
1 Tablespoon dried basil
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon fish sauce

Garlic mix:
4 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Meat mix:
1 pound ground pork
1 teaspoon sugar
Dash of salt
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
Garlic mix from above

1 small zucchini


Instructions

  1. Add broth ingredients to a pot and heat on stove.
  2. Peel garlic.  Smash garlic with cracked black pepper with a mortar and pestle.
  3. Combine all meat mix ingredients and mix well.
  4. Drop 1-inch balls of the meat mix into broth and bring to boil.
  5. Scoop scum off top and discard.
  6. Add zucchini and boil for a few minutes until cooked through.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

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Sunday, January 16, 2022

Korean Style Soup

 

This is my take on a Korean Style Soup.  The tofu I used was soft, but not the tube-shaped style that is typically used in soondubu.  It came in a tray.  I don't have a special cooking stone bowl pot, so I had to cook the soup in a regular pot as well as the egg.  When this is served to me in the restaurant, they give the egg to you to crack into the soup yourself.

Ingredients:
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 ounces pork belly, chopped
  • 4 Tablespoons Korean red pepper powder
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons shoyu (soy sauce)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup kim chee, chopped
  • 3 ounces mushrooms
  • 1 cup bok choy
  • 2 eggs
Instructions:
  1. Prepare ingredients as described above (chop)
  2. Heat canola oil in pot.
  3. Add garlic, green onions, and yellow onions to the oil and stir fry until fragrant.
  4. Add pork belly, stir fry, and cook well.
  5. Add Korean red pepper powder, sesame oil, oyster sauce, soy sauce and stir.  Let simmer for a few minutes to let the flavors come together.
  6. Add water and bring to a boil.
  7. Add kim chee and stir.
  8. Add mushrooms and bok choy.  Push it under the soup and bring to boil.
  9. Crack eggs directly into soup and let it sit until the whites of the egg turn white.
  10. Serve immediately.
  11. Enjoy!

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Sunday, January 9, 2022

Thai Style Curry with Chicken and Vegetables


I had a yellow curry powder from a trip to Thailand pre-covid and decided it was about time to put that to use. Here’s what I made.

Ingredients:

  • 1 zucchini, grated
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 chicken thighs, chopped in bite size pieces
  • 3 Tablespoons Thai yellow curry powder
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 5 basil leaves (or more if you like)
  • 1 Tablespoon cayenne powder (optional)

Instructions:
  1. Prep vegetables as described above (grate, chop)
  2. Toast curry powder in heated pan
  3. Add coconut milk and bring to a simmer
  4. Add chicken, cover, and simmer until chicken is white
  5. Add onions, carrots, and zucchini and stir well
  6. Squeeze a wedge of lime juice in
  7. Tear basil leaves and drop them in
  8. Add cayenne pepper and stir in
  9. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, January 4, 2022

First 2022 Bean Harvest

                            

Look at this colorful array of beans!  This is my first harvest of 2022 from my container garden.  I've got yellow, purple, and green beans.  These were planted a few months ago.  The seeds were ordered from a vendor on Etsy called TomorrowSeeds.  Here's the link to the bean seeds, if you'd like to grow this variety.  https://etsy.me/3um8kwg

 
I made a simple side dish with this small harvest and served with with some cold tofu.  It was basically stir fried beans, a clove of garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, and onion powder. 

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