sometimes it helps to have some kind criteria to decide what to make for dinner. so if we have guests, i try to think what that person would like to eat. on deck tonight is mushroom and shrimp. Continue reading “recipe: grilled shrimp stuffed mushrooms”
i had an extra eggplant lying around so i looked for inspiration online and found this list: 17 Delicious Eggplant Recipes That Everyone Will Love on Serious Eats. the one that called out to me today was this spicy one with shrimp. Continue reading
since the little one can’t have garlic, m & i don’t keep fresh garlic in the house anymore. common foods, including tomato sauce and snacks, that often include garlic we try to keep sealed or don’t eat when k is around.
so i wanted to have a quick meal the other day and was going to just have some pasta and tomato sauce. i ran out of tomato sauce and didn’t have any garlic. i was baffled for a little while. then i realized what would be the most basic sauce: butter! so, i just boiled some pasta, steamed some broccoli and shrimp, then added a pat of butter and tossed it. yum!
since i had some extra crab from the avocado crab salsa, i looked for another recipe to try and found this one online. it looked so good that i had to try it! i wanted to share it with k so instead … Continue reading recipe: tomato, corn, crab and avocado salad
since it’s just a salsa, i used it as a topping for the quinoa enchilada casserole i made as the main course for dinner. the two dishes worked so well together … it was MFEO! Continue reading “recipe: avocado crab salsa”
when i was prepping a little cooking project for k’s country study, i did some research about the history of fried rice. eggs are a big part of the recipe. the measure of “wealth” could be determined in the amount of eggs in the fried rice dish as the color yellow is symbolic of gold. k is allergic to eggs so i did not add it in her class project but i thought it would be fun to try the recipe with eggs as well!
there are also variety on how egg is included in the rice. one way is by cooking the egg first and then adding it to the rice along with all of the other fried rice ingredients. but recently i watched a Taiwanese drama and one scene has a chef making fried rice by pouring the beaten egg into the rice after all the other ingredients were already mixed together. therefore you cook the egg with the fried rice – not before.
cooking the egg into the rice mixture gives it an extra egg flavor.
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haven’t had shrimp in a while so i was looking forward to trying this recipe.
the recipe is pretty easy. the only cooking is boiling the pasta, shrimp and broccoli. the dressing is just a few spices. after that, throw everything into a bowl and mix!
it’s such a light but filling healthy meal. it’s also a good meal to eat room temperature or cold. make a little extra to save for tomorrow’s lunch!
- 8 ounces cooked shrimp
- 8 ounces whole-wheat elbow macaroni, fusilli or favorite shaped pasta
- 2 cups steamed broccoli
- 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes, thinly sliced
- 1 cup colored bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1 tablespoon capers
- 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1-1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1-1/2 tsp oregano
- sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
________________________________________________________________________________ eat at Isabella’s in the upper west side, ny Continue reading no bones to pick about isabella’s
________________________________________________________________________________ eat at Chez Josephine in times square, ny read more about Josephine Baker in her official site and wikipedia Continue reading c’est magnifique! chez josephine
________________________________________________________________________________ eat at Jack the Horse Tavern in brooklyn heights, ny *see previous post from Jack the Horse Tavern – brunch Continue reading ride again to jack the horse tavern
________________________________________________________________________________ eat at New Imperial Palace in flushing, ny learn more about the annual Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival each October in port angeles, wa Continue reading eat royally at new imperial palace
for my friend’s birthday, she chose flex mussels to celebrate. we started with the day’s specialty with fried oysters and pork belly. yum! then we chose the main meal: mussels! there were over 20 broths to choose from and a difficult choice it was! after much deliberation we each chose one: – funghi with wild mushrooms, double smoked bacon, garlic and cream – the mexican with chipotle adobo, chorizo and calimari – san danielle with prosciutto, caramelized onion, white wine, garlic – bruschetta with san marzano tomatoes, lobster, marinated tomato and crutons i loved the bruschetta mussels the most. the … Continue reading flex for the mussels, extend for the donuts