recipe: pressure cooker roast pork with vegetables

pressure cooker roast pork with vegetablesi had some pot roast frozen so i took it out to defrost and then went online to find a recipe. the one that caught my eye had the intro: “… quick and unbelievably delicious …” and when i looked at the ingredients list, i had everything in my kitchen! Continue reading “recipe: pressure cooker roast pork with vegetables”

recipe: creamy and creamless stroganoff

creamy and creamless stroganoffi love beef stroganoff but i’m not a fan of sour cream. this pressure cooker recipe is perfect since you cook everything first and then add the sour cream afterwards so you can have it with or without! another option for those who are not a fan of sour cream but want a creamy version, use greek yogurt! Continue reading “recipe: creamy and creamless stroganoff”

recipe: pressure cooker pot roast with vegetables

pressure cooker pot roast with vegetablesone of the easiest thing to make in a pressure cooker is pot roast. the meat is so tender and the vegetables are so soft and soak in all of the flavor. it is truly a wonderful, easy and no-fuss dish. i had some string beans that were going bad and just threw it in as well. delish! Continue reading “recipe: pressure cooker pot roast with vegetables”

recipe: fish congee

fish congeesince it’s already April, i thought we avoided cold season but it turns out the interim between winter to spring is another season for catching a cold. k got it first and then i caught it – first a cough and then a sore throat. what is the best thing to eat at when you have both? congee.

it’s comfort food at is best – liquidy to help with the throat pain, hot to warm your body and tasty that still appeals to your diminished sense of taste. there is quite a variety of congee combinations. my favorite is a crab congee at a restaurant i frequent.

but when you’re not able to go out to get it, this is a simple recipe to make yourself!

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christmas dinner 2014

for christmas m & i collaborated on our family dinner. i made the side dishes, m made the main dish and i decorated a cute fruity dessert with family bringing chocolate and cake. we a barely felt the limitations of feeding … Continue reading christmas dinner 2014

omurice with curry

a few years ago, i relived a childhood meal at hiroko’s place: omurice with curry. i really enjoyed it.

recently, i had a hankering for it again so i decided to make it myself. my parents used to use these curry blocks to make japanese flavored curry. instead of ketchup rice that is usually inside of the omelette, i used regular white rice and then put some ketchup on top.

while it may not be as good as authentic japanese omurice, it will tie me over until i make it back to hiroko’s place or another japanese restaurant with authentic omurice!

Ingredients

  • 2 stalks of carrots, cut into chunks
  • 1 medium potato, cut into small chunks
  • 5 medium cremini mushrooms, cut in quarters
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 4 blocks of S&B Golden Curry sauce mix, mild/medium hot/hot
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ketchup
  • 2-4 cups white rice

Special equipment

  • rice cooker

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slurp up the noodles at sapporo

sometimes you’re just in the mood for a big bowl of ramen and that’s what you’ll get at Sapporo. all of the ramen noodles are in chicken and vegetable stock soup. we tried 4 different ramen bowls: Sapporo Special: noodles in miso flavored soup with extra portion of sliced pork, mined pork, fishcake, bean sprout corn, scallions and spinach Miso Ramen: noodles in soybean flavored soup with sliced pork, minced pork, fishcake, been sprout, corn and scallions Mabo Ramen: spicy miso chili sauce with tofu beancurd and minced pork Tan-Tan Men: noodles in sesame flavored soup with minced pork, spinach, … Continue reading slurp up the noodles at sapporo

healthy food blogs

found this list of healthy blogs and taking a quick brows, they are really impressive. i can’t wait to learn more from them! 101 Cookbooks. This is the blog that always comes up first when people talk about healthy eating blogs. Half of the appeal is the gorgeous photos! But along with healthy recipes the blog also has a page on building a “natural foods pantry.” My Life Runs on Food. Sanura Williams’ blog is another a treasure trove of inspiring food photos with quick, healthy recipes. Her blackeye pea and pearl barley salad is a totally unexpected take on the New … Continue reading healthy food blogs

healthy ingredients swap

with simple food swaps, everything you already eat can have a place in a healthy lifestyle by replacing high-calorie and unhealthy ingredients with good-for-you items that taste just as delicious. * Caesar Salad Swap out: Bottled Caesar dressing Swap in: Simple homemade Caesar dressing Ingredients 1/4 cups pasteurized egg substitute 1 clove garlic, minced 1-1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup fresh Parmesan 8 cups romaine lettuce coarsely cut Preparation In small bowl, whisk together egg substitute; garlic, anchovy paste, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce and … Continue reading healthy ingredients swap

curried corn bisque

for the starter to my thanksgiving dinner, i made a curried corn bisque. i really enjoyed this spicy sweet soup which has the heat from the tabasco and curry powder as well as the sweet from the corn. what a great combo! Ingredients 2 teaspoons canola oil 1 cup fresh or frozen chopped onions 1-1/2 tablespoons curry powder 1-1/2 tablespoon turmeric 1 teaspoon hot sauce, or to taste 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 (16-ounce) packages frozen corn – or – 3 (10-ounce) boxes frozen corn 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth 2 cups water … Continue reading curried corn bisque