genetically engineered 2014 – yup, we’re talking about food

in addition to the dirty dozen and clean fifteen, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has a list of foods that are genetically engineered. especially since i’ve been making baby’s food at home, i’ve been more focused on introducing fruits and vegetables in its freshest and purest form possible. but the government and food corporations are not making it easy.

the¬†foods i have heard of being genetically modified are corn and papaya but apparently some zucchini are – although because of improper labeling, it’s hard to know which is which. according to the EWG, the best thing to do is to buy organic for those foods as well as look for the Non GMO Project Verified label. unfortunately that’s not the worst of it – more vegetables and fruits are up for application to be genetically engineered. here is the list: Continue reading “genetically engineered 2014 – yup, we’re talking about food”

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

Preparation Continue reading “omurice with curry”