Thai Laab.

Does the name of this dish scare you just a little? I hope not. Let’s put it this way ~ do you like ground meat mixed up with asian spices? Do you like stir-fry, with rice and onions? How about lettuce wraps? Or an asian version of sloppy joes? The only thing that is somewhat weird about this dish, actually, is the sauce. You have … Continue reading Thai Laab.

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Two delicious summer salads.

I have two great ~ I mean GREAT ~ mothers. My real mother (Hi Mom!) and the mother I inherited when I married the Giant Scandinavian (who is currently my hero because he has somehow figured out how to teach CHOIR from home). And both of my mothers have brightened up my life, this past week, with their amazing recipes. I recently purchased a recipe-organizing … Continue reading Two delicious summer salads.

Collards and Kimchi.

If you love collard greens, keep reading. If you love kimchi, keep reading. If you think you don’t like either, you might need to try them together. I absolutely love both dishes, but I didn’t always. The first time I tried kimchi was on a plane to Seoul, South Korea. The most beautiful flight attendant I had ever seen, came up to me and said, “American meal, … Continue reading Collards and Kimchi.

spicy scrambled eggs and tempeh.

I love savory foods for breakfast. Preferably accompanied by a cinnamon roll. HA! This savory egg dish is really satisfying, with spicy Asian flavors, crunchy sesame seeds, and loaded with protein. SPICY SCRAMBLED EGGS AND TEMPEH. Ingredients: all you need are eggs, tempeh, toasted sesame oil, some other kind of oil or butter, sesame seeds, and your favorite spice mix. I’m using a wok these … Continue reading spicy scrambled eggs and tempeh.

CHICKEN ZOODLE PHO.

Oh oh oh….it’s Pho… Actually, it should be “Uh, uh, uh…it’s Pho”. Am I pronouncing that right? I’ve heard it sounds like “fuh” as in, “fuhhh-get about it”, or “FUnyons”. Right? Anyway, I love love LOVE this Vietnamese tricked out, flavor-packed, cure-what-ails-you, chicken-soup. If you make this healing broth from scratch, there are strange, frightening animal bones involved. I’m not afraid of any of that … Continue reading CHICKEN ZOODLE PHO.

cauliflower rice bowl.

Is that pretty? It’s pretty to me because I know just how comforting this little bowl of delicious umami is. Because I just tucked into my second bowl. Because I can when it’s cauliflower. BOOM. Here’s the recipe! CAULIFLOWER RICE BOWL 1 tablespoon butter or coconut oil chopped crispy prosciutto or bacon (skip the sulfites) chopped pineapple cauliflower, riced (I used a bag of already-riced cauliflower) … Continue reading cauliflower rice bowl.

exotic cauliflower rice pilaf.

Oh, this.   This warming, comforting cauliflower rice pilaf is filling my house with the most fantastic and lovely smells. Its mouth-watering co-star is a Ginger-Soy pork chop, which will get its very own post shortly. I’M SO HUNGRY! I cannot wait for dinner. Here’s how it’s done… CAULIFLOWER RICE PILAF Melt two tablespoons butter or ghee in a Dutch oven. Butter has a major … Continue reading exotic cauliflower rice pilaf.