Friday, January 13, 2012

Moo Shu Chicken

To say there's a shortage of good chinese food in Oregon is an understatement. This is something we really struggle with since moving from California. I did however find an easy recipe that will help make the trips to California (which include good chinese food) seem like less of a wait.


Shredded lean pork or chicken 1 1/2 cups
Shredded cabbage 1 cup
Shredded carrots 1/2 cup
Shredded mushrooms (optional) 1/2 cup
Shredded bamboo shoots 1/2 cup
Diced celery 1/2 cup


Gravy: Mix together 1 tablespoon each of soy sauce, corn starch, water and 1 teaspoon salt, dash of black pepper.

Filling: Stir fry all the ingredients with 2 tablespoons oil for 5 minutes, add gravy, cook for additional 1 minute, cool and drain.

*Very easy and tasty recipe- check your supermarkets freezer aisle for chinese spring roll wrappers otherwise you could make your own or eat this yummy recipe as it is.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Lentil Soup

Recipe for Alton Brown's Lentil Soup

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup onion (chopped finely)
1/2 cup carrot (chopped finely)
1/2 cup celery (chopped finely)
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 lb lentils (culled & rinsed)
1 cup tomato (peeled & cubed)
1 quart chicken broth
1 quart vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon coriander (ground)
1/2 teaspoon cumin (ground)
1/2 teaspoon grains of paradise (ground)


with salt, sweat the onion, carrot, and celery in hot olive oil.
add the broth, tomatoes, lentils and seasonings.
bring to a boil.
reduce heat and cover, cooking about 35-45 minutes.
blend if desired (I do not blend).

This one is tasty, easy, inexpensive to make and healthy- I love that!!