Friday, January 13, 2012
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.
Posted by Jamie at 7:42 AM
Monday, January 2, 2012
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!!
Posted by Jamie at 7:18 PM