Ben and I have been taking turns being sick. So tonight is my turn. Being sick means a whole lot less patience in the kitchen. So here it is – 10 minute soup. No joke. 2 Servings: – olive oil – 3 cloves garlic – 1 carrot – 4 baby bok choy – 1/2 chicken […]
A meal from last week that served 4!
Much as I couldn’t stand the smell of chemicals, there are times when strong chemicals seem to fit the bill. This was one of them. I bleached the floor where the old freezer was (it smelled of dead things and mold. Actually, there were dead things and mold. I won’t tell you what the live things were), scrubbed the shower stall, and inserted a new, stinky, bad-for-you PVC shower curtain.
Anyway, I digress.
The last while I had been cooking my way through the freezer and pantry at the old apartment. The week before leaving the old apartment, I cooked up the couscous dish you see above, along with lamb Ben brought back from the market, with steamed potatoes. The potatoes were on the over-steamed side. Oh well. I didn’t have any vegetables left and was really craving vegetables. So, inspired by the Netflix series ‘Chef’s Table,’ where a Scandinavian cook gathered what was available on the land, I gathered a handful of edible weeds. That’s right, edible weeds.
(Beef Bowl Take 2) This filling beef bowl took me back to my childhood – carrot matchsticks on a bed of shredded lettuce with savoury beef over rice. The salads I ate as a child were boring, and limited to whatever went int a bibimbap or as a side to a Japanese bento (e.g. shredded […]
I picked up a thing of lamb several weeks ago since it was on sale for half price thinking it would be a nice treat later on. It was. The nice thing about picking things up on sale is that you don’t have to go for the heaviest item in the frozen bin. A smaller […]
Made orange glazed pork chops and mashed potatoes on Sunday night – and they were neither overcooked or undercooked! Pork is one of those things that just feels finicky – easy to overcook. One of my new cookbooks said to roast them in a roasting pan, but elevated by a wire tray so heat can […]
Ever since I watched the blogger in the movie ‘Julie and Julia’ carve her own chicken (or was it a turkey?) I had been wanting to conquer an entire bird. And so yes. Today I went to battle with the bird. The results? Grace: 1. Bird: Defeated. I didn’t follow any particular recipe. All I […]
This is a very light fish soup made flavoured with kimchi juice. It’s packed with probiotics (but sometimes also sodium, so check the label if that’s a concern) and because of its spiciness, will warm you up on a chilly day. I had a quarter cup of kimchi juice remaining so I made up this […]
These bulgogi pulled pork sandwiches make great lunches – easy to wrap and assembled in 15 minutes. They contain very few ingredients and made use of scraps from previous meals. Although no extra seasoning was added beyond flavouring the pork, they weren’t overly ‘dry’ sandwiches. Here’s how: Ingredients: (Serves 2 – 1 per person, or 2 […]
This deliciousness was inspired by my dear friend Rebecca (you can check out her thoughtful blog here), who had tried sweet chili Thai sauce with chicken first. As soon as she told me about it, I knew it would be a delightful match for the tastes. This is, quite literally, the easiest from scratch pizza in the […]