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 […]
Long time no see indeed. Since I last blogged, I have – moved house – started a new role at work – had a complete overhaul of my schedule – helped my fiancé move – had my computer die – had something happening every weekend – had a death in the family – got concussed […]
Summertime = pineapple sales! I remember pineapple fried rice being a real treat as a kid at small mom-and-pop restaurants. These were glorious dishes that hit the right notes for sweet, sour, and savoury. In an attempt to replicate this, I baked the dish above, with the help of a very helpful sou chef 🙂 […]
Every once in a while I get hit by a desire to have sweets. It doesn’t happen often but when it does, it hits hard. I picked up a small tub of honey Greek yogurt a few weeks ago, seeing that it was on sale at an unbelievable price for Greek yogurt. Then, a few days ago, […]
Summer has hit and with it veggies in all the colours of the rainbow. In a desire to have lighter fare (both on the body and budget), here are three noodle salads to concoct: yakisoba, vermicelli, and spaghetti squash. The first one is my fav. A spin on the yakisoba noodle dish, this one uses […]
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.
This is an old meal from a couple of weeks ago. Shrimp and scrambled egg stir fry is a comfort food and one of my favourite dishes in the world. All it takes are eggs (I used 4 eggs for two people), shrimp, vegetable oil, sesame oil and a little salt to taste. The green […]
(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 […]