January I: 2012
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Penne pasta with chicken tomato sauce and clam/crab
Dusted with dried dill, basil, and crushed chili
A perennial favourite: ground pork, diced onion,
tofu, eggplant, in toban chili sauce - jazzed up mapo tofu!
So silky yet chewy - perfect foil for Jasmine
"Afternoon Delight" ;-) Curry chicken with potato
and onion in puff pastry.
Flaky bundles that burst into heat and aromas:
Love at first bite!
The MOST AMAZING lambs chops ever!
Lamb chops were coated with whole grain Dijon
mustard then with panko crumbs.
The chops were browned quickly in olive oil then
finished in 350 F oven for 25 minutes until medium rare.
Lamb chops were incredibly juicy and tender.
Made a sauce with fresh mint, olive oil, and
sushi seasoning (vinegar) in my little Cuisinart food processor.
Lamb chops were from Safeway - an unexpected
purchase when they were 30% off.
Always a great find when they move them from
the showcase at full price to "packaged" for the open fridge section :-)))
Been eyeing those damn A&W bacon'n'egger
coupons and wanted one!
Then thought, don't need "no stinkin' coupons"
when I can make my own...
Went downhill - literally - from that thought
- to Safeway:
Extra crispy English muffins, Harvest back bacon
rounds, home, and THIS was the result!
2 slices of back bacon, 2 soft yolk fried eggs
(I like the ooze),
a squeeze of spicy ketsup, nestled between toasted
What more could I ask for?
Well...Bill did make a fresh pot of Tim's! Perfect
Sunday brunch for two:-)
Chinese BBQ duck - amazing flavour. Best eaten
while fresh and hot from the BBQ shop!
Ok...Graphic warning for some of you: pickled
pig's ear and pickles boneless" phoenix claws"
- does the name make it better?
Saw these at the Chinese grocery store in Wpg,
The Lucky Supermarket, and just couldn't resist.
Thought maybe for the "fear factor", but wow!
hey are damn tasty, if I DO say so MYSELF...lol!
So, I said these make perfect bar food, and Bill
"Only if you're too drunk to know what they are!"
Just thought you'd like a real close up.
The pickled cucumber is quite good as well;-)
Stir-fried black bean garlic bitter melon, turkey
fillet over a bed of rice noodles (ho fun).
Bitter melon is considered a "cooling foods"
in the ying/tang of body balance.
Having eaten fried foods, junk foods, all holidays,
I'm trying to get our bodies back to a healthy balance
Our late lunch on one of Kathy McDonald's lovely
Panko-crusted turkey fillets, orange and purple
yams, beets, salad with mango dressing and pumpkin seeds,
and a slice of lemon to squeeze onto the turkey:
on my new plate, of course!
Nice flaky Panko crust kept the turkey fillet
This is the most tender part of the turkey.
Fresh squeeze of lemon is my favourite "sauce"
Whites Only omelet: red peppers, jalapeno, dill,
onion, mushroom, fresh Thai basil,
curry powder, kept company by med. hot salsa.
Makes my tummy happy;-)
Vegetables all warming up in Whites Only with
curry powder and a couple drops of olive oil in non-stick pan.
Love Thai basil.
I put them on one side then folded the other
over just before eating.
I should just lay the basil on top - lost that
nice "crunch" but still retained the flavour.
How can Chinese supermarkets sell fresh dill
at these prices,
and I have to pay +$1.00 for a small bunch, usually
wilting by the time they put it out?
Or, pay +2.00 for a small plastic flip-box...
Not sure, but I always find dill not only adds
a wonderful flavour but consider it a cleansing
More like a wintery January night, so braised
with Chinese mushrooms, waterchestnuts, Chinese
fried tofu, fresh ginger in oyster sauce over
wilted lettuce. Yum!
Trying different add-ons to entice Bill to eat
NO cauliflower or broccoli (tiny pieces well
mini cukes, carrot, orange pepper, radish, mixed
greens, celery, dried cranberries,
shredded coconut, raspberry vinaigrette, fresh
grind of mixed peppers.
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