Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Rice balls!

So the picture is enormous but these are my new favorite thing! The terrible looking black stuff is the black sesame paste from the previous recipe. I also put leftover mahi and some red beet and cabbage kraut in the middle.

Basically, you just cook sticki rice and shape it into balls with wet hands. We use Calrose rice at our house for sushi needs. I cooked 3 cups rice with 3.5 cups water. Bring to a boil, then turn to low for 20 minutes. Then I spread some of the rice out on a plate and sprinkled sushi rice vinegar on it. 

Make a cup out of your hand and put some rice in it. Bunch up the toppings in the center with whatever other sauce you want to use. Then add another scoop of rice on the top and pat it into a ball of rice with the toppings hiding in the middle. Squish it pretty hard and use plenty of water on your hands. 

They're good day-old too so you can make a bunch ahead of time. And they are fabulous lunch-box food. Make smaller balls for kids.

Udon with black sesame paste

This is from Heidi Swanson's cookbook. It was so delicious! I definitely swapped out a few things - like I used udon noodles. And we don't eat tofu so I subbed scrambled egg strips. The black sesame sauce is fantastic though. I have some extra I've been using in rice balls too.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Burrito bowl

I was planning on black beans for dinner but they're just not getting soft after hours of cooking... Which means my good storage collection of black beans is probably heat damaged. Sad.

But I still had those ripe avocados so I went ahead with burrito bowls tonight using the leftover lentils from lunch.

Rice, lentils, carmelized onion, cilantro, marinated cucumbers, and raw cheddar.

To drink is sparkling mineral water with rootbeer stevia and a splash of bourbon vanilla.

Red lentils with kale

This was our lovely lunch today.

Saute onion in olive oil until brown. Add a bunch of chopped kale. Add salt to taste. Saute until soft. Add two garlic cloves and saute just until garlic gets fragrant. Remove from heat and sprinkle fresh lemon juice. Stir.

Boil red lentils in water about 7 minutes or until soft but not mush. Drain and rinse well.

Dish up lentils, top with kale saute.

And we had some watermelon for dessert. Delicious!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Breakfast of champions

Fry the bacon. Add eggs to the bacon grease. Spoon the grease over the eggs until the whites are cooked but the yolk is still runny. Eat hot. Then sop up the yolk on the plate with the toast. Yummmm...

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sweet potato fries

Peel and chop sweet potatoes. Rub then with coconut oil. Sprinkle with salt. Roast @ 425' for 20~30 minutes.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Lunch today

Ham rollup with cheddar
Avocado toast
Trader Joe's dip :-)