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 :-)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Miso Udon

So I was less than satisfied with my broth last time... so I found miso paste at Trader Joes and put that in after the noodles had boiled with some bok choy. I topped it with the egg slices again too.

It was good. I love miso. This was a yellow miso though and too mild for my preference. I also found an unpasteurized miso paste made from Barley instead of soybeans at whole foods. I'm exited to try that one once I've used up this first container.

Friday, July 11, 2014


Boil dry udon in chicken broth for 12 minutes. Add a splash of soy sauce to the broth. Garnish with green onions and sliced egg omelet.


The post it note has the recipe I used for the batter. I sliced organic hot dogs in half and dipped them in the batter. Then I fried them in coconut oil in our deep fryer. They were so good.

I tested out freezing them and reheating in the microwave from frozen and it totally worked. Not as good as fresh, but still good.

Next time, I need to remember to butterfly the hot dogs so they're not choking hazards before frying them. I did that after and it hurt the effect. Definitely making these again though!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

spring roll wraps

Lunch today was fantastic. Why haven't we thought of this sooner?

Spring roll rice wrappers
Rice mixed with sushi vinegar
Bean sprouts sauteed with soy sauce
Fresh veggies: carrot, green onion, alfalfa sprouts
Sauce: sesame oil, plum sauce, siracha

Submerge the wrappers in water for 30~60 seconds. Remove and sick on a plate. Layer the  toppings on it like a burrito. Add your sauce. Wrap it up. Eat it.

I'm super exited about these for a lunchbox meal. They're portable, good at room temperature, can be made ahead of time. They're basically my replacement for sandwiches. And so much healthier for me!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Menu plan this week

This is my list of meals that I've shopped for. I'm imagining it will last about two weeks.

I'm pretty exited about the dry erase crayons I just got so I wrote the menu plan on my fridge with them.

Also, we shopped for about half of the stuff at the Asian grocery store here. Everything there seems super cheap but their produce looks great so I'm hoping to do more of that in the future ~ especially since V got the wok for his birthday. Its really easy to do batch cooking on the weekend with his wok.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

apple pie for breakfast

V made the perfect apple pie from serious eats for our Fourth of July party yesterday. He upped the cinnamon to 1TB. It was good but not very sweet. Which makes for a delicious breakfast of leftovers - with a poached egg for protein. Ummmm.

Harvard Beets

I have no idea how Harvard got attached to these beets but my Grandma used to make them for Sunday dinner and I love them.

Unfortunately I'm the only one in my family who loves beets, so I don't make them that often.

1lb beets, boiled and skinned and cubed
1TB sugar
1TB cornstarch
1/4 cup vinegar
Pinch salt and pepper

Mix all in a Saucepan and heat until sauce is thick.