Tuesday, November 15, 2011
My friend gave me a yummy recipe for Chinese Salad and I have kind of made into my own for the most part. J The best part about this salad is that you can add your own kind of cabbage or other veggies. Some people like red onions too! Some times I prefer the Chinese crunchy noodles and almonds instead of the ingredients below.
1 head of cabbage chopped
1 head of bok choy
2 pkgs of sliced almonds
1 cup of sesame seeds
1-2 pkgs of Ramen (no seasoning)
¼ c. of butter or ½ a stick
Break up the ramen and mix it with sesame seeds and almonds.
Melt the butter and toss it with the crunchy mixture.
Toast them until they are lightly colored.
Slice all the veggies. Add the crunchies and mix with the dressings.
1 c. of sugar
½ c. of oil
½ c. of sesame oil
½ c. of rice vinegar
2 Tblsp of soy sauce.
Mix together in a blender to emulsify.
To make this a Chinese chicken salad, marinate the chicken in a good teriyaki sauce. I really like Yoshinos. Then grill, bake, or pan fry the chicken-whatever is easiest. Add to the chicken salad.
Friday, November 11, 2011
A couple weeks ago I read a recipe that used sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes for the topping on shepherds pie. I was very intrigued and last night it sounded delicious. It was great because I could make dinner work with what I had. I only needed to get some sweet potatoes which my friend gave me. Ch-ching. Now I wish I had a recipe, but I just don't usually cook that way. I will give you approximates and all the ingredients I used.