Archive for the ‘Vegetables’ Category

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

These easy wraps make for a light dinner, perfect for a warm summer evening. Chicken Lettuce Wraps Serves 2 generously 2 tbsp canola oil, divided 1 tsp sesame oil 1 9-oz package mung bean sprouts 1 lb shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and caps quartered 1 lb ground chicken 1 large clove garlic, pressed 2 tsp freshly grated ginger 2 tbsp ...

Turkey and Black Bean Chili

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

This easy, quick, hearty one pot meal hit the spot tonight. I made it extra mild for our guests, but if was just Shaun and I, I would have added a chile in adobo or two and some cayenne pepper. Sorry for the somewhat blurry photo. Our ...

Guinness Beef Stew

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Tonight's dinner was a modification of Brown Eyed Baker's excellent Guinness beef stew recipe. My version is below. This slow roasted stew made for a great, hearty, one dish meal, worthy of a weekend celebrating Saint Patrick's Day! Guinness Beef Stew Serves 4 generously Ingredients 1 3-pound boneless beef chuck roast, trimmed ...

Pot Roast

Monday, February 24th, 2014

An update to my pot roast recipe, this adds one small finely grated zucchini and a bit of ketchup to the broth, which adds some great body. Steven got to try a carrot and was quite a fan too. :-) Pot Roast (for a 5-6 quart slow cooker) Makes ...

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Our sweet sleepy guy wishes you a happy Valentine's Day. :D We had Jaden's beef and broccoli for dinner tonight. Tasty, easy, and worked for both Valentine's Day and the tail end of the Chinese New Year.

Baked Asian Turkey Buns

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

These are my mom's new take on hom bao with a nod to bierocks. They turned out very good! Baked Asian Turkey Buns Makes 8 buns For the filling: 1 tbsp canola oil 20 oz ground turkey breast 6 oz crimini or shiitake mushrooms, coarsely chopped 1 tbsp soy sauce 4 tbsp sweet chili sauce (I like ...

Everett Mall Farmer’s Market

Friday, July 19th, 2013

A new farmer's market opened this past week at the Everett Mall. It was small, but quite nice, and I got some great tomatoes, spinach, peaches, "nectarots" (a hybrid of apricots and nectarines), beets, and some delicious just fried mini doughnuts tossed in cinnamon sugar that are not pictured, ...

Gnocchi with Summer Squash

Monday, March 25th, 2013

This easy and fast side dish comes together in no time. The fresh flavor is easily customized for whatever you're serving it with. I had some baked chicken, so I added thyme into the zucchini. Next time I might throw in some cherry tomatoes too. Very ...

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

I hope everyone had a fun Saint Patrick's Day! I went to Shawn O'Donnell's for a great Irish breakfast: rashers, grilled tomatoes, O'Brian potatoes, fried eggs, and toast.   I got to see the Snohomish Country Firefighters Pipes and Drums, and generally had a good time people watching. The pipe ...

Pork, Shiitake, and Snap Pea Stir Fry

Monday, March 4th, 2013

I had other plans for my ground pork, but my oven disagreed and died on me. Drat. The baked dumplings will have to wait for another day. The stovetop still works, though, so I went for a quick stir fry. This turned out quite well, especially for ...