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Ramen Noodle Soup

I really wish I remembered what I put in this…it was basically everything except the kitchen sink and the seasoning packet.  I even added a cornstarch slurry to thicken things up at the end, although it didn’t really work.  As it stands, you will have to suffice with a picture…and come up with your own [...]

Tofu Curry with Peach Chutney

We’re calling this meal Indian Fusion since I didn’t actually reference any recipes, and I’m pretty sure anything that I create by grabbing “this and that” can’t be any closer to traditional Indian food than fusion.  It was delicious though, so fusion or not, I’ll call it a success.  There were a couple peaches heading [...]

Snappy Snap Pea Salad and Penne Broccoli with Red Pepper Sauce

Both recipes tonight came from  Vegetarian Planet and fared pretty well.   Snappy Snap Pea salad just sounded fun, and  it called for some of my recently acquired Sumac which I was pretty hyped up about.  This was cool and tasty, but a bit too tart for my taste, mostly because of the Sumac if I [...]

Broccoli with Cheezy Sauce

I had a tupperware of the V’con cheezy sauce left over from the Florentine, and when a coworker mentioned the comfort food dinner he’d made including some cheddar broccoli, I knew what I had to do. YUM.  I only wish I’d done a better job of draining the broccoli after steaming, because the green juice [...]

“Beef” N Broccoli

 We haven’t had broccoli in a while, and broccoli always makes me think Chinese takeout, so that’s essentially what I did.  I’m not sure what takeout places put on their beef and broccoli, because to my memory, it’s pretty different then what I came up with.  It was still good though, so I can’t really [...]

Fondue Lo Mein

The basic idea for this dish was: “dump everything left in the fridge into the fondue pot and see what happens”, and that was what I did. The one glaring mistake I made was in not re-hydrating the oyster mushrooms and dried lily buds ahead of time. I figured since they normally re-hydrate in boiling [...]

Vegetarian Sweet and Sour Pork

Why on earth would I buy something called “Sweet and Sour Vegetarian Pork” that comes in a can? Well, why not…try everything once. This sat in the pantry for a couple weeks, since frankly, I was scared of it. No need…it wasn’t bad. Will I buy sweet and sour pork in a can again? Probably [...]

Coconut Curry

I’d been thinking about making a coconut curry for a long time, the problem is, when I finally got around to it yesterday, I used too much coconut and not enough CURRY…ah well, live and learn. It wasn’t bad, just more mild and sweet than I had been hoping for. Most people would probably find [...]

Curried Udon Noodle Stir fry

It’s been a pretty busy weekend, what with fireworks, our monthly pizza night, etc…so I haven’t done much cooking. Last night the guys were ordering Chinese, so I decided to make some of my own, using the recipe for curried udon noodles from V’con. I was very into the sauce, although I’d probably double it [...]