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Pad Thai

According to the Brand Name Chinese Cookbook, this recipe is called “tofu noodle salad with spicy peanut sauce”. I don’t know why they call it that, it’s a great Pad Thai. I’ve made plenty of Pad Thai’s before, and this ranks well among them…nothing stellar, but not bad either. The real trick to this was [...]

Carrot Dumplings in Lemongrass Broth

I’ve never made “dumplings” before…good thing they’re a lot like matzoh balls…eliminate the matzoh meal, replace with flour, and adorn as desired. It actually gave me an idea…I’ve never mixed carrots or spices of any kind into my matzoh balls…but why not? I see a culinarily (yes I made that word up) exciting Passover in [...]

Midnight Soup

For some reason, we’re very fond of soup as a midnight snack in our place. It’s always a combination of veg. stock, varied vegetables, tofu, and ramen noodles. (minus the suspect-looking flavoring packet) This one wasn’t terribly out of the ordinary, but was delicious and took barely ten minutes from start to finish, so I [...]

Carrot-Zucchini Wontons, Fried Rice and Pickled Carrots

Greg came over one last time before leaving for a year in Korea this week, and in honor of his relocation to Asia, we made Asian food. I didn’t attempt any Kimchee…although I have a recipe for it, and the thought did cross my mind. Instead, I decided to class it up a bit, and [...]

Carrot Salad and Vietnamese Spring Rolls

I’m continuing with my “summer food” theme, which basically means that I only make things that can be eaten cold…unfortunately that does not necessarily mean that they don’t require cooking at some point. First off is a salad that I stole from Rachael Ray…sort of. I saw her make it a long time ago on [...]

A side

Last night’s dinner was a conglomeration of leftovers and such, but I did make one very simple, yet incredibly delicious side. Dump a bunch of baby carrots into a pot, drizzle generously with maple syrup (The real kind, from VERMONT…if yours is named after or is in the shape of someones Aunt or Madame, throw [...]