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Stir Fry

There’s nothing overly special about this….except that I used a couple fun new things I found at the Asian Market. One was long, purple eggplant….I simply couldn’t resist their fun color…and the other is green tea flavored soba noodles. The eggplant tasted a lot like normal eggplant, but nice and mild, no soaking/salting here, and [...]

Steamed Vegetable Dumplings…de-constructed

I gave the steamed vegetable dumplings from Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian a shot tonight, and remembered why I’m not huge on most dumplings. I love those thick white dim sum buns filled with sweet bean paste, but dumplings…not so much. I’ve always thought they were kind of bland and gummy, and these were no different. [...]

Soul Soup in the Summer!!!

Yes…it’s summer, and yes, I realize that’s not “warm the heart” soup season. I’m about 4 months late…either that, or I’m getting ready for next winter several months early. However, yesterday wasn’t overly hot by the time the sun set, and in checking out the pantry, I discovered I had all the ingredients for the [...]

As promised

Here it is…the stirfry. I’ve noticed that stirfry isn’t the most photogenic food on earth, especially when made with buckwheat soba noodles which are a murky beige/brown to begin with. I must admit that I’m FAIRLY sure they were buckwheat…they looked and tasted that way, but unless I learn chinese STAT, I won’t be able [...]