Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
This recipe makes one very large serving that could be shared with maybe one person. I tend to use what I have in the fridge. You could use zucchini, yellow squash, spinach, broccoli, regular green beans, carrots or asparagus instead of the snow peas or in addition. It's all about using things that you like. You can adjust the ingredients to your taste...this is just a baseline recipe to get you started with being creative in the kitchen.
1/2 red bell pepper chopped
1/2 green bell pepper chopped
1/4 cup large red onion chopped (sweet onion is ok)
6-8 any kind of mushrooms sliced
2 handfuls of snow peas cleaned
1 large clove of garlic (pressed)
1TBS oil (I use olive oil)
1 tsp mirin
1 tsp toasted sesame oil
2 tsp. ginger in tube or fresh grated
2 TBS tamari or soy sauce
1 handful of fresh basil leaves sliced thin
salt and pepper to taste
1 section of bean thread (cellophane) noodles.
Have your veggies chopped and ready, with all of your ingredients lined up so you can have everything within reach.
|Heat about 2 cups of water in the microwave. Place noodles in the hot water and let them sit while you cook the veggies.|
|Heat the oil on high heat.|
|Add onions and let them saute for 1-2 minutes.|
|Next add the mushrooms; let them cook 1-2 minutes.|
|Then add your red and green bell peppers, mirin, ginger, tamari or soy, and sesame oil. Stir fry 1-2 minutes.|
|Now you can add the snow peas and garlic. Let this cook for 1-2 minutes; make sure you don't over cook...you want the peas to stay just a bit crispy.|
|Finally, you can strain the noodles and add them to the stir fry....toss them around to soak up the great flavor!|
Thursday, May 31, 2012
I don't think I have seen this anywhere else but I got the idea from Martha Stewart using paper coffee filters between plates and pans to keep them from scratching while they are in storage. I am one of those silly people who looks at a bottle cap and says..."what can I make out of this?" I even have a bag of pistachio nut shells just waiting to be used for some art or craft idea. I have posted a picture story of how to make my invention: PAN PROTECTORS!
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
|My basil reseeded itself from last year. I like to keep it going throughout the summer to add to my almost daily salads. We like to add it to our sauteed veggies and tomato sauces and of course caprese salad and Bruschetta.|
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012