The Monday Menu: February 1, 2010

curling

Five things I learned about curling last week: Each rock weighs 40 pounds. The last rock thrown in an end is “the hammer.” The scoreboard is hard to read until someone explains it to you. The handle on the rock is called “Eye on the Hog.” Inexperienced players wibble wobble, but none fell down. I […]

Chicken Fried Rice: The How-To

chicken fried rice in a bowl

Things have been a little crazy around here. I’ve been juggling one thing after another, starting up this and working on that. It’s exciting, encouraging and hectic. And because of this added component as I try to fit a slice of life into my already jampackedfullwithnoroomtospare schedule, I’ve been cutting some corners on dinner lately […]

Chicken Fried Rice

3 tablespoons canola oil 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups cooked jasmine rice 2 cups mushrooms 1/3 cup scallions, chopped 2 cups fresh bean sprouts 3 cups diced cooked chicken breast, approximately 2.5 pounds 3 teaspoons sesame oil 3 tablespoons soy sauce 3 tablespoons rice wine black pepper to taste […]

The Monday Menu: January 25, 2010

eggs in a bowl

I hope you’ll forgive me for my silence this week. I’ve been getting together things for this and things for that, and I’ve also been busy writing here, there and everywhere else. If you missed them, you should check out my Asian Orange Chicken Salad, vegetable broth from scraps and my new recipe binder that […]

Fish Tacos: Repurposed Leftovers or Not

Frozen Tilapia

I mentioned last week that one way to get in your own kitchen more often and away from the takeout containers was to make extra meat or extra ingredients that can be repurposed later and used in different meals. Following my own advice, fish tacos were born! We had quite a bit of fish left […]

Fish Tacos

Recipe from FoodforMyFamily.com 1.5 pounds firm, white fish like tilapia or pollock, precooked or raw juice of one lime 2 teaspoons cumin 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt black pepper Fixings: 10 flour tortillas 1 cup guacamole 1/4 cup shredded cheese 1/2 cup mango salsa shredded romaine lettuce chopped fresh cilantro extra lime wedges For precooked fish: […]

The Monday Menu: January 18, 2010

a bowl of eggs

It’s been a weird week around the country. I’ve been having trouble focusing on the here and now in my life as I think about the here and now of online friends and friends of friends who are hurting and of all the hurt and pain going on in Haiti. I’ve been looking for ways […]