Monday, November 17, 2008

here is a shot to remind you of the great udon noodles I bought from the asiana store....
... and here is the wonderful soup I had last night using it. This is another gem fromt the Vcon cookbook, its called "Udon with Shiitake Mushrooms and Kale in Miso broth"
1/2 pound fresh udon noodles or dried (mine were frozen)
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 medium sized red onion sliced thin into half moons
4 oz shiitake mushrooms, stems trimmed, sliced (I just used left over cremini mushrooms)
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsps ginger minced
2 tbsps mirin (optional)
2 C water
3 tbsp Miso
4 cups chopped kale
2 tsps soy suace or to taste.

Cook Udon according to package. In a stock pot, saute onions and mushrooms for 5 minutes. Add garlic and ginger and saute for another minute. Add water, mirin, and miso and bring to a gentle boil. Lower the heat and simmer, adding the kale. Toss the mixture around until Kale starts to wilt.
I forgot to take a picture of the tomato-rice soup with roasted garlic and navy beans. the dark bits are the onions I burned, but it was really good even though it was burned.
Here are the wonderful diner potatoes, and the french toast. Do you know how long I have been missing french toast? This was really good! This was my first time to make it and I think I can do better next time... but it was thoroughly enjoyed. You too can take back breakfast!
and lastly, here is the wonderful baby bok choy... I used peanut oil for the first time. Smelling it cooked made me feel like I was eating the yummiest peanut butter and it added so much flavor to the yummy onions. My ginger stuck together becuase I grated it. I am going to try something different next time.. but still amazing.


Agnesss =) said...

Hey heyooo!!!

Thank you for your nice comment on my blog!! =)))

Your meals look YUMMY!!! =))

Do you raise your kids vegan??? =))

If you have time pls visit me on my new post!!

Enjoy your time!!!!


hey agnes! Its been a while since I have seen you! I hope your trip went well.
Yes I am raising my kids to be open minded about veganism. They are welcomed to make their own choices though, and I try to teach them compassionately why they should choose vegan living.
My husband is a carnivore (lol) and if they see what he is eating and want it, we talk about it and I let them decide. Thats why I am so excited to make such great food, that way they wont want what he is eating!!! That is mostly dinner anyhow, we are eating vegan all day with breakfast, lunch and whatever snacks and drinks.. Most the time since I make dinner, there is no other choice!!

beauty and bread said...

I've finally finished that MEME, although it took me several days...

I really like reading about how you're raising your kids. It's something I've been thinking a good bit about (probably too much considering I'm a long way off from having a family of my own), but, nonetheless, it's something I've been trying to figure out. I like your approach to informing your children, but ultimately allowing them to decide. And it's great that you're committed to making such amazing food to encourage them. You're quite inspiring!

Lauren said...

hey there! thanks for leaving me a comment :) hope your cookies go well..anyway for my cookies, I used flax seed actually.. i just blended 1 tablespoon of them with 3 tablespoons of water, it creates a nice egg substitute. hope it works well for you! :)

Miss Marie said...

I LOVE shopping at the asian market too!