When I moved to Japan in 2005, I was surprised to discover how utterly simple the food was. The sticky, salty sauces and over-the-top sushi rolls I knew from Japanese restaurants back home were as American as hamburgers and French fries, I realized.
300g or 2 cups fresh mushrooms - cleaned and chopped finely (I used a mix of swiss brown and white button) 1 tbsp olive oil 3 cloves garlic - chopped 1 tbsp butter 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 - 2 bay leaf 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 cup chicken or vegetable stock 1 tbsp flour dissolved in 1 tbsp water Salt to taste 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup milk Dash of nutmeg Freshly ground black pepper to taste Fresh parsley or thyme for garnish
[donotprint]Let's eat dinner together! Dinner in the form of shrimp burgers. I'm also thinking grilled corn. And for the past two days I've been obsessed with the idea of a grilled corn, avocado and blueberry salad.
Grilled Caprese Sandwich Makes 1 sandwich Ingredients:
2 slices sliced Italian bread, French bread, or sourdough bread
2 slices of a fresh mozzarella cheese, about 1/4 inch thick (you can find fresh mozzarella balls in your speciality cheese section of your grocery store) 2 slices of tomato, about 1/4 inch thick 2 basil leaves 2 teaspoons basil pesto olive oil or butter salt and pepper balsamic vinegar Read full recipe here!
Egg & Veggie Bakes to Go 6 eggs 1/3 cup milk 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, optional but it adds quality protein 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 - 1 1/2 cups fresh chopped vegetables of choice (I tossed in zucchini, orange bell pepper, onion, Swiss chard and cherry tomatoes) Sea salt and pepper to taste
So gnocchi, you basically boil some potatoes until nawz and tender. Run them through the ricer that I just talked you into buying. Mix with flour and egg aaaaaand, well, let’s just take a look together (...)
Some people have soup snobbery and don’t consider it a proper meal; this repast is the perfect repost to those doubters. It is bursting with sunny Mediterranean flavours and as filling as any ‘proper’ meal.
Ingredients for 4:
Vine tomatoes – 1.5kg/3lbs
Extra virgin olive oil – 3tbls
Extra virgin olive oil with garlic – 0.5 cup/120ml