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- ½ pound fresh fettuccine
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, sliced
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 10 large scallops, cleaned
- ½ cup clam juice
- Juice and zest of one lemon
- ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to package label and reserve ½ cup cooking water, then drain and keep aside.
In the meantime, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Brown the scallops on both sides about 30 seconds each. Take out and keep aside, let cool and slice each scallop into 3 to 4 slices. Reheat the pan on medium heat and add the garlic, red pepper flakes and ½ teaspoon salt. Cook for about a minute. Add the clam juice, lemon zest and juice. Add the pasta and the pasta water. Add the scallops and parsley, toss to coat and cook for another minute or two until the scallops have warmed through. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with a bit of olive oil before serving.
Brownies- take 3
- 1/3 and ¼ cup agave
- ½ cup melted coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup almond flour
- ½ cup cocoa
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Heat oven to 350 degree F.
Grease an 8X8X2 pan.
Mix agave, oil, vanilla and eggs. Beat the mixture in an electric mixer for 2 to 3 minutes. Add almond flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir to till smooth. Pour into pan and bake till the done- about 15 minutes.
- One 15 ½ ounce can black beans- strain and rinse well
- ¼ cup extra light olive oil
- 3 large eggs
- ¾ cup evaporated cane sugar
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1/3 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate- grated
Coat an 8 X 8 baking pan with some oil and keep aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Add the beans to a large food processor and add the oil. Process till smooth. Add the eggs, cane sugar, cocoa, vanilla extract. almond extract, baking powder and salt. Process till everything is incorporated and smooth. Take the bowl off the processor and add the grated chocolate and mix with a spatula. Pour the mixture into the pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes till knife comes out clean.
We love, love noodles in our house- so I am always experimenting with different flavors. This one is with some Korean flavorings- especially the gochujang paste which is a Korean chili paste. It is delicious and can be used for marinades as well. This dish was yummy!!
- 12 ounces any style noodles, cooked according to package directions, keep aside
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil
- 4 to 5 sausage links, casings removed and crumbled, I used Asian style pork sausages
- 2 cups Cremini and Shitake mushrooms, sliced
- 4 to 5 baby bok choy, chopped, with the whites and greens separated
- 2 tablespoons gochujang paste (Korean spicy paste)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 2 tablespoons water
- 3 to 4 eggs
Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl and taste it. Add more paste if more spiciness is desired. Keep aside.
Heat a wok like pan with the peanut oil. Add the sausage and brown on medium high heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Take the sausage out with a slotted spoon. Add the mushrooms and bok choy whites. Saute on medium high heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Return the sausage back to the pan with the noodles. Add the sauce and mix well. Top with the bok choy greens. Mix well and taste for seasonings. Serve with a soft fried egg on top.
I love a one pot meal! This is a yummy dish filled with noodles, steak and mushrooms. It is flavored with one of my favorite Chinese spices- Szechuan peppercorns!!
- 10 ounces Chinese noodles, cooked according to directions, keep aside
- 1 rib eye steak, sliced thin
- 1 teaspoon Szechuan peppercorns
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- 1 teaspoon salt
Roast the peppercorns and cumin seeds in a pan for 2 to 3 minutes. Let them cool and grind till a powder is formed. Marinate the steak slices with the spice mixture and salt for 2 to 3 hours.
- 3 tablespoons peanut oil
- 10 ounces Cremini mushrooms, sliced
- 4 ounces Shiitaki mushrooms, sliced
- 1 large yellow onion, sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, grated
- 2 tablespoons Shaoxing wine
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
- ½ cup cilantro, chopped
Heat a wok like saucepan with the oil. Brown the steak on high heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Take out of the pan and add the mushrooms and sauté on high heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the onion and garlic. Saute for a minute and add the cooked noodles, steak slices and the sauces. Mix well and check for seasonings. Garnish with cilantro.
Meatless Mondays have never been yummier! These easy to make soba noodles are a crowd pleaser- no one will notice how healthy they are! I would eliminate the dashi to make it a 100% vegetarian!
- 1 cup vegetable broth, warm
- 1 ½ teaspoons dashi
- 2 tablespoons tamari
- 2 tablespoons shaoxing wine
- 1 teaspoon corn starch
Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl and keep aside.
- 2 tablespoons peanut oil
- 1 cup mushrooms, sliced, any variety
- 1 cup green beans, chopped
- 1 large red pepper, sliced
- 1 pound fresh or dried soba noodles, cooked to package instructions, drained and rinsed with cold water
- 3 green onions, sliced on a bias
Heat a wok like pan with the peanut oil. Add the mushrooms, green beans and red peppers and sauté on high heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the cooked and drained noodles and sauté for another 2 minutes. Add the sauce and bring to a boil and mix well. Taste for seasonings and add salt and pepper accordingly. Garnish with green onions and serve.