Tuesday, March 22, 2011

spring break recap: a week of noms!

Over spring break, Josh and I took advantage of our free time and decided to cook!  It's a shame that I can't cook more during school because I don't have the time or energy to grocery shop and clean the dishes.  I'd really like to change that soon so I can get into the swing of a healthy diet.

I forgot to take pictures of any of the dishes we made, but I'll try to find as many recipes and pictures online to tantalize your taste buds.  We limited ourselves to a $100 budget between Ralph's and a Korean supermarket.  Here's what we came up with!
Savory Sweet Life has loads of easy recipes including stuffed portabella mushrooms!  They're really easy and delicious!  Just be sure to really squeeze out the excess water in the spinach.  Combined with the liquid from the mushrooms as they cooked, mine came out a little watery....but still yummy!
A recipe I learned from my mom- Egg Salad with Arugula on a slice of Toasted Sourdough Bread.  Super easy again, and it lasts for a while.  Josh and I ate this for three days without getting sick of it.  Make a bowl of egg salad, spread a little on a toasted slice of sourdough (add cheese if you'd like), and pile a heap of arugula on top.  Drizzle with olive oil and sink your teeth into deliciousness!  You can make it a sandwich by adding another slice of sourdough on top of the arugula, but I kinda enjoy having the greens really smother my face whenever I take a bite.  Maybe I should make a post about etiquette soon...

Josh made a Kimchi Stew and Kimchi Fried Rice feast!  Again, we ate this for lunch and dinner without getting tired of it. 

Trader Joe's frozen wild pacific salmon always makes me happy.  Coupled with bowtie pasta (cooked in the leftover marinade from the fish and drenched with lemon juice), it's a light but filling dinner.

Mapo doufu is one of my favorite Chinese comfort foods.  Again learned from my mommy, I made the sauce from scratch: chili bean paste, water, oyster sauce, and cornstarch.

Ok, so we didn't make a peach pie.  We splurged and bought one at Ralph's because the day we went grocery shopping was Tues., 3/14 a.k.a. Pi Day!  We HAD to celebrate!

1 comment:

  1. Love love love!! The pictures are so beautiful! Lol, and then I realized they weren't your pictures... I'm so impressed you make your own mabo tofu sauce. I usually just use the one from the packet...:P


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