Showing posts with label vegetarian. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vegetarian. Show all posts

Monday, January 31, 2011

She Has A Flair For The Arts

Jenna's Fried Rice

Chinese Fried Rice

2-3 Tbls. veg. oil
2 cups cooked rice - cold
2tbls. soy sauce
1 tbls. Sugar
1 Tbls. rice vinegar 
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic, minced
1/2 stalk of celery, chopped
1 green onion, chopped
1/2 cup frozen peas (I rinse in hot water to thaw) 
2 large eggs beaten. 

Chop and assemble and prepare all ingredients before you start cooking because the fried rice is done in just a few minutes. I also do my egg first in the same pan and then take it out to add later. 

Combine soy sauce, sugar, rice vinegar, and pepper together in a custard cup and set aside. Heat fry pan or wok on med. high heat and add 1-2 Tbls. of oil, along with the chopped garlic and celery. Cook for about 2 mins. and add green onions: continue to cook for another minute. Next add the rice, peas and sauce mixture at the same time. Gently stir into other ingredients.  Add eggs to the rice mixture the very last. Serve immediately.  I usually double the sauce and the rice too. 

Don’t Have Cooked Rice on Hand? :

While nothing beats previously cooked rice for making fried rice, if you don't have any on hand, here's a tip. Prepare a batch of fresh cooked rice, spread it on a baking sheet and freeze for 25 – 30 minutes. The texture of the fried rice isn't quite the same as days-old cooked rice, but it makes a handy substitute.

I got this recipe from Jenna and it is my favorite. She got it from her cooking class at school. I am sharing because it is the best I have ever eaten. 

Also I want you to see what a very mischievous little imp can grow up to be. She can still be a bit mischievous but very beautiful. She is an artist and also models for another artist in Rexburg, Idaho. She is the little girl laughing at her little brother in the "Funny Stories" And of course is one of my Grands.;) The top pictures are Jenna being bored. Both are self portraits.;) The bottom is posing for the artist that did her portraits in Idaho. 
Jenna at an early age practicing her skills. 

Jenna modeling for a painting that is hung at BYU Idaho
Self Portrait

Bon Appetit

Grammy T.

Friday, January 21, 2011

No Funny Stuff, Just Soup :)

This my Darlings is a wonderful soup that I had yesterday at Carrabba's. It was so good that I decided to  make some tonight to take to Christi who isn't feeling well and a neighbor who is down and out. I will make mine vegetarian style but with a tiny bit of the Romano cheese and a tiny bit of bacon for flavor.
Minestrone Soup Like Carrabba's

Start with a basic Mirepoix (diced onions, carrots, garlic minced and celery) they are first sweated in unsalted butter and extra virgin olive oil. Then add green beans, Napa Cabbage and soften.

Then you add soup stock (vegetable or chicken) bay leaves, salt, fresh ground pepper, potatoes, carrots, stewed tomatoes, Italian Parsley and a chunk of Romano cheese. Allow to cook until potatoes and carrots are soft.

Remove the cheese rind and ham bone (if you use one, I didn't) and add cannelloni beans, kidney beans (I accidentally added pinto), and garbanzo beans (all canned with their juices), stir in grated Romano(or not) and serve. I have to tell you that this is one of the best soups that I have made in a long time.

This is from a former chef that worked at Carrabba’s.
~ Bon Appetit

Love,Grammy T.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I am Desperate For a Hot Dog :)

Veggie Dog
Why am I so dang cold! The barometer must be dropping or something. It’s not because I’m so dang skinny that's for sure. 

I think it is suppose to snow really soon. 

Well, I have a tidbit for you today. Did you know that you can put olive oil on a carrot and BBQ it and it tastes like a hot dog? Me neither. But I must try it ;D. They say to put sauerkraut and mustard and all on it and Wa-Lah you’ve got a veggie hot dog.

I did try it and it was really good. 

Of course I was desperate.


Grammy T.