Tag Archives: basil

New recipe! 3 Cup Chicken. 5/10/18

I got this recipe from the recent Cook’s Illustrated magazine. It was their take on 3 Cup Chicken which I did not know was a thing. Apparently the original has a cup each of soy sauce, Chinese wine, and sesame … Continue reading

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Vegetarian/Vegan on the road. 4/29/18

Finding good choices for lunch when you are traveling is always hard. On Sunday during our long trip home we stopped at Mojave Thai Cuisine. It is an unlikely restaurant in a desert town. We had our favorite Thai dish, … Continue reading

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Thai basil eggplant and tofu. 2/25/18

Sunday is often when we take a break from cooking and order Chinese food but we decided to make our own Asian cuisine tonight. We are  trying to perfect this dish and we still have not got the sauce to … Continue reading

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Vegetarian pasta and vegan spicy Thai basil eggplant with tofu. 1/29/18

Having had quite a bit of animal protein last week, I started out this week with a vegetarian and a vegan dish. Actually the pasta was only vegetarian because I added some fish sauce and grated some parmesan cheese on … Continue reading

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Birthday Eve lunch. 12/7/17

Well, here it is, almost my birthday. Tomorrow we head north with some friends for wine tasting, fine dining, and some spectacular Pacific Ocean viewing. But today is just the two of us at our go-to Thai restaurant. We order … Continue reading

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Eat what you like! 9/18/17

One of the pitfalls of dieters everywhere is denial. I cannot eat this and I must not eat that. What happens inevitably is that when you finally give in and eat your treasured food, you eat way too much of … Continue reading

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Fresh tomato/basil sauce – 7/26/17

I made this sauce with three pounds of our large supply of tomatoes. I blanched and peeled the tomatoes but did not de-seed them. Here is my process – Blanch, peel, and chop tomatoes Saute 1/2 onion, 1/2 tsp. pepper … Continue reading

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