cooking is easy

Saturday, October 15, 2005

turkey meatloaf with roasted red pepper sauce

Last night I made turkey meatloaf with roasted red pepper sauce to go over it.

I got both recipes from (one of the best recipe sites of all time).

We used pasta as a side dish. I highly recommend this meatloaf but only if you have a few hours on your hands to prepare, oh yeah, and a meat thermometer which I now have!

parting is such sweet sorrow

Look at my lovely tomatoes! I took these pics just before we moved.

I can't believe we had to move just before the tomatoes were ripe. Just look at the bumper crop.

Luckily I was able to nab abuot 40 tomatoes before we left and I have cooked and frozen them for later use. Look for a dish using my tomatoes in the near future. Sometime in the winter when I need to be cheered up I will make a tasty tomato sauce. Yum!

And in this corner: Beans, peppermint, and sage

Monday, June 06, 2005

Gnomes will help my garden grow! I have planted 10 tomato plants and one cilantro plant (plus some flowers). This is in addition to the already growing oregano and chives. Can't wait for the yield!!! Which shoud be only about 3 months away, yikes! Posted by Hello

Sushi Feast!!! We made salmon rolls, salmon nigiri (left side), cucumber and salmon rolls, crab rolls, cucumber and crab, cucumber and more salmon rolls, and finallly salmon hand rolls. Phew! We also made some wasabi (not recommended) from powder we bought at whole foods... Posted by Hello

Miso soup!!! We made this from a paste packet and a tofu / chives and seaweed packet.  Posted by Hello

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Chicken Katsu

Japanese chicken dish, breaded chicken cutlet (Katsu = Cutlet) >[PIC]

You need (click for link of where to buy):


  1. Heat a few inches of oil in the pot (the oil is ready when egg rises to the top)
  2. Break a few eggs into the bowl and stir with fork until whites and yokes are mixed
  3. Spread a layer of breadcrumbs on a large plate
  4. For each piece of chicken, dip first into the egg until thoroughly covered and then into the breadcrumbs until thoroughly covered
  5. Put egged and breaded chicken piece into heated oil, let cook until golden brown
  6. Remove chicken piece and place on paper towels to remove excess oil
  7. Eat with Tonkatsu sauce

So yummy and so easy to make!!! We loved it, but I'm sure it is 1 million calories cuz its basically deep fried chicken. The cool thing is you could do this with anything basically (vegetables, beef, shrimp) Yum!!! I am making myself hungry.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Mexican Lasagne

Yummy and easy!

You can find the recipe here. I really liked it!

I forgot to take a picture but I will take a pic next time I make it.