Jump to content


participating member
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About Dejah

Contact Methods

  • Website URL

Profile Information

  • Location
    Brandon, Manitoba

Recent Profile Visitors

1,823 profile views
  1. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    @Paul Bacino: Inspired by your delicious looking stuff pablano peppers! It's been many moons since I've made chili relleno, so last night, I stuffed some pablano peppers with seasoned ground beef and shredded Tex-Mex cheese. Wishing I had some of your sauce, Paul, but these were still pretty good! @CantCookStillTry: This forum is not only great for encouragement, but it is also a great place to get inspiration!
  2. Found a lonely pork tenderloin from...ummm...can't remember when, but it showed up when I moved the items from the chest freezer to the upright. Have always known turmeric to have health benefits and enjoyed the fragrance and flavour, and tonight, I found a recipe that showcases this spice. Pork Tenderloin rubbed with turmeric, cumin, kosher salt, black pepper. The loin was seared in the pan then finished in a 400F oven. We enjoyed it with the last bits of the cranberry/orange/pecan chutney I had from the freezer. Will be making a new batch before the weekend Thanksgiving Turkey!
  3. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Babysat most of the day, so Instant Pot came to the rescue - steamed pork ribs in "meen see" - brown soy bean paste - a family favourite (15 minutes followed by 10 min. natural release. Eaten with MY favourite - stir-fried green beans and Jasmin rice.
  4. Breakfast! 2017 (Part 2)

    Broke open the first jar of my Peach / Apricot/ Pineapple Conserve. Broke all the low-carb rules ever written, and ate it with a toasted Everything Bagel!
  5. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    @Norm Matthews: Inspired by your Mexican Chicken, I pulled out Rick Bayless cookbook and made the Road Side Chicken for supper! Thanks! Cooked up some Mexican Rice and grilled bell peppers with the chicken. I can see where BIG bulb green onions would be needed for the grill. I only had small ones and even then, the bulbs were lovely.
  6. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Walmart had cap-off AAA Angus rib roasts on sale, this week - &5.77 / lb!. They started bringing them out yesterday. I picked up 2 single rib and one 2-rib roasts as I am actually out of smaller roasts (result of freezer challenge! I don't usually buy meat at Walmart, but they have been bringing in some good looking meat. Cooked a single tonight. We has a slice each and still have enough for lunch tomorrow - a sandwich and topping for my salad. The meat was very good! Roasted the meat at 325F for an hour along with some baby taters. Served with au jus, buttered carrots, and coleslaw for me.
  7. Using the last rack of lamb from the freezer - March 2017 - not bad! It was cryovac and marked down at Safeway. I could never walk past a red bold 50% on a package. Decided we've had enough grilled racks, so I sliced it up, marinated the meat with ground cumin, wine, oil, soy sauce, and a bit of cornstarch. Other ingredients included 2 little Thai red chilis, red bell peppers, green onions, cilantro, Sechuan peppercorns and toasted cumin seeds. Cooked up some peas and cauliflower (a couple tiny tomatoes ) in curry paste, and basmati rice with cumin and cardamom seeds...all good...all good!
  8. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Many have minis, 3qt, 6, and 8 - ALL the sizes. I bought the 8-qt when Amazon Prime had them on 50% off. I think it would be the most versatile as the size allows for batch cooking, baking a cheese cake, etc (which I haven't tried). It takes up room on the counter, but I use it nearly every day, so it's fine sitting in the corner.
  9. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Sauerkraut was what we didn't have with our meal, and I was too tired to go to the store. Instead, we had stir-fried cabbage with caraway seeds with our spicy Italian sausages along with the last of my frozen cranberry / raisin/pecan chutney. Warmed the cockles of my tummy on a fall day...
  10. Dinner 2017 (Part 6)

    Not much time to ponder dinner menu these days with outside fall work when it's not raining and a heavier teaching load. The Instant Pot has been my best friend. From a frozen package of top sirloin steaks to Beef Curry (Patak Hot Curry paste), some Indian curry powder, carrots, onions, and a couple of potatoes, dinner was ready in an hour. The hardest part was cutting thru' the frozen steaks. I did throw them into the microwave "thaw" for a few minutes, which helped.
  11. A recent purchase - August - boneless pork rib roast. I had picked up several different spice packets while down in Dallas - Irving area. Thought I'd try one, Tomato - Tarragon Spices on the pork. It was a nice flavour with a light tomato tang. Mashed cauliflower, Shanghai bok choy, and coleslaw accompanied on the plate. The last 6 bone-in chicken thighs from the freezer - spring 2017 purchase. Chilly rainy days are still here. Comfort food WITH carbs was needed. Sandpot Ginger Chicken and Rice it is! Added sliced lap cheung for that extra flavour. Supper with some stir-fried bok choy in a fun bowl, Walmart has young turkeys out...+7 KG birds for $20.00. Thought of picking one up - 8.26 kg as I now have room in the freezer. I resisted as the sales WILL be coming up soon.
  12. Using up the other 2 top sirloin steaks I pulled out earlier in the week. Had a fun garden club meeting in the evening, so it was fajita for supper. I picked up a bottle of Smoky Paprika Chipotle seasoning at Winners, and added that to the seasoning base. It was lovely! Guac, shredded habanero cheese and greenery (included 2 jalapeno peppers for hubby) on the side in low-carb tortillas (commercial)
  13. @ElsieD: Here's the link to the recipe I used. http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a21033/vadouvan-curry-shrimp-recipe-opr0213/ Let me know how you liked it. I really appreciated my Instant Pot today - a windy rainy chilly day. I forgot to bring out soup bones from the freezer. A package of frozen pork neck bones, half a pot of water, 15 minutes under high pressure and I had great broth. Threw in a bag of Sher Li Hon (much like Chinese mustard greens), a few slices of ginger, and I had soup! Had pulled out a tray of top sirloin steaks bought on sale but had no inspiration, especially after a large bowl of soup. Cut off some thick strips, rubbed on Creole spices and seared on the cast iron grill. Broiled some steamed broccoli with shredded Habanero cheese, made a big salad, and supper was all she wrote!
  14. @Kerry Beal : No...This was a rushed job of regular Yorkie. I saw a low-carb version somewhere but can't seem to find it again. But, if I am going to have Yorkie with roast beef, it's GOT to be the real thing, even if it is a rushed job! Continuing on my freezer challenge, which has become easier now that I can see what all is in the freezer! Pulled a bag of 16-20 count shrimp and made Vadouvan Curry Shrimp - new to me. Loved it and it was easy to put together. WiKi said about Vadouvan:The spice blend is thought to have originated from French colonial influence in the Puducherry region of India
  15. That October 2016 rib roast from the above post - became this tonight! Stuck it in 275F oven at 1:30. Pulled at 140F at 5 pm... Threw in baking potatoes and Yorkshire pudding (last minute decision), carrots and green beans made a grand meal. We ate barely one rib width for supper. Cut the rest into 2 big portions. One portion, in Foodsaver bag, went back into the freezer along with 8 Yorkies. The other portion and 2 Yorkies are for...maybe Monday. Food Truck Warz are in the city, so may well hit that for supper tomorrow!