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Dejah

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  1. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    Cioppino - first time we enjoyed this was in San Francisco, many moons ago. Not as good making it at home with frozen seafood, but the broth was slurpingly delicious! Seared the scallops and topped the bowl. Didn't have baguette or garlic toast, but Chinese crullers filled in nicely. With this Covid-19, everyone is baking, so yeast has become a scarce commodity. I had an unopened jar in the dark recesses of my cupboard. Don't even remember why I bought it as I don't bake anything that requires yeast. Must have felt ambitious one day back in 2018. A good friend was desperate, so I opened the jar and made a test batch. It was definitely alive! Dropped the jar off at the friend's, then looked at the test bubbly goo. Didn't want to waste it, so I googled a cinnamon recipe.: Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Buns. Must be beginner's luck! They were great! Good thing I gave the yeast away, or I'll be making them all the time! We had some for dessert, and gave most away to next door neighbors. "Stronger Together", a salute by many Canadian artists to front-line workers fighting COVID-19 for a historic multi-platform concert, was on at supper time, so it was a quick Butter Chicken with brown Basmati rice, cauliflower and peas for supper in front of the TV.
  2. Dejah

    Lunch 2020

    Made chicken congee and loaded it up with favourites: Chinese crueller, Century egg, salted egg, very spicy peanuts, fuyu, and a dash of sesame oil. Made lazy-man pizza with lavash. Nice and crispy thin crust with squeezable pizza sauce, extra lean capocollo, fresh pineapple, feta cheese, and fresh basil. Something I haven't made for a long time - sushi! Filled it with lobster meat, cucumber, and red bell pepper. I love masago!
  3. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    Still have ice floes in the backyard, so I am making good use of the Starfrit stove top grill pan. Grilled burgers and vegetables Had scored a 10-rib crown of pork with a $5.00 off a $25.00 chunk of meat. Cut the whole thing into 2 rib portions, seasoned and added fresh thyme or rosemary , then sealed with the FoodSaver. Got 5 meals out of the crown. SV one package, then grilled - tender and juicy. Still enjoying the Konjac noodles from my keto days. The Fettuccini ones are great as faux Ho Fun, with beef and beansprouts Made Beer battered Fish'n'Chips again, in the Ninja Foodie Air fryer. Gilco Curry Gravy is the usual sauce for the fries and Malt Vinegar for the fish
  4. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    We don't really celebrate Easter, but did have family dinners in the past. Had a smoked pork shoulder a while back and saved the big bone for soup. Luckily, the soup didn't get made, and there was enough meat left on it to provide dinner for two. Our "Past-over" Ham dinner with scalloped potatoes. Grilled fresh pineapple was great with the ham. Happy I picked up the packages of seasoned turkey legs and breasts when they were on sale. They are the perfect size for two people, with leftovers for sandwichs and salads. Stuffing was tucked under the turkey while roasting. Was watching an episode of Jamie Oliver and was excited about his Empire Lamb. I had everything except fresh curry leaves, which were in good supply at the store until I needed them! Made it anyway. The boneless lamb shoulder was marinated overnight in a paste of ginger, garlic,red onion, green chilis, ground almond, yogurt, brown mustard seeds, and white wine vinegar. The lamb was roasted for 3 hours, then a sauce of ginger, garlic, green chili, mustard seeds, fresh curry leaves, tomatoes and coconut milk was added to the lamb and simmered until thickened. The crust fell when I sliced the meat, which was incredibly tender. The gravy - oh YUM! Whole beef tenderloin was on sale at Superstore: $9.98 / lb, and came with 15,000 points, which translates to $15.00 credit on my PC Optimum Mastercard! I picked up two as some of the Alberta slaughter houses were shut down because of staff testing positive for Covid-19. Each tenderloin was about $67.00. On trimming, each yield about 7 oz of fat and silverskin = yorkshire pudding! I portioned each into small roasts / future Beef Wellingtons, steaks, and stir-fries. Kept one piece out and made Beef Wellington a la Tyler Florence with Green peppercorn gravy - send half of the meal over to my brother and s-i-l. Still had galf the Empire Lamb left. Browned and simmered leeks and carrots in chicken broth and the leftover sauce from the lamb. Added a dollop of Patak Hot Curry paste, and that was supper last night with couscous and bak choi. Now, need to eat simpler, lighter and longer work-outs on the treadmill for a few days to counteract the last few days of indulgence.
  5. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    Fried up some chicken breasts in the Ninja Air Fryer, made up a sauce, and toasted sesame seeds for Sesame Chicken. Vegetable Pad Thai and some breaded zucchini in the Ninja.
  6. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    Snowed and windy + pandemic lockdown - need comfort food: Chicken, lap cheung, shitaki mushrooms, ginger cooked with rice in a little cast iron pot Black bean Garlic Eggplant & Bell Pepper All made for satisfying combo. Beef Short Ribs in Instant Pot with veg, red vine, and balsamic vinegar. Served over noodles and veg
  7. Dejah

    Lunch 2020

    Superstore Instacart Grocery Delivery brought me two beautiful heads of cauliflower. Oven roasted cauliflower steak with Creole seasoning, steamed green beans and tomato chunks = great lunch! From the freezer, some Spicy Moroccan Spicy Beef Cigars with salsa along with a small bowl of Kale and Cauliflower soup Made lots of wonton soup to share with the neighbors who clear our driveway whenever there is snow. Pan fried a few leftover wontons and eaten with stir-fried vegs = make-believe pot stickers!
  8. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    Spring...winter...spring...winter! Weather can't seem to settle, but eating never wavers 😋 Quick Stove-top Paella using up a box of frozen cooked mussels and clam meat. Didn't have chorizo but I did have spicy turkey "pepperoni sticks", so they went in as well. This virus is helping me, once again, to cook thru' my freezer - hamburger patties that I bought for a large family gathering = Hamburger Steak / Salisbury Steak with onion gravy. Brought back warm memories of my Dad's little cafe in rural community! Prime Rib, Yorkshire Pudding dinner. I usually make my pudding in muffin tins, but there are only 2 of us eating, so I reduced the recipe and made it, for the FIRST TIME EVER, in the roasting pan. It was good! Great to mop up the extra green peppercorn gravy. Our kids, who all worked in our restaurant years ago, asked me for a recipe for our special BBQ sauce for sizzling hot plates. Had to search my books and reduce the huge 5-gal pails that we made up in the restaurant! I think I got pretty close. Did up our #109 on the menu: Chicken Sizzling Hot Plate with Peppers, Tomatoes, and Pineapple. I tossed in some mini cucumbers that needed using up. The kitchen was filled with delicious smoke! Plated with Jasmine Rice
  9. Dejah

    Lunch 2020

    Snow day after +12C temperatures. Sure fooled me; I thought it was spring! Made a big pot, doled out to neighbors and family who came to pick up from the driveway. Hot 'n' Sour Soup
  10. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    Double whammy here on the prairies - pandemic and snow! Cooking and eating are the only things that will save my sanity! Using the air fryer, I made a version of the Breaded spareribs we served at our restaurant as appetizers. Instead of cracker meal (soda cracker crumbs) and deep frying, I coated the ribs with eff and cornstarch. These were fried in the Ninja Foodie for 30 minutes, turning twice. To make our Sweet & Sour Sauce and to keep Weight Watcher Points down, I used sugar-free ketsup, sugar free maple syrup (added bonus of maple flavour!), fresh pineapple chunks, thickened with cornstarch slurry. Stir-fried vegetable and brown rice with the ribs Cooking thru' the freezer for the next two meals: Prime rib steaks, grilled vegetable (on the Starfrit stove top grill pan because the BBQ is still under snow!) and wild rice / brown rice mix Lamb Chops, mashed cauliflower, and peas.
  11. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    Using another of the Granny's seasoned turkey breasts and a few shrimp - brushed all protein with low-fat mayo and coated with panko-shredded coconut mix. These strips were done in the air-fry as well as the chips. Asparagus is at a good price at the moment - $1.98 / lb. Finally went out to the supermarkets during the "Seniors Only" time, 7 am - 8 am, and picked up all we would need for the next couple of weeks. Main items were fresh fruit and vegetables, and the trout. Slow-roasted Steelhead trout with fennel, citrus, and jalapeno pepper. Eaten with wild rice / brown rice mix, and stir-fried sugar snaps and bell pepper.
  12. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    Cut up a pork rib roast and marinated the slabs overnight. Made Char Siu for the first time in the Air-fryer. Turned out lovely and the clean-up was fast! Cut a piece into strips for Singapore Rice Noodles. then bagged the rest for another day. Singapore Rice Noodles Cantonese Shrimp Egg Foo Young
  13. Dejah

    Lunch 2020

    Can't go out to eat so it is home Pho now🤪
  14. Dejah

    Dinner 2020

    Sorting thru' the bottom fridge drawer = eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper, sugar snap peas, mushrooms, celery, carrot; added slices of beef and supper was served with leftover coconut basmati rice.
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