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Maison Rustique

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  1. Gypsy Deb’s Rice Salad

    3 c. cooked Brown Basmati Rice (chilled or room temperature)

    ¼ c. chopped lightly toasted pecans

    ¼ c. currants

    ¼ c. diced celery

    ¼ c. chopped parsley

    ¼ c. chopped green onions

    1/3 c. tamari sauce (regular soy sauce can be used)

    1/3 c. olive oil

    fresh ground pepper to taste

    lettuce leaves

    Combine tamari sauce, olive oil and pepper in small jar with a tightly-fitted lid. Shake well to combine. Set aside. Combine all other ingredients, add tamari/oil dressing and toss well. Serve chilled or at room temperature on a bed of lettuce. Serves 8 as a side dish or 4 as a vegetarian main course.

  2. RJWong is correct about Vietnamese restaurants.

    Also not far from Anaheim is Artesia's Little India. This is just one link--Google "Little India Artesia" (without the quotes) and you'll come up with lots of commentary on area restaurants.

    Next time you're in the area, I hope you'll have time to venture farther. There are just so many good places to experience in SoCal.

  3. We've still got the GE built-in that came with this house. The light has been out for a year or so now--you actually have to call a repairman to replace it--they have to pull the oven out of the wall to get to it. :blink:

    I can't wait until this thing completely goes, so the non-cook of the house will decide a new oven is in order.

  4. I'd love some ideas for a protein bar that is savory. Sweet just doesn't usually satisfy my hunger. I've tried a few savory muffins, but they aren't really what I want either and aren't all that easy to eat on the run--too crumbly.

  5. What fun we had! :smile:

    Carrie, if I recall correctly, the egg in your dish was a chestnut omelet. I've got that dreaded CRS, so could be wrong! Don thoroughly enjoyed the leftovers for dinner last night!

    Sorry your day ended so badly. I'll try to work Nirvana into my schedule sometime soon--I hadn't heard of it. Can't wait to see you in September--I'll email you the dates sometime later.

  6. Here's one of my favorite salads from Gustaf Anders which sadly is gone from So. Cal.

    Parsley Salad with Basil Dressing Gustaf Anders

    1 small shallot, minced

    ¼ garlic clove, minced

    ¼ cup chopped fresh basil leaves

    ½ cup rice wine vinegar

    ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

    4 cups fresh parsley leaves, rinsed and spun dry

    4 teaspoons drained and thinly sliced sun dried tomatoes

    6 cherry tomatoes

    4 teaspoons freshly grated Parmesan

    freshly ground pepper, to taste

    In a blender blend the shallot, garlic, basil and vinegar. With the motor running, add the oil in a stream and blend until emulsified.

    In a salad bowl, mix the parsley, sun dried tomatoes, cherry tomatoes and Parmesan. Drizzle with 3-4 tablespoons of the dressing. Toss well and season with salt and pepper.

    Serves 2 to 4

  7. Good news!  I learned yesterday that a shop will be opening in OC soon that will focus entirely on a cooking service.  They prepare a week's menu for and with you; purchase, pre-measure and bag the ingredients; then teach you how to prepare the meals; and package them up for you to take home.

    They will also provide wine pairing suggestions, wine samples, and featured wines to purchase with your meals.

    The store is scheduled to open in March.  I don't have the name or address yet, but I will post the information as soon as I receive it.

    There are a couple of those already open in south county. They've been around for a year or so I think. I think one is called Dinners Made Easy (or something like that) and I can't remember the other. I'll watch for the ads to get the names right.

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