Sunday, March 06, 2016

Spring Rolls

Spring roll fixings, this was my first time ever making them so I left the meat out this time around, just in case they were gross or something like that, next time there will be seafood or chicken in my spring rolls!

Me rolling the spring rolls, they are relatively easy to make,

Here I'm finishing wrapping a spring roll.  I made raw veggie spring rolls, spring rolls that are deep fried use the wanton wrappers.

And dinner is served.  In case you're wondering if we are going on a raw diet?  Ummmm no, we had Italian beef sammies for both breakfast and lunch with no veggies so tonight it was a raw veggie dinner!

And this was tonight's treat.  Strawberries with Angel Food Cake!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Braised Brussel Sprouts

1 lb brussel sprouts cut in half (trim the icky stuff off)
1/4 c dried cranberries/craisins
1 medium onion finely chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
red pepper flake (1/16th tsp or less just a sprinkle)
2T Olive Oil

Put all of the above into a cast iron skillet and cook up for about five minutes and then add:

1T Butter
Tamari Soy Sauce
Rice Wine Vinegar or Juice of one small Orange

Cover with a lid and let cook for five minutes.  Remove lid and cook and additional three to five minutes until you have some good coloring (carmelized). You can substitute out cauliflowerettes.

Friday, February 05, 2016


I bought a Venus Flytrap a week or so ago, he's eaten quite a few flies in the time he's been with us.  Here he is getting ready to enjoy breakfast.