Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Kim Chee Pork

I just thought everything would go well with Kim Chee, so why not try making Kim Chee Pork? So I put my brain together and came up with this. Mr. P said he really likes it, he even asked me to make this when we go to potlucks for grown ups!

1 pound of pork, cut in strips
1 tablespoon of Rooster Sauce (Chiracha)
1 teaspoon of chili pepper, crushed
1 tablespoon of kim chee juice (from the jar)
1 teaspoon chili oil (optional)
1/2 tablespoon of sesame oil
1 cup of kim chee, cut in strips
half an onion, cut in strips

Marinate pork with rooster sauce, chili pepper, Kim chee juice, chili oil, and sesame oil for half an hour. Meanwhile, cook onion in a skillet until soft, then pour in marinated pork into the skillet and cook until pork strips are no longer pink, about 2-3 minutes. Add in Kim Chee and stir fry for a few more minutes until pork is cooked through. You can now thicken the sauce by adding cornstarch & water mixture if you wish. Serve with rice.

Picture here is Haiga rice. It has the taste of white, but it's as healthy as brown rice. It does have a hint of pearl color with a white dot in each grain, but it's healthier for you.

Acai Bowl

The other Mrs. P told me I could get these smoothie packs from the store (Don Quixote has the cheapest one btw). So I started making my own Acai Bowl. It's good, it's healthy, and it's easy to make!

1 packet of Acai (Rio blend)
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 banana (can be frozen)
1/2 cup apple juice (or yogurt)
1/4 cup granolas
1/4 cup fresh blueberries (optional)
half of a banana, sliced

Blend first 5 ingredients together, pour in a bowl (or cup), top with blueberries, sliced bananas, and granolas.

Note: you can definitely use fresh fruits if you prefer, however, I would recommend you have one frozen item to help with "thickening" the smoothie other wise it'll be all melted. Also, if you ever got any of the fresh fruits over-riped (like banana skin is all brown or strawberries are super soft and dark in color) as if you're about to throw them away, those are the best ones to freeze and reuse for smoothies. Over-riped fruits are usually sweeter, better to make smoothies with. So next time you come across them, just put them in ziplock and toss in the freezer. :)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Furikake Chex Mix

Safeway had chex cereal on sale so i decided to get them and make some furikake chex mix since I have been buying them at wholesale unlimited for however amt of money it costs. Most of the recipes I've seen used Karo (corn syrup). But I opt for healthier ingredient - honey.

1 cup rice chex cereal
1 cup corn chex cereal
1 cup wheat chex cereal
1 cup pretzel
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
2 tbsp lite shoyu
1 tbsp Worchesterchire sauce
1 jar furikake

Preheat oven 250 degrees. In a small pot, melt butter, brown sugar, and honey (use pam to spray the cup before pouring honey will prevent honey from sticking to the cup). Then add shoyu and mix well. Line 9x13 inch pan with foil, then toss in chex/pretzel mixture, lay it evenly in the pan. Dip a brush into the melted ingredients and brush all over the chex/pretzel, thenk sprinkle furikake on top. Mix it around and put on more melted ingredient and sprinkle furikake until most of them are covered. (over the past i have done the "toss" but I often realized some cereal is strongly flavored while others are not at all, brushing will help evenly distribute the melted mixture.) Put it in the oven and bake for an hour but go back and mix them up every 10-15 minutes so all the cereal can be baked thru. Turn off and leave it in the oven until it cools completely, about 1 hour. Then put them into air tight container. Note: Cooled mixture might be sticking to the pan or to one another, lifting the foil can help break them apart.


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