Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Stir Fried Chicken with Jasmine Rice and Baby Bok Choy

Stir Fried Chicken with Jasmine Rice and Baby Bok Choy

1 large chicken breast cut into small pieces, seasoned with salt & pepper. Garlic and 1/2 yellow onion added after chicken was removed. The sauce was chicken broth reduced down, then 3T of low sodium soy sauce and 2T of rice vinegar. 1tsp of flour mixed in to thicken sauce.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Steak with Red Wine Pan Sauce

Steak with Red Wine Pan Sauce, grilled carrots, and baked red potato slices.

2 red potatoes cut into thin slices. Mix in bowl with olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper. Pre heat oven to 425F. Bake for 25-30mins. Flip over at 15mins.

The sauce was made with 2Tb butter, 1/2C red wine, 1/2 chicken broth, 1 whole diced yellow onion, and 4 cloves of diced garlic. After steak is removed and tented on warm plate, add in onions and 1TB butter. Cook for a few minutes. Add in garlic, Cook for another minute. Deglaze pan with wine, raise heat to reduce wine. Add in broth. Add in steak juices. Reduce to desired thickness. Remove from heat, mix in 1TB butter. Serve hot over warm steak.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Turkey Meatball Pasta

Turkey Meatball Pasta

Lean ground turkey with salt, pepper, and minced garlic cooked in olive oil.
I used two different pastas, one finished in 13mins , the other in 7 mins which I added in at the 6 minute mark of the first. The sauce was white wine to deglaze, and chicken broth reduced a little. Spinach was added after the wine.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Garden Cafe

Garden Cafe Rowland Heights

Filet Mignon cubes with Asparagus

A little salty but good

Friday, July 23, 2010

Panko Chicken

Panko Chicken with steamed bok choy and roasted sweet potatoes.
I ended up baking the panko chicken to finish it off after frying it. I used thigh meat which I regret and will stick to breast meat. The bok choy was steamed in the rice cooker, slightly over steamed. The sweet potatoes were mixed with olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


American Style Kobe Beef Yakitori

.60lb Beef
3 cloves garlic, diced
3Tb soy sauce (low sodium)
1Tb Michiu
1/2C water
2 Yakisoba single serving pkgs
3C Chinese Broccoli cut up into small pieces
1/2 sweet onion
2 green onions (white ends)
2 cups cabbage
2Tb oil

Salt/pepper the beef.
Cook garlic for 30s to 1min. Add beef. Cook until no more red shows, remove both to a plate.
Add onions, broccoli, and cabbage. Cook for a few minutes, stirring every now and then. Cover pan as well. Remove to another plate. Add 1Tb oil, then the noodles. Add the water. Stir to free up noodles. Add soy sauce and michiu. Mix well. Add everything else, lower temp and mix well. Serve on warm plate. Garnish with rose salt and sesame seeds.

The beef ended up too fatty for my liking, but I ate it anyways. You can use regular soy sauce to make it more salty and darker.

American Style Kobe Beef


Monday, July 19, 2010

Chicken Masala

Chicken Masala with onions, garlic, and spinach.

I cooked the garlic and 1/2 sweet onion before browning the chicken thighs. I added 1/2 the spinach after adding the water & masala mix. I added the rest after adding water 15mins later.
Chicken came out very moist.

Made previously here.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Pork Pad See Ew

Pork Pad See Ew

Same recipe as done before here. I used pork tenderloin, tastes better then other cuts of pork.

The little camera took a lousy pic:


Monja is a small little Taiwanese cafe in Rowland Heights. They feature a lot of $2 dishes. The udon is pretty good, the yam fries aren't too bad. Their website is here. Hopefully they'll have the A/C one when you visit. If you're still hungry, there's JJ or Tea Station a short stroll.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Pork Spaghetti

Pork Spaghetti

3/4lb pork tenderloin cut into small pieces
De Cecco spaghetti
3 cloves of diced garlic
1/2 zucchini, sliced
olive oil
1TB butter
1/2 sweet onion
1/4 cup red wine
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Grilled Burgers

Grilled Burgers with grilled onions and garlic along with baked corn on the cob and yam fries.
Some fresh cloves of garlic were pushed into the patties before cooking. Then seasoned with salt and pepper. The corn was served with salt, pepper, and spread butter. The yam fries were seasoned with olive oil, salt, and pepper, then baked along with corn at 350F. 350F is too low for the fries, so they came out a little soft. They sell smaller buns now, holds the burgers better and a lot healthier then the typical buns.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Europane Macarons

Europane Macarons

From Europane in Pasadena by the Paseo.

They sell for $1.65 each. They make them larger then the typical french macaron. More like a creamy cookie, but still a good price on them.

Salted Caramel and Raspberry Macarons

Chicken Kabobs with Grilled Broccoli and Salad

Chicken Kabobs with Grilled Broccoli and Salad

The chicken kabob is from Vons. It came out moist but pretty bland. I seared the kabobs in the pan grill before finishing them in the oven. I poured Ginger dressing over the salad and kabobs.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Grilled Chicken with Onions and Carrots

Grilled Chicken with Onions and Carrots
I bought the chicken from Fresh & Easy, pre marinated with garlic & herbs. I boiled the carrots to soften them then ran over cold water to stop cooking. I used 1/2 a large onion, add a little butter. I then grilled the carrots, added a little red wine to the carrots and onions. All grilled in a grill pan.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Stir Fried Pork Salad

Stir fried pork cooked with garlic, ginger, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and bok choy. Served inside herb salad. The organic herb salad mix is on sale for $3 at Vons (serves 2).

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Angel Hair Pasta

Angel Hair Pasta with garlic, chicken, and some green Choy veggies.
I replaced my broken blender with another one but the new one has a food processor attachment. I used it to do it's magic on a few garlic cloves. I used chicken thigh meat, seasoned with salt/pepper.

Pre heat pan, add olive oil. When oil is ready, add a TB of butter, add in garlic. Cook for a minute then add in chicken. Cook until chicken is done. Deglaze with 1/4C white wine, reduce down. Add in veggies. Add in 1/2C chicken broth. Boil angel hair pasta (fresh one takes 45secs). As broth reduces, combine all. Mix well. Garnished with fresh basil.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Chicken Florentine with Potatoes and Sautéed Spinach

Chicken Florentine with Potatoes and Sautéed Spinach

I picked up the Chicken Florentine pre assembled in the Vons meat dept. Baked at 350F for 35mins.
I used 2 red potatoes, cut into thin slices, then mixed with olive oil, salt, pepper. Baked until light brown, ~25mins. I cooked some chopped garlic in olive oil, then add spinach, salt, and pepper. I cooked with lid on for 2mins. Added a little butter after serving. Potatoes sprinkled with fresh basil. My rosemary plant looks sick :(