Sunday, July 27, 2008

Garden Fresh Salad with Vinaigrette

This is the tastiest, non-bottle, no-fat vinaigrette ever! It bursts with flavors!

1 TB dijon mustard
1/2 lemon, juice and zest
1 garlic clove, microplaned
1 TB red wine vinegar (cabernet vinegar)
salt, pepper
a few splashes of liquid sweetener

salad, fresh from the garden or farmers market

Whisk up all vinaigrette ingredients on the bottom of the salad bowl. Then, mix in the salad, and toss with vinaigrette.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Korean Spicy Miso Tofu Soup

3 cups of water
1 ts ground seafood soup mix*
1 TB of Korean miso (jung)
2 scallions, chopped
2 ts red pepper flakes or red pepper paste
2 oz firm tofu

add (optionally):
1 TB edamame
1 carrot, diced
1/2 cup string beans

Boil water with dried mix. After boiling, add vegetables and simmer until tender. Take 1/4 cup of broth and mix with the miso, until miso is dissolved. Add miso broth back to soup, and mix. Add diced tofu. Serve.

Makes 2-3 cups of soup.

* Dried seafood soup mix:
1/3 cup dried anchovies,
1/3 cup dried mushroom
1/4 cup dried seaweed
1/8 cup dried shrimp

all mixed and ground into pulverized form.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Chicken salad with sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts

A salad fom Pret A Manger in the UK --- great !
  • white chicken meat in addition to
  • toasted pine nuts,
  • slightly dried tomatoes and
  • lots of fresh vegetables (spring mix, cucumber, radiccio).