Thursday, May 31, 2012

Singapore: Zhu Rou Su (Baked Pastry with Ground Pork)

   
...recipe coming soon...
(adapted from "Culinaria Southeast Asia" by Rosalind Mowe
              and "Yum Cha & Asian Treats" by Anne Wilson)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Meal Plan May 26 - June 1, 2012

Saturday:      Bergedil/Begedil (Malay/Indonesian Potato Patties from linsfood.com)
                     Tandoori Salmon (from Food & Wine)

Sunday:        Zhu rou su (Baked Pastry from Singapore)

Monday:       Curried Noodles (from Singapore)

Tuesday:       Leftovers

Wednesday:  Couscous Salad with Herbs and Chickpeas

Thursday:      Tostones
                      Chicken Sandwiches

Friday:           Albanian Style Stuffed Eggplant


Go to Menu Plan Monday to check out lots of other meal plans and ideas for this week's dinners.

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Indonesia: Pergedel Goreng (Fried Potato Cake)

   
...recipe coming soon...
(adapted from linsfood.com
               and "Culinaria Southeast Asia" by Rosalind Mowe)



Friday, May 25, 2012

Philippines: Empanadas

   
...recipe coming soon...
(adapted from: "The Essential Asian Cookbook" by Jane Bowring
               and "Yum Cha & Asian Treats" by Anne Wilson)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Indonesia: Pineapple Curry

   

... (recipe coming soon)...
(adapted from: "Step-by-Step Indonesian Cooking" by Anne Wilson
               "The Essential Asian Cookbook" by Jane Bowring)

Indonesia: Coconut Beef

   


... (recipe coming soon)...
(adapted from: "Step-by-Step Indonesian Cooking" by Anne Wilson
               and "The Essential Asian Cookbook" by Jane Bowring)

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Philippines: Pancit Bihon (Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Pork)

   

...recipe coming soon... (adapted from: "Taste of Southeast Asia" by Barbara Hansen)

Meal Plan for May 19 - 25, 2012


Saturday:       Pancit Bihon (Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Pork from The Philippines)

Sunday:        Mixed Salad with Tuna Steak Cubes

Monday:       Coconut Beef (from Indonesia)
                     Pineapple Curry (from Indonesia)

Tuesday:       Leftovers

Wednesday:  Chicken Adobo (from The Philippines)

Thursday:      Kobis Dan Telur (Stir-Fried Cabbage & Eggs from Malaysia)

Friday:           Empanadas (from The Philippines)


Go to Menu Plan Monday to check out lots of other meal plans and ideas for this week's dinners.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomato - Almond Pesto

For yesterday's dinner we Cheddar-Bacon Hamburgers. A couple of weeks ago, they had those patties (the bacon and cheese are chopped and mixed with the ground beef) at ALDI and I thought I should give them a try. I pan-fried the patties and served them on Kaiser rolls with sides of ketchup, mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato and onion rings. I was so hungry that I forgot to take a picture :-)

Today's recipe is from Food & Wine. I had prepared that dish before and HubbyGrouch requested a repetition. I prepared more pesto because for my taste, the amount in the recipe is not enough for the pasta.

To see my previous post for this recipe, click here.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Indonesia: Fried Rice with Vegetables and Eggs (from Bali)

This is a vegetarian "Fried Rice" version from Bali. At first glance, the green beans and tomatoes seemed an unlikely combination for an Indonesian dish. It still is at second and third glance. But we did like this fried rice version - HubbyGrouch loves anything rice-y with a fried egg on top.

   

Sunflower Seed (or Flax Seed) Whole Wheat Bread

This month for the Secret Recipe Club (SRC), I was assigned the blog Adventures in All Things Food, written by Andrea. This gives me the opportunity to thank her again for stepping up last month and spontaneously deciding to make a recipe from my blog for the SRC, as my blog was "orphaned" last month. Thank you, Andrea! 
When looking for a recipe for this month's SRC, I went straight to the bread section of my assigned blog. I love homemade bread and I am always on the lookout for new recipes. When I saw the Flax Seed Whole Wheat Bread, I knew that would be my pick. I decided to use the the oven instead of my bread machine because the bread gets a nicer and thicker crust (I'm a sucker for bread crust!). I was out of flax seeds and decided to use sunflower  seeds instead, but you can use any seeds you like: pumpkin, sesame, etc. Also, I only used 1 tsp honey as I prefer my bread rustic instead of sweet.


Sunday, May 13, 2012

Yogurt Sauce with Radishes and Dill


Yogurt Sauce with Radishes and Dill
...recipe coming soon...

Meal Plan for May 12 - 18, 2012

Sunday:        Herring in Yogurt Sauce
                     Yogurt Sauce with Radishes and Dill

Monday:       Fried Rice and Vegetables (from Bali)

Tuesday:       Cheddar-Bacon Hamburgers

Wednesday:  Spaghetti with Sun-Dried-Tomato-Almond Pesto

Thursday:      Mr. Lee's Chicken Wings (from Malaysia)

Friday:           Stir-Fried Rice Noodles with Pork (from The Philippines)


Go to Menu Plan Monday to check out lots of other meal plans and ideas for this week's dinners.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Chili con Carne


Ingredients:
1-2 tbsp olive oil
1 kg meatloaf mix (minced meat)
2 tsp salt
1/3 tsp pepper
1 large onion
5 garlic cloves
8 tbsp chili powder
2  15-oz cans diced tomatoes
3  8-oz cans tomato sauce
1 cup water
1  15-oz can black beans
1  15-oz can light kidney beans
1  15-oz can pink beans
1  15-oz can whole kernel corn
1 green bell pepper

Tip: Test how hard or tender the beans are. You might want to cook them more than just 15 minutes.

For preparation instructions, click here.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Singapore: Kari Terung (Eggplant Curry)

   

...recipe coming soon... (adapted from: "Taste of Southeast Asia" by Barbara Hansen)

Singapore: Kari Ayam (Anglo-Indian Chicken Curry)

   

...recipe coming soon... (adapted from: "Taste of Southeast Asia" by Barbara Hansen)

Meal Plan for May 5 - 11, 2012


Saturday:      Sauerkraut Soup
                     Kari Ayam
                     Kari Terung

Sunday:        Leftovers (HubbyGrouch is traveling)

Monday:       Leftovers (HubbyGrouch is traveling)

Tuesday:       Leftovers (HubbyGrouch is traveling)

Wednesday:  Blue Cheese & Bacon Focaccia

Thursday:      Chili con Carne

Friday:           Fish in Spicy Tamarind Sauce
                      Celebration Rice


Go to Menu Plan Monday to check out lots of other meal plans and ideas for this week's dinners.

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