Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Then, I used some spray oil, and cooked the shrimp for a few minutes on each side. The splatters are from the marinade, which has oil in it, so you probably don't even need to spray your non-stick pan.
Add shrimp to greens, drizzle dressing, enjoy! Soooooooo goood!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Well, I am a parent.
And I am turning into my parents!!!!!!!!!!
How to be a Romo mamma:
Step 1: Worry about your child catching a "draft"
Step 2: Bundle your child up at the slightest breeze
Step 3: Insert baby's pants into socks before bedtime:
This will prevent any stray draft from entering up the bottom of his pants and traveling to his lungs where he could potentially contract pneumonia!
Step 4: Go to bed, sleep easy, know that you have single-handedly saved your child from contracting all the major illnesses carried by drafts.
Serves 2 to 3.
- 1/2 lb okra (bhindi)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons oil
- Pinch of asafetida (hing) ** (I didn't have this, I looked online for substitutions, and used some garlic and onion powder)
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
- 1 tablespoon coriander powder (dhania)
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (adjust to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric (haldi)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt (adjust to taste)
- 1/2 teaspoon mango powder (amchoor) **(Also didn't have this, I sprinkled some lemon juice instead)
- 1 tablespoon gram flour (besan) (optional) *Didn't use*
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped yellow bell pepper(optional) *Didn't use*
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper(optional) *Didn't use*
Wash the okra and pat dry. Make sure to completely dry the okra as wet okra will be sticky when cutting.
Cut off the both ends of the okra, and slice lengthwise in halves. Set aside.
Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat. Test the heat by adding one cummin seed to the oil; if seed crack right away oil is ready.
Add the cumin seeds and asafetida (hing). When the cumin seeds crack, add the okra.
Stir for a minute and reduce the heat to medium.
Cover the okra for two to three minutes.
Remove the cover and add the coriander powder, red cayenne pepper and turmeric.
Next add gram flour (besan) and continue to stir-fry until the okra is tender. Add the salt, mango powder and bell peppers, cook for another minute. Salt is added last to avoid the okra becoming lacy.
- Adding colorful bell pepper is a great garnish for the okra and adds flavor to the dish.
- You can substitute the bell pepper with sliced tomatoes as a garnish.
- You can also slice the okra in 1/4 inch pieces and follow the same method above.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
- 1 Bell Pepper
- Small pack sliced mushrooms
- 1 pack Extra-Firm Tofu
- 1 Pouch Tasty Bite "Satay Partay"
- 1 tsp. Soy Sauce (optional)
- 1 Tbsp. Cornstarch (optional)
Friday, March 4, 2011
Oven Roasted Red Potatoes:
-Preheat oven to 425F
-4-5 small/medium redpotatoes, cut into wedges
Drizzle potatoes with olive oil. Toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Arrange on a baking sheet.
Bake for 20 min. Flip potatoes to other side and bake until cooked through or crispy to your liking.
Then eat with alot of ketchup! :)
I have yet to make a perfect steak... but it won't stop me from trying! This is as close as i've made it...
I marinated the steak (courtesy of Deric's parents' ranch) in McCormicks' Mojito Lime Marinade. Then I grilled it, 6 min on each side. Let it rest, and it was a good medium steak... not perfect, but good.
Tonight, we ate like kings!