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Last chance dinner

February 20, 2006

Friday nights are a bit stressful here in our little kitchen. It’s the night that we realize that we haven’t used up our CSA produce, and that we’ll be picking up another full load in the morning. We open the fridge, pull out all the produce, and see what we can make of it.

This time I made a kind of Asian noodle dish…I wish I had measured proportions so I could give you a real recipe, because it was delicious! Basically, I sauteed some garlic in a little olive oil mixed with a bit of sesame oil, then added a head of chopped bok choy, some broccoli florets, a bit of powdered ginger (we were out of fresh), a can of vegetable broth, and a few squirts of soy sauce. I cooked that until the veggies were crisp-tender.

Meanwhile, I made my basic Honey-Glazed Tofu recipe, increasing the amount of sriracha and adding in pine nuts just before adding the honey mixture. I served all this up on some cooked spaghetti tossed with a little sesame oil. Justin loved this so much that he ate three huge bowls of it…I thought he was going to make himself sick, but he was equal to the task.

We have more bok choy this week, and I think I’ll be making this dish again. I’ve noticed that I’ve strayed from using recipes recently…I haven’t been perusing cookbooks much, and when I do, I file an idea somewhere in my brain, and create something kind of like it. I need to be writing these down, though…if I make this dish again this week, I’ll make an effort to record amounts and update the recipe. Enjoy this cold, cloudy Monday! (What? Isn’t it cold and cloudy where you are, too?)

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6 Discussion to this post
  1. Isil says:

    After snowy and rainy days for a month, we had a sunny beautiful weather today. Though, the spring has not arrived yet.

    Your last chance dinner looks yummy!

  2. Harmonia says:

    I need to get into Bok Choy more…any other suggestions?

  3. Erin says:

    Hi. This is completely off the subject, but I made your curried lentil burritos with the yogurt cilantro sauce last night. Oh my goodness…my husband and I both just kept telling each other how wonderful it was. It is certain to be a long time favorite around here! Thank you!!!

  4. crystal says:

    Isil, I’m glad you had a sunny day! Harmonia, I’ve mostly used it it Asian dishes, like stir fries or noodle soups. I have yet to branch out into other ideas, but I’ll let you know if I come up with something. Erin, I’m so glad you tried and liked the burritos! Isn’t the sauce just fabulous?

  5. bdogg says:

    OMG, Crystal, you are a freaking GENIUS!

    DH and I have been thinking that we need to have a meatless night once or twice a week and I’ve been agonizing over what to cook. You have now put my mind at ease with this fabulous-looking dish.

    Many thanks!!

  6. leya says:

    I tried this dish and it was amazing. very tasty indeed. thanks!

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