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Wasabi Mayonnaise

Saw a jar of wasabi mayonnaise at the Asian market yesterday. I almost bought a jar, was standing in the checkout line, turned around and put it back. I have mayonnaise and a tube of wasabi at home, I can combine my own wasabi mayonnaise.

Wasabi Tube

I know, it’s not the authentic stuff, but I’m not paying an arm and a leg for the authentic stuff. Instead of mixing the mayonnaise and wasabi, I just spread both on the same side of the bread for my sardine sandwich.

Sardine Sandwich with Wasabi Mayo

The sardines are on the bottom, romaine lettuce on top, pretty awesome. The wasabi/mayo combo is as good as whole seed mustard, maybe even better. That was lunch.

For dinner, I caramelized an onion (using the oil from the sardines), wasabi/mayo and romaine lettuce again.

Caramelized Onion Sandwich

Again, pretty awesome. Socks came off both times. I think the wasabi/mayo combo complements the sardine flavor. Can’t wait to try it on other “fishy” foods.

You’re probably wondering how I can eat these “offensive” foods around The Cat, she left on a business trip for a few days. I can eat the “potent” foods for a short time without worry. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Noodles with Green Onions and Oil

Street food. One of my favorite noodle dishes from Shanghai. Four ingredients (in my case five) noodles, green onions, oil, salt, and I added white pepper.

Green Onions

I cooked the spaghetti (yes, spaghetti,  that’s what was in our pantry), and sautéedthe green onions in oil. I think my oil wasn’t hot enough, the onions didn’t toast, or maybe the onions had too much moisture. Our resident dragon had the day off. Hee hee.

Noodles with Green Onions and Oil

Not quite authentic but still tasty. A more authentic take on the dish can be read here.

We really have to find a dragon with hot breath. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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‘Cuz I’m Cheap

Our local Whole Foods store has a daily salad bar. On Wednesdays, the per pound price is reduced by two dollars. Guess when I pick up from the salad bar.

Take-Out Cover

My Messy Salad

I got to try raw kale for the first time, not bad. The rest kind of got lost in the pile (a good thing). I think I saved three dollars on this salad. Nothing to sneeze at. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Potato Pancakes

Sometimes, I like to see what’s on the clearance shelf at our local supermarket. Kind of like going to a garage sale. You never know. This past weekend, I bought one of these from the clearance shelf.

Potato Pancake Mix

Just to try. One summer, many many many moons ago (I was still in middle school), I took a summer cooking course. One of the dishes we made was potato pancakes. I liked it.

When I opened the package of pancake mix, it was all powder (I dunno what I was expecting, maybe dehydrated potato bits?). Hmm, no worries, easy fix, I grated a potato from the pantry, soaked in cold water, and added it to the mix.

Grated Potato

Making the mix couldn’t be easier. Beat on egg, add one cup of cold water, add mix (at this point, I also added the grated potato).

After that, just pan-fried them.

Potato Pancakes

I think mine were a little bigger than intended, local style. Not bad though, the fresh grated potato definitely added texture. Even The Cat liked it.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Quality Control

I forgot to mention yesterday, we were help to do some quality control at the chocolate shop. For some reason, some of the chocolates had some cosmetic defects. We helped to pick out the ones that were not as pretty.

Since Chef won’t sell them, we got to munch on some of the defective pieces. I know, it’s a tough job, but someone has to do it. Hee hee.

I had two pieces, and I think The Cat had three. All dark chocolate, I think we got our daily supply of antioxidants. That was the only reason we ate them. Heh heh.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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