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Archive for March 23rd, 2013

My Bad

In a Michael Jackson sort of way (I think). Hee hee!

Sam, over at Bonding Tool, wrote me this comment:  都是你的错, 害我一直想… 扣肉包 – 太完美了! Regarding my braised pork belly in soy sauce post.

First, had to Google it. The translation is “All your fault, causing me to have always wanted to … Rou (meat) package – perfect”

Verified with The Cat. Her translation is “It’s your fault, to cause me thinking about braised pork bun. It’s too perfect.”

To add insult to injury, my version.

Shoyu Pork and Mushroom Slider With Shiso Leaves

Shoyu Pork and Mushroom Slider With Shiso Leaves

I’m not ready to attempt to make my own steamed buns (mantou), so for now, it’s a multi-grained dinner roll, braised shoyu pork belly (sliced) with dried mushrooms, and shiso leaves, with just a bit of butter, because you can never have enough fat (okay, well, maybe not true, but …) 🙂

I thought the shiso leaves (about five of them), really helped to bring out the porky flavor, it’s one of my favorite herb/veggies for sandwiches anyway.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Multi-“Stuff”

A few years ago, I saw multi-grained rice in the rice section of our Japanese super store. Besides brown rice, the package contained beans, seeds, and other grains. But it was sooooo expensive we  didn’t try it. Plus, The Cat was not so keen about eating brown rice.

Lately, The Cat has wanted to include  other “stuff” into her rice. A doctor friend advised her that eating white rice exclusively is not as nutritious as eating a variety of starches.

Recently, when I was bored, I decided to make-up my own multi-“stuff” mixture for The Cat.

Multi-Stuff

Multi-Stuff

Brown rice, quinoa, lentils, split peas, and kabocha squash.

The Cat's Carbs

The Cat’s Carbs

The only tricky part was some of the ingredients had different cooking times. The brown rice, lentils, and split peas have similar cooking times while the quinoa and kabocha have shorter cooking times. I purposely “overcooked” the brown rice slightly so The Cat would have less to “chew”.

Turns out well, The Cat likes her new “stuff”, and it’s cheaper than the pre-mixed packages. Granted, the pre-mixed stuff has upwards of ten different ingredients, but who’s counting. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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