Archive for July 16th, 2014

Must be getting my creative mojo back in the kitchen. Did two weird dishes today that turned out pretty good. Brunch was pasta with faux “pesto”.

Tri-Color Rotini with Faux "Pesto"

Tri-Color Rotini with Faux “Pesto”

The “pesto” was spirulina, olive oil, Vegemite, and chia seeds. Didn’t have any cheese, didn’t really need any. Maybe try the “fake” soy cheese next time (get it? fake cheese for faux pesto). Hee hee.

For dinner, planned to make an eggplant stir-fry with bacon.

Skinny Eggplant

Skinny Eggplant

Can’t tell by the picture but these eggplant are really skinny (and kind of short), four to five inches. Couldn’t peel them, nothing would be left. Did a thin slice and added them to bacon lardon and the redered fat. After a few minutes, the skin was still tough (The Cat would chew and spitting all night). A change on the fly. Added Shao Xing wine, water, quinoa, and chia seeds and simmered for about fifteen minutes.

Eggplant Ragout over Angel Hair Pasta

Eggplant Ragout over Angel Hair Pasta

The Cat it  was iron chef worthy. I just thought it was a good improv when what I had in mind did not come out quite as expected. 🙂

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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