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Restricted Diet

The Mouse has to have some medical scanning done (I dunno what, so confused). Anyways, from 1:00 PM on, only protein today (no carbs, no sugar, only water, salt and pepper okay). Oh well, could be worse.

Yesterday, The Mouse bought pork and beef chunks (cuts for pork adobo and beef stew).

Pork Chunks
Beef Chunks

The Mouse seared the chunks, drained the excess fat, then poached them in a mixture of olive oil and water.

Oil Poached Pork
Oil Poached Beef

The pork turned out a little better than the beef, maybe not quite enough liquid. Still good though.

After tomorrow, The Mouse is probably gonna need a laxative (sorry, TMI). Hee hee.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

P.S. The pork is mostly for The Cat, but The Mouse will eat some too. The beef is primarily for The Mouse, maybe exclusively.

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A pound of ground beef, locally sourced.

Ground Beef

Basic ingredients:

Onion Soup Mix, Canned Mushrooms

Roughly shaped into balls, browned meatballs, removed meatballs and drained excess oil. Returned meatballs to pot, added onion soup mix, canned mushrooms (drained and rinsed), no salt (The Mouse figured enough salt in the soup mix), rice wine, a drop or two of coconut vinegar. Simmered for half an hour.

Cooled the pot in ice water, skimmed excess fat. Portioned one serving (The Cat doesn’t usually eat beef), Cooked frozen mixed vegetables and okra, drained, added meatballs and soup to warm.

Meatball and Vegetable Soup with Tree Fungus

The Mouse liked. Too bad the grocery store doesn’t sell smaller bricks. Small bricks would be more practical for The Mouse. Oh well.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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The Mouse, kinda playing in the kitchen, no recipe, didn’t fail. Whew!

First breakfast. Picked up from the grocery store, two scoops of rice, two eggs, three strips of bacon. The fry cook forgot to scramble until almost too late, hence the texture. The Mouse reserved the rice for The Cat’s dinner, reserved the bacon for something else (post soon), and used the “scrambled eggs” on toast with butter and Vegemite.

Breakfast

The eggs were slightly overcooked, but did the job.

Also at the grocery store a package of salmon bones. The store also had salmon heads but The Mouse is handling salmon heads, too ugly, stuff that nightmares are made of. Ugh!

Salmon Bones

Head cabbage, ginger, tree ear fungus. Pre-cooked the fungus, Cold water, ginger, fungus to boil, simmer for 5 minutes. Add cut head cabbage, bring to boil again and simmer until cabbage is half cooked, about 2-3 minutes. Another boil, add salmon bones, simmer for another 5 minutes. Shoyu and rice wine drizzle. Salt to taste. Stir and serve. Not really soup, more broth.

Fish Bone Soup

The Cat liked. 🙂

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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The Mouse didn’t have a plan for the eggplant, just started cooking and hoped for the best. Hee hee.

Sliced Eggplant

Peeled, sliced, drenched in oil and drizzled with apple cider vinegar. Roasted for about 50 minutes.

Roasted

Slightly crispy in places, soft and squishy in others. The Mouse tossed and added salt and pepper.

Ugly but Tasty

If The Mouse planned better, he would have made the eggplant more like baba ghanoush. Still it was good. A little too much vinegar for The Mouse’s taste, but The Cat liked it.

Cold Cut Sandwich

The Mouse’s dinner. The vinegar acted to balance the saltiness of the cold cuts, so it all worked out. 🙂

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Yesterday, The Mouse cooked peanut soup for The Cat. Blanched peanuts, simmered for hours, peanut butter powder, chicken stock, and mustard cabbage to finish.

Peanut Soup

The Cat’s bento (assembled by The Mouse).

The Cat’s Bento

Leftover carnitas from the weekend, The Mouse baked a yam, roasted zucchini, and fried an egg. Colorful yeah? Hee hee.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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