Archive for the ‘Vegetables’ Category

What’s It?

Take a guess.

Any Guess?

Could be sashimi slices? or sliced beef? Nah, it’s a steamed beet, peeled and sliced. Hee hee.

The Mouse’s vegetable last night.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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The Mouse has been trying to eat more vegetables lately. Dunno if summer is nearing and The Mouse wants to eat lighter?

Frozen Vegetables

The Mouse forgot if the package was Italian or Mediterranean. Either way, The Mouse liked.

Spinach with Spanish Peanut Skins

The bottom of the can of Spanish peanuts (finally thought of a use for it). Instead of salt. The Mouse thinks one of the best spinach dishes he’s had. Better than creamed spinach. 🙂

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Found/bought a package of beef cheeks at the grocery store. First time seeing for The Mouse. Searched the internet for cooking methods … low and slow.

The Mouse decided to do a slow braise with red wine.


Christmas present a couple of years back. The Cat and The Mouse are always hesitant to open a bottle of wine, The Mouse shouldn’t drink too much (a jigger at most), and The Cat cannot finish the bottle at once. Kinda waste for the leftover. At least with the braise, the bottle didn’t go to waste.

First parboiled in plain water, washed cheek and changed water. Added wine (withheld a portion for The Cat to taste). Braised for approximately 2 hours, added large dice turnip, another hour braise. Salt, pepper, miso paste, dried oregano to taste.

Served over noodles.

The Dish

The Cat liked (similar taste/texture to oxtail), The Mouse thought it was okay. Next time, add aromatics (celery and onion), maybe a little beef or chicken bouillon? Dried mushroom?

The Mouse needs more research on the beef cheek. 🙂

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Cheap eats and leftovers.

The Mouse picked up while grocery shopping.

Mini Fried Chicken Bento

Just right for The Mouse’s dinner. Two thigh pieces, vegetables, one scoop rice. $3.50, cheap eats.

For The Cat’s dinner, The Mouse boned the chicken, boiled the bones for broth, simmered leftover rice, a handful of frozen green beans (french cut), all over leftover miso butterfish.

The Cat’s Jook Hybrid

The Mouse also found fresh Brussels sprouts. Halved, oiled, salted, toaster ovened.

Toaster Ovened Brussels Sprouts

Charred, The Cat liked. 🙂

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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Thick cut pork belly.

Pork Belly

Cut into lardon pieces, browned, braised in water, apple cider vinegar, liquid smoke, added white stem cabbage stems, another braise, and finally the cabbage tops, quick braise. Salt, pepper, monk fruit sugar, dash of shoyu, and a drop of orange extract.


Not the normal quick stir-fry The Mouse usually does with vegetables, a softer, deeper flavor. The Cat liked. 🙂

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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