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Potluck with friends, some are vegetarian/vegan.

The Cat and The Mouse’s contributions:

Boiled Okinawan sweet potato (no picture).

PaholeĀ fern and tomatoes.

Pahole Fern and Tomato

The Mouse didn’t dress the vegetables, didn’t know what was acceptable/not acceptable. Made an orange, walnut, Bragg’s vinegar, and black strap molasses blend. Not bad, for The Mouse though, could’ve used a little bit of salt.

Also picked up a couple of meat items on the way over.


Chinese Roast Duck

And roast pork.

Chinese Roast Pork

When The Mouse went to pick up the duck and pork, only less than 1/2 pound of the pork was left for sale. Just enough to balance out the large amount of vegetables on the table. Hee hee.

A sample of “other” dishes.

Beet and Vegetable Slaw

Couldn’t remember most of the ingredients, mind kinda blanked after beet. Not bad, needed some grease. Hee hee again.

Dried Fruit and Vegetable Pie

Tasty, I would have topped it with BACON! Hee hee third time.

I think after last night, The Mouse is good with vegetables for the next week. šŸ™‚

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse.

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This past weekend, an impromptu thingy.

Kinda through together stuff, simple, no fuss.

Braised Mushrooms

Button (both fresh and tinned) and enoki mushrooms braised in coconut oil.

Sweet Potato in Coconut Milk

Do you suspect a theme going on here? Hee hee.

Took some of the leftover potato to a co-worker the next day, according to the co-worker, K, Ā The Mouse riffed on a Hawaiian dish, koeleĀ palau.

The “normal” method is to mash the sweet potato and incorporate the coconut milk into the mash like adding cream or milk to mashed potato. The Mouse’s version is a little more … “chunky”?

Hee hee.

The Mouse just didn’t do the mash step.

Sweet Potato in Coconut Milk on Microwave Frozen Spinach

The Mouse is toying with adding luau (kalo/taro) leaves to the pot next time. The spinach was an “experiment” to test the viability of the combination. The dish sorta worked,Ā The Mouse is on the fence with this riff.

Have another potluck event coming this Friday. Heading to the market for inspiration, fingers crossed.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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First an update. The “no feet soup” did jell just a bit, with the thinnest lay of fat on the top. Not really photogenic, so no picture.

The neighborhood Ruby Tuesday is running a promotion for June, bring in a can of food for the food bank, and the restaurant knocks off $5.00 the check.

Since yesterday was a holiday for The Mouse …

Veggie Trio

Green beans, zucchini, baked potato. The order comes with “all you can eat” salad bar.

The Mouse’s salad bar plate

So, The Mouse, being pake, filled up on the salad bar, and took home the potato and zucchini for another day. Appears The Mouse is not the only one with this strategy, read it in an online food article too. Hee hee.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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Jus’ som leaves eaten yesterday. Hee hee.

Breakfast Sandwich

Shiso leaf on Breakfast Jack sandwich. Just The Mouse’s opinion, the Breakfast Jack is better than the Egg McMuffin. Seems the ingredients fit the bun better than the English muffin. Jus’ sayin’.

The Mouse also like the package.

The Mouse’s sentiments exactly.

Hee hee.

Co-worker shared a new experience/ingredient.

Moringa Leaves

A small branch, just to try. She said to strip the leaves and simmer in soup for about ten minutes. Plant supposed to be healthful.

Tossed them into The Cat’s noodles.

Vegetable Noodle Soup

Won bok, carrot, fried tofu, moringa leaves.

Since it was Friday, The Mouse had a lau lau.

Lau Lau

From the neighborhood grocery store (decent). Pork and butterfish wrapped in kalo leaves. I know, visually no too appetizing but, Yum. One of The Mouse’s favorite Hawaiian dishes.

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse


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Still trying to lessen carb consumption.

Canadian Bacon and Veggies

Shiso, carrot, celery.

Japanese Omelet
Burdock Root and Carrot

From Mana Bu’s.

Coffee Jelly

Also from Mana Bu’s.

Funny, going to Mana Bu’s and not buying any onigiri.

Spicy Crawfish


Fried Tofu


Pickled Japanese Cucumber

All from Tamura’s.

Toaster Roasted Zucchini, Carrot, Okra

It’s Friday! Have a good one. šŸ™‚

Enjoy. Eat well.

The Mouse

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