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The Cat didn’t bring lunch from home. A scheduling snafu at the office. The downstairs cafe.

Sandwich, Salad, Soup

The Mouse made “fast” congee, comfort food for The Cat’s stomach.

“Fast” Congee

Leftover rice, lotus seed, dried fava beans, roasted Brussels sprouts, canned bamboo shoot, wood-ear fungus, salt, and toasted sesame oil to finish. Mmm.

Be safe and well.

The Mouse

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Tax season, The Cat’s food during tax season, less about visual aesthetics, more about nutrition. Hee hee.

Green Soup

White stemmed cabbage, wakame, dried vegetable, salt, toasted sesame oil to finish. After the Cat’s long Sunday nap. Light, not sit on the bottom of the stomach heavy. 🙂

Tonic Soup

Dried ingredients, rice, leftover chicken. You’ve seen this before, another batch. The Cat’s weeknight dinner. One bowl, easy to re-heat.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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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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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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The Mouse stopped by a different grocery store on the way back from getting his vaccination. Picked up a package of pork tongue (usually not found at the grocery stores he frequents).

The Mouse picked the smallest package, to experiment, went on the internet for tips (no pun intended). Hee hee.

Cut slits into the skin, boiled/simmered between 3 to 4 hours, removed from water, peeled skin (cooled but still warm), new water, apple cider vinegar, sea salt, star anise, ginger, whiskey, carrot, lots of tree ear fungus, simmered for another hour or so.

Braised pork tongue. The Cat liked. The Mouse thought about adding a small amount of miso but was afraid the taste would be too strong.

Stay safe and well.

The Mouse

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