Cookbook author Mindy Toomay's blog about eating for health, cooking with spirit, and celebrating life in northern California. Here she dishes up food rants and raves, recipes, and plenty of kitchen wisdom.

By your own efforts, waken yourself, watch yourself, and live joyfully.
-- The Dhammapada

Why not make a daily pleasure out of a daily necessity?
-- Peter Mayle


A bit of a hit

Thought I'd post a photo of tonight's dinner at my house (sorry it's not very high-quality; I'm still learning).

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Here's how it was done, in case you're interested:

1: Saute onion, small carrot bits, and sliced fresh shiitakes in dark sesame oil for a few minutes.
2. Add soy sauce, paper-thin slices of fresh ginger, some left over brown (or white) rice, and a drizzle of water. Cover and cook over medium for 5 minutes.
3. Add chopped leafy greens of choice. Cover again and cook until the greens wilt.
4. Oh, and I put some cayenne pepper into the saute, and sprinkled on some minced fermented black beans from the Asian grocery a couple of blocks from my house. (Keep the soy quantity down if you're using those black beans. They're really intense.)
5. If you feel the need for concentrated protein, add tofu (or even chicken or shrimp or ??? for you omnivores out there).
6. Enjoy with loved ones, if available. If not, relish your solitude.

Pretty big "yum."


At 5:08 AM, Blogger Nava said...

Hi Mindy, I'm paying your blog a return visit, since you visited mine. Very nice! I'm looking forward to following your musings and recipes. Let's exchange links soon, what do you think?

At 9:56 AM, Blogger Mindy T. said...

Hi Nava:

Many thanks for coming by. Yes, let's link up. I need to learn how, so you will have to take the lead. How are your books doing?


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