Wow, thanks for all the replies. I am so new here, that I couldn't figure out how to bookmark this topic. So I lost it for awhile. Please forgive me!
For breakfast, try scrambled eggs (Like the ones in the "Iri-iri pan-pan" recipe) mixed with sushi rice and bits of sausage.
I haven't tried the Iri Iri pan yet. Odri
. I'll try it this week with sausage and rice, nice variation.
Have you tried making homemade sushi.
Never made sushi, forknspoon
, but I did buy a mat to make some. I don't have the japanese vinegar, I'm waiting to find some.
I love brown rice and eggs with a little soy sauce. I know it sounds weird, but it's wonderful.Trillian42
do you scramble the egg and add the cooked rice in, or do you put them side by side?
For a healthy lunch or breakfast try sauteing veggies
I'm eating way more veggies, and I've stir fried, but not with water, will try that too, my_addiction
, and let everyone know how it is going.
is it produce you're trying to find subs for, or things like miso? Also, how do you prepare your miso soup? Not to say that it might not get tiresome having it daily, but there are tons of different things you can add to give it variety.jillianb
, well I'm looking for the miso & other japanese ingredients. We have a "sort of fresh produce place." where I live you can get imaculately fresh produce if you want to pay 3x what it is worth elsewhere. For instance, if you want a head of truly fresh green leaf lettuce, you pay about $3.49 per POUND. But if you go to the "cheapy" produce place it is 3 heads for about $1.50. The "cheapy" place you have to eat it all really fast, about 4 days, but I figure if I can eat only 2/3 it is still less than the "good" stuff. But they just overcharge all over here "because they can."How I make my miso soup
I make a quart of boiling water, then add 1 level teaspoon of instant fish stock that I got in a box of 6 packets in Ft. Meyers, Florida. (I haven't used all the packets, as there seems to be about 5-6 teaspoons in each packet, and that makes about 6 weeks of breakfasts. . .)
And I add pieces of kombu seaweed to it, from about 4"x4" sheet. I let that steep according to the recipe in the book, and then remove the seaweed and throw it out (compost it) as the flavor isn't that great to me, and I tried eating it but couldn't.
This I use for the whole week. (I'm thinking of making a variety of vegetable stocks, as I'm really tired of the fish taste.)
I measure about 3/4 cup of stock into a soup bowl.
I take a large pinch of dry Hijiki seaweed into the bowl.
Cut about 1/2 - 3/4 inch thick slice of firm tofu, and dice it, size 1/2" or 3/4" squares
I add about 1/2 cup of veggies from dinner nite before, usually pre-cooked.
add a 1/4 cup mound (left in a mound) of cooked rice
If I have a hard-boiled egg in the house I add a quarter of that.
If I have some grape tomatoes, I add about 5.
I microwave all in a bowl about 2 minutes, sometimes only 1 minute 33 seconds if the bowl isn't "full."
(I read that the microwave will kill the live culture of the miso, so I don't microwave that.)
After everything is medium warm, not boiling, I add about a level teaspoon of miso in, and stir until dissolved.
this gets really fast to make if you do it daily. It is really good, and I do have lots of energy. I'm just a variety eater, so it really is something I try to do. . .
Scrambled tofu is also good for breakfast. I like to add shredded carrots, bok choy (regular cabbage finely shredded could also work), finely chopped broccoli, hijiki and/or shiitake mushrooms. Traditionally, you season with salt, pepper, tumeric (a pinch for color) and nutritional yeast. Hijiki and dried shiitake mushrooms can usually be found at a health food store if you have one near you.
Scrambled tofu? Which firmness of tofu, ? According to my blood type, cabbage causes allergy symptoms in me. But the broccoli, Hijiki (I love the flavor of this), and shitake mushrooms sound good. We do have them <reasonable> locally.
Ooo...this sounds like a book I would be interested in. I live right near a japanese grocer too
I skipped the statistics part, but the rest of the book is really beautiful, in the japanese way, describing memories and food very inspiring, twilight021
, and Amazon has it on sale, and the used ones would be good too.NOW FOR THE BIG NEWS!
An Asian store just opened only 45 mins away! YAY! Okay, what should I look for that isn't in the book. . . something you all like to eat, and I should treat myself to?