Chinese-style Stewed Beef (for noodle dishes)

The last time my fiance and I visited Hawaii, we went to Chinatown in Honolulu to enjoy a delicious bowl of beef noodle soup. It was perfect; well-seasoned broth and fresh chewy noodles topped with heavenly slices of beef in one, umami-packed $5 bowl. This was my third favorite meal the whole trip, which was a difficult feat to manage considering the amount of amazing food we hunted down. For those of you who are wondering, Sushi Gaku and Okata Bento came in first and second.

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Dear Readers!

I realize I’m several days late on this week’s post, but I will get something up before Sunday. Also, expect a post on Monday/Tuesday as well; I’m not skipping the week, just a bit delayed. Finally, I was rereading my last szechuan green beans post and realized the cooking time wasn’t quite right. I’ve adjusted it and added a new-and-improved picture to the header.

Next post is Niku Jaga, a Japanese style meat and potato stew, Nommmm.

Thanks for your patience!

Pasta Alfredo

As promised, here is my Pasta Alfredo recipe. I love this dish because I can actually eat it, despite my weird dairy “allergies”. I make the sauce with 4 tbspĀ butter per 1 lb of pasta and fat free milk. It’s still just as creamy as Alfredo with real cream in it, but a little bit less fatty and 100% cheese-less. I hope you enjoy eating it as much as I do!

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šŸ˜¦ Monday kinda snuck up on me, and I was hoping to get something out today. However, it’s not going to happen this week; too busy at work. The next post is going to be a new pasta sauce, a super simple cream sauce made from a bechamel that goes great with peas! I look forward to writing and posting it. Sorry we missed another week!

Roasted Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash just happens to be one of my favorite vegetables. It’s hearty enough to be left in the pantry for 2+ weeks, it goes well in many different dishes, andĀ it’s an excellent substitute for sweet potatoes or kabocha. It also just so happens to be an excellent vegetable to roast! Here’s a quick recipe to roast this beautiful veggie into sweet, caramelized goodness.

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I’m a bit behind on this week’s post, so I will not be releasing a new recipe today as usual. Look for the next post tomorrow afternoon around the usual 2PM post time. It’ll be super tasty, I promise šŸ™‚

Nabe – Japanese Style Hot Pot

Nabe is not so much one specific recipe as it is a style of eating. The entire family sits around a table laden with cut veggies and meats, a burner, and a very large pot of boiling broth. Each person has rice and their own dipping sauces, and everyone selects what they would like, adds it to the pot, and starts eating. It’s a very interactive meal; great for cold winter nights or dinner parties.

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