Quick Rice & Peas

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“Rice Cooker Rice and Peas” Cedar Park, 2020

Tonight I made jerk pork and rice & peas. The latter was made in the rice cooker using a simple recipe from Caribbeanpot.com. It wasn’t bad, but definitely could not compare to my mom’s rice & peas. I’d say this was maybe only 60% as good as her’s. But in a pinch, this recipe will do. Unfortunately we didn’t have any Scotch Bonnet peppers, but I used a quarter of a habañero and it had a good amount of heat.

I don’t know if we’ll be able to visit my folks this year at Christmas, which has me already missing my mom’s rice & peas, oxtail stew, stew peas, run-down crab, jerk chicken, plantain, and callaloo. I’m crossing my fingers though!

Sushi Nite at Home

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“Sushi Nite” Cedar Park, 2020

DIY sushi at home is so yummy! This time we had some shrimp tempura which was new for our sushi nite. I thought it was pretty good! My favorite has to be the hamachi with avocado and plenty of wasabi. But everything was delicious – what a treat! 🍣❤

Leftovers Hodgepodge

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“Hodgepodge Dinner” Cedar Park, 2020

Tonight’s dinner was a mix of leftovers and new sides. The casserole on the left is a mix of sliced pork belly (leftover from last night’s yakiniku dinner), kimchee, egg, and cheese. In the casserole dish on the right is Koa-friendly nachos, with cheese, chips, jalapenos, beans, red sauce, and grilled chicken. Then the sides are avocado with ponzu and katsuobushi, and fresh tomato.

I was a good fridge/pantry cleanup day, and a pretty tasty one at that. 😊

I hope you had a good day!

Pizza Time

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”Half and Half” Cedar Park, 2020

Now that Mariko has a really awesome pizza dough recipe, we’ve been enjoying a lot of pies lately. Tonight’s pizzas were a nice Margherita and also a half Gorgonzola/pear/honey and barbecue brisket pizza. They were all so tasty, but my favorite was the simple Margherita. I think it was because the crust was a little crispier than the half and half. Oh how I love pizza nights! ❤🍕

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“Margherita Pizza” Cedar Park, 2020

Katsu Dinner

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“Katsu Dinner” Cedar Park, 2020

We probably shouldn’t eat too much fried food, but how can you resist katsu (deep-fried pork cutlet)? Along with miso soup and shredded cabbage, we had some ume-garlic, which was yummy. My first time trying it!

By the way, Lani likes to eat her dinner while we eat ours, and here she is waiting for us to fill up her food bowl. 🐶

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“Where’s My Dinner?” Cedar Park, 2020