Stir-fries of sugar snaps, bean sprouts, frozen tofu (has the consistency of scrambled eggs), mushrooms, and daikon + winter squash
Roasted broccoli, harissa shrimp, dal
Steamed egg custard, stir-fried Chinese greens and mushrooms (possibly the best ji dan geng my dad has ever made– silky mouth feel, and when you scoop out chunks of egg it leaves a savory broth of soy sauce and sesame oil)
Dinner party: the guest didn’t know English and ate the roast chicken in a rice bowl with chopsticks.
For me, it was a lot of fiber and no protein, but the soup was great– a broth of dried shrimp, watercress, garlic, ginger, scallions, carrots, and seaweed.
More harissa shrimp, broccoli and shiitake mushrooms, butternut squash and roasted red pepper soup
THIS WAS AMAZING. The epitome of health food (although I ate so much I’m not sure if it would still be considered healthy)– a one pot meal of spinach, winter melon, soft tofu, carrot, glass noodles in my dad’s usual broth.
Whipped this up for my parents at the last minute: stew with chickpeas, eggplant, and bell peppers with couscous and a salad with feta, pomegranate seeds, and pomegranate molasses dressing.
Mapo tofu, stir-fried greens (Aaack, what are these things called? They’re not bok choy….)