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Wintry dinners

January 24, 2009

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Stir-fries of sugar snaps, bean sprouts, frozen tofu (has the consistency of scrambled eggs), mushrooms, and daikon + winter squash

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Roasted broccoli, harissa shrimp, dal

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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)

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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.

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More harissa shrimp, broccoli and shiitake mushrooms, butternut squash and roasted red pepper soup

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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.After hiatus 183 After hiatus 180

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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.

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Mapo tofu, stir-fried greens (Aaack, what are these things called? They’re not bok choy….)

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