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Boil 8 (or more) eggs. Dice. Add salt, mustard, mayo. Cool in the fridge before eating.
Ma Po Tofu
Cut tofu block into medium chunks. Fry finely diced garlic and ginger in sauce pan with safflower oil. Add a spoon or two of black bean paste. Fry longer. Add tofu, and some water so the tofu is half way covered in the mixture. Add some soy sauce, not much. Let it simmer for ten minutes so the tofu absorbs all favor.
You only make this recipe if you have day old rice in the fridge. Do not use fresh rice.
Fry finely diced onion and carrot in a non stick pan with safflower oil. Fry two eggs. Fry the eggs in the same pan if you have room. Mix together with day old, cold rice. Make sure the rice is broken up well and don’t use too much oil. Season with soy sauce, white pepper, a sweet curry powder. Add salt to taste. Add a lot of green onions when done frying.
Boil half a pack of spaghetti or soba noodle until cooked. Also boil corn and green beans, but this won’t take as long as the noodle.
Heat 1/4 or 1/3 cup safflower oil in sauce pan. Pour the hot oil over a 1/2 tbl-spoon of red pepper flake and Szechuan pepper corns. Let the hot oil absorb the flavors for 10+ mins, then discard the dried peppers.
Add copious amounts of sliced green onions, minced garlic, and sesame seeds to the oil and let rest. Then season the mixture with soy sauce and black vinegar.
Combine spicy oil with the boiled veggies and noodles.
Can be served hot or cold.
Sesame Cold Noodle
Boil soba-like noodle until cooked and rinse with cold water.
Mix minced garlic, 2-3 tbl spoon sesame paste, tbl spoon nut butter, splash of boiling water. Season with mixture with soy sauce, salt, vinegar, splash of sesame oil, and maple butter.
You can use tahini paste instead of sesame paste, but you will need more salt to compensate.
Add cilantro if you like.
Garnish with sliced raw carrots and cucumbers.
Fermented tofu sauce noodles
Mix fermented tofu sauce with soy sauce and honey, then mix with cooked noodles. Garnish with julienne’d cucumbers.
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Impossible burger/block stir fry
Fry diced onion in pan with neutral oil until soft. Add one impossible meat block, then brown it. Add two spoons of black bean or chili bean sauce. Season with white pepper and MSG. Add diced bell pepper and jalapeno. Add soy sauce if not salty. Serve over rice.
Fry 3+ ears of corn (or two cans of corn) and one pack of halloumi in separate pans. Boil water and cook Israeli cous-cous.
Mix the fried corn, halloumi bits, and cous-cous in a container. Add raw diced onion, and a lot of sliced mint, basil, and parsley. Season with salt, black pepper, and olive oil.
Fry a thick slice of halloumi and some squash/zucchini slices. Plate on toasted bun with basil leaves, pickled jalapenos, spicy mayo, black pepper.
Air fried eggplant
Coat sliced eggplant with safflower oil and air fry. Mix the fried eggplant with chili oil, soy sauce, minced garlic, green onion, and lots of cilantro.
Pre-heat oven to 350.
In iron pan, mix broccoli, onion, and red pepper chunks with safflower oil. Then roast for 30 mins.
Season with lemon juice, salt, black pepper.
Snap Peas or Sugar Snap Peas
The technique is the same for both. Cut off the hard ends, and boil until halfway cooked. Mix with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Carrot and Egg
Fry sliced carrots in safflower oil until the oil is very orange. Add three beaten eggs. Season with salt. Do NOT add black pepper.
Use spinach instead of carrots, which is faster.
Sesame Sauce for hot pot
Hot water, sesame paste, salt, minced garlic
BBQ sauce for hot pot
Vegetarian BBQ Sauce, minced garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce
Do not pre-cook lasagna noodles!
Mix cream or half and half with minced garlic or shallots. Add lots of Parmesan, salt, and pepper. If you used shallots instead of garlic, add garlic powder. Heat on medium-low.
Mix ricotta cheese with either drained, frozen spinach or rehydrated mushrooms. Season with salt, pepper, and msg.
Construct the Lasagna
Layer 1: White sauce Layer 2: Noodle Layer 3: Cheese Sauce Layer 4: Sliced eggplant or squash
Alternate these layers 2 or 3 times. Then top it off with a final layer of shredded Parmesan cheese and sliced jalapenos.
Place in oven at 350-375 for 60-90 mins. Then hit it with broiler for a couple mins until the top is crispy.