Eating Well

The Shakers led lives of utmost simplicity, but they also believed in the sublime luxury of eating well and the importance of using only the freshest ingredients, inventive spices, and herbs a century before Nouvelle Cuisine.

Fruit containers for Johnny

Fruit containers for Johnny

Sunday dinner:  green beans in garlic sauce, pork sausage with Swiss cheese, spicy lime linguine from Ohio City Pasta, and Spanish wine.

Sunday dinner:  green beans in garlic sauce, pork sausage with Swiss cheese, spicy lime linguine from Ohio City Pasta, and Spanish wine.

Some people don’t like vegetables.  My feeling is that they don’t know how to cook them properly.

I blanch green beans in large pot boiling water with a little salt, until bright green in color and tender crisp.  Drain them and ready to cook in wok.

I use diced garlic, bacon (because I have left over from last brunch), black bean sauce in wok, cook in hot oil until fragrant, then add green beans, mix well, and then make sauce (oyster sauce, soy sauce, corn starch) and mix well.  It is a perfect side dish.

Love strawberries

Love strawberries

Dinner - pork tenderloins Teriyaki flavor, spinach, corn, and La Maceta Garnacha

Dinner - pork tenderloins Teriyaki flavor, spinach, corn, and La Maceta Garnacha

All done! I used to take Spam fried rice to work’s food days and it was so popular!

All done! I used to take Spam fried rice to work’s food days and it was so popular!

Ready for wok

Ready for wok

Ingredients to make fried rice: eggs, green onion, ginger, Spam, and cooked rice

Ingredients to make fried rice: eggs, green onion, ginger, Spam, and cooked rice

Dinner time: Cod fish slices and tofu in garlic black bean curry sauce 豆腐紅燒魚片