Thursday, September 18, 2008

Healthy Cooking + Recipes

I believe that healthy cooking is easy and simple. Most of my recipes take less than 3o minutes. Here are two of them:

Chinese Green Beans with Shitake Mushrooms and Black Bean Sauce

2 Tbsp canola oil
1 lb Green Beans, trimmed
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp sugar
1-2 Tbsp Black bean sauce
2 Shitake mushrooms
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp soy sauce
1 c rice (optional)

1. Rinse the beans and pat them dry with paper towels. Trim off ends, cut in halves if needed. Place in a large bowl.

2. Soak mushroom in a bowl of hot water, gently squeeze dry, flavor with sesame oil and soy sauce. Cut into slices.

3. Coat a 10" no-stick skillet with oil, place over high heat and add garlic. Then add beans and mushrooms, stir and cook for about 3 minutes.

4. Add Black bean sauce and sugar. Stir and cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the beans begin to sear.

5. Cook rice in rice cooker and serve with beans.

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Udon noodles with Teriyaki Chicken, Mushroom and Veggies

2 pkgs of udon noodles from Japanese grocery store
1 can of chicken broth or vegetable broth
1 chicken thigh (broiled and de-skinned)
2 Shitake mushrooms
2-3 baby Bok Choy or other vegetables
1 tsp miso sauce
1 tsp crushed garlic
1 tsp Teriyaki sauce

1. Marinate chicken thigh in miso sauce and crushed garlic. Broil chicken thigh with skin on for 20-25 min. De-skin and cut into slices, removing any excess fat. (Use baked Teriyaki Tofu for vegan option)

2. Pour chicken or vegetable broth into pan, add about 1 can of water. Bring to boil.

3. Put udon noodles into pan and cook for 5 min. Stir until noodles separate.

4. Put shitake mushrooms, veggies in and cook 1 min more.

5. Serve in 2 bowls, add chicken on top, add a dash of Teriyaki sauce onto chicken.
Recipes by Ingrid Cheng

1 comment:

fatfighter said...

Yum! Those both sound fabulous! Thanks for sharing - I will definitely try them.