Monthly Archives: August 2017

Beef and Eggplant with Miso

I nerdily tape (among other things on NHK) “Your Japanese Kitchen Mini,” these little five minute cooking segments on the Japanese channel. I basically want to make practically every recipe Harumi makes on it. And this was a great one – a lovely sweet/salty balance and a good way to use up in-season eggplant.

The instructions given are a little on the vague side, but I made it work. The fry step is a bit of a hassle, but the texture of the eggplants was really nice, and I’m guessing that had something to do with it. I’d totally make this again, as I have trouble thinking of things to do with eggplant that get me excited.


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Giant Turkey Meatball Parm

This recipe had me written all over it. We liked it fine but weren’t overwhelmed (I also think I oversalted it a little). It’s a cool idea, though.


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Chicken in a Pot

A friend posted this recipe on Facebook and I was intrigued – simple in many ways, but slightly different than the chicken dishes I’ve made before. Good stuff. And it makes a ton.


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Steak Asparagus Skillet

Everyone I know is making this dish lately. It was quite good, if not a total knock-out (I also overcooked the meat a bit, to be fair). I used less oil than the recipe called for but I don’t remember precisely how much, so writing the recipe as is.


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Pork Hambagu Steak

Another Japanese recipe for the challenge. I followed this recipe as a guide (a new one since I made this dish before) but used all pork because that’s what I had on hand. So good!


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Cajun Orzo with Sausage and Chicken

Honestly, I haven’t improvised a Clean Out the Fridge recipe in awhile. STILL GOT IT. Whipped this up when we got home from the beach with what we had on hand.


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Farro with Tomatoes

This Smitten Kitchen recipe proved to be a good way to use up some garden tomatoes. We served this with a simple seared salmon and a cuke tomato salad.


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