Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Manny Desquenzo

Thursday, May 21, 2009

My Scaly Little Manfish

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Asian Inspired Pork, Veggie, Rice Bowl

This recipe is really good and uses tons of fresh veggies. It is so colorful and has a very interesting and distinct flavor. Radishes and lime juice added at the end make for a very unique dish. Enjoy


1 tbsp olive oil
1 green pepper sliced into 1/4 inch strips
1 red pepper sliced into 1/4 inch strips
1/4 lb shitake mushrooms sliced into 1/4 inch strips
1 tsp salt
1 lb ground pork
1 tbsp white pepper
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp white wine
3/4 cup short-grain rice
2 1/2 cups chicken stock
2 tbsp soy sauce
1/4 tsp cayenne
4 scallions chopped
10 radishes thinly sliced
5 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 lime

Saute peppers, shitakes, and 1/4 tsp salt in cooking oil until they start to brown
Remove from pan.

Add the pork to the pan and cover with 1 tbsp each of sesame oil and white pepper.

Add 1 tbsp of white wine and cook until completely browned

Return the vegetables to the pan

Add 3/4 cup short grain rice, 2 1/2 cup chicken stock

Add 2 tbsp soy sauce, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper.

Simmer covered until rice is done, about 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes
Toss with the radish, cilantro, and lime juice.

Blueberry Banana Bread Hmm...

I made this recipe I found for banana muffins a few days ago and I had so much other stuff going on that I completely forgot to put in the butter. I also added 1/3 of a cup of brown sugar that was not called for, and guess what...They were awesome!!!!! They have strudel on the top which is probably why. Anything with strudel is good usually. I also added fresh strawberries from my garden. They were really yummy. Today I am making them as a loaf instead of muffins. I am leaving out the butter again and changing the sugar to half cup brown half cup white because I think the extra brown sugar was good but maybe a bit too much, they were kinda sticky. I am also adding 1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries.

OK. Lets discuss the outcome. There is a ravine running through the middle of my bread. It seems that all the berries dropped to the bottom creating a very soggy messy blueberry puddle, and the whole loaf is structurally unsound. Flavor wise the bread is good. Like I said, strudel, but the blueberries really don't add much. The strawberries were much better. I did cut it while it was still hot so maybe...ultimately though the strawberry muffins were much better. Maybe the batter just cant stand up as a whole loaf of bread, only in muffin cups. Wont be using blueberries again. Wont be using a loaf pan again. Will be using strudel and brown sugar though even though it makes it sticky.

  • 3 bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    (I forgot the cinnamon this time OOPS well see what its like)
  • 2 tablespoon butter
Preheat oven 375 F

In a large bowl mash up 3 very ripe bananas with your mixer

Add 1/2 cup white sugar

Add 1/2 cup brown sugar

Add 1 egg

Beat until combined

Add 1 1/2 cup flour, 1 tsp baking soda, and 1 tsp baking powder. Mix until combined

Add 1 1/2 cup frozen blueberries. Pour batter into greased loaf pan.

In a food processor if you have one, (if you don't just use your hands or a spoon but try not to overwork and melt the butter) add 2/3 cup brown sugar, 4 tbsp flour, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 2 tbsp butter. Process until butter mixes into sugar and flour evenly.
Sprinkle over loaf and bake in oven at 375 F for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Thursday, May 14, 2009