SATURDAY NIGHT: Rice cakes with mung beans and dried shrimp and Vietnamese wok fried pork and noodles
I recently received a new Vietnamese cookbook along with a great wok from my brother and SIL and now I cant stop going to the Asian Market in south Philly. Enjoy!
Recipe found in the cookbook, Vietnamese Home Cooking
FRIDAY NIGHT: Butternut squash truffled risotto & blackened brussel sprouts
FRIDAY NIGHT IN: Spring rolls & PHO!
We always travel down to South Philadelphia to get our favorite Vietnamese staple, Pho but tonight we wanted to bring the Pho to us. What’s awesome about this recipe is once you get all the ingredients to create the dish you can recreate it again and again before using them all up!
Paired with eggplant mixed pepper spring rolls.
For the broth:
Coriander, star anise, fresh ginger, cilantro, green onions, chicken stock/veg. stock, clove, onion and jalapeno. Add shirmp, chicken, beef, fish, etc.
Additionally for serving:
Rice noodles (of course), bean sprouts, additional cilantro, lime wedges, hoisin sauce, chilli paste, and additional jalapeno.
Rainbow trout topped with apple avocado fennel balsamic slaw with brussel sprouts and root vegetables
TUESDAY: breakfast for dinner (ranchero style)
Eggs poaching in a ranchero bean sauce.
Baked corn tortilla strips.
From The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook.
Always gotta add avocado!
SUNDAY BRUNCH : breakfast tacos
After a great weekend of turkey and other American-esque food I was ready for some food that was a bit less, “traditional”. With everyone back in the city after being at their families respective homes I figured it would be a good morning for a collaborative brunch.
Breakfast tacos. I love tacos and I love breakfast so they are always awesome in my opinion. Made some with chicken chorizo sausage (George is allergic to pork), some without chorizo (for the veggies), and some without cheese (Alex is allergic).
All in all the tacos consisted of homemade guac, beans and pepper-jack cheese, cabbage slaw, chicken chorizo sausage, chilli infused scrambled eggs, and queso fresco.
Braised soy lemongrass pork tenderloin!
Saturday Night: Roasted Vegetable/Apple Quinoa and Butternut Squash Tart
Roasted Spiced Apple and Vegetables w/ Quinoa
Butternut Squash Tart w/ Fried Sage
Recipes can be found @…
Thursday = Pizza!
A long Thursday calls for a nice dinner for my roommates and I. I stopped off at the Wegmans in Collegeville on the way home from work to Philadelphia. Both recipes can be found @ smittenkitchen.com
Lemon goat cheese zucchini pizza…
…paired with a shaved asparagus almond salad.