Posts Tagged ‘vegetables and mushrooms’

Baby Shiitake Mushrooms Stir-Fry 鲜香菇清炒塔菇菜

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

This post is a reprint of a post by tigerfish that originally appeared at Teczcape-An Escape to Food.

The variety of organic mushrooms at Far West Fungi (Saratoga Farmers Market location), is amazing; from the standard shiitake, portobello, crimini mushrooms to the exotic mushrooms e.g. nameko, pioppini, yellow tree oyster mushrooms.


During my first visit to the stall, I was rather overwhelmed, the u (Read more...)

Whole Roasted Cauliflower 烤菜花

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

This post is a reprint of a post by tigerfish that originally appeared at Teczcape-An Escape to Food.

How many ways can you prepare, cook and present a cauliflower dish? Often, cauliflower can be prepared into florets then used in recipes such as Roasted Cauliflower Pizza, Sweet and Sour Cauliflower in the style of Gobi Manchurian, Almost Aloo Gobi - Spicy Cauliflower with Potatoes, Cauliflower Pota (Read more...)

Di San Xian, Potatoes, Eggplant, Bell Peppers Stir-Fry 地三鲜

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

This post is a reprint of a post by tigerfish that originally appeared at Teczcape-An Escape to Food.

Have you heard of this Chinese Dongbei 东北 dish - Di San Xian 地三鲜 ? I have not, till few months ago when my friend "whatsApp-ed" me a photo of what she cooked - a dish consisting of these three ingredients: eggplant, potato and green bell pepper, then told me it was Di San Xian. I may not have taste (Read more...)

Kale with Mushrooms and Jalapeno 蔬菜菇类清炒墨西哥辣椒

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

This post is a reprint of a post by tigerfish that originally appeared at Teczcape-An Escape to Food.

It is not a big new idea to include tofu and/or mushrooms when one needs to quickly whip up a vegetarian stir-fry that makes up fiber and protein. Kale with Garlic and Mushrooms and Kale with Gojiberries are examples of healthy and quick stir-fries that I cook very often at home as I enjoy its fresh (Read more...)

Kale, Brussel Sprouts, Chicken Stir-Fry 青菜炒鸡肉

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

This post is a reprint of a post by tigerfish that originally appeared at Teczcape-An Escape to Food.

Chicken breast. That is how I am beginning the post for today.

I am not after "white" healthy lean meat in any way. In fact, I am a "dark" meat person when it comes to chicken. There must be health freaks out there waiting to strangle me right now. While drumsticks ("dark" meat) is cheaper than chick (Read more...)

Roasted Vegetables Spiced Curry 烤蔬菜咖喱

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

This post is a reprint of a post by tigerfish that originally appeared at Teczcape-An Escape to Food.

Quite often in the winter months, I go for roasted vegetables - carrots, cauliflower, eggplants etc. The hearty and very flavorful roasted vegetables not only can be quickly and easily tossed into pasta (in fact, any choice of carbs) for a meal, the roasted vegetables can also be added to a tomato-b (Read more...)

Cabbage, Mushrooms, Tofu Stew 香菇豆腐烩白菜

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

This post is a reprint of a post by tigerfish that originally appeared at Teczcape-An Escape to Food.

Both braising and stewing are moist-heat, slow-cooking methods that develop flavors over time. Most often, meat such as beef or lamb are braised or stewed as moist-heat over time tenderizes the meat by breaking down the muscle fibers and connective tissues. Then what is the difference between braisi (Read more...)

Easy Turmeric-Spiced Vegetables Rice 黄姜菜饭

Friday, December 12th, 2014

This post is a reprint of a post by tigerfish that originally appeared at Teczcape-An Escape to Food.

Pepper up your turmeric-based curries! If you have heard, the alkaloid in black pepper - piperine, significantly enhances turmeric's curcumin bio-availability by as much as 1000% or even more (Source: HealwithFood). The next time you make any turmeric-spiced dish, make sure to give it a few good das (Read more...)

Hot (Spicy) Sour Soup 酸辣汤

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

This post is a reprint of a post by tigerfish that originally appeared at Teczcape-An Escape to Food.

Mild and harmless-looking, this is not your usual noodle soup. The kick of Thai red chili and Chinese black vinegar can just wake up your senses anytime of the day. So never judge a book by its cover.


Not the Szechuan hot (spicy) and sour soup that you may order off the menu of a Chinese restaurant; (Read more...)

Udon Noodles in Meat Sauce 肉酱乌冬面

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

This post is a reprint of a post by tigerfish that originally appeared at Teczcape-An Escape to Food.

I recalled my first likeable and impressionable encounter with udon noodles in a Chinese restaurant. You have heard me right - a Chinese eatery, not Japanese. That Stir-Fry Udon Noodles in Black Pepper Sauce was absolutely delicious.


This is not Stir-Fry Udon Noodles in Black Pepper Sauce. However, (Read more...)