Berry Field with Grapes in Strawberry dressing

This recipe is a good alternative for the same ol’ same ol’ ordinary salad dressing. I was in the mood for salad, but not all veggies, and not all fruits. And with sweet dressing. So, being inspired by Panera Bread’s salad… I tried to create my own fruit and spinach salad with sweet strawberries dressing. To my surprised, it came out well.. and was a hit with the family.

1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
4 tsp white sugar
2 tsp teaspoon dried oregano
1 tsp teaspoon ground black pepper

In a jar with a tight fitting lid or blender, combine the oil, vinegar, sugar, strawberries, oregano, and pepper. Shake well or blend well.

Serve with bed of spinach with strawberries, blueberries, and grapes! Oh, and walnuts if you like! Enjoy!!

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Easy Chinese Style Vegetables Stir-Fry

I don’t really like salad. So, stir frying vegetable is one of the way I would eat my daily vegetable needs. Chinese style vegetable stir-fry has always been the way my parents serve us vegetable when we were little. It’s easy to make, you can use almost any kind of vegetable you want, except of course, lettuce. If you don’t want to use oil to stir-fry, my grandmother used to tell me that I could use water. Of course, it won’t taste as good, but it works.

This is how I do it:

1 cup of juliennedĀ carrot
1 cup sugar snap peas/ snow peas
1 cup of chopped young corn
1 cup of red bell pepper
1 cup of spinach
1 cup of chopped mushroom
1 cup of cut meat
1 medium size onion
2 cloves of garlic
3 tablespoon of oil
3 tablespoon soy sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 cube of chicken or beef bullion

In a frying pan or work, heat up oil. Once oil heat up, stir fry garlic until fragrant then add in onion. Stir fry the onion until translucent. When it’s done, put in soy sauce and stir fry for a little bit before putting in meat.

Fry meat until it’s almost cooked then put in vegetables. Start with the hard vegetable first, such as carrot until it’s almost soft then put in the sugar snap peas/ snow peas, corn, and the rest of the vegetables you are using.

Break the bullion, put the bullion over the vegetables stir fry and stir until mix. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until the meat is cooked and vegetables are tender but crisp for about 15 more minutes.

Remove from heat and serve!

Homemade Sushi

I was craving for sushi all of the sudden. So, I decided to make some for me and hubby. Hubby requested tuna salad sushi… I know for the Japanese out there, you’d probably wondering “what in the heck??” LOL.. I’m sure it’s an American or Hawaiian thing. We’ve become a fan of tuna salad sushi because of Genki Sushi in Hawaii. They have tuna salad sushi and soon enough it becomes hubby’s favorite!

It’s pretty easy to make if you have the tool (sushi roller). You can find it in an Asian store. I bought mine in Hawaii. It’s very inexpensive. So, all you need to do is really have the tool and know how to roll and cut them. These are what you need:

sushi roller- you can find this in Asian store

seaweed warps/ nori- you can also find this in Asian grocery

to make tuna salad for the sushi

smoked salmon and avocado for sushi

rice of course!

How to do it:

make the tuna salad

put a seaweed wrap on the roller then put rice on top

and,

put the tuna salad or salmon and avocado on top!

then,

roll them! Make sure you roll them tight. Roll it roll by roll until all the rice is rolled up!

(i hope that makes sense)

This is the end result:

Seriously, it’s that easy! and I had fun making them. Give it a try!