Delicious Dinner

Like you’ve probably already seen before, possibly even from my latest weekend post, my mom makes some AMAZING Chinese food. I love Chinese dinners, and I think the variety is key! We always have one protein + veggie, a veggie, and something else. I usually like the “something else” the most!

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Here, we’ve got a taro and chicken stir-fry. Simply pan-fry cubed taro, then stir-fry with cooked (I just wrote cookied!) cubed chicken breasts and diced shiitake mushrooms. We also added leftover edamame. Taro, by the way, is a root vegetable. It’s similar to sweet potatoes. My sis has a friend who claims they taste like vanilla! I don’t agree, but they do have a unique and delicious taste. Add a splash of soy sauce.

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We also have a yummy veggie stir-fry. That’s broccolette, carrots, mushrooms, and onions. Boil ’em first, like I talk about here, and then stir-fry for a little char. Season and serve with scallion oil drizzled on top. Mmmm, scallion oil. Of course, I can’t have stir-fried veggies without sesame. It’s the toppings that make the dish!

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Finally, we have steamed egg. Steamed egg is my #1 favourite Chinese side dish. It’s basically custard, but savoury… and steamed. All you have to do is whisk up a few eggs (one or two eggs per person) with water. However many eggs you use, double the amount – and that’s how much water you should add. We also add some krill, which has a sea-salty, delicious taste. Don’t leave out the krill! If you don’t have dried krill, add a big pinch of sea salt or use chicken broth instead of water. Eggs need seasoning! When they’re steamed until done but still jiggly, toss some chopped scallions and a drizzle of sesame oil on top. Simply the best!

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Served on top of fluffy white rice. I had seconds and thirds! These dishes also make perfect leftovers, if you’re lucky enough to have a microwave. So yummy. Let me know if you try any of these Chinese dishes!

Dessert: Greek yogurt topped with chia seeds, blackberries, honey. Made a la these guidelines.

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Have a great Tuesday everyone… it’s almost Wednesday – which means half the week is over! Yay! 😀

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  1. […] Easy, quick, and healthy lunch ideas Amazing Whole Foods hot bar + sandwich + desserts Coconutty strawberry pancake stack Really good Mom Meal: Braised Ribs + Broccoli + Egg Dinner Dessert for breakfast: creamy chocolate peanut butter oatmeal Maple-soy salmon with edamame and butternut squash, Chinese chicken salad with sesame dressing + Trader Joe’s Shopping List Seafood fried rice… covered in cheese?! The story of apple pie oatmeal: a failure Amazing weekend: pancakes, oatmeal, sushi, dessert, stir-fries, and leftovers for lunch! One of my #1 favourite Mom Meals EVER: taro chicken stir-fry, steamed eggs, sauteed broccolette on rice […]

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