Cooking

I have grown bored of Second Life and trolling. I have decided to post about things I’ve cooked. Even though I am by no means a professional chef, I do like to cook, a lot, for several reasons. The first is I cannot afford to eat out all the time. The second is because despite the first reason, I need to maintain a semi-healthy diet. The third is cooking is a way I feel like I can express my creativity in a constructive way(aside from trolling). In this post, I will share some of my staple recipes.

Warning: I never really measure my ingridients in the kitchen, and I oftentimes prefer to use whatever is on sale at the grocery store.

 

Tofu Carrot scramble

Ingridients:

2 carrots, shredded

4 tablespoons soy sauce(Hoisin, Ponzu, and Worcestire sauce make for decent substitutes)

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

1 teaspoon sesame oil

1 package(usually about 8-12 ounces) of firm tofu, cut into half inch cubes

optional:

chopped garlic

green onions

Place carrots, Sesame seeds, and half of soy sauce in skillet over medium heat. Cook until carrots are soft and translucent, I think like 10 minutes. Add in tofu cubes, add additional soy sauce to coat the tofu cubes. Cook for another 10 minutes until cubes are warm.

I usually serve this over a bed of rice or Quinoa, although it also goes good with tortillas.

Slow cooker stew

Ingridients:

1 pound pork shoulder(or whatever meat is on sale)

2 carrots, chopped

2-4 potatoes, chopped

1 onion, diced

1 cup tomatoes

4 stalks of celery, chopped

3 bay leaves

1/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon pepper

1 chili pepper, fresh or dried(1 can green enchilada sauce is a great substitute)

3 bay leaves

optional:

1 teaspoon basil

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon oregano

1/4 cup shredded ginger

1/4 cup mushrooms

4 ounces red wine

3 strips bacon

 

Mix flour and pepper in bowl, then use the mixture to coat the meat. Throw the meat in the bottom of the slow cooker. Add whatever other ingridients into the pot and cook for 8 hours.