Today’s Ingredient(s) Sun. 11-04-2018

GOT THE GOODS

Be looking in a couple days for the recipe(s) links right here kiddo. Made from the ingredients on display by YOU KNOW WHO!

You know where to come for the best!

At CHEF SHARON’S Animal-Free Kitchen! That’s where it all happens!

1 – RED FORK ASPARAGUS SKILLET SAUCE

2 – WOODSTOCK Frozen Whole Baby Asparagus

3 – WOODSTOCK Frozen Shelled Edamame

ASPARAGUS AND EDAMAME FRIED RICE

Red and white rice pan-fried with red onion and celery. Mixed with RED FORK Asparagus Skillet Sauce, then tossed with asparagus and edamame. Served with a Smoky Russian Dressing!

Makes 9-1/2 cups


I’ve bought frozen edamame before and the package instructions always recommended less time than it actually required to cook them till tender. I don’t understand why, but with WOODSTOCK brand that issue did not present itself. I like that. They cooked up quickly and tender, not mushy.

The same with the asparagus. I was surprised to see spears. I must not have been paying attention when Steve brought them home and I photographed them. Usually, I buy cuts. The spears were great. I just cut off an inch from the bottom of each stalk and discarded it after cooking them. Good flavor, good texture, good color. I’ll buy them again.

The asparagus sauce was a big surprise. Generally, I don’t buy packaged sauces; l make my own, but this was high quality like I’d get at an upscale restaurant. Impressive. Next time I’ll do the asparagus in the skillet recipe. But it worked well with this fried rice dish, and there was asparagus in the rice, so I didn’t veer too much from the original purpose of the sauce. Well done.






 

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Today’s Ingredient(s) Fri. 2 November 2018

GOT THE GOODS

Be looking in a couple days for the recipe(s) links right here kiddo. Made from the ingredients on display by YOU KNOW WHO!

You know where to come for the best!

At CHEF SHARON’S Animal-Free Kitchen! That’s where it all happens!

1- Wishbone Russian Dressing

2- Almond Breeze unsweetened original Almondmilk

3- House Of Herbs Hickory Liquid Smoke

 

SMOKY RUSSIAN DRESSING low-fat

Steve likes bottled dressing and sometimes so do I. Wishbone Russian is one of them. To reduce the calories this time, I add a low calorie unsweetened Almondmilk by Blue Diamond (Almond Breeze), a few drops of liquid smoke, a little garlic powder, salt, then whisk till smooth. Perfect! I love the transformation to creamy!

Makes 1-3/4 cups

1 c. bottled Wishbone Russian Dressing

3/4 c. Almond Breeze AlmondMilk – unsweetened 30 calories per 8 oz.

sev. drops liquid smoke to taste

1/2 t. garlic powder

salt to taste


Combine all ingredients in bowl and whisk till evenly dispersed and smooth.

Use over green leaf and cabbage salads or serve with fried rice dishes, heated.

Serve heated or chilled, whatever your preference.


Notes: Wishbone Russian is Steve’s go-to salad dressing for work. To reduce the calories he drizzles the dressing over the salad, then drizzles Balsamic vinegar around the edges of the salad, without mixing the two. He gets the benefit of the full-strength Russian without using as much of it. And, he likes how the Russian dressing mutes the acidity of the Balsamic vinegar, when the two collide on the plate. Perfect again!

Add the amount of Almondmilk that suits the thickness you want for the dressing. I prefer mine on the thin side, while still creamy-textured.

To increase the protein content in one of the salads I used with this dressing, I sliced a chilled veggie hot dog and tossed with lettuce, tomato, onion, carrot cabbage and red pepper. Tasted great for lunch!






RED CABBAGE SLAW

RED CABBAGE SLAW

RED CABBAGE SLAW

with radish, carrot and red onion. Tossed with a creamy tofu and Wish-Bone French Dressing, then topped with cashew crumbles!

Makes 6-8 cups slaw; makes 2-1/2 cups dressing

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CREAMY RUSSIAN DRESSING

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CREAMY RUSSIAN DRESSING

Bottled Wish-Bone Russian Dressing mixed with veggie mayo, fennel, tarragon and liquid smoke. It doesn’t take much to create a new dressing out of an old favorite!

Makes 1-2/3 cups

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