Caramel Tofu Banh Mi

I’m well into my second week of the VB6 plan, minus a couple days falling off the horse (and rolling down a spikey hill into some traffic). I started the week with another big grocery shop for piles of veggies, tofu and some grains and nuts and a list of recipes and meal ideas. On the first day I made a coconut saucy mix of zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, corn and peanuts which I served on the farro/quinoa mixture I had frozen the week before. I was so glad to find that because I would have resorted to making a … Continue reading

    Thai Sausage Banh Mi

    A couple months ago I made a big vat of thai sausage, and just pulled out the last batch from the freezer. As we had carrots, cilantro, cucumber and jalapenos I instantly thought of Banh Mi and decided to get a baguette and some daikon. The first time we served the sausage we had cold, sweet corn soup on the side and the flavors went so well together that I started thinking I might have to serve little corn soup shooters with the sandwich. That didn’t seem quite right, but I was pretty sure I needed sweet corn in some … Continue reading

      Another of My Favorite Things Wrapped in Things

      I feel pretty sure that I had an extraordinary amount of ground pork in various forms over the last month. As I catch up on old posts, I feel surprised by it, though it’s not that crazy around here.  I had made a big vat of homemade thai sausage and had not only the raw sausage left over which I froze, but also some extra ground pork shoulder. On this particular night I made a pretty simple meal seasoning the pork with a bit of sugar, fish sauce, lime, soy, jalapeno and shallot. I wrapped it up in lettuce leaves … Continue reading