10/31/2009

Beef Bowl with Potato


This was very easy.

I found inexpensive Australian beef package the other day. For 1 kilogram, it was 780 yen.

I made small beef wrap about 100 grams each and put into freezer and have been using it for cooking.

Ingredients:

100 grams of beef. ( Thinly sliced. )
1 potato and Mentsuyu ( bottled sauce for noodle)

1. Cut the beef into bite size.
2. Peel the potato and cut into bite size.
3. Heat the pan and start cooking potato with oil till the potato turns brown. ( Salt and pepper)
4. Then take out the potato. In the same pan, start cooking the beef.
5. When the beef is cooked, add 2 spoonful mentsuyu. Cook 2, 3 minutes.

Prepare steamed rice in the bowl and put the above on it. Enjoy !

I am into Butter Rice Cake


Yomogi mochi. It is mochi ( rice cake ) made from sticky rice and sagebrush... I guess it is a family of sage, that is why the color is green.

The left is Natto mochi ( rice cake with fermented beans seasoned with soy sauce ) and right is sweet ...I put a spoonful butter and sugar ( sometimes I use honey.) .

This butter version is yum !

Baby Sardine --- Another Package Found in Fridge


I found a package of salted baby sardine.... it is slightly salted.
The middle bowl has grated radish as bedding and baby sardine on that. No soy sauce or salt needed. ( For me. Some people use soy sauce though)

Far right up on the corner , miso soup with seaweed and chopped scallion and grated ginger. ( Usually , you wouldn't add grated ginger to miso soup, but I added thinking it could be a help to prevent flu. )

Light, healthy breakfast.

Fridge Cleaning Day --- Prevention of Flu


It it the end of October. I can see bits and pieces of scallion, carrot, shungiku ( garland chrysanthemum) , bacon etc....in the fridge.

I cooked this pasta...the sauce is bacon, garlic and shungiku and grape seed oil. Shungiku has chrysanthemum like flavor... full of
carotene and good for you. It is often used in Winter for Nabe.


The right is left over from breakfast and then I added apple juice. ( I made it )

In Japan, there are over 1 million patients of H1N1 flu and the best prevention is to stay healthy by having healthy life style. I am trying to sleep well, eat well.
So far, it is working. I have not caught cold or flu for the past one year. I have not done anything special,so I guess this " eat well " method is working for me.

According to some CNN program, beta-carotene, Vitamin C and Vitamin A and zinc are the nutrients which boost your immune system and keep you healthy.

Fruits, leafy greens, lean beef, pork, turkey, beans and yogurt .... these have Vitamin C, beta-carotene and zinc.

Let's follow it and block viruses.

Lunch ...A Restaurant located in Mitsui Tower

It is Halloween today. Although it is American event, lately there are lots of shops and restaurants with Halloween decoration. mm.
In my area also, I can see orange pumpkins in front of homes.

I used to buy pumpkin ornaments, but it's been busy and Thanks Giving and Christmas are coming.... so , don't do it anymore. ( maybe next year, I change my mind. :)

The top here is chicken hamburger with rice and the bottom is
mango jelly dessert. It was nice lunch meeting at De Meter
located on 2nd floor of Mitsui Tower. While I enjoyed the conversation and information exchange, I enjoyed the decor also.

Spacious and cozy.

De Meter:

2nd floor, Mitsui Tower
2-1-1 Muromachi, Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Tel: 03-3241-1630
Open for lunch and dinner.