All posts tagged: vegetable

Repurpose Pickles for Salad Dressings!

I try to have as many vegetable as possible in my bento, thus I’m actively searching for different seasonings to create new flavors in my vegetable dishes. Recently I’m exploring various Taiwanese pickles from Asian grocery stores. When I was in Taiwan, I used to eat these pickles alone with rice porridge. Now I don’t eat rice porridge often, and I found these pickles very flavorful, so I use them as seasonings and pair with different vegetables. Pickled bamboo shoot is one of my favorite. It is mildly spicy and full of fermented acidity. I used it as a salad dressing to mix with blanched cauliflower and thinly-sliced cherry radish. With few drops of lemon juice, its flavor is so refreshing and can serve as a cold entree or a reheat-able bento side dish. Repurpose Pickles for Salad Dressing What you need: The pickle A medium bowl A whisk or a pair of chopstick for stirring A courageous mind What to do: Adjust the taste and texture of the pickle to make it become an …

How to eat vegetables without noticing? Welcome to my Fried Rice Bar!

The other day when I was on clubhouse, I heard people talking about meal prep by making a salad bar in the fridge. I’m not a huge fan for salad, but as a vegetable lover, I have something even better—a fried rice bar in my fridge! Now you might be wondering what is a fried rice bar(tm) ? This is an invention of mine. A fried rice bar is a selection of ingredients that you prep ahead to make fried rice in time. My fried rice bar includes diced carrots, diced mushroom, sliced cabbages, trimmed kale, baby spinach, frozen edamame, frozen corn kernels, and most importantly, diced cauliflower and broccoli stem. I love the process of prepping cauliflower and broccoli stems. The outcome is the same as store-bought cauliflower rice, but much more rewarding. I feel so powerful after transferring these tasteless stems into something tasty and valuable. Making vegetable fried rice is my way of eating vegetables without noticing. It’s full filling, easy to make, and so yummy. 3 Steps Vegetable Fried Recipe Yield: …