Cut asparagus into thin pieces
Chop Kale into large pieces
Broil asparagus for 1 minute
Add Kale leaves to top and broil for 1 minute more
Use this two minutes to cut ricotta cheese and cherry tomato
Take kale and asparagus out
Add pieces of cheese (Italian ones are better), add chopped cherry tomato
A drizzle of balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil
This salad can be served warm or cold.
#quickfix #asparagus #kale #vegetarian
This dish takes exactly 5 minutes only!
Cut asparagus into large pieces
Broil it in toaster oven (heat coming down from above) for 2 minutes only
Chop paisley into small pieces
Mix balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil (I also added a bit of walnut oil)
Mix into asparagus
Add almond slice
#vegan #quickfix #asparagus
English Pea, Sausage and Mushroom
The pea has to be peeled from pods, right before cooking. Pea looses freshness too quickly and its beautiful flavor and colors deserve your time and respect.
Peeling peas from pod is also a great way to unwind. That five minutes of time is not “wasted” as a meditation.
Slice one quality sausage; Sautee the slices on medium then lower heat until most fat comes out and slices curl up;
Add Fresh peas (again peeled from pods),
Sautée for anywhere 1-3 minutes, depending on the size and firmness of the pea, until about 70% done.
Add slices mushroom (any mushroom will do), sautée for another 1-2 minutes.
Add a sprinkle of salt if needed (most sausages are loaded with salt)
*sausage, then Pea, at last mushroom, the order is important.*
Cut asparagus at diagnal, leaving the bottom pieces shorter and the tips pieces slightly longer
Heat up 1 tea spoon of any vegetable oil
Add asparagus and quickly stir fry for 1 minutes
Add raw coconut pieces and quickly stir fry for 30 seconds
Add bean sprouts for another 30-60 seconds
Add small amount of seasalt (to cure coconut’s homesickness of the ocean) and soy sauce (to cure bean sprouts’ homesickness of Asia)
Turn off heat the heat, now add small amount of rice vinegar
The flavor is unexpected and complex: Natural sweetness of coconut and fresh-bitterness from asparagus, at last the subtle mild crunchy bean sprouts.
Sausage and Fava Bean
Cut 1 sausage into thin slices (buy quality sausage cause you need just one or two for the whole family)
Bake it in toaster oven (so you and the pan can cook another dish) at 175F for about 10 minutes until most fat is cooked out
Steam fava bean for about 3 minutes until 80% done
Heat the pan to medium-high
Add sausage and fat to the pan
Add fava and stir fry for 1 minute
Add a bit of soy sauce before serving
Mitaki Mushroom and Chrysanthemum coronarium Wrap
Mitaki mushroom (or any mushroom)
Fresh Chrysanthemum coronarium (a spring vegetable with similar revered status as asparagus)
Garlic, smashed and minced
Sautéed garlic in vegetable oil
Add mitaki mushroom pieces, sautéed for 2 minutes
Add Chrysanthemum coronarium at the end and quickly stir fry for 60 seconds
Add them to whole lettuce pieces
Eat as a wrap—the crunchy and fresh taste of spring!