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I love steamykitchen.com. and so do thousands of other people. Do you already follow it? I love Jaden's recipes as well as reading about her family life, particularly their adventures in raising their own chickens.
When I read that Jaden's compensation for testers is she will "forever owe you my eternal love and gratitude," I was so in. Put it on my card: Will work for eternal love and gratitude.
Really, it is easy Asian cooking and if you know me, or you are my husband, you know I love Asian food. And if you are, indeed, my husband, you only like Chinese, but I love Japanese, Thai, Korean, and Vietnamese, too. Oh, and I drive you crazy because I like to go for foodtainment (teppanyaki) -- the hibachi style Japanese where the chef prepares the food right in front of you. And throws shrimp in your mouth and makes a volcano of fire with the concentric rings of a halved onion.
Back to recipe testing. The other night I made this. Note that it was night, therefore the picture has terrible color, but the soup in real life was much prettier -- filled with healthy fresh veggies.
|In my favorite blue dish that I carried back from Japan.|
I made this dish, too, another soup, in a miso based broth -- Loved this one! (below)
|Gratuitous cat shot. One of my useless feline assistants. They provide entertainment. When they aren't sleeping.|
Back to food. Dish number three, eggs with oyster sauce -- holy moly, it was delicious. Proving that it doesn't have to look perfect be super tasty.
|These first two photos (above and below), the eggs look a bit mangled, but they are the better photos.|
|Here the eggs are prettier but the photo isn't as good. Take your pick and start fantasizing about Jaden's new cookbook!|
In the meantime you can check out her other recipes and if you don't already read her blog, you definitely should add it to your rotation -- her photography is beautiful and writing is just right and very accessible.
Off to meet one of my blogger-girl-crushes this afternoon. More on that later, taters. (Edit note: We missed each other today, bummer but I look forward to us stalking each other another time)
Yours, in blogger bliss,