Posts Tagged ‘shrimp’

Gyoza & edamame soup

In recipe on January 26, 2011 at 7:00 am

You may have noticed an influx in the number of soups I’ve been posting recently. That would be directly related to the cleanse, which I will stop talking about (after this post).

But! Before then, I’d like to reflect on What I gleaned from doing a 2 week cleanse (if you want to skip and scroll down to a delicious and easy gyoza soup recipe, feel free!).

Drumroll, please:

What I learned.

  • Drink more. Hah! Not fun cocktails. I mean water, or herbal tea, or hot water with ginger and/or lemon. It’s true; I was running to pee every half an hour. But I definitely felt refreshed.
  • Bring on the soups. How many did we make? So many. How big of troopers were my roommates? Very big. But soups are filling and delicious, and I found that I would keep full from warm, broth-based meals, even without a side of delicious bread-and-butter.
  • Be open. Open to going non-soy, non-dairy yogurt (coconut milk, yo!). Open to adding healthy things like flax seed and hemp seed on top of oatmeal and discovering, yes, this does make it more delicious as well as better for you.
  • Snack. Nothing new here! I dig snacks, especially if they are yellow and shaped like fish. Fish fiend! But I ate more NUTS and DRIED FRUIT and even treated myself to DRIED STRAWBERRIES and realized that it’s totally possible to be in a snack rut.
  • Experiment. While you could OD on chard and miso, try those things that you wouldn’t. It might be that Arctic char is your new best friend.
  • Two weeks of anything won’t kill you. Fact.

End cleanse talk. Back to recipes.

Gyoza & edamame soup*

From Real Simple

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Shrimp fried rice

In recipe on May 17, 2010 at 7:53 pm

I moved recently(!). Moving is a week-long excuse not to cook. All of your pots and pans are in boxes, you don’t have time to go to the grocery store, and you’re just too plumb tired to do anything that requires more effort than opening a beer.

At first, it’s fun to eat junky fast food for a week. It’s like thirteen year olds at a sleepover having taken over your meals. Burgers, burritos, bagels – if it’s fast and fatty, you’ve eaten it.

Shrimp fried rice

And yet. After the fourth day of leftover pizza, my taste buds and stomach staged a rebellion. I wanted something that tasted like home! I needed to cook! And dear Lord, I had to have some vegetables!

Consider this a good transition meal – a homemade version of a fast food favorite.

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