Why I Am Posting These Recipes

I believe that it is healthier for an individual and for the planet to reduce the consumption of animal products in the human diet. However, I love to eat all kinds of delicious food, and find it really, really difficult to go totally vegetarian. Also, my family protests if I serve too many vegetarian meals in a row. So I am committed to making an effort to move towards a vegetarian diet without wholly doing so. I will post recipes several times a week that represent my philosophy of eating well, eating healthy, eating local. Most recipes will be easy to prepare, as I have a busy life. So I expect my followers to be people who love to cook and eat well, want to try to help the planet through their eating (by eating local foods and trying to reduce the use of meat in our diets), and have many other things to do each day besides cook.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Microwave Sesame Snow Peas with Soy and Ginger

This is a really simple and tasty side dish that goes well with all kinds of main dishes, especially Asian ones.  The ginger makes a huge difference.  I found this ginger juice at my local gourmet store, and keep it in my refrigerator as a staple.  It tastes as good as fresh ginger, in my opinion, and is extremely handy.  If you can’t find it, you could, of course, use a little grated fresh ginger instead (that would be even greener than using bottled, because you eliminate the factory that processes and bottles the ginger juice!)  The brand I use is made by The Ginger People/Royal Pacific Foods, Marina, CA, USA, 1-800-551-5284, in case you want to go to great lengths to obtain it!

Serves 4

½ lb. snow peas
1 TBS water
1 TBS sesame oil
1 tsp soy sauce
splash of ginger juice

In microwave-safe dish (I use Pyrex, never plastic), put snow peas with about 1 TBS water.  Microwave on high, covered, for 1 minute; stir; microwave for another 45 seconds.  Let rest for a couple of minutes.

Add sesame oil, soy sauce, and ginger juice, toss together and serve.

1 comment:

  1. so simple! i had 16 pounds of peas growing last year... this would've been handy then.
    new trick i'm using today. i have a pot of onion soup simmering, so my metal bowl of proofing bread is sitting on top of it for warmth to help it rise. i'll let you know how it works.