Category: Pasta and Grains

Hawaii Moco Loco for Two

One more delicious idea for ground beef use. Rice, hamburger patty, fried egg and gravy! Hawaiian cuisine in one plate, comfort lunch food. I add piece of grilled pineapple, not really original idea, but so Hawaii. Recipe adapted from Cooking the Globe.

Huffington Post say, that the loco moco is said to have been around since the 1940s when — according the one of the legends — Nancy Inouye, the wife-owner of Lincoln Grill, once located in the rainy Big Island town of Hilo, threw something together that the hungry neighborhood kids could afford. When she put it on the board as a menu item and asked what they should call it, Richard, her husband and the restaurant’s cook, said, “The kids are crazy. Call it loco moco.”

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Roasted Beets and Ricotta Spaghetti

I wanted to try this long time ago. Russians love beets – most important part of borscht and vinegret (beet salad). But I never used it pasta meals or cakes. First thing that you can see – color, beautiful bold purple color. Taste a little sweet for me, but with sunny-side up egg on top it make great lunch. For this recipe store-bought, canned, boiled or roasted beets can be used, but I recommend roast it in foil for deep taste.

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Baked Oatmeal with Milk, Honey and Blueberries

Great way for breakfast oatmeal – baked! I have done them before in individual portions with caramel top, but today I made single large bar. Recipe adapted from Cooking Classy.

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Popcorn Waffles with Peanuts and Caramel Sauce

I found interesting use for leftover popped popcorn – popcorn grits and popcorn pancakes. So I made greets, was not very impressed and used it for breakfast waffles. Popcorn remind me about baseball snacks, so I add some peanuts and caramel sauce. Waffles had interesting taste of popcorn.

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Steamed Pearl Chicken Meatballs

These meatballs look like they need very hard work, but they don’t. Rice kernels stand up with steam and look pretty. This recipe – plain and easy variation without spices, not like real Chinese zhenzhu qiu. Just rice, chicken mince and onion.

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