Saturday, September 21, 2013

[vegan mofo day 21] stir fried vegetables in thick sauce and pickled cucumbers

A kind of a light meal last night. Stir fried veggies (collard greens, napa cabbage and red pepper) in a sauce that was thickened with cornstarch. Hubby got a lot of cucumbers from his co-worker's veggie garden so I pickled a few. They were soaked in sesame oil, apple cider vinegar, soy sauce, crushed chilli peppers and a little bit of syrup.

I still have a lot of cucumbers but run out of ideas for what to do with them. I'm not that much of a fan of cucumbers except for the pickled cucumbers my grandmother used to make. Her pickles were the best. She used to make excellent Umeboshi (pickled ume plum) too. I can't eat any other umeboshi because hers were so good. Sometimes grandma does know the best. Too bad she's too weak to do anything now :(
Baby had sweet potato, zucchini and green bean "salad", and stewed napa over rice. His first napa cabbage, and he liked it :)



  1. Cabbage and pickles might do a number on me but that doesn't mean I don't love them.
    I am sorry to hear about your grandmother :( but glad you have some wonderful memories of her.

    1. thank you GiGi. My grandma is such a charming lady. Actually both my grandmothers (one sadly passed away years ago) are/were wonderful, though they're very different. They are my models of how I'd like to be when I become "old".