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Salty Greens

Literally the easiest and the most delicious thing ever. Will eat entire bowl(s) of this. Entire. Goddamn. Bowls.

Ingredients:
+ 4 cups cabbage*
+ 1 tsp oil
+ Salt to taste
+ Soy sauce to taste
Instructions:
1. Chop cabbage into thin, half finger-length strips
2. Heat wok/pan on high, add 1 tsp oil
3. Stir fry cabbage until noticeably soft but probably not browning
4. Turn heat to medium-low, add salt**
5. Add tiny bit of soy sauce (~0.25 tsp)
6. Remove from pan and consume.

* Or 3 cups cabbage and 1 cup kale, or like add a tomato, or whatever. Tomato will make it more sour.

** I have a small salt shaker, and I shake it ~20 times with four tiny holes open

Calories: 150 cal

Eat it on its own, with another flavorful dish, with rice, whatever. I paired it with brown rice and it could probably do with some heavier flavoring (sweet chili sauce? Sriracha? Char siu sauce? Bulgogi? Omg mmm bulgogi), but overall 10/10 would make and eat again. Which is good because I need to rid myself of a huge bunch of kale. And cabbage.

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Glue-In-A-Pan

Or glutinous rice cake, or nian gao (except this is super different from nian gao in Asia, so I like to think of this as a Westernized version). Anyway, it’s sweet and fragrant and chewy and slightly flaky/crispy on the top layer, and 1000% better than I thought it would be when I modified the bejeezus out of the original recipe here.

Working on a chocolate version, so I might as well write this down while that one bakes.

Ingredients:
+ 1 cup glutinous rice flour
+ 1 egg
+ 1 tbsp olive oil*
+ 0.5 cup water
+ 3 tbsp stevia**
+ 3 tbsp sugar
+ 0.5 tsp vanilla or to taste
+ cinnamon powder to taste
Instructions:
1. Mix flour with water, add beaten egg and everything else and stir until not lumpy.
2. Pour into greased dish.***
3. Bake at 180 Celsius for ~40 mins, or until knife can be inserted and taken out clean.

Calories: 775 for entire recipe, makes about 12 small rectangles

* or other oil, I doubt that makes a difference

** stevia brands vary in taste. Also, you can substitute this with sugar

*** the one I used was 20cm x 13 cm, the mochi turned out ~1cm thick.

These were actually popular.

– Aims