Thursday, November 12, 2009

The end of guilty cooking OR My dog is a snitch.


So, I was trying to come up with what savory thing I would be making for my last night alone. I found a perfect Bacon, lettuce, EGG and cheddar sandwhich from Thomas Keller. I thought of a dozen other things that would be just as tasty. One more egg on the list! I am drinking coffee and minding my own business when my dog comes sauntering in with this sign around her neck... there goes the plan. I guess it will be a healthier option for tonight (good thing too because even the treadmill won't help me out if I keep going at this rate).

In the meantime I did have some good stuff. Tuesday night my neighbor invited me over for homemade chicken noodle soup. It was requested that I make a bread. I did. I made Monkey bread and this recipe from was a winner!


A really simple recipe that yielded great results


So what to do for dinner on Wen. night? I have been drooling over a recipe that I got from my new friend (shut up it IS a friend if you know of each other on the internet!). It is Kimchee Fried Rice and I got it from Short and Bald Eat New York and it is one of my new favorite Guilty Cooking recipes. I think that Dr Food might like this one (if I leave off the egg).


Ingredients (2 Servings): Kimchi 1 cup. Pork 1/2 cup or more according to your taste (you can also use beef or ham instead of pork), 2 Tbl cooking oil, 1 TBL sesame oil, 1/2 TBL sugar, 1/2 TBL sesame seeds.

1. Chop up your kimchi and pork. Save the spicy liquid from the kimchi for later.
2. Add cooking oil (2 spoons) and sesame oil (1 spoon). Once it’s hot, add kimchi, pork, sugar (1/2 spoon) and sesame seeds. Stir fry on a medium heat for 5 minutes.
3. Add the spicy kimchi liquid you saved, and the rice, and cook for a further 3-5 minutes.
4. It’s all done! Add a fried egg, tomato, cucumber or anything you’d like to put top, or on the side for extra flavor, color and texture.

I LOVE it I LOVE it!!!!

Ok, I have to go deal with the back stabbing pooch. I guess I will be having lettuce wraps for dinner. Argh.


  1. What a funny name for bread! Is there a story behind it?

  2. Good question. I am not sure how it got its name!

  3. I've heard of monkey bread but have yet to have any or try to make it, but now that I know of a recipe to try I can put it on my "to make" list!

  4. You can use some of your leftover Thanksgiving turkey in your Kimchi fried rice, too! ( : )

  5. Kimchi! Pork!! Fried egg!!!

    Sounds like the breakfast of champions. Yum-m-m-m.

  6. Aw, I love your pooch's sign, so cute! Monkey bread sounds really good!

  7. The monkey bread and Kimchee Fried Rice sound awesome!

  8. Amazing that your dog writes so legibly ;)

  9. The monkey bread and Kimchee Fried Rice sound awesome!