From my Haumea's Kitchen and others

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Carrot Cake my way
I came across a Carrot Cake that I kept revamping so with the revisions here it is my way.
The pinapple above is Fresh Mau'i Gold Pineapple, I grilled in grill pan soaked in Coconut Milk and a C & H Stevia Light  and Cinammon Mix, very onolicious.  Learned from some family friends.
Carrot Cake
1/3 pound coarsely grated carrots 
1 small zucchini grated
2 extra large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup C and H Stevia light sugar
1/2 canola oil
1/3 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoons pure vanilla
Finely grated zest of 1 large orange
1 1/8 cup oatmeal (I use McCann's and process into flour)
5/8 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves ( only used a pinch)
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 cup shredded coconut don't use baker's I use dried desiccated coconut
1/2 cup cranberries I minced
In case you want cream cheese frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 ounces unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoons pure vanilla
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract (optional)
1 teaspoons lemon zest
1 teaspoons orange zest
1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
Mix all ingredients together
Prepare  9″ cake pans with parchment and oil. Preheat oven to 350 degree and bake 20-25 minutes until done check for doneness with knife comes out clean.

My new go to snack
This is so good, and Diabetic friendly made of almond milk.

Hog Island Baby, in Napa
You know we're in Napa Valley a lot but well, I've been on my Kumamoto Oyster kick lately.
These rocked and hubby enjoyed them as well.
It's one of these things I salivate about.   hehehe

Our Chickateer's gifts
Our 3 girls have been blessing us with their eggs, yes these were fresh today.
It's hard to eat store bought ones

Bean Cake (tofu) with Pork
One of the many dishes I make.  My son and nephew love this dish I make.

Ramen Burger My way
So I had some ground Wagyu in the freezer and some jowl, and I finely chopped the jowl
seasoned and made the patties. Place in fridge to rest.
The noodles well, I use a Chukka style Ramen, cook the noodles to pkg, drain cut
put in fridge for 15 minutes.  Then I use a round plastic container lid and form the noodles in it
then press in the lid then fry.  The video's call for a beaten egg for a binder.  I elected not.
I then pan fried the noodle don't bother while it's frying and drain on paper towel. Meanwhile start cooking your burgers to desired temperature.
I dressed mine with lettuce, gruyere cheese and my sauce was the miso salad dressing with lemon and shoyu along with some tomato top with ramen top and enjoy.
I personally didn't like eating it like a burger, so I chose to not use the top and used a fork.
Too much humbug.

Ramen Loco Moco my way
So you know that the Ramen burger is making it's hit yeah? Well, I am picky about my ramen noodles, I don't use Top Ramen.  I use a Chukka style, I like the noodles.
so above this one is my version of the Ramen Burger, Wagyu with Pork Jowl.
Well, honestly, it  was good....but i'll leave it at.  I wouldn't order this anywhere though.
I've seen a few video on how folks made it, I did not use an egg to bind, I merely cooled down the noodles but them cup then formed before frying in shallow non stick pan.
I preferred the Ramen Loco Moco which I did above, and would do this now and then.
What makes the gravy ono?  Brown Gravy, homemade or package and use the sauce packet seasoning in the gravy, you won't need the added salt. 
I even used for lunch at work see below and it was indeed ono.

Wagyu Oyster Sauce Beef
Aloha all, I know I have not been able to update this blog or post anything
I've cooked in a while.
Well, I've cooked but not dishes that we post worthy per say.
Work is busy, i'm busy, ISB Band is busy and my Hula Halau.
We performed at Sacramento Aloha Festival yesterday. Stopped at Oto's to pick up
some Wagyu, Goevea's Portagee Sausage, Fresh Shitake, Brown rice
and other supplies.
Well, here we have Wagyu Oyster Sauce Beef with shitake, water chestnuts,
bamboo shoots and broccolini florets.
This made my Sunday.