Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Chopping Onions the Right-way

no idea what kind of kniffe this is
The Usuba knife, or usuba bocho, is the heavier, professional chef’s version of a nakiri knife. It is virtually the same as a nakiri except the edge of the blade is only ground on one side. For right-handed chefs, the grind – the sharpened end of the knife where the blade begins to narrow, should be on the right side, and for a left-handed chef it should be on the left side. This allows the chef to create thinner slices than with a nakiri knife, and with less ease than the nakiri knife offers.

Usuba” literally means "thin blade" indicating its relative thinness compared to other knives, required for cutting through firm vegetables without cracking them.

Nakiri bōchō (translation: knife for cutting grees) 

Nakiri Japanese knife meant for slicing vegetables. It has a light, thin blade that is ideal for cutting delicate produce. This knife’s blade is straight so that long cuts can be made without having to move back and forth. The edge of the blade is not traditionaly "hallow ground" for easy sharpening but it does help to maintain a razor sharp edge. Nakiri knives in the style of Tokyo are rectangular, while Nakiri knives from Osaka have a curved blade.

Both kinds of Nakiri blades

Usuba blade

Granton edge for food release

Monday, August 7, 2017

Low calorie Brownies

    • Yogurt Plain (non fat/non-Greek) about 1 cup (or coconut milk)
    • Cocoa powder ½ cup
    • Rolled oats ½ cup (or coconut flour ½ ? cup)
    • Stevia (or any stevia based sweetener)
    • Lemon juice (to taste)
    • egg 1
    • baking powder??
    • Salt?

    Blend, Bake, eat mass quantities!

Easy deep-dish pizza Pie

Forget the crust! It takes too much effort.
  • Mushrooms saute' with vinegar and Tamari...
  • Onions, Aubergine,
  • Grated Parmesan cheese! And what every other cheese you want: Feta, sharp cheddar, etc etc
  • Sliced Olives (they have these in a can so you don't have to work)
  • Basil and Oregano and possibly coriander
  • Garlic pressed
  • Tomato sauce

Through it all in a pan, heat, melt the cheese. Eat mass quantities!
If you have real oven you can bake it till it is dryer than my stove top oven pan.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Spearmint cooler

Any kind of fruit blended with fresh spearmint leaves and a little cold water. I used watermelon today. But grapes and peaches are the best. And don't expect peppermint to do the job it needs sugar. Spearmint is a milder flavor. Don't limit your self to only a few leaves, grab a large hand full!

On a very hot day that you need to keep drinking fluids, Cucumbers with a few grapes and spearmint, are even better than just fruit. Because too much fruit can give you too much sugar.   

Peaches are the best.