Somewhere in Mérida, I managed to find Chinese 5 spice powder. I don't really know why I bought it, it isn't like I can't make my own. Maybe it's the same thrill that a
While I was thumbing through the book, the photo of Sweet and Sour Carrots caught Husband's eye. Okay, he saw it upside down and exclaimed "what the heck is that?" because it looked like orange muntant shrimp from across the table and upside down. I had carrots so I made it too. It is now my new favorite way to cook carrots.
Speaking of mutant vegetables, the cabbage that I had bought a month ago was still in the crisper drawer. I cut off the ugly parts which left about a pound or so of cabbage that desperately needing eating. Right next to the carrot recipe was one for Spicy Cabbage. It called for Napa cabbage but the last time I saw anything resembling Napa cabbage at the supermarket here, it was in even worse shape than the poor abandoned cabbage that I salvaged from the fridge.
I am really excited, so far I've made 3 really easy and tasty dishes from this cookbook. I am on a roll!