Archive | March, 2011

King of Mushrooms

2 Mar

We’ve just received a new design brief for class, and it involves designing wall decals for The Wall Sticker Company. Exciting! It seems like most of the current designs are very gender-specific; dinosaurs and cars for the boys, flowers and butterflies for the girls. Lots of floral, some video games-related and the occasional “furniture” theme for the general public. What would you like to stick on your wall? I am sort of thinking along the lines of a “roof” that is customisable, so that you can have your own shed inside! With little fun things to accessorise! We also have a couple of other projects involving other local small businesses, and a scarf for the upcoming Scarf Festival 2011 in Geelong.

This week, I realise that I’m willing to spend a lot more time in the kitchen if I had to cook for more than one, ie. myself. I bought the sweet potato on my first week back at school from Radical Grocery (which the new location makes it ridiculously easy for me to shimmy my way there between classes to get myself a Mr. Nice Guy cupcake), and only managed to cook it in week three. Anyway, this dinner was fast and easy, just the way weekday dinners should be.

Mashed sweet potato – Peel and cube sweet potatoes, microwave with a bit of water until tender, mash with Nuttelex, garlic powder, soy milk and salt.
Pan-seared king oyster mushrooms (love the chewy texture!) – Slice vertically into 6, marinate in 1/2 tsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp bean paste, 1 tsp dark sauce, 1 tsp sesame oil, white pepper and a bit of water. Pan sear in hot pan/griddle until nicely browned.
Brocoli and sesame seeds – Microwave florets on high for two minutes, toss into pan with leftover mushroom jus, sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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