prep time: 10 minutes       cook time: 15 minutes       total time: 25 minutes       makes 6 servings

ingredients
2 T oil
1 clove fresh garlic
4 chinese eggplants, cut in slanted half crescents
3/4 c water
1/2 T crushed red pepper flakes
2 T garlic powder
3 tsp sugar
1 tsp cornstarch
1 T soy sauce
1 T oyster sauce
salt and pepper if desired

directions

  1. heat oil in skillet over high heat.
  2. once hot, stir in garlic.
  3. cook and stir in eggplant until soft, about a couple of minutes.
  4. slowly stir in water, a little bit at a time to avoid burning eggplant.
  5. stir in red pepper flakes and garlic powder.
  6. cover and simmer until all the water is absorbed.
  7. meanwhile, mix sugar, cornstarch, soy sauce, and oyster sauce in a small bowl until sugar and cornstarch have dissolved.
  8. stir sauce into the cooking eggplant, making sure to evenly coat the eggplant.
  9. season with salt and black pepper if desired.
  10. cook until the sauce has thickened.
  11. feed it to your hubsband*.

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homemade taco seasoning

June 14, 2012

prep time: 5 minutes       cook time: 10 minutes        total time: 15 minutes

ingredients
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

directions

  1. in a small bowl, mix together all dry ingredients. (if so desired, store in an airtight container.) set aside.
  2. cut up half of an onion, diced. cook the onion in a pan for about 5 minutes or until golden.
  3. add 1 pound of ground beef in pan and crumble.
  4. sprinkle the taco seasoning over meat just as its finished cooking.

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