1/2 lb. extra-large shrimp (26 to 30 per lb.), peeled and deveined
2 Tbs. grapeseed or other neutral oil, such as canola
1 medium sweet onion, such as Maui or Vidalia, halved and thinly sliced lengthwise (about 2 cups)
1 large scallion, thinly sliced
2 large cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbs. fish sauce; more as needed
1 tsp. chili-garlic sauce
3 cups day-old unsalted cooked jasmine rice
1-1/2 cups medium-diced fresh pineapple (about half a large pineapple)
1/2 cup whole cashews, toasted
1/4 cup raisins (optional)
1/4 cup lower-sodium soy sauce; more as needed
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro; more for garnish
Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels and season with 1/4 tsp. salt. Heat 1 Tbs. of the oil in a 12-inch skillet or wok over medium-high heat until shimmering hot. Add the shrimp and cook, flipping once, until pink and opaque, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to a plate.
Heat the remaining 1 Tbs. oil in the skillet. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently with a spatula, until browned on the edges but not completely soft, about 2 minutes. Add the scallion and cook, stirring, until browned and wilted, about 30 seconds. Add the garlic, fish sauce, and chili-garlic sauce and cook, stirring, until aromatic, about 30seconds. Add the rice and cook, stirring to break up any clumps, until the mixture is well combined and heated through, about 2 minutes. Stir in the shrimp and any accumulated juices, the pineapple, cashews, raisins (if using), and soy sauce. Season to taste with more soy sauce or fish sauce.
Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro. Serve garnished with additional cilantro.
8 ounces bowtie pasta noodles
4 cups spinach leaves
½ cup craisins
⅓ cup cashews or pine nuts
1 4-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
¼ cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
⅓ cup teriyaki sauce (the thicker, the better!)
⅓ cup rice wine vinegar (may sub apple cider vinegar)
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder (if you have it)
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon sugar
½ cup oil (such as vegetable oil, canola oil, olive oil)
Cook pasta according to package instructions, drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
While pasta is boiling, prepare the dressing. In a jar combine all dressing ingredients. Cover and shake to combine. Chill until ready to use.
In a large bowl toss together pasta, spinach, raisins, nuts, mandarin oranges, and cilantro. Just before serving pour dressing over salad, toss, and serve.
2 tbsps coconut oil
1 cup roasted cashews (raw or dry)
1/2 onions (chopped)
2 cloves garlic (minced)
11/2 tsps curry powder (Muchi)
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 cup brown rice (uncooked)
3 cups vegetable broth
3 ozs dried plum (chopped)
salt and ground black pepper (to taste)
fresh cilantro (To serve: garnish with, optional)
In a medium saucepan, melt 1 tablespoon of the coconut oil and add the cashews. Roast for 2-3 minutes or until the cashews just begin to lightly brown. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
In the same saucepan, met the other 1 tablespoon coconut oil and add the onion. Stir and cook until translucent, ~5 minutes. Add the garlic and spices. Cook another 1-2 minutes.
Add the brown rice and stir. Cook for 2 minutes to lightly brown the rice.
Add the broth and bring to a gentle simmer. Cover and continue to simmer for ~20 minutes or until the broth is absorbed and the rice is tender.
Turn off the heat, stir in the cashews and plums. Season with salt and pepper to taste.