Healthy Week Night Dinners

by missbabysunshine

I had some umeboshi (sour plum) marinated chicken left over from Sunday Night. So I decided to use it as a topping for Udon (noodles). I rarely make Udon but figured it’s a good one dish dinner for busy weekday nights… To avoid using preservatives and MSG packets, I made the broth from dried mushrooms and Kelp.

For Hump Day on Wednesday, we finally decided to go see Avatar in 3D IMAX. I know I’m a bit behind but it turned out to be a fantastic hump day event! I was thoroughly entertained! As for dinner, I didn’t have much time to cook. But since it’s a hump day and all, I didn’t want to order take out food and spend money on quick and fatty meals. So I made few simple dishes…

Steamed sweet potatoes with feta cheese, Broiled Pompano fish with onion black bean sauce, balsamic vinegar marinated asparagus grilled on the skillet and kiriboshi-daikon (Japanese dried daikon radish simmered with fried tofu skin and carrots). kiriboshi-daikon is a Japanese comfort dish. I made them with my mother-in-law in my mind. She enjoys making healthy meals. Maybe I’ll introduce her to this dish next time I see her. 🙂