Goodfood Recap#16


Last week’s Goodfood box was quite a few cool menus and the first time we went with a repeat. We actually love the menu so much that we forgot to take the picture again before chomping it all down. Either way, we took the picture from the last time we cooked  the meal. We will talk more about it.

Let’s check out last week’s meals!

Marinated Salmon & Noodle Stir-fry
with Yuzu Sauce, Baby Bok Choy & Snow Peas

Marinated Salmon

We always opt for fish dishes when we can since fish in general is so expensive to buy. This one turned it pretty well. Its a stir-fry so already guaranteed to be pretty simple to put together. The preparation wasn’t too long either and it was just a bit stir together in the pan when all the elements were done. We always love the added sesame seeds to a dish. It adds a nice little bit texture to the dish. I can’t say I love this recipe but it definitely wins on being easy to put together. Its always great to learn what ingredients to put together a nice little stir-fry and this one is a solid choice (especially since there was recently a sale on salmon and we have some frozen and to be eaten soon).

Ancho Chicken Taco
with Beet-Cabbage Slaw & Toasted Pepitas

ancho chicken tacos

My husband apparently doesn’t know how to put together a taco and assembled a quesadilla resemblance thing here and ate it like a sandwich. I only took a bite from this meal since I had some other food that I needed to eat but from the bite, its a pretty decent meal even if its not wrapped into a taco style. Its fairly simple to put in and didn’t take too much time. I’m not sure about the ancho part of the thing though but thats just my personal preference. My husband absolutely loved it.

Grilled Ratatouille Sandwich
with Sundried Tomato Hummus

ratatouille sandwich

The repeat meal of our box goes to this fantastically delicious vegetarian sandwich called the Grilled Ratatouille Sandwich. Its packed with flavors from the sweet peppers to the tangy cherry tomatoes and then rounded off with a sundried tomato hummus. Its really a lovely sandwich. The last time was actually my husband who put together a lot of it and this time, I took my shot at it until I went to toast the buns and then burnt them a little. Still, its one that I’d definitely make again. Its truly fantastically delicious!

Peanut Butter Dumplings
with Sesame Green Beans

peanut butter dumplings

The recipe says that I wasn’t supposed to fold the dumplings this way but this is the way I know how to fold them since I was little so I kept to my own methods. My husband did the cooking and didn’t read the instructions very well for the dumplings so ended up pan-frying all sides when it was supposed to fry at the bottom then steam in the pan to cook the dumpling wrapper. Either way, it still tasted really great. Other than the vegetarian filling taste really awesome, the peanut butter sauce was super delicious. We actually loved it so much that we kept the leftover and cooked some veggies with it the next day and it turned out really well since the peanut butter dissolves pretty much but the taste retains itself. I loved this one a lot.

Overall, this box turned out very good. Two vegetarian meals and both of them were my faves in this box.

Beijing Beauty: Pork Tenderloins in Asian Glaze

Sunday was a big night.  I got back into some cooking. One of the recipes were supposed to be from A Bite of China Project but my bitter melons decided to deteriorate before I could cook I ended up flipping through my Looneyspoons cookbook and found this one to complement our other dish (which will be posted up tomorrow probably).

For this one, I needed to modify it as it was originally meant for the grill so my boyfriend did the grilling in a pan on the stove.  I’m no good with anything that has oil splattering out of the pan, which actually turned out that the sauce made it bubble more to cook it. At least I got myself a little help while I was frantically running around the kitchen trying to prep the other meal 😉

Before we get into that one (which will be posted later, as I mentioned above), here is how these Beijing Beauty Pork Chops turned out!


For this one, the recipe is from Looneyspoons Collection by Janet and Greta Podelski with the same recipe name Beijing Beauty

Makes 6 servings

3 pork tenderloins (12 oz/340g each)


1/4 cup hoisin sauce

2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tbsp each Dijon mustard and liquid honey

1 tbsp each sesame oil and reduced-sodium soy sauce

1 tbsp grated gingerroot

2 tsp minced garlic

2 tsp grated lemon zest



1) To make glaze, combine all glaze ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.  Set aside.

2) Heat up oil in the pan.  Fry the pork in a pan and add in the sauce to simmer.

I would have to judge when you think its ready. I didn’t really check the time exactly but I’m guessing it would take about 15 minutes to cook through on medium heat (?).  Also, you should serve this in slices, but we just sliced it on our plates 🙂

This pork recipe tasted really great! It had hints of sour from the lemon juice but at the same time, it wasn’t too salty or sweet either.  I liked it and would definitely make it again!