From my RV kitchen
You know it and so do I, RVers are green! We hold the outdoors in high regard...it's our playground. We also have a tight hold on the green in our pocketbooks. The simple nature of our RV existence demands we become aware of our "carbon footprint". Some campers utilize the energy of the sun - whether through solar panels, open blinds or other cool, portable solar goodies.
We're mindful of our water use and since many campgrounds offer recycling areas we leave the glass and aluminum behind to live another day.
One of my favorite "go-green" tactics is, surprise, to eat local. I love meeting the "farmers" and trying new things. Looking for a local market? Try this website and see what you come up with. I’m also all about using clean and green cleaning concoctions in my camper.
Check out these clean green recipes and love your mother…and your health!
Speaking of eating well, we've got a fantastic, simple and fun dish for you in this episode of the RV Cooking Show - Steamed Potstickers and Veggies. Get your chopsticks ready and enjoy this dish...eating it just feels good.
Potstickers and Veggies:
1 bag of frozen potstickers
2 carrots - sliced or cut up into large matchsticks
1 c halved stringless snap peas (see my blog for a stringless snap pea tip)
1 c frozen shelled edamame
2 c fresh bean sprouts
You can also use red pepper strips, broccoli florets - anything you enjoy - cut in small, steamable pieces.
1 c low sodium soy sauce - divided into 2 half cups
1/4 c quality peanut sauce (Trader Joes or San-J are good choices)
1/2 T sesame oil
Potstickers and Veggies:
Using a large pot and steamer bring a few inches of water to a boil.
Add the potstickers, cover, and steam 4 minutes.
Add the veggies and steam 6 more minutes. (Don't over steam or the potstickers - though still delicious - will tear.)
Place 1/2 c of bean sprouts on plate or bottom of bowl. Place steamed potstickers then veggies on top of the bean sprouts.
Use a separate small bowl for each sauce.
Peanut Dipping Sauce:
Combine 1/2 low sodium soy sauce and peanut sauce together. Stir well to combine.
Sesame Dipping Sauce:
Combine 1/2 c low sodium soy sauce and sesame oil. Stir well to combine.
This recipe can be served for lunch or dinner, brought to a potluck in a large and beautiful bowl, served as a "salad" appetizer. Works great with a Chinese soup, too.
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