Weekly menu (10/23 – 10/29): bitter melons, jackfruit and other randoms

Indian bitter melon photo by daytraitor

There’s nothing spookier for your waistline than an empty fridge and a stack of take out menus (or a neighborhood full of taco trucks, as the case may be).

I’ve been guilty of some excessive eating out lately, in fact I type this as I wait for the fam to bring home sandwiches for a lazy Sunday lunch.  Because, you know, toasting stuff between two pieces of bread is REALLY taxing in the kitchen.  Ahem.

I hit up a Houston favorite to stock up on cheap-ish groceries this week – Super H Mart, a veritable techno music playing kimchi heaven.  My goal was to spend as little as possible on some  fresh ingredients we don’t use as often (* = what I’m most nervous about cooking this week):

  • Bitter melon*
  • Giant king oyster mushrooms
  • Oyster mushrooms
  • Chinese long beans
  • Red sanchoy
  • 2 cans of jackfruit in brine
  • Leek
  • Turnips
  • Red cabbage
  • Fresh udon noodles
Bringing this week’s vegetarian menu to look like this:
What are YOU cooking this week?  Photo thanks to Flickr user daytraitors

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