Ameri-CAN Miso Soup

Ingredients:
Collard Greens
Miso Broth mix
Mirin Rice Wine
Mushrooms
Tofu
Green Onion
Wasabi

Recipe:
Chop mushrooms, Green Onion, Tofu, any other veggies and set aside.
Start with water or broth from Collard Greens (depending on how much of the collards taste you want in the soup).
Add Miso Broth mix.
Add Mushrooms and Tofu and let boil.
As veggies soften add Mirin if needed based on taste tests.
Soup is done when vegetables are softened to desired level and liquid is reduced so physical ingredients are about even with broth – so a spoon-full collects good amount of ingredients and both.
Garnish with Green Onion and Wasabi to taste.

Tips:
Even though technically mirin rice wine is technically included with the miso mix sometimes the flavor doesn’t really come through. Use extra mirin and add to taste.

I’ve been using Miso & Easy and it’s turned out well.

Medium-firm tofu seems to work out well. You can boil it for a long time and it holds its structure, but at the same time adds nice tasting particulates in the soup.

I like to use pre-made Wasabi in a tube.

Camera Not Detected on Mac

This is what worked for me. Essentially killing the VDCAssistant process and letting it automatically restart itself. I didn’t even have to restart my video chat app I was using to see make the video work!

mac-pro$ ps aux | grep VDCAssistant
root            71691   1.4  0.3  2568156  24452   ??  Ss    2:33PM   0:00.51 /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreMediaIO.framework/Resources/VDC.plugin/Contents/Resources/VDCAssistant
mac-pro$ sudo kill {{pid listed in grep command.. in this case it's 71691}}

Links:
Fixing “There is no connected camera” Error with a Mac FaceTime Camera

Guacamole

Ingredients:
Avocado
Onion
Tomato
Garlic
Lemon
Salt + Pepper
Cayenne Pepper

Recipe:
Chop all ingredients and mash together to preferred chunkiness.

Tips:
A bean masher comes in handy for mixing ingredients, but a fork also works well.

Salsa

Ingredients:
Onion
Tomato
Cilantro
Lime
Salt + Pepper

Recipe:
Chop it all up, mix and refrigerate.

Tips:
Be careful not to put in too much lime, it can overpower the mix and make it too acidic.
You can add corn and black-beans to make it a pico-de-gallo.

Shrimp Gnocchi

Ingredients:
Shrimp
Thyme
Rosemary
Parsley
Oregano
Garlic
Salt
Pepper
Lemon
Onion
Broccoli
Mushroom
Olive Oil
White Wine
Gnocchi

Recipe:
Rinse, chop all herbs and vegetables, then mix in with olive oil and white wine. Add shrimp into mixture. Bake at 375 for about 40 minutes or until shrimp is cooked all the way through and vegetables have reached proper tenderness.
Boil and strain gnocchi.
Serve gnocchi topped with shrimp baked mixture.