Friday, December 19, 2014

Chicken, Lap-Cheung, Doong-Goo Rice

Ingredients
- 10 dried Chinese mushrooms, soaked and quartered
- 3 Chinese sausage, sliced diagonally
- 4 cloves minced garlic
- scallion/cilantro
- 2 cups white rice
- chicken stock

- 4 skinless chicken thighs, cubed
- 1 tbsp dark soy
- 2 tbsp light soy
- 1 tbsp cooking wine
- 2 tbsp oyster sauce
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- white pepper

Directions
1. Combine chicken, soy sauce, cooking wine, oyster sauce, sesame oil, sugar, cornstarch and pepper. Marinate for at least 20 minutes
2. Heat oil, sauté garlic for 30 seconds, add chicken and sauté for 1 minute, add mushroom and sausage. Cook for another minute then remove from heat
3. Start rice in cooker using water and chicken stock. Before it completes cooking, when steam is being vented, open and add chicken and sausage on top of rice. Close lid and cook for another 10-15 minutes.
4. Garnish with scallion/cilantro

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Little Creek Salad Dressing Knock-off (in progress)

- tahini
- soy/ponzu
- minced garlic
- white wine vinegar
- oil

- other things to try adding... nutritional yeast, lemon juice, shallot

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Beet Green, Beet, Leek and Walnut Salad

Ingredients
- 1 bunch beet greens (or fresh kale)
- 4 medium beets
- 1 leek
- spring mix lettuce, bite size

- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- salt and pepper
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper

Directions
1. Beets - peel, cut into bite sized pieces, microwave in bowl covered with saran wrap for 15 minutes
2. Leek - chop, wash, blanche for 30 seconds
3. Beet greens - discard stems, chop and wilt in saute pan (if using fresh kale can use raw)
4. Dressing - combine ingredients and let sit for at least 10 minutes
5. Dress beets and greens separately. Combine.

New Favourite Pizza Dough

Ingredients
- 4 cups white flour
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 1/4 tsp yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups warm/hot water
- 2 tbsp olive oil

Directions
1. Combine flour, sugar, yeast, salt in a stand mixer.
2. Add water and oil while mixer is running until dough forms ball
3. Remove dough and knead into a ball
4. Grease bowl with oil and let dough rise for 1 hour in warm spot (i.e. oven with bowl of hot water)
5. Divide dough into 4 balls

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Almost But Not Quite Ranch (and good for you) Dressing

- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 2 1/2 tbsp tahini
- lemon juice (or apple cider vinegar)
- 1 minced clove of garlic
- 1 tbsp dill
- 1 tbsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp cumin

Ingredients
1. mix all ingredients together.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Six-layer Black Forest Cake


Six-layer Black Forest Cake
(They were very small layers)








Matcha Raspberry Mousse Cake


Kristal's birthday cake this year:
 Two layers of raspberry sponge, a layer of matcha mousse, and a layer of white-chocolate and raspberry swirled mousse.