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Simple and Nutritious Black Rice Bowl

2018-02-12T17:38:15+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Pasta and Grain|

Have you ever tried black rice?  Black rice has a nutty and slightly chewy texture as compared to regular rice and it is packed with nutrients… I had black rice once in a local restaurant, since the black rice was mixed with white rice and quinoa, I could not tell the “real” texture of it. Well, I got very curious and it is when the search for the black rice started...after checking into a few stores I finally found it at Sprouts, one of my favorite places to buy organic vegetables and fruits.  I was so happy to find organic black rice selling by the bulk and yes, it is a bit more expensive than your regular white rice, but [...]

Air Fried Chicken Wings

2018-02-12T17:38:43+00:00 Air-Fryer, Poultry|

This is the easiest, healthiest and fastest way to enjoy chicken wings…air-frying it! If you are like me and enjoy crispy, and grease free chicken wings you must, I emphasize you MUST try this method…it is magical, and you just need a few ingredients besides the air-fryer and chicken wings, super simple! Honestly since I got the air fryer I have been using it a lot and I kick myself for not have found this gadget sooner…it is true that is kind of bulky, but it does wonder and does not heat the kitchen as the oven… Did I convince you that this is the way to go? When ordering chicken wings in a restaurant I always request them [...]

Growing Green Onion In Water

2018-02-16T12:12:27+00:00 Edible Garden|

By placing the green onion leftover with roots on water, you will be able to regrow new ones in just a few days… Before I share this week post which has no recipe I just want to let you know that I will be of off for a couple of weeks, and will not be able to make my weekly visit to your blog, but will definitely catch up once I am back…in the meantime I will leave you with this simple way to regrow green onion or scallion. Don’t you like the idea of having fresh cut of green onion every time you need it? Well, it is very simple…just cut about an inch from the bulbs leaving the roots. [...]

Air Fried Taiwanese Black Pepper Chicken

2018-02-13T07:50:58+00:00 Air-Fryer, Asian Inspired Recipe, Poultry|

These little chunks of chicken are so tasty and totally addictive…they all come with lots of flavors and are a favorite in Taiwanese cafes… I love this chicken, and with the help of the air-fryer I am not worry about of the fat that come with it…the original recipe calls for deep fry, since I have been avoiding deep frying at home I would only get this chicken when eating out.  Well, no more of ordering this chicken now that I can use the air-fryer and get the same crispy chicken.  I like to use chicken thighs for this recipe since it has a bit more of fat therefore more flavor. This chicken is very often found in Taiwanese [...]

Jalapeno Artichoke and Crab Dip

2018-02-13T10:30:17+00:00 Appetizer, Fish and Seafood|

Just by mixing two ready available products and you will have this creamy, rich, hearty crab dip…  I learned this recipe while visiting a friend in Palm Desert and no need to mention that I liked so much that I made when we had a small family get together.  When my friend told me that she was planning to serve Jalapeno Artichoke and Crab dip I didn’t think much about it until I tried it.  I was a bit puzzle, as I had tried “Jalapeno Artichoke Dip”, from Costco, but never saw it with crab…and when she told me that she just added crab, I was like…”no wonder I have never seen it…this is really good!”.  I dressed it up [...]

Air-Fried Brussels Sprouts

2018-02-13T11:05:22+00:00 Air-Fryer, Side Dish, Vegetarian|

If you do not care for Brussels sprout, this recipe will change your mind…by simply placing the sprouts in the air fryer and you will totally change your mind about not liking Brussels sprouts. Lately I try to add Brussels sprouts on our table, and I have tried so many recipes, from stir-fry to roasting, and I have to admit that I am very impressed when I air fried it.  I already air fried Brussels sprouts many times, and now I got it really working well. On my first attempt, I treated the Brussels sprouts as I usually do when roasting in the oven…and realized that the loose leaves would be too well done for our taste (burned) and that [...]

Sourdough Starter Waffle

2018-02-13T14:43:35+00:00 Breakfast, Dessert/Sweet|

What you do when you have extra sourdough starter? Please do not discard the discard…you can make these waffles, they are so light and crispy! My sourdough starter is really taking off…and it is so much fun seeing all the growth and the yeast smell mixed with the sour of the lactobacillus…what a fun thing to culture. I got to a point that I can literally feed my sourdough starter only twice a month…even so, when this time comes, and I do not need to bake bread I feel so bad having to discard the extra starter, so I search and search to see what I could make with it…the choices are endless…so this week I decided to try the [...]

Air Fried Chunky Crab Cake

2018-02-13T16:00:28+00:00 Air-Fryer, Fish and Seafood|

If you are looking for a healthy recipe for crab cakes, this is the one. This crab cakes taste so good that you will not be able to tell that they were pan “fried”  in the air fryer. When eating crab cakes I love big chunks of crab in it…and get so upset when there is more filling that crab, so to fix the problem, I try not to order crab cakes when eating out and make my own.  I have made crab cakes using the conventional way by pan frying the cakes…but this time I decided to experiment with the air-fryer, and you know what?  It does work…especially that I do not have to flip the cakes which sometimes [...]

Sourdough No-Knead Bread

2018-02-13T15:22:20+00:00 Bread|

Nothing is more comforting than home baked sourdough bread, crispy and slightly chewy… Before I start, I must admit that I almost gave up on the sourdough starter, not to mention the frustration and the defeat feeling and on top of it I really felt insulted since I had so much training in microbiology laboratory.  Well, determination won the case…and I finally cultivated a few jars of very healthy sourdough starter.  Therefore with all my “manipulations” and add a bit here, take a bit there, I am not sharing a recipe for the starter…as you can easily search on the internet and look for a recipe that best suit you. What I am sharing with you is the wonderful bread [...]

Ahi Tuna Poke, Raw Fish Salad

2018-02-13T07:51:56+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Fish and Seafood|

Get a fresh piece of sashimi grade ahi tuna and you are ready for a nice treat…simple and super easy ahi tuna poke (raw fish salad) recipe… We are pretty addicted to poke since we discovered a while ago…poke places are popping up like crazy in our area, even Costco sells it…we have tried many places and they all have their specialties…I am okay with the Costco one, but the portion are humongous…which often is not suitable for our little family of two, and it does not taste the same the next day…so I decided to make my own…the one that I am sharing here today is pretty basic, you can really add what you like and come up [...]

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