Shaved Frozen Lemon or Lime

I love lemons and limes, everything that has any lemon or lime…but what to do when you have too many o them? Freeze them!

Wash well the lemons, and place them in the freezer. Once the lemons are completely frozen, just use your microplane grater/zester to grate the whole lemon and sprinkle it on top of your food. You can add the shaved lemon (whole) in your tea, as shown here, on your salad, juice, baking good, desserts, soups, marinades…use everywhere where you would use lemon or lime.

Apparently the lemon peels contain more vitamins than the lemon juice and by grating the whole lemon you will not be wasting any of the good thing.

I hope you enjoy this simple idea of using whole frozen lemons or limes.

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Lemon/Lime Juice Cubes

Do you find yourself with lots of lemons or limes? Here…you can do the following:

1. Squeeze juice out of the lemons or limes
2. Pour in the ice cube mold
3. Freeze until the juice is solid
4. Remove and store in an air tight container in the freezer
5. When in need of lemon or lime juice, just pop one, two or as many as you want.

I love to use this iced lemon juice in my tea, lemonade, sauces.

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Mochi Balls

These little chewy balls are a favorite snack/dessert in Asian cuisine. The white and soft, chewy balls are gluten free and made with glutinous flour and water.

I love the texture of mochi, slightly chewy, soft, gooey…and very versatile, can be served in savory or sweet dishes. This dough can be used in many traditional Asian snacks/dishes and it is gluten free.

Ingredients:

1 lb glutinous rice powder
½ cup boiling water
Cold water

Method:

Place the glutinous rice powder in the mixer with the hook. Add ½ cup of boiling water over the powder and let it sit for 20 seconds, turn the machine on and mix on low speed.
Add more water as needed until a uniform ball forms, stop the machine and scrap the sides as needed. Continue mix for a few more minutes, more you knead the dough chewier the little balls will be.

Remove the dough from the mixing bowl and make a string, pulling pieces out of the string and make little balls by placing the pieces in between your hands making circular movements. Place the balls in a silicon mate. At this point you can cook them by placing the mochi balls in a boiling water or freeze.

If you decide to freeze, let it sit in the freezer until the mochi balls are totally frozen and then place it in an airtight plastic bag.

When time to cook the frozen mocha balls, proceed as fresh ones by placing the desired amount in a pan with boiling water. Cook until the balls come to the surface and swollen up.

Drain and add the cooked mochi balls to any soup, sweet or savory of your preference.

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