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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 [...]

Crispy Air Fried Chicken

2018-02-13T16:01:01+00:00 Air-Fryer, Poultry|

Can you believe that these chicken drumsticks were cooked in an air fryer? I am so excited to share with you my latest gadget…an air fryer…after searching on the internet and “flirting” with many models of air fryer I decided to get this one, the reviews were pretty good and the price was good as compared to the other ones in the market. Since I got this gadget I have tried many things from air fried tofu, eggplant, crab cakes, egg rolls and so on…but the ultimate test would be fried chicken, and guess what, it pass our critique…the drumsticks were crispy on the outside and super moist on the inside…and all with only a spray of olive oil. I am [...]

Sous Vide Flank Steak and Chicken Breast with Moore’s Marinades and Sauces

2018-02-13T20:28:41+00:00 Meat, Poultry, Sous Vide|

This is a very simple and easy way to make tasty steak or chicken using sous vide. In this post I am sharing with you sous vide steak and chicken made with Moore’s marinades and sauces that I received as a compliment.  I got to use the Original Marinade for the steak and the Zesty Garden Herb Marinade for the chicken.  They both turned out very tasty...and really easy, especially when you do not have time to gather all the spices for the marinade or sauces, using the pre made bottles of marinades just come very handy and practical. I find that most of the sauces are too salty for my taste, therefore I used about ½ to ⅔ from [...]

Thai Red Rubies in Pandan Coconut Milk

2018-02-13T20:09:17+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Dessert/Sweet, Holiday Wish|

It is Valentine’s Day…these rubies are not to wear, but are packed with great textures, from crunchy to chewy… Have you ever tried these Thai red “rubies”? The first time I had these “gems” was in an Asian specialty drink store…and I just felt in love with it…they are actually small pieces of water chestnuts colored in red and coated with tapioca flour…resulting in crunchy and chewy texture…I know it is hard to imagine that these little gems carry so many textures. Another great combination is pandan with coconut milk…pandan is very popular in Southeast Asia, often used in desserts and aromatized rice dishes. If you are not familiar with pandan, you should try, as pandan leaves have a very [...]

Simple Black-Eyed Pea Soup

2018-02-14T17:42:53+00:00 Soup/Stew|

Don't you love a bowl of thick and hearty soup as a meal when the weather is cold? You cannot go wrong with this black-eyed pea soup... How could I go by this winter without sharing a soup recipe? Don’t take me wrong, I have cooked many pots of soup however did not document therefore no posts were shared. Can you believe that this is my first time cooking black-eyed pea soup? My initial question was why is this called pea as they share similar shape as beans? This is where internet comes handy…apparently peas and beans are legumes and seeds from a pod. Some suggest that when the seeds are round they are called peas and when the seeds [...]

Garlic Bread

2018-02-16T11:32:31+00:00 Bread|

Using your leftover French or Italian bread you will be able to create these aromatic, flavorful garlic bread. These are great just with your salad, pasta or just as an appetizer. Before going to the recipe I hope you all had a great time with your family and loved ones…right after the New Years we took off to Cancun…where we had a great time and enjoy our “together” time, therefore my “silence” for a couple of weeks…we are now back to routine and yes, looking forward to a wonderful year ahead… Okay, now back to the recipe…today I am sharing with you a simple recipe to make tasty garlic bread…using left over baguette or Italian bread.  It is so good [...]

Simple Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

2018-03-12T15:56:55+00:00 Low-Carb|

Have you ever had a pizza crust made with cauliflower? You will be amazed by using simply using grated cauliflower is able to produce a crispy like thin pizza crust. This week I want to share with you a recipe that has been populating many cooking websites, because it is a way to replace carbohydrates and it is gluten free…pizza crust using grated cauliflower…which for convenience I used one that is sold at Trader Joe’s, but feel free to grate your own head of cauliflower. The crust is so simple to make and yes, crispy and delicious…so good that you will not miss the flour in this crust. It was so funny when I told my husband that I used [...]

Trader Joe’s Gnocchi with Sous Vide Chicken

2018-02-16T11:50:27+00:00 Pasta and Grain, Poultry, Sous Vide|

Have you ever tried Trader Joe’s gnocchi? Well, if you like gnocchi you should give it a try…I must confess it was better than I expected. As a matter of fact, this is my second time cooking it and this time I dressed it with peas, roasted sugar tomatoes and sous vide chicken. This is particular great especially if you are pressed for time (like now getting ready for the holidays…), in a short time you are ready for an almost “gourmet” dinner, considering that you have in your refrigerator roasted sugar tomatoes and in the freezer green peas, sous vide chicken and a bag of Trader Joe’s gnocchi. Don’t panic if you do not have the ingredients listed…you can [...]

Glutinous Rice with Chinese Sausage

2018-02-16T15:35:55+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Gluten Free, Pasta and Grain|

This is a recipe for a traditional glutinous rice known as sticky rice which is an staple in the Chinese cuisine which sausage, chicken or pork can be added. Have you ever had glutinous rice? In spite of the name “glutinous” it does not contain gluten at all, like all the other varieties of rice. Glutinous rice is grinded to make mochi flour which is a very popular ingredient in many Asian desserts and even savory ones. I grew up with glutinous rice and its derivatives…I love all the “chewy” food that you can make with it. Recently I shared the “pearl meatballs” recipe which the meatball (any of your choice) is coated with a layer of glutinous rice. Today, [...]

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cake

2018-02-22T11:58:58+00:00 Asian Inspired Recipe, Dessert/Sweet|

Looking for a light and fluffy pumpkin cheesecake?  This is all you need, Asian inspired cheesecake, it is more a cake than cheese. Well, this is the thing…I did not know how to call this cheesecake like dessert…looks like a cake, but has cream cheese in it, and it resembles the cotton soft cheesecake with all the rights of a pumpkin pie…color and spice…this cake/cheesecake is so light, cottony and melt in your mouth. And you know what? It tastes much, much better next day after in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours. So if you like all pumpkin stuff, get ready for a treat…this is much lighter than your conventional cheesecake and I must tell you that you will not [...]

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