Archive | February, 2014

Easy Vegetable Snack

21 Feb

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Chickpea Flour (1 cup)
Red Pepper and Cumin Seeds (whole/ground 1 tsp)
Potato (1 medium)
Onion (1 Medium)
Salt (1/2 tsp)
Water (1 1/4 cup)

Mix the flour, water, spices and salt together using a whisk (smooth). Use mandolin to slice the vegetables into 1/4 inch thickness. Dip potatoes into batter and deep fry in oil using another saucepan/fryer on medium high heat. Fry for about a minute or two minutes or till light brown.
Can also substitute using other vegetables such as cauliflower, zucchini, green peppers.

Thai Rainy Day Soup

19 Feb

Shrimp or Scallop (1/4 lb)

Rice Noodles (1 bunch)

Water (2 – 3 cups)

Tom Yum Paste (Hot and Sour) (1 tbs.)

Vegetables (cabbage, bean sprouts, button mushrooms)

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In a soup dish bring water to a boil. Add Tom Yum Paste, rice noodles, chopped vegetables and shrimp. Cook for about two minutes or until noodles are done. Adjust with more water if soup is spicy. 

This is a meal in itself and is quick and easy. Ingredients listed can be found at oriental stores.

 

 

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White Chocolate Treats

19 Feb

White Chocolate Treats

Learnt to do this at a chocolate class. White chocolate hand molded into a rose. Used a veiner for the leaf.

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I’ve been on a …

13 Feb

I’ve been on a diet for two weeks and all I’ve lost is two weeks.

Totie Fields (1931 – 1978)

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Hollywood is a …

13 Feb

Hollywood is a place where they place you under contract instead of under observation.

Walter Winchell (1897 – 1972)

Some things fishy

12 Feb

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Fish prints class assignment 

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Swai Fillet with coleslaw and pita bread

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Buttermilk fish

Crab cakes

10 Feb

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Great for Valentine’s Day!

The crab meat comes in a container (in lump) and is enough to make about 4 -6 cakes. Just add a 1/2 tsp. of mixed spices or just 1/4 tsp. pepper, pinch of salt and 1/4 tsp lime juice. Beat an egg and add to lump crab and mix. Form balls and flatten a little as seen above. Dip in seasoned flour. Pan fry in little oil for about two or three minutes on each side. 

 

Serve with spaghetti or salad.
Tartar Sauce – Blend 2 tbsp. of Mayonnaise and 1 tsp. hot sauce. Enjoy with crab cake.