Archive | February, 2014

Easy Vegetable Snack

21 Feb


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)

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.




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.


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)


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



Fish prints class assignment 



Swai Fillet with coleslaw and pita bread



Buttermilk fish

Crab cakes

10 Feb



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.