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Peach and Fig Crostini


A couple of years back, my colleague Ravi gave me a bag of figs from his backyard. That was my introduction to fig. This is an unusual fruit (actually, it is an inverted flower) with a unique taste and texture. I fell in love with figs until one day, I came across this article that describes how fig is pollinated. It Read More

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Vegan Mango Pudding


We had mango pudding for dessert five weeks in a row!  Why? I wanted to make this dessert from scratch using fresh mango puree instead of boxed pudding mix. I started with gelatine as the agent to set the pudding, and then I had to create a vegan version of the dessert for an upcoming get-together. I replaced the gelatin Read More

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Mango Pudding


Fresh mango puree, coconut milk, gelatine, and simple syrup are all we need to whip up a nice, refreshing dessert. Ingredients 1 lb fresh mango chunks 3 gelatine sheets, 2.5g each 240 ml coconut milk fresh diced mango for garnish 4 oz simple syrup Mint leaves for garnish Directions Place mango chunks and 240 ml coconut milk in a blender. Read More

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Molten Lava Cake


When the girls were running the catchthegivingbug charity club in high school, I used to make dozens and dozens of these lava cakes for their bake sale to raise funds for Plan USA. We sold them at $3 a piece (standard muffin size), and they were snatched up in no time by hungry high-school students. Looking back, those were crazy Read More

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Sunshine Smoothie


Ashley told me she is the Smoothie Queen. I like to challenge her title with this Sunshine Smoothie. I used my favorite Cara Cara orange with frozen banana, mango, and strawberries. Cut and freeze the fruits the night before, and the next morning, enjoy a power start to the day in minutes. Ingredients 1 frozen banana, in bite-size chunks 1 Read More

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Lemon Ricotta Cake with Raspberry Sauce


My abstinence from dessert only lasted one week 😔. I found an excuse to use some leftover ricotta cheese in the fridge, and made this moist lemon ricotta cake with raspberry sauce. Few can resist a lemon, cheese, and raspberry combo. Ashley said, she’ll try half a slice, but she went back twice for more. It is good. Ingredients Ricotta Cake Read More

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Savory Bread Pudding


I am a fan of bread pudding. If it is on the menu, you can bet that I’ll be having pudding for dessert. My favorite is Baked French Toast for breakfast. The sweet, spongy, custard-like texture just appeals to my tastebuds. I bought two loaves of French Bread from Costco last week. I found another pudding recipe in my favorite Read More

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Fried Raddish Cake (生煎萝卜糕)


While you can find these Fried Raddish Cake in all Dim Sum place anytime of the year, these savory cakes have a very special meaning during Chinese New Year. It symbolizes prosperity, good luck, and good fortune. Prepare them yourself and bring the good luck home! Ingredients 1 lb rice flour 1350g white raddish 2 pairs of Chinese sausage 2 Read More

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Chinese Braised Peanuts


I usually count on canned braised peanuts whenever the recipe calls for them. I decided to make them in my own kitchen this time for Chinese Glutinuois Rice. Use the slow cooker, and you don’t have to keep an eye on them as they soak up the flavors of spice, soy sauce and rock sugar. They are tasty as appetizer, Read More

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Cheese Blintzes


  The holidays and the unexpected stress fracture in my foot has put me out of action for almost two months. Although the doctor insists that I have stay in that bulky healing boot to stabilize the foot, I am determined  to cook and blog a recipe this week. I’ve chosen to try Tyler Florence Blueberry Blintzes on Food Network Read More

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