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Pork and Shrimp Siu Mai

Pork and Shrimp Siu Mai

  Since the nearest Dim Sum restaurant is 35+ minutes away, and I don’t feel like packing diaper bags and two young children into our car to trek there, and I had all the ingredients for siu mai in the house, the most logical decision […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I plan on making roasted Brussels sprouts as one of the sides. This is far easier than my other Brussels sprouts recipe and yields the same crispy, golden brown result. If you haven’t gotten the taste of the […]

Chicken Souvlaki

Chicken Souvlaki

Chicken Souvlaki (makes 2 servings) (adapted from myrecipes.com) Ingredients: 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 11/2 teaspoon dried oregano 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 pound chicken tenderlions, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 medium zucchini, quartered lengthwise and cut into (1/2-inch-thick) slices Directions: In a […]

Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce Ingredients: 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 1 cup sour cream 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1/4 tsp white pepper 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced 1 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped 1/2 tsp salt 2 cloves garlic, minced Directions: In a […]

Gyro Meat

Gyro Meat

For this gyro meat recipe, you can use 2 lbs. of ground lamb instead of the 1 lb. beef + 1 lb. lamb combination if you want. I was trying to save money since a pound of ground lamb was 6.99 at the store, vs. […]

Garlic Chicken and Artichoke Pasta

Garlic Chicken and Artichoke Pasta

Garlic Chicken and Pasta (adapted from grouprecipes.com) – Serves 4 Ingredients: 8 oz. angel hair pasta 1 lb. chicken tenderloins, cut into 1 inch cubes 1 pint baby portabella mushrooms, washed and sliced 1/2 onion, diced 5 cloves garlic, minced 6 oz. jar of marinated […]

Popcorn Chicken with Basil and Sage leaves

Popcorn Chicken with Basil and Sage leaves

My apologies for not including step by step photos. But I figured a recipe post with 2 photos is better than no recipe post at all. A couple weeks ago I had tried popcorn chicken with basil from a bubble tea café in San Jose, […]

Beer Cheese Soup

Beer Cheese Soup

So, beer tastes good. And cheese tastes good. So the most logical thing would be to put them together, right? And then top it with some bacon just for kicks. I can’t recommend which beer to use for the soup. It’s one of those recipes […]