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Kimchi Stew (Kimchi jjigae)

Winter weather can really get to me sometimes. I would find myself waddling around the apartment in a heavy fleece robe and thick winter socks, and still feeling a little bit chilly. Here’s a dish that’s perfect for minus degree weather. This recipe is from my roommate. This is a Korean dish that is easy...

Flounder Mediterranean

Searching on Allrecipes.com, I came across this amazing recipe that caught my attention.I have never cooked Mediterranean before and so I was very tempted to give it a try. There are some slight modifications, but I followed the original recipe pretty much. Ingredients: 6 plum tomatoes 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1/2 spanish onion,...

Blackberry Vegan Tofu Cheesecake

In my last post Lunar New Year Food (Vegetarian Style) I showcased the Berry Mix Tofu Cheesecake. It uses tofu and soy cream cheese as the main ingredients and was topped with strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. Previously, I had also posted a recipe for a Blueberry Tofu Cheesecake that utilized tofu and soy milk instead....

Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year! Happy Tet!(It’s the Year of the Rat!!!) Here are links to some New Year recipes: Food Network (Chinese cuisine) Allrecipes.com (Chinese cuisine) Tet Sticky Rice Cakes: Banh Chung & Banh Tet (Vietnamese cuisine) VietWorldKitchen.com is the website of Andrea Nguyen, the author of the cookbook Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Treasured Foodways,...

Cranberry and walnut biscottis

I got a little carried away. This time I tried to give the biscottis a more gourmet look, with the extra walnuts and peanuts. I melted these semi-sweet and white chocolate swirled morsels by Nestle Toll House, and drizzled over the biscottis. Pretty right?

Cranberry Biscotti

Last time I used Pillsbury Quick Bread mix, I made banana bread. This time I wanted to try another flavor. Cranberry! Yum! I got this idea to make Cranberry Biscottis after finding the recipe on the side of the box. I’m a big coffee drinker and biscottis would just go great with my morning coffee.

Blueberry Tofu Cheesecake

Here’s a recipe for a vegan dessert. In the past when I attempted to bake a tofu cheesecake, I used soy cream cheese, which is often available at selected groceries and health food stores. Tofutti makes a good dairy-free cream cheese that is available at Gristedes Supermarket. This time I tried an alternative and simply...

Pillsbury Quick Banana Bread

I’m a big fan of the oven. It does wonders. Baking fresh bread is a lot of fun. However, I’m not very skilled when it comes to mixing and kneading bread dough. Therefore, I decided to start simple. I went to consult the Pillsbury dough boy to some ideas. I’ve always enjoyed their premade croissant...

Steamed pork over tofu

Here’s one of my favorite dishes that my mom makes. It’s a pretty simple dish, but is definitely very tasty. I don’t know the exact recipe for here’s the essence of it. There’s three basic ingredients: Minced pork Preserved mustard greens Firm tofu. The preserved mustard greens usually come in refrigerated packages and can be...