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Rainbow Veggie Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce

Add to ❤ Favorites Rainbow Veggie Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce are packed with fruity peppers, carrots and many other fresh veggies and taste absolutely with the Peanut Sauce.  Ingredients for 4 servings For the Rolls 10 nos. rice paper roll wrappers 1 no. red bell pepper, julienned 1 no. yellow bell pepper, julienned 1 no. carrot, julienned 1 no. small cucumber, julienned 1 cup red cabbage, finely julienned For the Peanut sauce 1/4 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup sesame oil juice of 1 big lemon 2 tsp vinegar 1 tsp garlic powder Read the Instructions here

Conchas: Mexican Pan Dulce

Add to ❤ Favorites Sweet rolls topped with a crunchy sweet vanilla or chocolate layer. Ingredients for 12 servings Bread 4 fl oz whole milk (1/2 cup)4 oz unsalted butter melted and cooled slightly (1/2 cup)3 eggs room temperature1 pkt instant yeast (2 1/4 tsp)2.5 oz sugar (1/3 cup)17 oz all- purpose flour (3 1/2- 3 3/4 cups)3/4 tsp salt Topping 5 oz all- purpose flour +extra (1 cup)2.5 oz powdered sugar (2/3 cup)4 oz unsalted butter softened (1/2 cup)1/2 tsp baking powder1 Tbsp vanilla1 Tbsp cocoa powder Read the Instructions here

Tomato Sauce Recipe

Add to ❤ Favorites This quick and easy Tomato Sauce recipe, made from store-cupboard ingredients, is fantastic with pasta and is at the basis for a wide range of other sauces. Ingredients  2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil1 large onion2 cloves of garlic2 tins of tomatoes1 bay leafSalt and pepperA little sugar (optional) Read the Instructions here

Chao Tom (Sugar Cane Shrimp)

Add to ❤ Favorites Vietnamese Chao Tom is hands down the BEST appetizer for any summer feast! They’re deeply infused with sautéed aromatics, steamed for an unforgettable springy texture then deep fried until golden. You won’t believe how addictively moreish they are. I guarantee you’ll be coming back for seconds! Ingredients for 6 servings For the Prawn Paste 700 g / 1.5 lb peeled frozen prawns 200 g / 0.44 lb pork paste (giò sống) 1 tsp pepper 1/2 tbsp chicken bouillon powder 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste) 2 tsp sugar (or to taste) 1 tbsp fish sauce 1 1/2 tsp potato starch 1/2 tsp baking soda sugar cane 2 egg yolks (for the glaze) cooking oil (for frying) The Aromatics 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 3 bulbs red shallots, finely chopped 1 sprig spring onion, finely chopped 1 tbsp lemongrass, minced 1 chili, finely chopped (optional) 1 tbsp cooking oil Read the Instructions here

Dan Hong’s Garlic Bread Prawn Toasts

Add to ❤ Favorites I LOVE prawns and garlic bread so the opportunity to bring them together sounded like a great idea. A great hack on the yum cha favourite, we will be making these again! Ingredients  500g raw prawns, peel and deveined½ tsp sugar½ tsp salt½ tsp sesame oil½ tsp Japanese kombu extract (can be omitted)1 eggwhite1 stick store bought garlic bread1 cup panko crumbsVegetable, grapeseed or rice bran oil for deep frying Relish Sauce 1 tbs capers, roughly chopped¼ cup cornichons, roughly chopped1 spring onion, sliced2 tbs Kewpie1 tbs Siracha Read the Instructions here

Cauliflower and Broccoli Wings with spicy sauce

Add to ❤ Favorites A very simple vegetable dish that is made like chicken wings with a crunchy outside a soft interior and then rolled in spicy sauce. Ingredients for 6 servings 500 gm broccoli florettes or 1 head 600 gm cauliflower broken into small flowrettes or 1 head The Batter 150 gm flour | gluten free I used Aldi brand, 1 cup 50 gm flour | gluten free extra for dusting 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon cummin ground 500 ml water 2 cups Spicy Sauce 1 cup Smokey BBQ sauce find an extra smokey one 3 Tablespoons Srirachia sauce or more if you like 3 Tablespoons olive oil for the baked wings 20 gm olive oil spraY for the baked wings 750 ml vegetable oil optional to be used for deep frying Read the Instructions here

Korean Croquette Bread

Add to ❤ Favorites Yes, a croquette bread. It’s exactly as it sounds, a potato and beef filling stuffs a soft bread coated in panko crumbs. Ingredients for 8 servings Dough 2/3 cup warm milk (100-105 degrees F) 2 tbsp honey 1 1/2 tsp active dry yeast 1 egg 2 cups bread flour 1 tsp salt 2 tbsp butter, softened Filling 1 lb potatoes, peeled, cut into large chunks 1 tbsp oil 6 ounces ground beef 1 medium carrot, chopped 1/2 onion, chopped 1 tsp garlic, minced 1 scallion, chopped 2 tbsp mayonnaise Remaining ingredients 1 egg, beaten 1 cup panko cooking spray Read the Instructions here

Mexican Rice and Black Beans

Add to ❤ Favorites A hearty and healthy rice and bean dish that is easy to make and ready to serve in 30 minutes! Ingredients for 4 servings 2 tablespoons olive oil1/2 cup yellow onion diced1 large poblano pepper diced1 large clove garlic minced1 cup medium grain white rice uncooked2 teaspoons paprika1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon dried oregano1/4 teaspoon sea salt1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper2 tablespoons tomato paste2 cups vegan chicken-style broth15 ounces canned black beans rinsed and drained Read the Instructions here


Add to ❤ Favorites Delicious Shrimp Tempura recipe! The secret to making a light, crisp coating that doesn’t absorb oil when fried is in the batter and deep-frying technique. Ingredients for 10 pieces 10 prawn (Typically, Black Tiger Prawn is used for shrimp tempura at home; more expensive Japanese Tiger Prawns are used at tempura specialized restaurants in Japan)potato starch/cornstarch (for dusting)neutral-flavored oil (vegetable, canola, etc) (for deep frying; vegetable oil : sesame oil = 10 : 1)Tempura Batter: (egg + water : flour = 1 : 1 by volume)1 large egg (cold, about 50 g)200 ml iced water1 cup all-purpose flour (plain flour) (120 g) Tempura Sauce: ¾ cup dashi (180 ml; or ¾ cup water + 1 tsp Hondashi)3 Tbsp soy sauce2 Tbsp mirin2 tsp sugar2 inch daikon radish (5 cm; grated and lightly squeeze to drain) Read the Instructions here

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Add to ❤ Favorites Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes start with tender cooked whole sweet potatoes and then the filling is made extra sweet and creamy and topped with marshmallows. Ingredients for 4 servings 2 large sweet potatoes4 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons pecans (chopped)2 tablespoons brown sugar1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice1/2 cup mini marshmallows Read the Instructions here

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Bundles

Add to ❤ Favorites Sweet roasted asparagus with crispy ends wrapped in salty bacon! This easy side doubles as an appetizer and is great with honey mustard dressing. Ingredients for 6 servings 1 pound asparagus, trimmed (see post)6 slices regular cut bacon1 tsp lemon pepper1 whole lemon, quarteredolive oil spray Read the Instructions here

Sweet Mexican Cornbread Recipe

Add to ❤ Favorites This Sweet Mexican Cornbread Recipe is moist and perfect for your favorite chili recipes. It’s sweet and savory which makes it absolutely delicious! Ingredients for 16 servings 2 sticks butter salted1 cup granulated sugar4 eggs1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour1 cup cornmeal2 Tablespoons baking powder¼ teaspoon salt7 oz can chopped green chilies16 oz can creamed corn1 cup shredded cheddar cheese1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro Read the Instructions here