March 30, 2011

Szechwan braised chicken wings

Chicken wings are great for watching sporting events; small, easy to hold, delicious and meaty.  A great snack!  I just served it this weekend in my house that is full of testosterone.  I could not refill the dish fast enough.  It was easy, since all the wings were cooked in one pot dish and it only took an hour for juicy, spicy chicken wings.

March 28, 2011

Home makes orange pasta with Garlic shrimp and orange sauce

Well here is another product of citrus lovers everywhere.  The pasta itself is made from orange juice.  The pasta is flavored by an orange sauce and orange zest.  So in this dish, I am sure you will not miss the unique orange smell and taste.  If you did not get an orange flavor in the previous dishes, you will definitely taste it in this one for sure.  Enjoy!

March 25, 2011

Orange Tarragon Chicken with orange sauce

Orange Tarragon chicken with orange sauce

I present to you Tarragon orange chicken with orange sauce in mustard green rice.  Chicken breast is moist and tender after 30 minutes of marinating and with a slightly bitter/sweet taste of the mustard green rice.  The two flavors combine for an excellent main course.  Another quick, healthy and no fuss main dish – how divine!

March 24, 2011

Orange salad

Orange Salad
This is orange season and you will find the best oranges at this time.  I will be creating a few more dishes using citrus in the next several blogs.  I am very much big on seasonal vegetables, and fruits.  I think it is a win-win scenario.  Seasonal fruits are fresh, readily available everywhere, and most of all; if you are lucky enough, if will be found in your back yard.

March 21, 2011

Chicken Noodle soup

Chicken Noodle soup
I have had a sore throat for several days now and now I have a cough to go along with my sore throat.  I just want to have a good chicken soup, which will warm my body, soothe my throat and gives me the nutrition and energy.  Hopefully the chicken noodle soup can help my body can recover from my lack of sleep that I am getting because I am sick.

March 18, 2011

Black Beans Pork Stew

This dish gets it inspiration when I decided to make soy sauce pork belly stew, which I am very familiar with and have eaten frequently ever since I was very young.  However, when I was deciding on the spices for this dish I decided to use star anise, black beans and spices that I listed below.  In my mind the familiar smell of those ingredients created vivid images like a movie of childhood memories that were imprinted in my brain.  Then and there I decided to make this dish, black beans pork stew instead.

March 16, 2011

Bananas Orange Flambe

Bananas Orange Flambe
Who would think this dish would be so simple?  This quick dessert is delicious and most of all I get to indulge on a weekday dinner, without much effort in the kitchen.  I have two ripe bananas and very short list of everyday ingredients on hand, and 5 minutes later, you got yourself bananas orange flambĂ©.

Stir fry vermicelli and dried clams

Stir fry vermicelli and dried clams
We often cook this dish after we have leftover mohinger not because I cooked lots of vermicelli rather we ate only mohinger soup with my fried Split chickpeas.  So I am left with plain, already cooked vermicelli . . . well, my reluctance to throw out food is how this dish came about.

March 14, 2011

Corned Beef and cabbage warp

Corned Beef and cabbage warp
Welcome St. Patrick's Day with my recipe of Corned Beef and cabbage wrap.  As you have seen on the web most bloggers have blogged corned Beef and cabbage stew, or soup, yes, it’s all well and good to celebrate the holiday the traditional way.  However, what I am presenting to you is traditional St. Patrick’s Day ingredients but with a little bit of twist to zest up your meal on St. Patrick Day.  It’s fast and easy; only take less than 30 minutes.

March 9, 2011

Peanut and lemon prawns sauce noodle soup

Peanut and lemon prawns sauce noodle soup
I accidentally came across minced prawns in spice cans in the supermarket aisle, where all the can goods reside.  I was intrigued by the name I brought home.  When I opened it, seafood with lemongrass and other various spices of wonderful aroma came out and greeted my nose.

March 8, 2011


Paratha is multi layer thin bread that is popular in Burma. Often eaten as snacks or as breakfast, they can be found on street corner vendors in Burma. They will make it right in front of you when you order them, so you know it is fresh. It is invigorating to see the way they spread the dough into paper thin with their hand.

March 6, 2011

Yellow beans paste in a Naan bread

Yellow beans paste in a Naan bread
This is one of popular breakfast items in Burma that originated from Persia.  This is a thin flour flatbread which in taste and thickness is very similar to the Gorditas; the difference being that this flour flatbread has bubbles on the surface due to the way that it is prepared.  It’s very exciting to watch the worker put the Naan in the wall of large clay oven (Tandorri oven) one by one.  After the bread started to turn brown and bubbles would form on the surface of the bread, they would retrieve them from oven.  Then the warm Naans were spread with yellow bean paste and rolled or folded in half, ready to be eaten.

March 2, 2011

Spring Garland chrysanthemum (Tong Hao) and beans soup

Spring Garland chrysanthemum and beans soup
Why not start out by welcoming St. Patrick’s Day by presenting to you spring Garland chrysanthemum and beans soup.  It’s less than 30 minutes to cook and super easy.

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