I love my homemade stocks and I mostly cook with chicken stock because it adds so much flavor to dishes. I've been getting some requests for vegetarian versions of some of my dishes and sometimes it's just a matter of swapping chicken stock for vegetable stock. So I thought it was time to post my vegetable stock recipe.
Unlike chicken stock, vegetables stock needs a lot of help to get flavor. This might seem like there are some odd addition of vegetables that are not normally found in the ... Read more
Chinese hot and sour soup is a favorite recipe when I want a hot and comforting Chinese soup. This recipe is has no meat, only because it is faster than adding pork or chicken, but you can add either of these if you chose. I use chicken stock because it has more flavor and I always have some on hand, you can use vegetable broth to make this soup vegetarian/vegan.
Don't be scared by the 'hot and sour' name, it is neither too much of any of those, just perfectly balanced. This soup is also ... Read more
Traditionally the great British traditional Christmas pudding was a labor of love, I think that's why my mother used to buy them instead of making them. The recipe would consist of a lot ingredients, soaking dried fruit overnight and steaming the pudding for 8 hours, what madness.
So after much research, I came up with a recipe with fewer ingredients, healthier (no vegetable shortening) and make individual puddings that take only 35 minutes to bake in the oven, instead of 1 large pudding. ... Read more
Kumquats, they're like mini oranges with an interesting name. There are 3 varieties of the fruit, in this recipe I'm using the oval. They also come in round and the Jiangsu variety which can be round or bell shaped.
In the process of making this marmalade, I couldn't help think about spreading it on a lovely warm scone with clotted cream, think I might have to make some.
If you're like me and you prefer marmalade that is not too chunky, you will need to chop the Kumquats very small. They ... Read more
1 ingredient ice cream. Yes, it's true, this is banana ice cream with only 1 ingredient. Frozen bananas are pulsed in a food processor and you get ice cream. Who knew?
Yes, I know it's cold outside. Maybe for some, but not here in L.A., it's warming up (?). Did you know today is National Ice Cream and Violins Day? (and Friday the 13th, but we wont mention that). What does that mean? Who knows, I have not been able to find an explanation as to why we have this day, so I can't tell you ... Read more
White chocolate cranberry & pistachio bark is an lovely festive treat. Melted white chocolate is studded with dried cranberries and nutty pistachios then allowed to harden and ready for eating.
I'm feeling very festive with the striking red and green colors of this white chocolate cranberry & pistachio bark. An easy sweet treat of white chocolate studded with dried cranberries and pistachios. ... Read more