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2013 is the Year of the Water Snake

the 10th of February is Chinese New Year The Snake is considered a good omen and a symbol of wisdom. Snakes are known to be powerful, introspective, refined and focused. 2013 is a favorable business year for motivated people. In the year of the Snake, reducing stress with calm and quiet will add to the […]

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Pork & Cabbage Dumplings

This is the classic Chinese dumpling, loosely based on the recipe of Ben Wang – Burlington’s own master dumpling maker. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture. I guess I will have to make them again soon so I can. Oh, too bad! Makes 50 or so 2 cups Napa cabbage, sliced finely and chopped […]

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Vegetarian Lemongrass Dumplings

Vietnam meet Thailand in these mouth pleasures. Makes 30. For this recipe, you will need a steamer basket of some kind. A simple collapsible steamer basket will do. Alternatively, you can get a bamboo or stainless steamer at an Asian market. Mix in medium bowl: 1 block tofu, broken or cut into small pieces ¼ […]

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Shrimp Shu Mai with Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce

Makes 30. For this recipe, you will need a steamer basket of some kind. A simple collapsible steamer basket will do. Alternatively, you can get a bamboo or stainless steamer at an Asian market. Mix in medium bowl 16 ounces shrimp, raw, peeled and chopped finely 1 can water chestnuts, minced 1 T finely grated […]

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Okra Braised with Tomatoes, Onions and Spices

Masala Bhindi   I cannot think of anything I would rather do with okra than make this. If I get eggplant from my CSA, look out! Kelly is making Indian food tonight. Get the spices measured out and ready, then Heat: 2 T olive oil or coconut oil Saute: 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 […]

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Indian Spiced Braised Eggplant

Khatti Bhaji Whenever I get eggplant I think about making this dish. If I also have okra, my friends and family are in for an Indian delight. Nothing makes Indian food better than fresh vegetables and good quality oil. 1 medium eggplant, chopped into 1/2 inch cubes and then soaked for 15 minutes or more […]

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Bengal Red Lentil Dal

Bengali Masar Dal   This is my favorite dal recipe, from my favorite Indian cookbook. Pictured also: Okra Braised with Tomatoes, Onions and Spices and Indian Spiced Braised Eggplant   1 ½ cups red lentils (masar dal) 4 ½ cups water 3-6 hot green chilies (optional – serve minced chilies on the side if you […]

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Chinese New Year menu

HAPPY YEAR OF THE DRAGON Last year I cooked up a storm for Chinese New Year. This year I was busy doing other things  (see next post). Chinese New Year menu: Steamed Pork Buns aka Banh Bao Steamed Dumplings with Shrimp and Pork Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce Fresh Vietnamese Summer Rolls Hoisin Sesame Dipping Sauce Spring […]

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Slow Cooked Chicken Coconut Curry

The house will smell so good when you get home if this is in the slow cooker. Toss the together into the slow cooker and cook 6-8 hours on low: 4-6 bone-in chicken thighs or 3 chicken legs (the marrow in the bone makes a tasty broth and is chock full of nutrients)* 6 shallots […]

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Spicy Lemongrass Beef Salad

Make the first part of this salad the night before – when it marinates overnight the beef will absorb the flavors and ‘cook’ in the lime juice. Marinate: ½ pound grilled rare grass-fed beef, preferably fillet mignon, thinly sliced 1 stalk lemongrass, minced (use white part only) * 2 shallots, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, […]

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