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CHA SIU BAO - STEAMED BBQ PORK BUNS

CHA SIU BAO - STEAMED BBQ PORK BUNS by Linda Tay Esposito

The char siu bao is a dimsum staple. Sweet, juicy bits of Chinese bbq pork oozing out of the soft, sweet bun. The secret to creating that char siu bao taste is to use dried onions (McCormicks). Please look up the Basic Yeast Dough for Steamed Buns that accompanies this recipe. If you don't have steamer baskets, use a wok…

9 votes
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BASIC YEAST DOUGH FOR STEAMED BUNS

BASIC YEAST DOUGH FOR STEAMED BUNS by Linda Tay Esposito

This is a recipe for the dough of the fluffy white skins of the char siu bao and the shanghai cabbage buns. It's truly versatile -- you can use the same dough and fill it with sweetened mashed red beans or lotus seeds for a dessert treat. Or just steam it by itself to turn it into "man tou" essentially steamed white bread that is…

9 votes
46489 views
Toasted-Coconut Rice

Toasted-Coconut Rice by Nancy Miyasaki

This is a light, tasty rice that goes well with curries or other asian dishes.

7 votes
6926 views
Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice by John Spottiswood

I was looking for an improved Mexican Rice recipe, so I adapted this one from the America's Test Kitchen cookbook. I used many of the same ingredients, but instead of baking it, which seemed like a waste of energy, I finished it in my rice cooker. The result was a very flavorful and wonderfully textured mexican rice. Browning the…

5 votes
11296 views
GOW CHOI GAU – SHRIMP & CHIVES DUMPLINGS

GOW CHOI GAU – SHRIMP & CHIVES DUMPLINGS by Linda Tay Esposito

Gow Choi - Chinese chives are stronger in flavor -- more garlicy taste than regular chives -- than regular chives. The flat-leaf, foot-long green is used as a vegetable rather than used as a herb. In this classic dim sum dish, the chives are mixed with shrimp and stuffed in a a dumpling. The crystal dumpling skin is made from…

5 votes
24513 views
Steam Tofu With Fish

Steam Tofu With Fish by Cindy

Very simple and yet delicious dish.Goes very well with steam white rice.

4 votes
14607 views
Simple Sesame Green Beans

Simple Sesame Green Beans by John Spottiswood

I realize that 5 stars is an awfully high rating for such a simple dish. But honestly, I end up eating a pound of green beans every time I make them this way. They end up so tender, and I love the simple flavor created by the sesame seeds and by steaming them in the broth. Depending on what I'm serving them with, I decide whether…

4 votes
3748 views
Bread In 20 Minutes, Or the Fast, The Delicious and The Gluten Free

Bread In 20 Minutes, Or the Fast, The Delicious and The Gluten Free by kathy gori

Every culture and cuisine has their own version of bread and I like all of them. Flat or tall, round, square oblong, leavened, or un, paper-thin or giant heavy slabs. I love the stuff. What I don't love is the mixing, kneading, waiting, rising,…

3 votes
6034 views
Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes by Two Southern Girls

Cauliflower can be delicious, I promise Even your kids will love this recipe; just tell them it’s Mashed Potatoes. I was a little hesitant at first seeing as how I love Potatoes, who would ever want to replace Potatoes with Cauliflower; they would have to be crazy.

3 votes
5175 views
Got Carrot Salad? Got 20 Minutes?

Got Carrot Salad? Got 20 Minutes? by kathy gori

I love stuff that's fast and easy. These are the recipes that are lifesavers especially when "stuff" happens, for lack of a better word. Dishes that are versatile, and inexpensive to prepare and can be prepared ahead of time are even better. I was looking for that sort of thing this week, after the whole Film Festival craziness and…

2 votes
1995 views
The Great Spinach Switch. A Fast Easy Lighter Version Of An Old Favorite

The Great Spinach Switch. A Fast Easy Lighter Version Of An Old Favorite by kathy gori

Still getting whipped around by the weather here in Sonoma. We've gone from perfect warm spring weather to hail and rain, to sun lashed by cloudbursts and windy gusts. Last night my little olive tree blew over. Time to replant. This morning it's crisp,…

2 votes
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Colin's steamed broccoli

Colin's steamed broccoli by Colin Elliott

A different twist on broccoli. Im not a huge fan of broccoli but this easy recipe makes it taste very nice and is now a staple in our home. Enjoy!

2 votes
1649 views
Bulgur and Bean Salad

Bulgur and Bean Salad by Salad Foodie

Bulgur is classified as a whole grain and makes a healthy and satisfying vegetarian meal or a side to grilled meats. We like the light nutty flavor it lends to recipes. I always keep #2 medium grind bulgur on hand whenever tabbouleh, pilaf or salads such as this beckon me. To enjoy the best array of flavors this salad has to offer,…

2 votes
3178 views
Broccoli Carrot Raisin Salad

Broccoli Carrot Raisin Salad by Deepti Naik

2 votes
2414 views
Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

Sun-Dried Tomato Spread by A.L. Wiebe

This is an extremely tasty appetizer spread, that I borrowed from Terry Thomson's "Cajun and Creole Cooking" book. I blatantly copied this, as I couldn't figure out what I would do to improve on the flavors here. Indeed, why would I? If it ain't broke...why fix it? Having said that, though, this is not to say that you couldn't play…

2 votes
1733 views