Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Ham and Cheese Bun

Impress your friends and family by baking this delicious ham and cheese sandwich/bun. Watch their eyes widen when you tell them the bun is made from scratch. Move aside Doughboy, elbow grease is in town. 
Click here for the dough recipe. 

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Chinese Sweet Bun Dough

For the past two weeks I've been experimenting in the kitchen with this dough recipe. Baking may sound scary to some people, I remembered a couple years ago vowing to never bake (after a couple failed attempts) but now I bake at least once or twice a week! Of course I cannot eat everything I make, so I've been sharing them to friends and family and let me tell you I'm sure they love me more now (jajaj).

This month I'll dedicate it to baking. I'll post a couple recipes using this dough and probably a couple cookie recipes. Hope you are all excited as I am! 

Monday, July 22, 2013

Breakfast: Strawberry-Banana Smoothie with Matcha Whip Cream

I made another green tea sponge cake last week and had a lot of leftover green tea whipped cream. I didn't want the whipped cream go to waste so the next morning I made myself a refreshing and filling breakfast; strawberry-banana smoothie with fresh pineapple chunks and topped with green tea whipped cream. Yes this is quite a fattening breakfast so make this occasionally. If you aren't a fan of whipped cream *gasp* you can substitute it with flavored yogurt. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Are you hungry college student who is low on income? Are you sick and tired of the fast food route? Want a meal that keeps you full and satisfied throughout the day? Then CHILI is your answer. 
Still hungry? How about chili over rice, chili casserole, chili dog, chili over mashed potatoes? chili hot pockets? There are endless possibilities! That is if you are lucky enough to have leftovers. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Pozole Rojo

Pozole is a traditional Mexican stew that consists of hominy and pork or chicken. There are different variations of pozoles depending on the color of the chilies used for the soup base. Traditional pozole is cooked with trotters so you can feel free to substitute the pork shoulder for pigs feet. According to researchers from National Institute of Anthropology and History and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, the indigenous people from Mesoamerica used human flesh in their pozole. So if you want to make it more traditional... please don't, just stick with pork, chicken, beef, or seafood. 

Luckily this dish remained and cannibalism is illegal in most parts of the world- I'm looking at you Papua New Guinea! Pozole is also a common Mexican remedy for hangovers. So make a batch on the night before you go bar skipping with your friends! "Ain't nobody got time for that?" No, everybody has time for pozole. 

Note: If you are having trouble finding some of the ingredients, you can search online or in the Hispanic/Ethnic food aisle of your local grocery store.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Honey Mustard Chicken

Hello hello, I'm still alive! I just took some time off from blogging and cooking. It's just that the sizzling weather down here makes me feel so fatigued and drained. Question, how hot is it in your city?

So what's for dinner today? Baked honey mustard chicken! You can definitely grill this just that I didn't want the hassle of cleaning afterwards especially when I'm just cooking for one. Anyhow, I feel this recipe taste much more satisfying when accompanied with a nice green salad. Say goodbye to salad dressings and just let the flavors of the chicken marry with the salad as they dance around your mouth. Wow, that sounded slightly creepy. Enjoy!

I admit garnishing dishes is not my forte