shrimp and avocado salad

May 20, 2019

Shrimp and avocado salad is a follow up from last month’s post. The inspiration for this dish comes from the caesar granita I made; it was placed over freshly shucked oysters.  However, not everyone is a fan of oysters and I get that.  This is another way to enjoy my Caesar granita thus giving you,…

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The Stinky Rose!

September 19, 2006

Almost every cuisine on our planet has found an important role for garlic and is among the oldest known horticultural crop. Egyptian and Indian cultures referred to garlic 5000 years ago and by the Chinese 2000 years ago. Garlic’s good for you. Garlic acts as a warming herb for the digestion and respiratory tract and…

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Vegetable Salad with Curry-Soy Vinaigrette

September 16, 2006

This is a family favorite and not only is it delicious but easy to prepare. It’s a unique way to serve 5 vegetables in one dish and the vinaigrette enhances the flavors of the vegetables. At our family reunion this summer, I made this and while everyone enjoyed it, my sister Patrice waxed lyrical about…

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Moon Cakes and Mid-Autumn Festival

September 14, 2006

Yes, it’s that time of year where retailers and bakeries are promoting the ubiquitous ‘moon cake‘ to help kick off the The Mid-Autumn Festival. In Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia, it may be referred to as the Lantern Festival. The Festival falls on the 15th day of the 8th lunar month of the Chinese calendar.…

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Asia’s Exotic Beauties Part II

September 12, 2006

Durians and Mangosteens‘The King and Queen of Tropical Fruit’ These two fruit, though quite unrelated, are regarded as the King and Queen of all tropical fruit. Few would fault the mangosteen except that the rind leaves an indelible stain. Both mangosteen and durian are native to South East Asia and require a year round, warm,…

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5 Things to Eat Before You Die!

September 9, 2006

I was recently tagged by two food bloggers: Bruno from Zinfully Delicious and Sam from Becks & Posh for “The Food Bloggers Guide to the Globe – 5 Things to Eat Before You Die”. A guide started by “The Traveler’s Lunchbox“. Trying to narrow the search to five things is a huge task for this…

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Asia’s Exotic Beauties

September 7, 2006

There are many exotic looking fruits in Asia and trying to figure out which ones to eat or how to eat them can be daunting. I’ll do the research and hopefully the upcoming postings will encourage you to sample these beauties. RambutanWhat is this hairy fruit? Surely it’s not something for human consumption. When I…

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Peachy Grilled Chicken Salad

September 6, 2006

Hong Kong is still quite warm and as I write this the thermometer on our balcony reads 28c at 9:30 am. I have acclimatized to this sub-tropical city and I don’t mind the heat when cooking hot dishes but every now and then a quick and easy cool recipe allows more tolerance when the heat…

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A little taste of India

September 4, 2006

The first time I ever tasted Indian food was while I was still living in Toronto (10 years ago). A couple of my co-workers were Indian and they would bring their lunch in which was prepared by their spouses. Out of curiosity and because the aromas were so inviting, I asked what was in their…

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Berry Good Daiquiri

September 2, 2006

A hot and humid night in Hong Kong. The temperature on our balcony at 7PM was 30C and 80% humidity. This called for more than a glass of wine. Frozen Berry Daiquiri: 5 dl. ice125g-200g frozen berries (softened 15 minutes).5 dl sugar (to taste, depending on the berries and how tart you enjoy it)Juice of…

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Meat and Two Veg!!

August 31, 2006

My husband always likes coming home to some Western food after spending a week in China. So tonight was no exception (ok, so there was more than two veg!). Everything was cooked on the BBQ. The warm vegetable salad went well with the Australian Angus Beef sirloin steak. It was a joint effort as my…

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Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad

August 30, 2006

This recipe is so easy and will wow your family or friends! The dressing is made with low fat cottage cheese and low fat mayonnaise instead of egg yokes and oil. It tastes great with about one quarter of the calories. Dressing:1/4 cup (50 ml) 1% low fat cottage cheese (I have also used sour…

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Serenity Now

August 29, 2006

Sometimes a busy coffee shop with barista’s shouting out “latte” “cappuccino” just doesn’t seem like the place one goes to unwind or relax. I’ll explain why. The flat above us is being renovated, there’s street construction below and the building across the way is being prepared for demolition. Peace and quiet while savoring a good…

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