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Showing posts from July, 2011

Tofu casserole

I love fresh herbs combination on this tofu casserole it can be mix with any pepper, sweet or bell pepper and top with shredded cheddar cheese, mozzarella or event with goat cheese for a creamy taste. Ingredients : - 1 block extra firm tofu - handful basil - handful cilantro - 1/2 cup dice onion - bell pepper / sweet pepper/dice - 2 stalk green onion - 3 eggs - 1/2 teaspoon salt - 1/2 teaspoon white pepper - 1/2 teaspoon paprika powder - 1/2 teaspoon garlic - 4 Tbsp goat cheese or 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese Preparation : Preheat oven on 350 F spray casserole dish with baking spray or grease with butter cut tofu in small cube,and mix it with diced pepper,chop basil and cilantro transfer into baking dish In a small bowl whisk 3 eggs,seasoning with salt,pepper,paprika and garlic powder,stir and pour into tofu mixture top with goat cheese or any shredded cheese you like bake about 40-45 minutes or until golden brown on top

Grilled tofu salad

We have new grocery store in our area in downtown Harrisonburg,VA  here is  the link bellow Friendly City Food Co-op , I found interesting  foods on vegetarian isle, they have tempeh/tempe and a lot of choices of tofu, I will recommend this store to  my vegetarian friends :) I found Italian herb tofu,extra firm, good for fry,grilled or just crumbled it, So I decide to grill it, Italian herb on tofu sound great to me as an ASIAN,I'm big with tofu and tempeh :) So I made grilled Italian herb tofu salad,with my imagination salad dressing ;) which is something what I had in my pantry and fridge and work with it, and of course you can use any kind tofu you like. Grilled Italian herb tofu salad Ingredients: 3 sliced of tofu about ( 6 oz ) 10 pcs of  asparagus (trimed and cut ) 1/2 of bell pepper 2 round slice red onion 1 cup cut cucumber 1/2 cup cut cherry tomato 1 tbs olive oil Preparation : on grilled pan skillet,heat 1 tbs olive oil grill the first 3 ingr

Banana orange cookies crust

Banana orange cookies crust with yogurt cream sauce Ingredients :estimates ingredients : 2 ripe banana 12 pcs orange flavored cookies ( any kinds ) 1 tsp orange zest ( from an orange ) 2 tbs butter Preparation : peel banana cut by two or three and set aside on food processor pulse cookies and orange zest until soft crumbled transfer to a plate coated banana with cookies crust heat butter on the skillet on medium high fry about 2 minutes each side or until golden brown I served this  this banana with  very simple yogurt cream sauce 2 tbs plan yogurt 2 tbs whipped cream 1 tbs honey pinc of orange zest/grated just mix it together E N J O Y

zucchini square pizza

Ingredients : 2 roll up ( for  thin crust ) 4 tbs basil pesto sauce ( i have the recipe on previous post 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 12 sliced zucchini this  thin crust pizza need to layer ( otherwise is very thin ) Direction : set oven on 350 first layer 2 tbs basil pesto sauce,spread on the thin crust and topped with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese place/layer the second thin crust on top ( when the cheese melted the 2nd layer will be stick ) spread 2 tbs basil pesto sauce and half of  cheese top with sliced zucchini and top with  remaining cheese bake for about 18 minutes just slice it square

peanut butter ginger noodles

With brussel sprout I use Indonesian sweet soy sauce ( kecap manis )  in any Asian recipes for stir fry, sauces,slow cooker or soup. For this fried noodles I mix creamy peanut butter with grated ginger spicy sauce and sweet soy sauce creamy and slightly spicy. This  stir fry noodles good with any vegetables you like or you have on hand especially brussel sprout  or brocolli it was delicious. with broccoli Ingredients : 1 lb egg noodles  ( follow cooking direction on the package ) mix slices vegetables such a broccoli,cabbage,brussels sprout, /estimates 2 Tbsp sesame oil 2 shallots / chop 1 clove garlic / chop 2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter 2 Tbsp grated fresh ginger 2 Tbsp soy sauce 2 Tbs sweet soy sauce/tsp brown sugar 1 teaspoon hot sauce / sri racha/ ABC ( Indonesian hot sauce ) Preparation: Cook egg noodles follow direction in the package,set aside meanwhile to make a sauce in a small bowl mix creamy peanut butter with grated

Sauteed asparagus eggplant

sauteed asparagus eggplant Asparagus is one of my favorite side dishes i mixed with eggplant this time Ingredients :estimates 1 lbs asparagus 1 medium size eggplant 2 tbs olive oil 2 clove garlic 1 shallot ( big size ) 1 tsp lemon grated salt and pepper to taste preparation: trimmed asparagus and cut by two feeled eggplant and cut stick ( same as asparagus ) heat olive oil caramelized shallot end garlic add the rest of spices and sauteed about 4-5 minutes or until cooked 

Grilled salad

just one of  my experiment,never made grilled salad before,all ingredients on this salad  has to be grilled except chick peas,i use basil pesto sauce for a salad dressing,,,,and i will defenitely  will make it again,because i never thought basil pesto on the salad,,,is really perfect for summer salad :) Ingredients : 1 can 15.5 oz chick peas 4 corn on the cob 1 green tomato ( sliced ) 2 round sliced red onion handfull of chopped green onion handfull of thai basil preparations : grill all salad ingredient until had mark on it chopped and on mixing bowl mix grilled salad ingredients and add about 5 tbs basil pesto sauce stir really good salt and pepper to taste and topped with parmesan cheese

Shrimp taco

Shrimp taco Ingredients  and preparations : 6 crunchy taco shell romaine lettuce/shredded o 1 cup chopped shrimp ( just cook shrimp with 1 tbs olive oil and add  1 tbs taco seasoning mix/old Elpaso) chopped red onion finely shredded cheese/fiesta blend salsa sour cream hot sauce ( optional) just layer ingredients on crunchy taco shell

Pina colada cheesecake

Pina colada cheesecake ingredient: Crust 2 package graham cracker crumbs ( about 15 pcs ) 1/2 cup sugar 6 tbs  unsalted melted butter 1/2 cup grated coconut Filling : 2   8 ounce cream cheese room temperature 1 1/2 cup crushed pineapples without juice 1 cup plan yogurt 3/4 cup sugar  4 large egg 3/4 cream of coconut preparation : for crust pre heat oven to 350 F and lightly butter 9 inch spring form pan with 2 3/4 inch high sides in food processor pulse  Honey grahams cracker until crumbs  add sugar and grated coconut  add melted butter stir until moisted and press crumb mixture firmly onto bottom bake until crust about 12 minute,cool and set aside for filling beat cream cheese,and sugar until smooth add egg 1 at a time add plan yogurt add coconut cream beat until well blended,pour filling over crust Bake cheesecake  until set about 1 hour 20 minutes refrigerate uncovered over night you can add pineapple glazed and dry coco

Basil pesto sauce

Ingredients: 1 cup pine nuts ( roasted ) 3 cup of basil ( sweet and Thai basil ) or u can use only sweet basil 1 cup Parmesan cheese 3 clove garlic  (peel it) 1 cup EVOO ( olive oil ) salt and pepper to taste Directions: in a food processor, blend together basil leaves, nuts, garlic, and cheese. Pour in oil slowly while still mixing. Stir in salt and pepper. Basil pesto sauce

Date cupcakes with pandan butter frosting

date cupcakes dry ingredients; 1 1/2 cup flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp allspice ( sift dry ingredients and set aside ) 6 tbs butter  (room temperature ) 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 egg 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 cup chopped pitted date Preparation: Heat oven on 350 F on mixer bowl ,beat butter and sugar until soft add egg one at a time add mixed flour and chopped pitted date add vanilla yield for 12 cupcakes bake for 20-25 minutes for butter frosting 6 tbs butter room temperature 3 tbs powder sugar 3 drop pandan paste on mixer bowl beat until soft ready to spread on cold cupcakes

Indomie"my way"/ instant noodles

Indomie  is an  instant noodles  product line made under the  Indomie  brand by the  Indofood  company, the world's largest instant noodle manufacturer, located in  Indonesia . The product entered the market in 1982 and is available in many parts of the world including the US, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Middle East and China. [1]  Variants of this dish include serving it with shrimp and scallions, [2] omelette [3]  or with Peri Peri sauce. [ 4 ]   ( WIKIPEDIA ) Instant noodle can be variates,You can create Instant noodle into dishes you like, I like to use Indonesian Instant noodles for salad or create a dinner meal with it,like this crunchy noodles square topped with vegetables and herb. Ingredients: make 2 square instant noodle 2 package indomie or any instant noodle 2 egg 1/4 cup milk 1 package indomie seasoning/Instant noodle seasoning 1 tablespoon butter preparation; whisk egg,milk and indomie seasoning  until well mixed dipp into egg m