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green tea mini cakes with matcha buttercream frosting

Another recipe use sweet matcha/green tea powder as ingredient in this mini cakes
Looks at the color of cake batter, light green and I taste it many times :) You can use long square disposable cupcakes moldes or mini round cake pans









Ingredients :

- 1  stick unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1  cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon green tea powder/ sweet matcha
- 1/2 cup milk

Matcha buttercream frosting

1 stick unsalted butter softened 
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon sweet matcha/ green tea powder



Directions :

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

With a mixer, cream butter and coconut oil/shortening together. Add sugar, a little at a time. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Stir dry ingredients together in a bowl and add to mixer alternately with milk, starting with the flour and ending with the flour. Mix in vanilla. spoon cup cakes batter into mini cake liner…

Jicama asian salad

I really had a great time to do this " chopped home edition " with my friends, just for fun :)
We created three meals "Jicama Asian salad" is of one them and gummy bear candy is one of interesting ingredient in this Asian salad of course you skip it if you gonna make this salad,but I kind  like the citrus taste from gummy bear in this salad.




Ingredients :
- 1 jicama
- 1 English cucumber / cucumber
- 1/2 red onion
- 1/4 small red cabbage
- 2 table spoon chopped cilantro

Dressing ingredients :
- 1 cup pine nuts
- 2 clove garlic
- hand full of cilantro
- 2 Thai chili's
- 1 lemon ( juice + zest )
- 3 gummy bear  ( optional,but taste really well / citrus on this salad )
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon honey

Preparations :
Peel jicama, julienne cut all salad ingredients ( jicama,cucumber,red cabbage and onion+ little bit chopped cilantro )
mix them into large bowl,set aside



Toast pine nuts and garlic for  about 2 minutes or so until slightly brown,transfer in…

Roasted brussel sprouts with turkey bacon

I use  turkey bacon on this  roasted brussel sprout recipe but you can use regular bacon if you like, I also made this sauteed Brussels sprout with shallot and garlic before, simple and easy to make.


Ingredients :
- 2 lb Brussels sprouts
- 2 clove garlic
- 1/2 red onion
- 1/2 teaspoon red flakes pepper
- 1 teaspoon  salt orange ginger seasoning/ optional/ any seasoned salt
- 5 sliced uncooked bacon
- 2 table spoon olive oil





preparation;
preheat oven on 400 F
wash,trim Brussels sprout and cut in half
chop onion and garlic,cut turkey bacon thinly slice /strip
mix all ingredients into baking dish,season with any salt seasoned
drizzle with olive oil, mix them well bake for about 35-40 minutes

Mango green tea smoothie

I'm still using this sweet matcha/green tea ingredients for today blog post, two time in a row :)
this time I made mango green tea smoothie,you can switch with any fruits you like, such a blueberry, banana,kiwi and mint,ginger adding spice taste to it too.



Ingredients : for 2 serving

- 1 mango
- 1 cup plan Greek yogurt
- 11/2 cups crushed/cube ice
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1 tablespoon agave nectar
- 2 teaspoon sweet matcha/green tea powder

preparation;

* peel mango and cut in cube/or use frozen mango
blend ingredients together in electric blender, or use auto smoothie button if you have on blender,pour into tall glass and serve immediately.

Green tea macarons

I'm glad I can share these green tea macarons with friends, I use sweet matcha green tea as ingredients  and filling with simple white chocolate ganache/spread.


Ingredients :
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon almond flour
- 2 1/4 teaspoon matcha powder
- 2 egg white room temperature
- 5 tablespoon granulated sugar

filling :
- 4 ounces white chocolate morsel
- 1/4 cup whipping cream
- 1 tablespoon butter





Preparations :
- Line two cookies sheet with parchment paper
combine powdered sugar,almond flour and  matcha powder in a food processor,pulse into fine powder
sift mixture into medium bowl,discard large pieces

- beat egg whites in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until foamy,beat with vanilla add granulated sugar,beating at high speed 2-3 minutes until mixture foam stiff,shiny peaks

- add half of flour mixture to egg whites stir with spatula to combine ( about 12 strokes) repeat with remaining flour mixture make about 15 strokes ( do not over mix or under …

Chicken mango BBQ slow cooker

I create this chicken mango BBQ with store bought "Costco" cooked rotisserie chicken and leftover mango ginger habanero sauce , it's sound too spicy but is not, I even add more spiciness to it and balance with honey ginger and sweet soy sauce for sweetness.



Ingredients :
- 1 large cooked rotisserie chicken
- 1 onion
- 2 clove garlic
- 2 Thai chili pepper/ 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1 1/2 cup mango ginger habanero sauce
- 1 tbsp honey ginger
- 2 tbsp sweet soy sauce
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- 1 tsp salt or more to taste


Direction :
remove all the skin from rotisserie chicken,pulled out of the meats and shred handed,set aside
chop onion, garlic and chili ( chili are optional )
mix ketchup, mango ginger habanero sauce ,honey and sweet soy sauce
put all ingredients into a crock pot,add dry spices and stir evenly until well mixed
cook in low heat for about 5-6 hours
ready to serve on the buns or any type of bread you like

Sun dried tomato hummus

Another favorite recipe using chickpeas/garbazo bean, I made this humus almost once a week, I add sun dried tomato in this recipe to add more color and taste.









Ingredients :
- 2 cans of 15 oz chikpeas/garbanzo beans - 2 clove garlic - 1 lemon ( zest and juice ) - 2 tbsp sun dried tomato in oil - 1 tbsp honey - 1/4 cup tahini/sesame paste - 1 tbsp cumin - 1 tsp ground cardamom seed  - 1 tsp curry powder - 4 tbsp olive oil preparation :drain 1 can of chickpeas completely and drain half of water from another canmixed all ingredients into food processor  except olive oil, pulse food processor until all ingredients are smooth and well blendedand add olive oil, pulse for another a minute or so,save on the fridge and ready to use for spread on the bagels or dip with vegetables you like.

turkey bacon sandwich with scallion cream cheese spread

Easy breakfast,brunch,lunch or dinner maybe, why not :)  if you like scallion/green onion you can make easy soft cream cheese spread in a minute or replace green onion with other herbs that you like.




Ingredients:

- Cooked turkey bacon,
- bagel
- soft cream cheese
- scallion/green onion or any herbs you like
- Any lettuce and bell pepper



Easy to prepare.
Cook 3 sliced  turkey bacon in microwave for 2-3 minutes
mix soft cream cheese with thinly slice/chopped scallion or herbs you like
spread  cream cheese mixture on bagel and arrange sandwich with any ingredients you like,lettuce, Bell pepper or anything you like on your sandwiches.

Fried eggplant with sauteed butter beans

This vegetarian/vegan friendly dish is perfect for appetizer to share or as a meal, serve with  sauteed butter beans or you can prepare this sauteed butter beans recipe as salsa if you like.







Ingredients :
- 1 eggplant
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/2 cornstarch
- 1 1/4  cup seltzer water
- pinch of salt+ pepper
- 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil for fry

sauteed butter beans
- I can butter beans
- 1/2 cup diced bell pepper
- 1/2 cup dice onion
- 6 stalk asparagus,trim and dice/ optional
- 1  tomato /dice
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1/2 of lemon juice
-  pinch of garlic powder,paprika powder,red pepper flakes, salt and pepper

( in a medium pan heat olive oil,fry onion first until cook add bell pepper,asparagus,butter beans, season with spices add tomato and lemon juice sautee for about few minutes)



Preparation:
- peel eggplant and slice eggplant  about 2 inch thick round
- Heat oil on medium high temperature
- make a simple tempura batter ( whisk flour,cornstarch,seltzer water,salt an…

Tiramisu macarons

When I visit Paris,French last year I'm in love with this macarons at a first bite, I had these macarons cookies for dessert every night during I stayed there.
I never find french macarons around here near where I lived, So I tried to make it but never work out, I try and try again, finally I'm so excited about this tiramisu macarons, it turn out well,it doesn't looks perfect,but taste delicious :)




I have a first bite of macarons in this bakery, STOHRER



I even have macarons on my lap while sitting in the park in downtown Paris.



Of course I can't just create this macarons without the recipe, so I bought two cook books about macarons and I got  this recipe from "macarons and more" to share with you guys. at least I can create macarons filling next time :)

Ingredients
cookies :
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup almond flour
1 teaspoon espresso powder
3 egg whites at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup granulated sugar

filling :
3/4 cup mascarpon…