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Nutella cheesecake pie

What I like about this no bake nutella cheesecake is the pie crust and is very easy to make. I add marshmallow with melted butter and stir into Graham cracker crumbs  to make solid, gooey pie crust.
Cream cheese and nutella has rich flavor so I made this pie really thin but you can make thicker if you like.



Ingredients :

- 2 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 2 Tbsp melted butter
- 2 cups marshmallow
- 8 oz cream cheese / room temperature
- 1/4 cup nutella

Directions:
- In a medium bowl heat the butter in microwave about 20 second or until melted remove.
Add marshmallow and stir,back into microwave, and heat for less than a minutes or until melted, stir immediately and pour cracker crumbs into melted marshmallow stir evenly until the crumbs stick together.
Transfer into 9 inch round pan, and fresh them evenly, put in the fridge
Meanwhile, In a mixer beat cream cheese and nutella until combine, pour into pie crust and keep in the fridge for 30 minutes or so and ready to serve.


Asparagus mango and chick peas salad

This colorful asparagus chick peas mango salad is perfect for pot luck or summer gathering, I made an experiment salad dressing with thinly slices fried garlic as a basic ingredients mix with lemon juice, lemon zest and honey



Ingredients :

- 1 lb asparagus
- 2 cans 15,5 oz chick peas / garbanzo beans
-  1/2 red onion
- 1 ripe mango
- 6 stalk celery heart

Dressing Ingredients :

- 4 clove garlic
- 4 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 lemon juice and Zest
- 1 Tbsp honey
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- handful fresh basil or cilantro

Directions :
In medium pan bring water to boil
Trim and cut asparagus and blanch in hot water for few minutes
remove and place into cold ice water,set aside

slice onion and celery and cut mango in a small cube, set aside

Meanwhile,
slice garlic really thin, Heat skillet in medium temperature and fry the garlic until lightly brown
remove from the heat, add lemon juice and lemon zest and honey whisk really well. set aside

Place the asparagus into large bowl salad mixed with chick peas,…

white chocolate coconut muffins

White chocolate morsel well blended with grated coconut and coconut oil, chocolate morsel is really sweet, so I reduce amount of sugar to add more chocolate morsel on top, It was perfect the white chocolate lightly melted and brown on top, I also made with banana and this crusty loaf bread


Ingredients:

- 1 stick unsalted butter room temperature
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 cups self raising flour
- 1 teaspoon ginger powder
- 1/2 teaspoon clove powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup grated coconut
- 1 cup white chocolate morsels/toll house by nestle 


Direction :Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/ 175 degrees In a large bowl, combine self raising flour,ginger powder,clove and cinnamon powder, In a separate bowl, set asideIn a stand mixer cream together room temperature  butter,coconut oil and brown sugar. Add egg one at a time and vanilla extractadd  a cup grated coconut into butter mixture,stir and add flour mixture, stir just to moisten a…

Imitation crab summer rolls

Normally I use tofu or tempeh to make summer rolls or cold spring rolls,but this time I have to use up leftover imitation crab before I leave on vacation.
This type of cold spring rolls  need to served with the sauce, if you like peanut sauce, try with homemade soy spicy peanut sauce to go with it ( recipe below ).







Ingredients :

- Vietnamese spring roll wrapper / rice paper
- 1 small pack cooked imitation crab
- 1 carrot
- 1 cucumber
- lettuce / optional
- basil
- cilantro


Direction :
Cut imitation crab into stick, not to thin
Cut cucumber and carrot in julienne,set aside,and place them together with basil,cilantro and lettuce To make it easier to arrange on the spring roll wrapper.

Pour luke warm water into a large bowl
dip spring roll skin in water for 3-5 second ( one sheet at a time )
place the filling,imitation crab,cucumber,carrot ,lettuce and herbs on the damp spring roll / rice paper wrapper
wrap tightly,  cut lenghtwise  if you like and ready to serve!



soy spicy peanut sauce …