Stir-fried tomato and scrambled eggs 家常蕃茄炒蛋

Tomatoes are in season!!!

It’s one of my favorite ingredients to all kinds of dishes. No matter Asian dishes like beef stew, Mexican dish such as salsa, or pasta, burger, or sandwiches, I always love lots of tomatoes. I prefer cooked tomatoes over fresh tomatoes. The cooked tomatoes taste sweeter and the flavor is much more enhanced. Also, cooked tomatoes contain rich lycopene and antioxidant which is really good for health.

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Thai Style Spicy Chicken 泰式椒麻雞

I always love Thai style cuisines especially in the summer time. The sweet, sour, and spicy taste makes you feel refreshing and triggers the appetite. Also, the various colors from all kinds of vegetables and ingredients on the plate is an eye candy.

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Vitamix Creamy Mushroom Soup 蘑菇奶油濃湯

The fresh mushroom cream soup has a really creamy, mushroomy flavor, but with a very light, fluffy texture. I can never go back to canned cream mushroom soup after I tried this.

The golden onion and homemade chicken stock also add another layer of taste. All fresh and real ingredients!! No MSG, No preservatives!!

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Super Easy Miso Glazed Salmon 超簡單味噌烤鮭魚

This is a super easy 30 mins dish. It fits perfectly for a working mom’s dinner schedule. While it is in the oven, you can have time to prep other dishes. Also, it taste sooooo good!!! You got to try!!

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Black Bean Soymilk 黑豆漿

I always have the impression of making own soymilk is so troublesome. The traditional ways to make it needs overnight soaks, grind the beans, filter the milk and then carefully boil it but not to burn it. So many steps….

After I got the Vitamix, lots of friends told me they use it to blend soymilk and it turns out really simple and tastes great. The best part is, you can blend the serving for the day each time. Since the natural soymilk spoils really fast, the traditional method which makes a big pod of soymilk bothers small family size like mine. With this method, I can just freeze the beans and took out whatever portion you are planning on making. Very convenient and simple

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Stars and Stripes Pie 美國國旗派

Happy July 4t!!!

July is also the best season for all kinds of berries. Why not making a patriotic pie to celebrate the upcoming 4th of July long weekend? This pie looks great and fun but it’s so easy to make and taste awesome!! All you need is a cardboard and a small knife or star cookie cutter.

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Basic Pie Crust from scratch 基礎派皮食譜

Making your own pie crust may seem intimidating in the first place. It seems so difficult… I seems very troublesome… Why would I want to make my own pie crust when I can just easily purchase from grocery stores… and they taste not bad at all? Well… I had the same questions when I started baking.

However, after my first try of making my own pie crust, the real buttery, crispy, flaky texture and flavor makes the pie taste much better. On top of that, it’s not difficult at all!!! You can always make more and store them in the freezer. Just defrost a little bit before you want to make pies the next time.

What makes me never want to buy store pie crust again is after reading the ingredients of ready-to-use pie shells. You basically just need flour, butter, egg, water, and little bit of salt and sugar to make your own crust. These are all pretty basic ingredients that all kitchens have. On the other hand… looking at the ingredients of a couple common store pie shells throws me off completely…  Continue reading Basic Pie Crust from scratch 基礎派皮食譜