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Zong-Zi… they’re like Chinese tamales

I like my zongzi simple.  Pork and rice. I remember making these with my mom when I was younger.  Zongzi, a traditional Chinese food, is basically bamboo leaves stuffed with glutinous rice and your filling of choice.  Personally, I don’t care for the peanuts, mushrooms, chestnuts, chinese sausage,  and dried shrimp people sometimes stuff them with. ...


Beef Stroganoff

Recipe: Beef Stroganoff Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups onion, chopped (divided) 2 lb mushrooms, sliced (divided) 1/4 cup white wine 1 tablespoon Hungarian paprika 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoon soy sauce 1 cup chicken stock 2 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons flour 1 cups milk 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1.5 lb beef stew...


Israeli Couscous Salad

If you’ve never had Israeli couscous, you’re in for a treat. They’re not grainy like traditional couscous and are larger with refined edges. Think tapioca balls, but made of pasta. My minor fixation with the traditional kind has now shifted to these little pearls of pasta . They’re light, pretty on the plate and make...

December 18, 2010October 18, 2011in Food