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Fruit and Vegetable Salad

After tucking in all the yummy food and goodies during the Chinese New Year, it's time to have something simple but refreshing for a change.  There is no recipe for this fruit and vegetable salad, you can just use whatever fruits and veggie you have or fancy.


I've here in my salad bowl, cherry tomatoes, red cabbage, cucumber, some toasted cashew nuts, hard boiled egg and homemade Thousand Island dressing.  For ease of reference here's the recipe for the Thousand Island dressing.

Recipe for Thousand Island Sauce

Ingredients

1 egg yolk2  tsp white vinegara few drops of olive oil2  tsp honey20 gm chilli sauceSalt to tasteMethod
With a wire whisk, whisk the egg yolk with vinegar till creamy.Add in the rest of the ingredients one by one and continue whisking till thick and creamy.Fine tune to desired taste.Serve as required.

Braised Prosperity Spinach Noodles

Prosperity Noodles .... an auspicious dish to usher in the Year of the Snake!  Cooked this during the Chinese New Year after feasting on all the goodies and 'heavy' food, something light which was well received by my family members.

















Recipe for Braised Prosperity Spinach Noodles

Ingredients
200 gm chicken fillet, cut into strips2 capsicum, cut into wedges2 tsp black bean paste3 servings of Spinach noodles3 pips of garlic, chopped 1.1/2  tsp cornflour + 2 tsp water to thicken Marinade for chicken :  1/4  tsp each of salt, sugar, light and dark soya sauce, dash of pepper

Method
Marinate the chicken fillet for an hour or so, set aside.In a wok, saute the chopped garlic with some oil till fragrant, add in the black bean paste, stir-fry, add in the the marinated chicken fillet.Add in 1/2 cup water and simmer till chicken is cooked.Toss in the capsicum, add in thickening and fine tune to taste.Meanwhile, cook the spinach noodles in a pot of boiling water for 3 to 4 mins.  Rinse under run…

Chinese New year ~ 2013

Wishing All my Readers and Friends A very Happy and Prosperous New Year ~Gong Xi Fa Cai~

Chocolate Ice Cream

For X'mas I had a wonderful gift from my three musketeers ~ the much awaited Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker!  I'm very pleased with this  gift as the freezer bowl just fits snugly in my freezer compartment without having to take out the shelves to make room for it.  I was very eager to try out the much talked about yummy ice cream that the Cuisinart Ice Cream maker can churn out.  I've made ice cream before, years ago with my old faithful Kenwood Chef but it was indeed time consuming as I've got to freeze and cream the mixture many times and with long waiting periods in between.








Yummy, smooth Chocolate ice cream, just what you need to cool down during a hot day.   Why not make this and serve to your visitors during Chinese New Year  or  as dessert after a sumptuous reunion dinner ...........Ooops, it's melting!

Recipe for Chocolate Ice Cream   (adapted from  JoyofBaking.com with recipe and video)
Ingredients 2 oz semi bittersweet chocolate, chopped and melted (I steamed i…

Cherry Choc-Chip Cookies ~ CNY 2013

These Cherry Choc-Chip cookies are light and slightly chewy.  The choc chips melt in the mouth and the sweet aroma fills the house.  Kids may find the little dots of red from the cherries too tempting to resist, just right for the coming Chnese New Year!





Recipe for Cherry Choc-Chip Cookies

Ingredients
125 gm Butter or Margarine100 gm  caster sugar50 gm Brown sugar1 egg200 gm self-raising flour70 gm red cherries, chopped70 gm white choc-chips70 gm choc chipsPinch of saltMethod
Sift the self-raising flour with salt, set aside.Cream butter with sugar till creamy.  Add in the egg.Fold in sifted flour.  Add in the choc chips and chopped cherries, mix well.Cover the dough and let rest in the fridge for about 1/2 an hour.Drop 2 level teaspoonfuls onto a parchment lined baking tray.Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg. C for 10 to 12 mins.Cool on tray for 5 mins. before removing them onto a wire rack to cool completely.Store cookies in an air-tight container.Yield :  78 Cookies Note :  If you pref…