Salmon Guacamole Chips – A Snack Experiment

We all have that “hungry” moment: walking home after a long day of school, the stomach craves a tasty snack—as tasty as possible.

Experiencing such a hunger attack today, I opened the fridge and created the following snack.

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A Colorful Stew without Gravy

Image-MainStew often comes with gravy—thickened with flour, starch, oil, or other added sauces. Making stew is usually a slow-cooking process. What if you want to have a warm, hearty stew dish but you are short of time? What if you want to stay away from the heavy gravy which can pack a lot of unhealthy fat and salt?  Continue reading

A Warm Salad in Less than 20 Minutes

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After a long walk home from school in the rain, I opened the fridge, craving for something that can warm me up. Making a hot soup is a good idea, but I really needed a healthy plate of vegetables and fruits to make up for the vitamins I missed all day. So I decided to make something new – a warm salad. And it needed to be ready quickly as I had very limited time to spare before preparing for tomorrow’s tests.

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Shrimp Pancake – A Fast Fusion Fare

In North America, pancakes are usually served at breakfast with toppings and sides. In oriental cuisine, pancakes are usually served as a main course at lunch and dinner without any topping or side item but with plenty of savory ingredients inside the pancake itself. I like the ease of making North American pancakes. I also enjoy the aromatic flavor and rich texture of oriental pancakes. To draw the best from the west and the east, and to make sure I complete the whole task within 20 minutes, I came up with the following easy and fast recipe: Continue reading