Homemade Figs & Cranberry with ‘Pu-erh’普洱茶 Mincemeat for Christmas Mince Pie

Homemade Figs & Cranberry with ‘Pu-erh’普洱茶 for Christmas Mince Pie

Homemade Figs & Cranberry with ‘Pu-erh’普洱茶 for Christmas Mince Pie

It looks like I am so busy around Christmas, because I have not much post recently. Seems not to have time to prepare for this annual holiday. I need to do something…

Today, I squeeze some spare time to make my own mince pies for my kids and friends.
Wish you all have a wonderful and happy Christmas with your family and friends. Enjoy and have a great time together!

Mince pie is the must to-do list for my family during every Christmas. But the shop bought mincemeat put me off. I don’t like them at all since I bought a jar  from the shop. (I tried few of different brands already). They’re far too sweet for me.

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Kale, Grapefruit & Black Rice Salad with Pomegranate ~ 羽衣甘藍、 葡萄柚 & 石榴黑米沙律

Kale, Grapefruit & Black Rice Salad with Pomegranate ~ 羽衣甘藍、 葡萄柚 & 石榴黑米沙律

Kale, Grapefruit & Black Rice Salad with Pomegranate ~ 羽衣甘藍、 葡萄柚 & 石榴黑米

This is what I have for my weekend dinner. Yes, salad for my dinner only! I make it warm salad not cold, and it can fill up my full belly after I finish it.

I make up the dressing from scratch and that’s all I have in my fridge, or you can make up your own choice.

Kale, Grapefruit & Black Rice Salad with Pomegranate

Ingredient:               (Serve 3 or 4)

  • 100g Chopped Kale, washed
  • 1 Red Grapefruits, peeled and segments removed
  • 1/2 cup Pomegranate arils
  • 1 cup Cooked Black Rice
  • 1/4 cup Toasted Chopped Walnut pieces

For the dressing: 

  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tsp Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt and Black pepper

IMG_5644Kale, Grapefruit & Black Rice Salad with Pomegranate ~ 羽衣甘藍、 葡萄柚 & 石榴黑米

Method:

  1. Wash the chopped kale, and remove the tough stalks. Toss the kale into a pot of boiling water for 3 minutes. Drained.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine all the salad ingredients and toss.
  3. For the dressing, whisk together the oil, mustard, lemon juice altogether, then pour over the salad, and gently toss to coat the dressing. Season with salt and black pepper.
  4. Serve immediately.

Vegan Spicy & Caramel Pear Upside Down Cake

Vegan Spicy & Caramel Pear Upside Down Cake

Vegan Spicy & Caramel Pear Upside Down Cake

Hi, Shivaay, thanks for your inspiration of the upside down cake! That’s gave me an idea to make my upside cake for today’s recipe! :)

But I like to turn it into vegan cake, here is how it come out!

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Make Your Creamy Vegan Yogurt At Home ~ Dairy-Free

Make Your Creamy Vegan Yogurt At Home ~ Dairy-free

Make Your Own Yogurt from Slow Cooker/ Crock Pot

I have my most satisfaction yogurt since I started to adapt  my slow cooker. It has flashed back few a years ago. My first experiment was left the yogurt in the room temperature to set for a few hours. By the time I made was the summer time, so the temperature could culture the yogurt perfectly.

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Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes

Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes

It is the most adorable and favourable cake for my kids, they always inquire for all the time! So, I give them a special treat today!

Chocolate Brownie cupcakes

It can’t become wrong by adding chocolate to their cake. I’m not sure how many times I have made this for their tea since their childhood. I think it is the one that will pass it on to their kids in the future, oh yeah, my grandchildren!

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My own way to make Pumpkin Puree

How to make Pumpkin Puree

Roasted Pumpkin

There have so many ways to make your own pumpkin puree, like: steaming, boiling, roasting.

Most of the people like steaming, it will give the pumpkin puree soft, but contain more liquid; boiling give the puree a bit more watery.

Roasted Pumpkin Puree in boxes

But I prefer the roasting, it can keep the moist and retain the most of the flavour.

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 Vegan Mexican Pumpkin Buns ~ 純素墨西哥南瓜包

Vegan Mexican Pumpkin Buns ~ 純素墨西哥南瓜包

Vegan Mexican Pumpkin Buns ~ 純素墨西哥南瓜包

Here is one of the bread rolls that’s so popular in the South-East Asia area. It is called Mexican buns, but do you think that you can find it in Mexico?

Today’s bread I like to make it softer, because most of the South-East Asian like to eat soft buns more than the Western country bread. But if you let me choose, I like the country loaf with whole grains, nuts and more.

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Stir-fry Mixed Vegetables with Home-made Mushroom sauce 自制香菇醬(素蠔油),炒西蘭花雜菜

Stir-fry Mixed Vegetables with Home-made Mushroom sauce 自制香菇醬(素蠔油),炒西蘭花雜菜

Will you all love to cook randomly by your feeling, like jigsaw puzzle… even your imagination (I mean daydreaming)!

I do, most of the time, honestly!

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Vegan Pull-apart Cinnamon Bread

Vegan Pull-apart Cinnamon Bread

Vegan Pull-Apart Cinnamon Bread

Here is the first bake since I departed for a long vacation with my family. The bread that I made today is my second try. My kid shown me the picture from the web and require me to make it for them during their tea time a long time ago. I fell in love with it instantly, it’s such a moist and fluffy, soft bread that’s I never made before. Thanks to Joy, she lent me to her recipe.

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Chinese Steamed Hot Dog Bun & Char Siu Bao ~ Vegan 素叉燒包,熱狗包

Chinese Steamed Hot Dog Bun & Char Siu Bao ~ Vegan     (素熱狗包,素叉燒包)

Chinese Steamed Hot Dog Bun ~ Vegan (素熱狗包)

Hi, everyone, I put on this post on before I set off to my holiday this week. Certainly, I will miss you all for three weeks, will you? :)  I will update my journey along if possible.

Do you know, there was a traditional breakfast culture in Chinese, they are so popular until at present, it is called ‘Yum Cha’ 飲茶!

Have you learned about the Chinese like to delivery breakfast in a restaurant, I mean the Chinese style restaurant, they serve ‘dim sums’, noodles, deep-fry food, dessert, rice congee (rice porridge), normally savoury. People like to be there after their exercise in the early morning (I am talking about 5 am,surely is not kidding!), it is their regular routine: wake up early, do the exercise, having breakfast in the restaurant, chatting with other people, sounds they’re really enjoying it.

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