What a relaxing day sitting in the garden under the shade, watch all the blooming flowers and vegetables wrap around you. While I’m reading the blog I followed, with a cup of ice cold drink on my hand, what else I can say! How enjoyable!
Fancy pizza tonight? Are you going to get them from a takeaway or make it yourself? Yeah, I do like a pizza for dinner sometimes, but not from a takeaway today. Most of the time, I like to make it from scratch (also from my heart) for my tight budget!
This is one of the snacks that I want to make a long time ago. But I keep forgetting.
I have made the orange cake before, and also the homemade marmalade as well. But I haven’t mixed this two up together. Now is the time I can fulfill my wish. And I like to make a gluten-free cookie base more than a sponge cake base.
King Oyster Mushroom Skewer With BBQ Sauce 素燒烤醬杏鮑菇串
Have you tried this king oyster mushrooms before? Once you have, I think you won’t resist the texture and the flavour. Next time, if you find it from your local Farmer’s market, get some if you can. I’m sure you’ll love it, trust me!
You must be wondering why the sauce is not in a bottle but in an ice-cube tray?
If you follow me a certain of time, you’ll remember my first mushroom sauce recipe in two years ago. That’s my first attempted to challenge myself. It was a nice sauce without any artificial flavoring, preservatives and unnecessary colouring. The best advantage is in line with economic principles and healthier.
Today’s version is incredibly scrumptious, I enhanced the recipe by adding some warm spices mingle to evoke the flavour of this multi-purpose sauce. The secret adding is the star anise and tahini sauce. Use them or not it depends on you, but it yields a perfect blend with minimal effort.
I made it in a cube size for easy to storage, because I made a large quantity and store in the freezer. So, I can have my own mushroom sauce whenever I need it.
It is absolutely a decent recipe. Highly recommend you to try it! 🙂
Improved Homemade Mushroom Sauce (II)
150g Dried Shiitake mushrooms washed and soaked few hours
Wash the dried mushrooms, soak in just enough water for few hours before starting the work.
Reserve the soaking water, and clean the mushrooms under running water.
Put the mushrooms in a blender with the ginger and water (make it 4 cups with the reserved mushroom water. It needs to blitz into few portions if you have a small blender. Blend until smooth without any lumps. Add the flax meal mixture, tahini, ground star anise and do few pulses until well combined.
Pour the mushroom mixture into a large pot over medium heat. Add the remaining seasoning except for the rice flour. Let it bring to the boil, stirring constantly! Lower the heat to simmer for another 5 to 10 minutes until the sauce start thicken. Mix the rice flour with a little bit of water and turn the heat to medium. Pour over the mushroom sauce. Whisk thoroughly and the sauce becomes more thicken. Off heat.
Grease a shallow rectangle tray and spread the mushroom sauce evenly into the tray. Cover the top with a piece of cling film, it should let the cling film touch the sauce.
Use the soaking mushrooms water to give the sauce more favourable. If your sauce is too thick, add a little bit of water at a time. Otherwise, if it is thinner, add more rice flour to thicken.
Adjust the taste by adding the seasoning when you simmer the sauce.
You can make half portion of the recipe, it still can last a certain of time.
Have you got stuffed with all delicious food during Christmas and New year? May I just say it is the right time to set a diet plan for all of us. Or you have planed one already? Would you like to share with us?
As we say goodbye to 2017, and welcome 2018 another new year! We remember some of the moments that defined the year just passed. No matter how good or bad, we need to choose put all down and keep moving on to celebrate the new year coming.
I wish and believe 2018 can be a year of renewed confidence of all over the world.
Let’s Cheers with this delicious and simple to make Golden milk with Chai spices.
2 cups Nut milk of your choice
2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Ground cinnamon
Pinch of Ground ginger
Pinch of Nutmeg
2 Star Anises
Maple Syrup for sweetness
Whisk everything in a small saucepan except the syrup over medium heat until combined and simmering. Simmer 1 to 2 minutes to infuse the spices. Pour into a mug and sweeten with Maple syrup.