Mushroom Burger with Quinoa & Rice Burger buns ~ Gluten-free

Mushroom Burger with Quinoa & Rice Burger buns ~ Gluten-free

Start from stepping on 2018, I can’t remember how many times I have made the burger. Seems ‘making burger’ is my new goal of playing recently.

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Steamed Little GoldFish Buns 金魚饅頭

Steamed Little GoldFish Buns 金魚饅頭

Forgot how long my bread hasn’t been made after New Year? I think it is a right time to get back my practice.

Today I will be going to make steamed buns/mantou 饅頭. In many Chinese cultures, steamed buns are a popular food.  It can be eaten as a portable snack or any meal, is the main food for breakfast though.

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Improved Homemade Mushroom Sauce (II)

Improved Homemade Mushroom Sauce (II)

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)

Ingredient: 

  • 150g Dried Shiitake mushrooms washed and soaked few hours
  • 4 cups of Water
  • 2 tbsp Flax-meal + 6 tbsp Water, mix together
  • 2 tbsp Fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 2-3 tsp Ground Star anise
  • 2 tbsp Tahini sauce (optional)
  • 3 tbsp Thick Soy sauce or (5 tbsp Light Soy Sauce)
  • 3 tbsp Dark Soy sauce
  • 2-3 tbsp Dark brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Pink Sea Salt
  • 2 tbsp Sweet glutinous rice flour 糯米粉

Method:

  1.  Wash the dried mushrooms, soak in just enough water for few hours before starting the work.
  2. Reserve the soaking water, and clean the mushrooms under running water.
  3. 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 blenderBlend until smooth without any lumps. Add the flax meal mixture, tahini, ground star anise and do few pulses until well combined.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Note: 

  • 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.

Hot Gingerbread Smoothie for Lunch ~ Gluten-Free

Hot Gingerbread Smoothie for Lunch ~ Gluten-free

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?

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HAPPY  NEW YEAR 2018 ~ Cheers with Golden Milk

HAPPY  NEW YEAR 2018 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Happy New Year Images 2018

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.

Simple ingredients:

  • 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

Method: 

  1. 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.

Note: Thanks for the google photos.

 

Grape & Nectarine Relish

Grape & Nectarine Relish

I am not sure it is called preserve or relish, but it is either one of them. I get mixed up sometimes!!! I know relish is made from fruits and/or vegetables. Also has a sharp and spicy flavour, balanced by sweetness and tang. Today I have nectarines and grapes at a bargain price, so that’s it the main reason I decided to make.

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Fluffy Grainy Bread Rolls

Fluffy Grainy Bread Rolls

Remeber my latest post, Spiced Beet Burger? It is my favourite lunch recently.

Today I like to share one of my best dinner roll recipes to you all. For the Thanksgiving is approaching~this Thursday, 23rd Nov 2017, this is one of the essential checklists for your dinner table.  These soft and fluffy comforting soft rolls shouldn’t miss.

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Happy Halloween No-Baked Pumpkin Tart ~ V & GF

Happy Halloween No-Baked Pumpkin Tart ~ V & GF 

🎃 Happy Halloween Day Everyone! 🎃 

Have you organized a party to celebrate the Halloween day? If you have, enjoy it! But what will you plan for your costume? A pumpkin? A Ghost or a skeleton? Or a Lumberjack? I think a granny will suit me right! :p

Nearly all the bloggers have put on their own signature Halloween post already. Luckily, I think I can get on this last train.

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Gingery Rhubarb & Blueberry Cobbler

Gingery Rhubarb & Blueberry Cobbler

Today I’m not going to make rhubarb crumble, I know that’s my all-time favourite crumble. I love rhubarb, not only it can help my health problem, also I love their tangy flavour.

So, I think I’ll have a change today. But I won’t change the rhubarb, it still my main character and add some blueberries for sweetness! I can reduce the sugar content for good reason.

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Fried Tofu with Japanese Style Sauce ~ 日式和風醬煎豆腐

Fried Tofu with Japanese Style Sauce ~ 日式和風醬煎豆腐

I am going to fulfill my words today. Remember I did the homemade tofu a few post before. I said I will make something with it. Now is the promise here to show you all.

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