Sorry I haven’t been updating here for so long, life has been busy and some of my cooking passion and creativity just left me for a while. I am glad to say the passion and love for cooking, blogging and all that passion for life and work is burning inside me once again. I love it and feel more like myself and full of energy. (No, I still don’t exercise but I am getting to it, seriously.)
For the coming back recipe, I am going to share with you this super easy and healthy salad I love – Apple Chicken Salad.
I love squid so much but never prepare and clean one all by myself. It took me a long time to clean it but it was really fun and I learned something new. This squid was so big (3 pounds) I made it into 2 dishes, most of it turned into spicy calamari, taste great serving it hot but even better chilled it in the fridge overnight as a cold appetizer. I love it hot. I love it more when they are cold. Warning: this is really really spicy, adjust the chili sauce amount to your taste.
Spicy Calamari Recipe
2 pounds Squid (cleaned, sliced)
1/4 cup Green Onion (finely sliced)
1/4 cup Chili Garlic Sauce
3 tablespoons Soy Sauce (Dark)
to taste Sugar (Optional)
Steamed eggs is a very common homemade dish for Chinese, most mom and kids love it because it is nutritious and delicious. Dried Scallops are very flavorful and good for your body. It contains lot of protein, vitamin A, vitamin B and vitamin D. Chinese usually serve dried scallops congee to patients to help them recovery faster. Adding it into the steamed eggs, made the dish so rich in flavor with just a touch of salt.
I love desserts but they are guilty treat. To satisfy my sweet tooth, so do my little princesses, I have to figure out something healthier. Making fresh fruits sorbet at home for less than a minute using Vitamix (loving my new toy), it tastes incredibly refreshing and delicious, even have health benefits that come along. Lemons and limes contain Vitamin C, calcium, magnesium and lot of minerals and antioxidants that good for our health and skin. It can also use for household cleaning and remove odor. I added half a banana in the recipe to reduce the amount of agave/ simple syrup needed. At the same time, it boosts the health benefit a little with this high potassium fruit.
Do you see leftover as headache or quick fix to the next yummy meal? If reheating them without a makeover, I bet most people won’t enjoy it. However, if you add a few new ingredients and make it into something new, it will save you time, money and make room for your refrigerator. Today, I transformed the leftover mashed potatoes (you can use baked potatoes too) into creamy potatoes soup.