This steamed Chinese biscuits is the base of many other steamed Chinese buns, real easy to make. If you are comfortable with it, hand knead it. Or not, use a stand mixer or hand mixer with a dough hook, turn on low speed (1-2) until dough formed, hand knead a few times. It will be just as good.
Poached eggs are not difficult to make at all, drop an egg in a pot of hot water with some vinegar, sounds super easy, right? But a good looking poached egg is not easy to make at all. Now, I find the most convenient way to make it pretty without the water, without the uneven edge of the egg white and it is perfectly cooked every time. The secret is my new kitchen toy – Steam Oven.
This is our breakfast this morning. Perfect mommy and me meal to start the day. Super easy and didn’t take much time to prepare. The best part is the little princesses not only eat well, but also have so much fun making their own food.
My Christmas present is finally back to my home. This little machine is so good, I used it everyday since I got it until I found out the clock kept resetting itself and went with a beep sound when it happened. As much as I love it, I had to return it and get a new one. My Cuisinart CSO-300 combo steam and convection oven came home yesterday, I has been cooking like a storm and put it to good use. My husband could tell how happy I was to have it back, teasing me about how this machine is not going anywhere and I could not live without it. So true, he really knows me.
First day home, I have to make sure the main function I use and care most is in working condition – the steam function. Started with proofing pizza crust, then I tried to make Chinese Buns for the first time. It was so good and soft, taste really good, only downfall is the color weren’t white because I used unbleached flour, so it came out in a tinted yellow color.
Fruits Salad is so simple, no cooking skill is needed. It is so colorful, healthy and nutritious, a great breakfast choice, afternoon snack or serve it as a side. Kids love it so much, watch out they will eat yours too.
Since the first success with my crepe recipe, this easy and fast breakfast became my new favorite. We also started to drink more almond milk and soy milk, instead of regular 2% milk in the last few weeks, because I suspected Alexis is allergic to milk. Almond milk and soy milk are lower in calories and sugar content compare to 2% milk but loaded with lots of vitamins and taste great. That is how I come up with the coconut and blueberries crepes, like usual, create something healthy, easy and yummy out of my refrigerator.
I tried French onion soup once in a chain restaurant 7 years ago, that was the first time and last time for me. Since that bad experience, I told my husband this soup would never make it in my kitchen. One day out of nowhere, my husband had this soup in mind and requested it for dinner. So much for the “never” like many things, I made this super easy and crazy good French onion soup to go with a spring mix salad. It was a hit and changed my opinion of French Onion Soup forever. My daughters loved it so much, they asked me to make this soup just a few day later. This healthy and yummy soup need 3 ingredients only and take less than 30 minutes from scratch to the table.
Most fruits are in season now. Since I tried out homemade blueberries jam last time, the girls has asked me to make some new favors. Peaches and fresh blueberries are on sale for the last few weeks, so I mix the two summery fruits together and make this easy, healthy and super tasty homemade peaches and blueberries jam. For the same cost, you will enjoy this yummy goodness in 15 minutes.
Don’t know what to do with those leftover roasted chicken from last night? Add a little fresh vegetables and some simple sauces to make a quick stir-fly dish, you can have a yummy and healthy dish within 15 minutes. This dish will taste extra good if you cook with a sizzling hot raw cast iron wok (even my husband can taste the difference). Serve this stir-fly broccoli and chicken with steam rice, fried rice or lo mein (a popular Chinese noodles), a meal in 30 minutes is done.
I love crepes, my girls love strawberries and chocolate, so I made this chocolate crepe with strawberries cream cheese filling for breakfast today. The strawberries were big and sweet, all riped yesterday and I had to preserve it and use them later. By adding a little bit sugar, the strawberries released the juice and prolonged the shelf life, turned into a yummy dessert on its own, or you can make it into this delicious breakfast (you can serve it as dessert too).