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It’s always fun to try out new recipes. But it’s more fun to do adjustments on a recipe you’ve never tried and make it your own, especially if you have absolutely know idea how it’s going to turn out.

So, let’s night, that’s what I did to an egg noodle recipe I found online. As is my usual approach, I had to make adjustments as some ingredients will make the dish expensive.

I made my adjustments and hoped for the best.

Chinese Egg Drop Noodle Soup (Original recipe here)

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Ingredients:

2 chicken broth cubes, dissolved in 4 cups of hot water
1 cup water
1 teaspoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons grape juice
1 piece ginger, sliced thinly
2 cloves garlic
1 can Purefoods’ Sexy Chix (Hainanese flavor), drained
1 stalk Taiwan Pechay
4 rolls dried egg noodles
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 to 2 scallions, thinly sliced
1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil

Directions:
1. Bring broth, water, grape juice, ginger, and garlic to a boil. Remove ginger and garlic.
2. Stir in chicken chunks. Simmer for 2 minutes.
3. Stir in noodles and simmer for 4 minutes. Stirring soup in a circular motion.
4. Add pechay. Simmer for 1 minute.
5. Add eggs and simmer for 1 minute.
6. Remove from heat. Stir in scallions and sesame oil.

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Question of the Day: What is you biggest regret?

Tonight I made my first ever batch of chocolate chip cookies.  It’s like learning how to walk all over again.  I had no idea what consistency to expect and the end result would be.

But, it was a lot of fun specially when it tasted really good.  Like real cookies! 🙂

So, I deeply regret not learning how to bake earlier.  Well, basically, I regret not learning of electric ovens earlier.  Had I known that there is such a thing I would have sold my left arm to get me one.  That’s how much I wanted to learn how to bake.

And now that I have one, I will not stop baking until I have mastered the art or at least can make passable pastries.

Here’s to spending more time in my little kitchen! 🙂

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Let’s Go Greek!

Posted: November 24, 2013 in Greek, new recipe, passion
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I was sitting at home and thinking that it has been a while since I last tried out a new recipe.  So, I booted up my netbook and started searching for something new when it dawned on me.  I never tried cooking a Greek dish before.

And, since my father wanted fish, I looked up fish fillet dishes and found:

Greek-style Marinated Mahi-mahi

But, I don’t have mahi-mahi so I used milkfish instead. Besides, it is one of the few fish that my father can eat for now.

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Aside from using a different fish, I followed the recipe to the letter.  And it turned out amazing.

Even my father admitted it tasted good. 🙂

Oh and we finally bought a grill pan!

Kielbasa

Posted: September 15, 2013 in Italian, new recipe, passion
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An aunt recently gave us a pack of Kielbasa. I did not want to just fry it and eat it as is.

So, I decided to look for a recipe that will showcase Kielbasa. And since I haven’t made pasta in a while I decided to do a pasta dish I found in http://www.allrecipes.com

Kielbasa and Broccoli Linguine

But, I only had spaghetti so it became Kielbasa and Broccoli Spaghetti. It still turned out pretty amazing. 🙂

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Thai again!

Posted: September 9, 2013 in new recipe, passion, Thai
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I love Thai food. The levels of flavor you get is simply amazing.

So, it’s a good thing my father can appreciate Thai food now because I love experimenting with Thai recipes.

And tonigt’s recipe is Curried Coconut Chicken.

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Found the recipe at http://www.allrecipes.com .

Followed it almost to the letter and the resulting dish is simply delicious.

Small changes I made are: used legs and thighs instead of chicken breast cut into chunks. And I made homemade stewed tomatoes instead of canned. 🙂

Who wants balls?!?

Posted: August 28, 2013 in Italian, new recipe, passion
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Tried a recipe I found in http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes

Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

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It’s my first time to make meatballs so I followed it to the letter. Well, except I used pork and not beef. I also added basil and chili salt to the meatball mixture and a few dashes of dried rosemary in the tomato sauce.

Served it with rice.

I love how yummy it turned out. I will definitely make this again. Maybe, serve it over a bed of spaghetti next time. 🙂

Fish Soup on a Rainy Day

Posted: August 21, 2013 in new recipe, passion, Thai
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Hot and spicy soup is always yummy on a cold, rainy day.

So, on this cold, rainy day, I cooked Thai Curry Fish Soup.  Found the recipe at http://www.grouprecipes.com

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Followed the recipe almost to the letter except I don’t have lime and kaffer lime leaf. So, I used lemon and bay leaf instead.

Oh, and I used whole fish cut in half instead of fish fillet. 🙂

Tasted like authentic Thai food to me. I wanted more heat but, again, my father can no longer tolerate too much heat in food. As it turned out, he was not even able to sip the soup eventhough I fished out the chilis early on. 🙂