Citrus Sugar Cookies

My friend Toni requested a cookie recipe that is easy to handle for making cut-outs of fun shapes. This sugar cookie recipe is great for rolling and cutting. For any cookie dough that requires rolling out, remember to chill the dough thoroughly. The dough handles much easier and cookies hold their shapes better.

Why not bake a batch of these in hearts for your favourite valentine?


Betty's Steamed Eggs with Pork

Steamed egg with pork is one of my favourite comfort foods! I'm sure it sounds strange to many, but it's a genuine, down home Cantonese dish that my mum cooks and that reminds me of my Poh Poh (maternal grandma).

Salted eggs are just that: duck eggs are preserved in a salt brine, then drained and coated with a thick layer of ash. The brining process causes the yolk to harden and turn a deep orange, while the whites stay liquid.


Snapper and Fennel Chowder

Winter is one of my favourite seasons for soup. This is my version of a simple fish chowder that I first tried at the Stock Market at Granville Island.

The fennel adds a nice dimension to the soup, but if you don't fancy fennel, you can substitute it with celery. This soup is simple, quick and delicious. It's also a nice dish for company, especially if you add other varieties of seafood along with the snapper.


Al's Sweet Potato Pie

I love anything with sweet potatoes. Al's sweet potato pie looks delicious!


Sweet Potato Coconut Soup

When we were in Seattle yesterday, we had lunch at Ray's Boathouse in Ballard. I started my meal with a lovely sweet potato coconut soup. The sweet potato flavour was gently enhanced by coconut, and accented by a delightful zing of ginger.

Here's my version of sweet potato coconut soup. If you don't have a blender or if you want a chunkier soup, use a potato masher to break down the potatoes a bit before adding the coconut milk.


Home made Pizza

I agree with Al, there's no need for frozen pizzas or Pizza Hut,when you can make home made pizza!


Baked Chinese New Year's Pudding

Chinese New Year is just around the corner. My mum is starting to prepare some traditional delicacies. One of her special new year's treats is a baked coconut pudding. Usually a pudding like this is steamed, then cut into slices when cool and dipped in egg and pan-fried before serving.

This coconut based pudding is baked and has a lovely, toasty crust and chewy texture. No need to fry up this recipe!


Malaysian Style Vegetable Curry

For a New Year's resolution, many people have vowed to eat a more healthy diet, including more vegetables. Here's a delicious way of getting a variety of veggies into your diet! You can use whatever combination of vegetables you like in this Malaysian style curry. To complete the meal, serve the curry over rice and serve some fresh fruit for dessert.


Creole and Cajun Recipe Page

The Creole and Cajun Recipe page is chock full of excellent info about cajun cooking and classic recipes like crawfish étouffée, gumbo, jambalaya, etc..


Leroy's Canine Biscuits

Feeling like doing some baking but still feeling guilty about overindulging during the holidays? Then here's a great recipe you can whip up for your favourite canine buddy!

These crunchy dog biscuits are named after my dog, Leroy (who incidentally did not help in the development of the recipe!). They keep for a long time in an airtight container, but they won't last long if you've got a moochy hound like Leroy around!



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