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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Chinese style chicken with cashews and Chicken sweet and sour with kumquat sauce, Date, tahini and apple turnovers...Photos of prep for the Chinese New Year of the Goat

The secret to better flavor is to marinate the thinly sliced skinless breast meat in fresh ginger,scallion greens, garlic, sake and a bit of tamari overnight

The chicken for the cashew dish is just sauteed in hot oil and veggies added, then fresh chicken stock and thickened w/ cornstarch

The sweet and sour chicken meat is dipped in cornstarch and quickly deep fried before adding to the piquant sauce featuring kumquat preserve, Asian eggplant, fungi and ginger

The filling for these is soaked dates, tahini and fresh apple..processed and marinated overnight, then bake ( traditionally fried). I also added walnut pieces for texture.

Happy Chinese New Year

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Egg Drop soup; Hot & Sour soup; Mustard Greens and 5 spice Powder, the soups for the Year of the Goat/Sheep, Chinese New Year Begins tonight..photos

This year everyone has chose soups and either chicken sweet and sour with kumquats (own grown) or with Cashews and fresh bamboo root.
Here are the soups, and I will make the other dishes tomorrow, for dessert  tahini-date turnovers, and almond cookies.

Trumpet Mushrooms, Scallions, Asian Eggplants, Dried shitake mushrooms, Bamboo shoot

Fresh Bamboo Shoot

own grown bean sprouts

previous 2 the egg drop soup with greens

previous 2 the Mustard Greens and chicken soup

Hot and sour soup finished with scallion sand sesame oil

 Sake is used in the soups and the entrees

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Beef and Turkey "Rock Star" meatloves with mashed yams and potatoes....PHOTOS and tips

I can honestly not make enough of these little loaves, the lower photo is made with grass fed, organic ground beef and the middle one is organic ground turkey.
Both contain chopping carrots, celery and onion, parsley, bread crumbs and eggs and I have added rubbed basil to these and cooked them in a marinara sauce.
They will be served with mashed yams and potatoes, the secret for success with this, is to cook and mash them separately then combine.Yams tend to hold more water than potatoes.

These ARE the meat and potatoes for my delivery tomorrow, all the other vegetarian/vegan dishes can be seen on today's blog on http://www.goodeliphe.blogspot.com