Monday, November 9, 2009

Cereal Bar

What to do with lefover marshmellows from 'smores, and too much cereal boxes? Make cereal bars! I used the same concept as rice krispies, can make alot of possibilities!

1/2 bar of butter
Leftover Marshmellows (or 3/4 bag of large marshmellows)
Cereal (I have cheerios, chex, and granola with craisin, about 1 cup each)
1/4 cup Chocolate Chips

Melt butter in a pot in medium heat, pour in marshmellows and stir to melt, turn heat to low. Once melted, remove from stove. Pour in Cereal and mix. Can add nuts and other dry fruits as you wish.

Pour into 9x13 pan, evenly distribute, then add chocolate chips. Press down to flatten. Let cool, about 1 hour. Cut into bars and wrap using siran wrap. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bread Pudding

1 Kings Bakery or Ani's Sweet Bread
1 cup Raisins (optional)
1 cup Apple Pie Filling (optional)
2 cups Milk
1 cup Sugar
1 block Butter
5 Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Cinnamon

1) Heat up milk sugar, butter in a saucepan until butter is melted. Cool till warm.
2) Tear bread into 2" pieces & place in a greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle raisins in between the bread. Spread pie filling on top.
3) Mix eggs, vanilla, cinnamon in a separate bowl. Add to cooled milk mixture. Pour over bread.
4) Use the back of spoon to press on bread to make sure bread is saturated.
5) Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

this goes well with vanilla bean ice cream! Thanks Jada!

Grill Shrimp

I tried this at a friend's house and it was finger licking good! He was able to give me the ingredients, so here is my measurements that goes with the recipe:

1 cup Olive Oil
3 Tbsp Honey
3 tsp Shoyu
drops of hot sauce (the rooster one is best but any viet ones are just fine)
drops of Worchestershire sauce
crushed Hawaiian Salt
3 cloves minced garlic

Put them all together in a ziploc bag and marinade in the fridge for about an hour before grilling. Peeled shrimp would be about 4-5 minutes on one side and then 3 minutes on the other side or until it turns pink, if you cook it too long it'll turn dry. If it's not peeled, it can be cooked alittle longer or until the shells are crunchy. Some likes to eat with shell on because of this. I like to lick/suck the shell first and then peel it and then eat the inside.

Short Ribs

This goes really well with thick boneless shortribs (can be found at Costco).

1/2 cup shoyu
1/4 cup honey
1 apple, peeled and cored (this is to tenderize the meat)
3 cloves of garlic
some green onion
2 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 cup chili garlic sauce (sweet or regular)

Put them in food processor and pour them in the short ribs in a ziplog bag. Marinate for at least 24 hours, then grill. YUM!

Steak Marinade

I was told this was an awesome steak marinade:

1/3 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
3 tablespoons dried basil
1 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon ground white pepper
1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)
1 teaspoon dried minced garlic (optional)

Marinade for 5 - 8 hours then pop on the grill.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Mahi Mahi with Mushrooms and Onions

I haven't made these in awhile...I haven't seen frozen mahi at costco in a long time. It comes boneless and skinless and individually packaged. I like that alot! I made these for Mother's Day couple years back, since my parents have never tasted my cooking until then. My dad loves it! I think he was proud of me!

1 lb Mahi Mahi (boneless skinless)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup shoyu
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup diced onions
8oz mushrooms, sliced
half an onion, sliced

Marinate mahi with olive oil, shoyu, black pepper, minced garlic, and onion for an hour in the fridge, turn over every 30 min to completely marinate the mahi. Cook sliced onions on a skillet until half done (about 3-5 minutes), place them over a layer of sliced mushrooms on a baking pan. Pour marinated mahi and its marinate on top of the mushroom and onion layers. Baked at 350 degrees until fish is soft and easy to break apart (approx 20-30 mins). Serve it with rice. I would place rice on the bottom, then the mahi, then the mushrooms and onions, then drizzle the sauce on top! The sauce goes really good with rice. I can eat the sauce and the rice by itself and I'll be happy! haha. easy dish yet delicious, so it's a must try!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Kim Chee Pork

I just thought everything would go well with Kim Chee, so why not try making Kim Chee Pork? So I put my brain together and came up with this. Mr. P said he really likes it, he even asked me to make this when we go to potlucks for grown ups!

1 pound of pork, cut in strips
1 tablespoon of Rooster Sauce (Chiracha)
1 teaspoon of chili pepper, crushed
1 tablespoon of kim chee juice (from the jar)
1 teaspoon chili oil (optional)
1/2 tablespoon of sesame oil
1 cup of kim chee, cut in strips
half an onion, cut in strips

Marinate pork with rooster sauce, chili pepper, Kim chee juice, chili oil, and sesame oil for half an hour. Meanwhile, cook onion in a skillet until soft, then pour in marinated pork into the skillet and cook until pork strips are no longer pink, about 2-3 minutes. Add in Kim Chee and stir fry for a few more minutes until pork is cooked through. You can now thicken the sauce by adding cornstarch & water mixture if you wish. Serve with rice.

Picture here is Haiga rice. It has the taste of white, but it's as healthy as brown rice. It does have a hint of pearl color with a white dot in each grain, but it's healthier for you.

Acai Bowl

The other Mrs. P told me I could get these smoothie packs from the store (Don Quixote has the cheapest one btw). So I started making my own Acai Bowl. It's good, it's healthy, and it's easy to make!

1 packet of Acai (Rio blend)
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 banana (can be frozen)
1/2 cup apple juice (or yogurt)
1/4 cup granolas
1/4 cup fresh blueberries (optional)
half of a banana, sliced

Blend first 5 ingredients together, pour in a bowl (or cup), top with blueberries, sliced bananas, and granolas.

Note: you can definitely use fresh fruits if you prefer, however, I would recommend you have one frozen item to help with "thickening" the smoothie other wise it'll be all melted. Also, if you ever got any of the fresh fruits over-riped (like banana skin is all brown or strawberries are super soft and dark in color) as if you're about to throw them away, those are the best ones to freeze and reuse for smoothies. Over-riped fruits are usually sweeter, better to make smoothies with. So next time you come across them, just put them in ziplock and toss in the freezer. :)

Monday, September 28, 2009

Furikake Chex Mix

Safeway had chex cereal on sale so i decided to get them and make some furikake chex mix since I have been buying them at wholesale unlimited for however amt of money it costs. Most of the recipes I've seen used Karo (corn syrup). But I opt for healthier ingredient - honey.

1 cup rice chex cereal
1 cup corn chex cereal
1 cup wheat chex cereal
1 cup pretzel
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
2 tbsp lite shoyu
1 tbsp Worchesterchire sauce
1 jar furikake

Preheat oven 250 degrees. In a small pot, melt butter, brown sugar, and honey (use pam to spray the cup before pouring honey will prevent honey from sticking to the cup). Then add shoyu and mix well. Line 9x13 inch pan with foil, then toss in chex/pretzel mixture, lay it evenly in the pan. Dip a brush into the melted ingredients and brush all over the chex/pretzel, thenk sprinkle furikake on top. Mix it around and put on more melted ingredient and sprinkle furikake until most of them are covered. (over the past i have done the "toss" but I often realized some cereal is strongly flavored while others are not at all, brushing will help evenly distribute the melted mixture.) Put it in the oven and bake for an hour but go back and mix them up every 10-15 minutes so all the cereal can be baked thru. Turn off and leave it in the oven until it cools completely, about 1 hour. Then put them into air tight container. Note: Cooled mixture might be sticking to the pan or to one another, lifting the foil can help break them apart.


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