9.28.2006

Foods that friends made

In just one day, I have eaten several foods that friends made. Feel stuffed...but its a treat! Thanks! Nice. :)
Firstly, we have chapatti with vegetables. I interviewed them on how they make their chapattis from scratch.Check out the video....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1N2QuOcPEE

Next is Jung's tofu pancakes....(I'm impressed,Jung!!)
Ingredients: silken tofu, 3 eggs, green onions, seasonings
How she made it: Mash tofu well. Add rest of the ingredients. Spoon onto oiled pan. Fry on each side for about 2 mins until brown.

Lastly, Wing and Alice's red bean, green tea cupcake or maybe its bread. :)

9.26.2006

Couscous for lunch

What is couscous? In the United States, couscous is known as a type of pasta. However in most other countries it is treated more like a grain in its own right.
Applause to Peggy Trowbridge when she said,"If rice and pasta were to wed, couscous would be the offspring. It's quick and easy to make and can be flavored by nearly any fruit, vegetable, meat, seafood, herb or spice you can imagine."
I totally agree with what she said. It's very versatile and can be made like "fried rice". Patrick said that he likes his couscous in salads with tons of olive oil. And it has to be very cold. I like mine with avocadoes and cherry tomatoes as it brings out a rich flavor.
It is particularly valued for its rapid preparation time.
And this is one of the reasons why I like making couscous! It's ready in a few minutes.
~~~~~Presenting my quick lunch!!!!~~~~~

How I made it?

1. Follow the cooking instructions on the box of ww couscous. ( I added chopped garlic and used vegetable broth instead of water for added flavor).

2.Stir fry sliced shallots. Add sliced veggie ham and fry till brown. Add mixed vegetables. Finally, add cooked couscous and mix well. Top with chopped avocados and sliced cherry tomatoes.

9.20.2006

lemon cake frosting

Lindsay Hall's celebrating the month of september babies and the deans made many different cakes, along with other kinds of goodies. My favorite, as you can tell is this lemon cake. She makes a really wicked frosting that's ~~~ what can i say? yummy! She graciously shared with me the lemon frosting recipe:
Ingredients:
1. 1 can sweetened condensed milk
2. 1/2 cup lemon juice
3. few drops of yellow food color ( depending on how yellow you want it to be)
4. 1 cup stiffly whipped cream ( or cool whip)
Directions: Mix # 1-3 well and stir in 4. Refrigerate over night or for 3-4 hours. Do not remix it once it has been refrigerated. Spread it over the cake. Slice lemon or lime to decorate
(x3 for 2 large pans)
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