I am sharing a new recipe for Carrot and Radish Pickles (Do Chua) with an updated video. These tasty pickles are staple condiments accompanying many classic Vietnamese dishes. Carrot and Radish Pickles are added to sandwiches, dipping sauces, rice plates, noodle bowls and salads. These popular pickles are surprisingly really easy to make. This refrigerator […]
Rice Flour vs. Glutinous Rice Flour – What are the Differences? I get this question a lot, and so, I am sharing this post to explain the differences between Rice Flour and Glutinous Rice Flour, the common brands available, how they are used in cooking, and when they can be substituted in recipes. Also, to help […]
You boiled pork for a favorite dish, set it aside less than half an hour ago, and now getting ready to serve it notice the pork has turned a dingy brown color. Oh boy, it doesn’t look very appetizing. What happened?! Deep breathe. 🙂 This darkening of the meat is oxidation, a chemical reaction between […]
Roasted pumpkin seeds are a delicious and healthy snack and this simple recipe shows you how to prepare and roast pumpkin seeds. The next time you carve Jack o’ Lanterns or use fresh pumpkins in your favorite harvest recipes, don’t throw out the pumpkin seeds. Roasted pumpkins seeds make a wonderfully crunchy and nutritious snack.
This easy recipe for Annatto Oil is one every home cook should learn. Annatto Oil is an essential ingredient in many Asian and Latin dishes. Mild tasting and fragrant, the oil adds vibrant orange-red color to foods. Unlike chemical food colors and dyes, Annatto Oil is all-natural. The pebble-like Annatto seeds impart beautiful red color […]
Is your baking powder still good? Do you know how to test to see if your baking powder is still useable? Good news! There’s a really easy way to test your baking powder to see if it’s still good. This simple test takes just 10 seconds and eliminates all the guesswork, so you’ll know right […]
Aromatic and flavorful Pork Stock can be made easily at home with this recipe. Having a clear golden liquid and rich full-bodied flavor are crucial success factors when making homemade stock. In addition to using good, fresh ingredients, the keys to a beautiful and tasty Pork Stock are the preparation and cooking methods. In this […]
Roasted sesame seeds are essential ingredients in many recipes and they are so easy to make. Skip the store-bought variety that’s been sitting on the shelf for eons. It takes just minutes to make roasted sesame seeds at home.
Have a recipe calling for uncooked eggs but worry about harmful microorganisms that may make you sick? Pasteurize the eggs first and then you can safely consume them. The process is super easy and can be completed in less than 10 minutes. Notes, Tips and Tricks These days a lot of eggs in the market […]
Fragrant and delicious, tofu is so easy to make at home with this simple 3-ingredient recipe. Talk about goodness that’s so much fresher and healthier than the store-bought versions. There are no preservatives or ingredients you can’t pronounce in this tofu. If you’re familiar with making Soy Milk, you’ll find this recipe to be a cinch! […]