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Steamed Chicken Adobo Buns – Adobong Siopao

The steamed or baked asian bun.  What exactly is it.  Well Filipinos call it "Siopao", in China it's called a "Bao", and in Hawaii we call it "Manapua".  These names all refer to the same thing.  That soft spongy ball of dough filled with a variety of fillings like sweet char siu pork, chicken curry, Chinese sausage, or sweet black bean paste; then steamed or baked to perfection. Siopao, Bao, Manapua, or whatever you want to call it is a family favorite.  It can be an appetizer, a snack, ...

Oh So Spicy Homemade Salsa Recipe

I concluded years ago that if you want great salsa you only have two choices.  One, find a family owned Mexican restaurant preferably one south of the border or in  border zones in states like Arizona, California, and Texas.  Or two, make it at home.  Since I live in Hawaii I generally opt for option two as I can't jet off to Mexico or the border states each time I've a yen for salsa.  So I came up with my Spicy Homemade Salsa Recipe. At our house we like our salsa chunky, tasty, and very ...

Round Up of Star Wars Inspired Recipes for Your Event

Hear we go again!  Another Star Wars movies was recently released.  Yes Disney's Han Solo movie is a Star Wars story, meaning it's not part of any of the Star Wars trilogies.  Instead it's a stand alone movie designed to enhance or explain the major characters or story lines.  In this case Han Solo's beginings.  We all wondered about his early years before he joined up with the Rebel Alliance, didn't we? Regardless if you had the burning desire to learn more about Han or not one thing is ...

Sesame Tofu Side Dish

What is Tofu and is it good for you?  Tofu is coagulated soy milk in short soy bean curd.  The curd is then pressed into a block and is used in many different Asian and Vegan dishes. I use it in my stirfrys and egg rolls.  I feel that tofu with its soft cheese like texture makes a great protein substitute or addition.  I think the verdict is still out on whether or not Tofu or bean curd is healthy or not. I've read arguments for pros and cons.  I don't pay too much attention to them as ...

Sun Dried Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Here's a new hummus flavor I whipped up for the family.  It goes great with the Beef Shawarma wraps I make.  It's very easy to make.  You can use a food processor, but I was too lazy to take out my processor so I made it in my Ninja blender, it worked just as well. I use sun dried tomatoes I buy in the open markets of Venice.  I store them in the freezer and soak them in water for a few hours before using them.  You can use the sun dried tomatoes they sell in jars at the produce ...

DIY Infused Olive Oil

I just love infused olive oil!  But have you seen the price of infused olive oil at those specialty stores?  Yup, they can cost a pretty penny! You might be wondering what's the big deal with infused olive oil and what is it used for.  Infused olive oil adds flavor to just about anything!  You can use it in marinades and dressings; drizzle it on anything you want to add flavor to, even scrambled eggs; you can add it to your cooking oil to give fried food some extra zing; and it makes a ...

DIY Infused Vinegar

Infused Vinegar has become a very popular gourmet staple.  You'll find them in grocery stores and specialty shops.  They can cost a pretty penny! You might be wondering why you need infused vinegar and what you'd use it for.  Infused vinegar can be used for so many different things depending on what type of vinegar is infused. Infused vinegar can be made with Balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or white vinegar. You can infuse vinegar with fruits, herbs, or spices.  Fruit infused ...

Healthy & Yummy Veggie Stir Fry

In my effort to change our eating habits to something a bit healthier than meat and potatoes I make a meatless meal at least once a week.  One of my favorites is this Veggie Stir Fry. It's amazing how filling and tasty a simple meal of healthy veggies can be.  This week I made this dinner of zucchini, spinach, and tomatoes.  It was delicious, my husband loved it.  You can serve it with a piece of whole grain bread if you wish; the bread is great for dipping in the juices. You can also ...

Devon’s Easy Corn Bread Recipe – Delicious!

Happy Thanksgiving!  I know you've just finished putting the bird in the oven for today's big feast.  That's usually how it works at my house, and probably at most of the homes in the country!  Anyway, by dinner time I will be so over the turkey dinner and wondering what to make for dinner this weekend.  (I'm hoping all the leftovers are gone by then!) Well I know after Thanksgiving the last thing I want to do is make yet another elaborate meal!  I try to stick with something simple ...

Cheesy Chili Mac Recipe!

Cheesy Chili Mac is usually served during rainy and cold seasons. It is packed with vitamins and minerals that is good for your kids. Besides of its very easy to prepare and to cook, it is also a budget meal and 100% sure that your kids going to love this and beg for more cause it tastes cheesy rich and flavorful. This is my version of Cheesy Chili Mac Recipe!Enjoy!   Ingredients: 2 ½ cups uncooked macaroni noodles 1 cup frozen corn kernels 15 oz. can kidney beans 1 ½ ...