Egg and Quail on Creamy Spinach


This appetizer will make our tongue dance :D

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Ingredients

For the eggs

  • 4 eggs
  • Flour for dredging
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Salt and pepper

For the quail

  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) canola oil
  • 4 quails
  • Salt and pepper

For the herb garnish

  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) flat parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper

For the creamed spinach

  • 2 pounds fresh spinach, washed and tough stems removed (1 kilogram)
  • 1 cup (250 ml) heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) butter
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper

recipe by Chuck Hughes

How to make :

  1. For the eggs, cook them for about 5 minutes in boiling water for a soft boiled egg.
  2. Drain and cool the eggs in icy cold water then remove the shell.
  3. Put the flour in a bowl and click me to read more

Broccoli Cheddar Soup


Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Soup time!!! Lets try make this Rich and Creamy  Soup :)


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Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 7-inch sourdough bread boules (round loaves)
  • 4 cups broccoli florets (about 1 head)
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 2 1/2 cups (about 8 ounces) grated sharp white and yellow cheddar cheese, plus more for garnish

How to make :

  1. Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the flour and click me to read more

Vegetarian Sheppard’s Pie


This is a healthy and delicious Vegetarian Main Course, should try one Chef…

vegetarian_sheppards_pie-2013Ingredients

1 spaghetti squash
1 head of garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups bread crumbs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup roasted pine nuts
2 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 tablespoon flat parsley, chopped
5 to 6 Yukon Gold potatoes, boiled but not peeled
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup smooth goat cheese
1 cup 35% cream
3 cups sliced mushrooms
6 cups wild mushrooms
1 medium onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup dried Du Puys lentils, cooked
Fried shallots to garnish
Salt and pepper

how to make :

Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C).
First, cut the spaghetti squash in half and remove the seeds. Place on a baking sheet and click me to read more

Bika Ambon-Indonesian cake


Now we try Indonesian most popular cake ‘Bika Ambon’


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Ingredients:

dough :

25g grated cheddar for sprinkling
100 g cake flour
11 gr instant yeast
5 grams sugar
250 ml of coconut water

Bika Ambon coconut milk :

1 ltr thick coconut milk from 2 coconuts
10 lb, pandan leaves
10 lb lime leaves
3 btg sereh

Cheese syrup
250 ml Bika Ambon coconut milk from 1 coconut grated
200 gr of white sugar
100 gr grated cheddar cheese

Eggs dough :

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The Benefits of Honey


All of us mostly love honey, especially for kids. Because when I was a kid, honey is  my favorite one beside chocolate of course. Now I discover that honey very beneficial in our daily life.

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Now the benefits of honey are:

1. Prevent cancer and heart disease:
Honey contains flavonoids, antioxidants which help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease.

2. Reduce ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders.
Recent research shows that honey treatment may help disorders such as ulcers and bacterial gastroenteritis. This may be related to the 3rd benefit…

3. Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-fungal:
“All honey is antibacterial, because the bees add click me to read more

Peppered Duck with Vanilla mash-Pea & wild Mushroom Ragout


Peppered-Duck-with-Vanilla-mash-Pea&wild-Mushroom-Ragout2013Let’s try great taste of duck in this dish. don’t miss it Chef :)

Ingredients:

  • 2 duck breasts
  • 1 tbsp cracked black pepper
  • 85g smoked bacon lardons
  • 50g wild mushrooms , such as chanterelle or oyster, sliced or torn
  • 2 tbsp Port or Marsala
  • 100g fresh peas , cooked for 2 mins in boiling water, or frozen peas, defrosted
  • 100ml chicken stock

for Vanilla mash :

  • 500g potatoes
  • 2 tbsp double cream or crème fraîche
  • ¼ vanilla pod , split open
  • small knob of butter

how to make :

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut into chunks. Place them in a pan of cold, salted water and bring to the boil. Turn down the heat and simmer for 10 mins until tender, then drain in a colander. While they are draining, place the pan back on a low heat with the cream and click me to read more

Coconut Creme Caramel with Lemon grass-Banh gan


Take inspiration from Vietnamese cooking with this fresh and fragrant coconut dessert recipe.

 

Coconut-Creme-Caramel-with-Lemon-grass-Banh gan2013Ingredients :

  • 1 x 400ml can coconut milk
  • 375ml (1 1/2 cups) pouring cream
  • 2 stems lemon grass, coarsely chopped
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) Cointreau liqueur
  • 315g (1 1/2 cups) caster sugar
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) water
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks

 

how to make :

  1. Combine the coconut milk, cream, lemon grass and Cointreau in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture nearly comes to the boil. Set aside for 20 minutes to develop the flavours.
  2. Meanwhile, combine 215g (1 cup) of sugar and click me to read more