recipe: oven baked fried chicken

i’m always on the look out to replicate dishes that i can enjoy for my little one due to her food allergies. one of my regular cravings is fried chicken. so why not try a recipe that claims to copycat KFC’s blend? Continue reading “recipe: oven baked fried chicken”

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recipe: fish congee

fish congeesince it’s already April, i thought we avoided cold season but it turns out the interim between winter to spring is another season for catching a cold. k got it first and then i caught it – first a cough and then a sore throat. what is the best thing to eat at when you have both? congee.

it’s comfort food at is best – liquidy to help with the throat pain, hot to warm your body and tasty that still appeals to your diminished sense of taste. there is quite a variety of congee combinations. my favorite is a crab congee at a restaurant i frequent.

but when you’re not able to go out to get it, this is a simple recipe to make yourself!

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recipe: yang zhou fried rice

yang zhou fried ricewhen i was prepping a little cooking project for k’s country study, i did some research about the history of fried rice. eggs are a big part of the recipe. the measure of “wealth” could be determined in the amount of eggs in the fried rice dish as the color yellow is symbolic of gold. k is allergic to eggs so i did not add it in her class project but i thought it would be fun to try the recipe with eggs as well!

there are also variety on how egg is included in the rice. one way is by cooking the egg first and then adding it to the rice along with all of the other fried rice ingredients. but recently i watched a Taiwanese drama and one scene has a chef making fried rice by pouring the beaten egg into the rice after all the other ingredients were already mixed together. therefore you cook the egg with the fried rice – not before.

cooking the egg into the rice mixture gives it an extra egg flavor.

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recipe: apple banana pumpkin bread

since i enjoyed the filling in the apple banana pumpkin pie i made for k’s thanksgiving meal, i searched for another recipe that had all three fruits and came across this bread recipe. i enjoyed it and so did the family!

cooking tools

  • parchment paper
  • loaf pan
  • wire rack

ingredients

  • 1 over ripe banana, peeled and mashed
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ⅓ cup of applesauce, extra if desired
  • 1 tsp of alcohol free vanilla extract, optional
  • 1 cup gluten free (oat) flour
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 2 to 4 Tbsp of water or saved liquid

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recipe: apple banana pumpkin pie

it was a little tricky finding the right recipe to make pumpkin pie but with the plethora of recipes to be found online, i was able to mix and match one pumpkin pie recipe for the pie crust *see note 1 with a different pumpkin pie recipe for the filling *see note 2. i did make a few tweaks to both the crust and filling recipes to accommodate the food k has been introduced to so far.

cooking tools

  • large plastic bag
  • pie pan

ingredients

crust

  • ⅝ cup gluten free flour
  • pinch salt
  • 3 Tbsp applesauce
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp ice cold water or ice cold saved liquid

filling

  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • ½ cup organic applesauce
  • ½ medium ripe organic banana
  • ½ oz milk
  • ½ tsp cinnamon

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