Tag Archives: appetizer

Tofu Cashew Croquettes

Cashews and tofu got mashed with lemon grass, fresh mint and a hint of chili, then fried until crispy on the outside and soft on the inside – no wonder these were gone in mere seconds! This batch serves 2 people as a snack or a starter – I have a feeling that next time […]

Beet Kimchi

I have a love-hate relationship with pickled vegetables. I absolutely love pickles when they’ve been made by fermenting in brine, but I can’t bring myself to like pickles that have been preserved with vinegar. For example, when I was a kid in school, we’d often have slices of pickled beet as part of our school […]

Mini Spring Rolls

We were originally trying to make jiaozi, Chinese-style dumplings, but it turned out that the spring roll pastry that we got from the local Asian market reacted less than favourably to steaming. In fact, when steamed, it turned into a pulp! So, what do you make from spring roll pastry? Spring rolls. And they turned […]

Black Bean Stew

Just a simple black bean stew, very comforting and lovely on a winter’s day. Our pressure cooker allows us to make bean stews on a whim – no soaking and thus no planning ahead is required. This stew made a nice lunch with a few slices of rye bread. If it was cooked in a […]

Edamame Avocado Soup

This gentle soup made an amazing weekday lunch for the two of us. Somehow it managed to be light and filling at the same time, and the subtle flavors of edamame and avocado enhanced each other beautifully. Edamame means fresh young soy beans in Japanese, and they’re usually cooked and served in their pods. Fresh […]