Picadillo, an update! 

I’ve been gone for a bit from blogging. I’ve still been cooking up recipes, but I have a problem. I HATE TYPING THE RECIPES. It’s not hard, I’m just lazy. Please forgive me! So remember my previous posts, pappas rellenas and tambor design picadillo? They both called for, picadillo as part of the dish, but…

Vegan Steamed Dumplings: Vegan Siu Mai

This is such an easy, healthy, well-known Chinese dish, that you would be a fool not to make it. And the nice thing is, you can sub the ingredients for whatever vegetables you like, and you can even add tofu if you please! The nice thing about these dumplings is that you do not need…

Jook, Joak, Congee, Rice Porridge?

The recipe book I’m following calls it joak, or thick rice soup. The internet spells it jook. It’s also called congee, which my man says is the American word for it, which I’ve never heard in my life, but rice porridge sounds more like what Americans would call it. Whatever you call it, it is…

Vegan Steamed Fish: Jing Yue

This dish is not perfect, but it’s about as close as a healthy vegan version of cantonese steamed fish can get! A favorite of my fiance and his dad, I don’t think it would ever replace the real thing for them, but we aren’t really making this for the carnivores, are we? It’s just a…

Cantonese (Almost) Oil-Free Pan-Fried Noodles: 豉油王炒麵

Classic, oily, salty, crunchy, noodley goodness.  A staple at dim sum and where ever great Chinese food is being had. Great for vegetarians, but unfortunately, not for vegans. The noodles that are used for this dish are egg noodles, aka, not vegan friendly. My heart, shattered. I refuse to give these delicious babies up! Not…

Papas Rellenas, Stuffed Mashed Potato Balls

***This recipe has been update with a better picadillo recipe. *** When I got the idea to start this blog, it was kind of a spur of the moment, I just feel like doing this, sort of idea. It was not well thought out, planned, or premeditated by any means. I’ve never cooked Cuban food and I’ve…

Papas Pelayo or Crushed Potatoes

Crushed potatoes are nothing new to me. These are pretty similar to the ones I make based off a recipe from the Pioneer Woman, she calls them crash hot potatoes. They are amazing. And so are papas pelayo. It involves some of my favorite foods: potatoes, onion, and cilantro. It’s truth time. This is supposed to…