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Don’t trust the original recipe about shaping the cookie using cookie cutters.  I never understand how to roll shortbread dough easily, as it’s too oily to handle.  The reviews had someone suggested using making a log and just cut with floss.  I don’t understand why using floss too… as a knife works just as good to create a sharp edge.  The problem though is I cannot shape the log with a nice circumference, so ends up my cookies are not perfectly round.  Well, I tried my best…

Lavender Shortbread Cookies

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These scones were made just the day before I finally greeted my little boy who had been hiding in my belly for the past 10 months.  These are so easy to make, especially you have an opened carton of whipping cream and don’t want to pour all of those fattening cream to make just 4 portions of pasta.  I froze the scones and took a few out at a time to thaw for next day’s breakfast.  My younger brother said this recipe (adapted from a recipe of lemon scone, from a local radio station; a few ingredients were modified, thus I won’t bother to post the original here) tastes better than he could get from outside!!

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This recipe adapted from Food Network, with just a few changes to the original: used butter instead of olive oil, preheating oven to 375 degrees instead of 350 to lock the juice of the chicken, threw in extra ingredients as usual. Its method of pan-frying the chicken first then roasting it in the oven made the chicken so tender and juicy. It’s one of most tender chicken breast ever made at my home.

 

Pan-roasted chicken with mushroom and onions

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Cilantro Catfish


It’s time to cook the frozen catfish filet in my freezer.  I looked through my cookbooks and found there’s only 2-3 recipes of catfish dishes.   Catfish must have a strong taste as the recipes call for either a salsa sauce or a cajun seasoning, even with some buttermilk coated-deepfrying.  I always like to cook fish with simple marinade and easy method, so I based tonight’s recipe from a Costco recipe that uses orange juice, vegetable oil, soy, lemon juice, and garlic clove.  I think changing vegetable oil to sesame oil, adding ginger, wine, and ground white pepper, and lots of cilantro will be a refreshing way to cover up the catfish taste.

Catfish with ginger cilantro

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I was going to make passionfruit / tiramisu type of dessert this weekend.   I asked my husband what cheesecake he wanted, he felt like eating just plain cheesecake.  Most plain cheesecake requires baking and using sour cream.  I am NOT buying a tub of sour cream and let the rest of the tub sit forgotten.  Have to use up whatever I have at home!

So I came across a couple recipes of Tofu cheesecake with red bean.  I added a lot more cream cheese than in the recipe as I have to finish the cream cheese.  The taste is definitely heavier cream cheese than the original tofu flavor.  But it’s still gives the smooth texture while not as fattening as the western cheesecake.

Tofu cheesecake

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It’s time to pick some thyme from the aerogarden.

Because I am using organic chicken breast, I want to use all natural yet simple seasoning for the chicken.  It’s my first time ever buying organic meat.  The skin is thinner which leads to less oil.  Thus baking time needs to be 5 minutes shorter for juicy yet crispy chicken.  I asked my husband if he can taste any difference (of organic chicken)..  well,  not his tastebud.

Good-for-you organic meal along with side dishes:

  • Organic potatoes tossed in fresh parsley, dill, olive oil, salt and pepper
  • Brocc0lini (boil a pot of water, add some salt, then put broccolini in for 2-3 minutes)

Roasted Chicken Breast with Thyme and Lemon

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Fresh Dill Salmon


Dill pairs great with salmon and potatoes, however I haven’t cooked salmon and potatoes for a long time.  The dill just got neglected and grew taller and taller until it got burned by the aerogarden lamp.

I bought a salmon steak this week just because I wanted to use some dill.   I just threw in whatever should match with the fish.  It’s probably one of the plainest yet very yummy way to cook salmon.

Salmon with Fresh Dill and Lemon

 

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