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EASY RECIPES TO CELEBRATE THE CHINESE NEW YEARCOMFORT FOODS TO KEEP YOU WARM THIS WINTERChinese Hot and Sour SoupPho Bo (Vietnamese Beef [or pork, chicken] and Rice Noodle Soup)Host the best Holiday Potluck!

EASY RECIPES TO CELEBRATE THE CHINESE NEW YEAR

On February 16th, millions of people across the world, including thousands here in Canada, will be coming together with their families to celebrate the Chinese New Year. To usher in the Year of the Dog, according to Chinese tradition, there will have plenty of colourful parades, fireworks and little red envelopes filled with money for...
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COMFORT FOODS TO KEEP YOU WARM THIS WINTER

Are you tired of the same old frozen fries? These sweet potato wedges will have your family saying, “When did dad learn to cook like this?” and guests asking, “Where did you buy these?” You will feel empowered knowing that you created such a wonderful and nutritious...
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Chinese Hot and Sour Soup

Ingredients

8 Dried black mushrooms 16 Dried cloud ear mushrooms Boiling water as needed 2.5 L Chicken stock 250 g Lean pork, cut julienne 180 g Bamboo shoots, cut julienne 80 g Soy sauce 10 mL White pepper 120 mL Cornstarch 250 mL Cold water 90 mL Rice vinegar 10 mL Oriental sesame oil 2 Eggs, lightly beaten 1 Scallion, sliced thin 30 mL Cilantro, chopped 1. Place the two...
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Pho Bo (Vietnamese Beef [or pork, chicken] and Rice Noodle Soup)

Ingredients

3 L Beef broth 12 slices Fresh ginger root 3 stalks Lemongrass, coarsely chopped 180 g Shallots, sliced thin 1 Cinnamon stick 90 mL Nuoc Nam (Vietnamese fish sauce) or nam pla (Thai fish sauce) T&T market Salt to taste 750 g Beef tenderloin or other tender beef steaks 750 g Rice sticks Garnishes, as desired: Shallots, sliced thin Mung bean sprouts Fresh mint leaves Fresh cilantro leaves Fresh...
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Host the best Holiday Potluck!

Best of Holiday 2014-01For some people, Christmas time brings visions of sugarplums. For the rest of us, it can bring a stocking full of anxiety – especially if you are expected to host the festive meal. Whether you are taking in a collection of stray friends...
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