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Chinese Marbled Tea Leaf Egg. The year of the rabbit.

Chinese Marbled Tea Leaf Egg

I had finally reached two cycles on the Chinese New Year calendar, and it was time to celebrate with my first New Year’s dinner attempt. My coworker suggested that I cook rabbit for my celebration, but somehow it felt unlucky to cook my own kind. I did want to create a feast though, something akin to the countless dishes my parents would make back home. I scoured the web for recipes and bombarded my home phone line with questions, and here I present to you the beginning of LJ Bistro #10, Chinese New Year style. Throughout my years of actual cooking, I’ve kept no secret my intense love affair with eggs and the many ways of cooking this fine protein. Tea Leaf Eggs are a popular street snack in Asia, and they are very easy to make at home. Ingredients: 6 eggs 3/4 cup soy sauce 2 tea bags (I used Lipton’s black tea bags) 2 star anise 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar Instructions: 1) Make the hard boiled eggs. 2) Leave the water in the pot and run the eggs under cold water.

Quick zucchini sauté. My favorite side dish takes five minutes to make.

quick zucchini sauté

It has only three steps. No garlic or shallots get minced, nothing gets topped with butter, and shockingly, it involves no truffle salt. It has only two ingredients, and the only reason I’ve held out this long telling you about it is because when I see a recipe that swears it will combine two ingredients in an entirely new and innovative way, I roll my eyes. But this doesn’t mean that you should be limited by my jaded expectations. In fact, I’d be spectacularly sad if you were, because this is wonderful. I had it for the first time at the Red Cat restaurant in Chelsea a few years ago. It cannot be made in advance. The last time we ate at the Red Cat, they inserted the recipe for this with our check. Zucchini Here: Zucchini Elsewhere: Oh, and there’s this: Over at Chew On That, Smitten Kitchen sous-chef, Alex–along with 21 other food bloggers–tells the internet what his last meals would be.

Heat the oil on high in a large skillet. Torchons & Serviettes. The Web’s Best Sandwich Recipes. Few foods allow for such creativity as the humble sandwich.

The Web’s Best Sandwich Recipes

By definition, it’s just bread and . . . stuff. PB & J on white? That’s a sandwich. A mountain of pastrami and a bit of slaw between rye? Also a sandwich. Grilled Cheese and Short Rib Sandwiches Unfortunately, you can’t put this guy together during the opening credits of a movie like a lot of sandwiches. Soft-Crab Sandwich This sandwich is all about the crab. Thanksgiving Leftovers Club Sandwich Some people say Thanksgiving is the best food day of the year. Coffee Bacon Sandwiches We’re very aware that bacon goes well with anything. Orange Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwich Whenever we lay eyes on a beautiful pork shoulder, our primal response is, “We gotta rip that sucker apart and devour it NOW.” French Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwich It’s like French onion soup but portable! BBQ Cabbage & Sausage Stuffed Sandwiches Chorizo Breakfast Sandwich With Sage Pesto Sandwiches are not confined to brown bag lunches.

California Sandwich. Have Jar, Will Travel: Best Ideas for Meals in a Jar. What is it about food served in canning jars? Sure, we could use a plate and scoop ourselves a portion like normal adults, but where's the fun in that? Besides, packing food in jars or baking directly in them makes dishes easy to transport and mess-free. Sounds good to us! A canning jar is essentially a ramekin. Anything that you can bake in a ramekin can also be baked in a canning jar, with the added advantage that you can screw a lid on a canning jar and take your food with you!

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. What other dishes do you think work well "in a jar"? Related: 10 Pieces of Inspiration for Planning Your Summer Picnics (Images: Not Martha, Country Living, and Giver's Log) Anchor Hocking. 50 Different Foods You Can Put in a Jar {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas} A couple weeks ago I posted 50 different things to do with mason jars…though all the ideas were creative and fun, none of them had anything to do with food.

50 Different Foods You Can Put in a Jar {Saturday Inspiration & Ideas}

I thought the whole concept of food in a jar deserved a post all of it’s own. So this weeks Saturday Inspiration post is dedicated to all the glorious foods … You can put in a jar: desserts in a jar, bread in a jar, appetizers in a jar, meals in a jar, drinks in a jar… I think you can pretty much put anything in jar and it instantly becomes a million times cuter! Now I want to save even more jars! The Sunday Showcase starts tonight … I can’t wait to see what you have been working on this week! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend ~Enjoy. Custom Printed Labels, Personalized Seals & Stickers. Put your names on our elegant custom-designed printed labels, envelope seals, favor tags and coasters to create beautiful personalized food or craft gifts, bath creations, wedding and party favors, CDs and DVDs and more.

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a mason jar meal (my 6th PFB challenge)

I love mason jars. They are perfectly portioned, retro, convenient, and reusable. They are affordable, accessible, versatile and stylish. They contain, shake, serve and store. And they travel. Here is what I served: I wanted a meal that tasted freshly made, even after sitting for hours in a jar. Put dressings and heavy items on the bottom, foods to stay crisp and fresh at the top. Chickpea and chicken salad: Rinse and drain a can of chick peas. Homemade bagel chips: Slice several bagels in half. Pesto pasta: Cook penne pasta and drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the water. White wine sangria (adapted from this Martha Stewart recipe): In a saucepan, combine and heat 1/2 cup water, 1/4 cup honey, the zest and juice of a lemon, six whole cloves, and two cinnamon sticks over medium heat to a simmer.

The beauty of mason jars is the pretty package. To test the freshness, I prepared my mason jar meal in the morning and we dined in the evening. Salad in a Jar – SRC. Secret Recipe Club time, holla!

Salad in a Jar – SRC

There are a ton of us in this, not so secret club, now. It’s rad! I look forward to ‘reveal day’ every month to see all the fantastic recipes that have been made. And quite honestly, I also look forward to seeing who got my blog. Of aaaaall the recipes they could have picked, why THAT one? So then, why do I chose the recipes I do? After reading pretty much every tidbit on Denise’s blog I concluded she’s an amazing woman, mom and wife. One of the great things about the SRC club is you can modify the recipe you choose. A few notes on the dressing: 1. 2. 3. Balsamic VinaigretteRecipe from Creative Kitchen Adventures 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil1 tbsp balsamic vinegar1-2 tbsp water (more or less depending on the consistency you want)2 tbsp honey (can be replaced with agave or brown sugar)1/4 tsp sea salt1/4 tsp black pepper DirectionsPlace all ingredients into a small jar (canning jar). SaladMakes 2 salads (Salads pictured were made in 32 oz mason jars)

Tea sandwiches Recipes at Epicurious. Moroccan Carrot and Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Green Olive Tapenade Recipe at Epicurious. Photo by Richard Gerhard Jung yield Makes 6 sandwiches active time 30 minutes total time 4 1/2 hours The inspiration for this recipe came from a tea sandwich one of our food editors discovered at Alice's Tea Cup, in Manhattan.

Moroccan Carrot and Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Green Olive Tapenade Recipe at Epicurious

It's surprisingly substantial — a bit like an overstuffed deli sandwich, but not nearly as heavy. For carrots 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup olive oil 1 1/2 lb medium carrots (8) For tapenade 1 1/4 cups green olives (6 to 7 oz) such as Cerignola or picholine, pitted 3 tablespoons drained bottled capers, rinsed 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 flat anchovy fillet, chopped 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh lemon zest 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 cup olive oil For sandwiches 12 slices good-quality pumpernickel sandwich bread 6 oz soft mild goat cheese (3/4 cup) at room temperature Preparation.

Our Favorite Sandwiches at Epicurious. W hat would school lunches be like without the requisite sandwich?

Our Favorite Sandwiches at Epicurious

Years ago, peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese, and baloney satisfied most people, but palates change with age, and sometimes you want something bigger, better, and more sophisticated. For the sake of simplicity and inclusivity, we'll define the sandwich as any food item with a filling—historically, either meat or cheese—in between two slices of bread. You can find all sorts of variations on the sandwich throughout the world: gyros in the Mediterranean and Middle East, paninis in Italy, and the banh mi in Vietnam, just to name a few. Sandwiches born in the United States include the Dagwood (a multitiered sandwich consisting of meats, cheese, and various condiments), the sub (cold cuts, cheese, lettuce, tomato, and condiments on a long roll, its shape reminiscent of a submarine), the BLT (bacon, lettuce, and tomato, usually with mayonnaise), and the Elvis (peanut butter and bananas, grilled on a pan).

Bread What Kind? Picnic Holidays & Celebrations at Epicurious. Kinfolk Dinner — Brooklyn, New York. Ribboned asparagus salad. Mini Ham & Cheese Quinoa Cups. Mini Ham and Cheese Quinoa Cups are poppable and packed with protein.

Mini Ham & Cheese Quinoa Cups

The perfect breakfast recipe or snack idea! I had this whole spiel ready about how real men do, in fact, eat quiche, as demonstrated by Ben who housed nearly a dozen Mini Ham and Cheese Quinoa Cups that resemble wee baby quiche for dinner, but then I remembered that quiche have crust and Mini Ham and Cheese Quinoa Cups do not, so in reality they’re more like mini frittatas and well, all was tragically lost.

Ok, let me explain. First of all, Mini Ham and Cheese Quinoa Cups might be my new favorite thing on the planet. I may or may not have squealed with delight when they came out of the oven. They’re basically mini frittatas containing eggs, egg whites, cooked quinoa, shredded zucchini, cheddar cheese, and diced ham, but I can’t name ‘em Mini Ham and Cheese Frittatas because Ben won’t knowingly eat frittatas. Plus, they’re so versatile. Plus they take no time at all to make.

Mix. Add the cooked quinoa, and mix again. May's Cooking Club Challenge: Avocado and Edamame Salad. Healthy and fresh, we're making Bal Areneson's Avocado and Edamame Salad in the month of May. This salad is filled with exotic flavours and steps away from your regular generic salad, sorry lettuce. Ingredients - yield 4 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, chopped2 tablespoons oil from sun-dried tomatoes1 tablespoon of Spanish paprika1/4 teaspoon ground cuminpinch of salt and pepper2 green onions, finely chopped (1/4 cup)1 cup edamame beans, cooked2 cups bean sprouts, loosely packed4 avocados, peeled, pitted and sliced2 tablespoons lime juice Directions Combine the sun-dried tomatoes, oil, cumin, green onions, salt, paprika and lime juice in the bottom of a salad bowl and mix well.

Summer Picnic Recipes – Best Recipes for a Summer Picnic. Serve a chopped summer salad and dress it with a delicious mariande (recipe below). Chop 2 large beefsteak tomatoes, 2 pounds seedless watermelon, and 1 large cucumber. Toss with 1/4 cup sliced red onion. Whisk the Basic Marinade (note the omissions) with 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, 1/4 cup raspberry vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard. Pour over the salad, cover, and chill for 2 hours.

Serve with a baguette to soak up the juices. Marinade recipe:Basic Marinade [omit lime juice, vanilla, rosemary] + Fresh Mint, Raspberry Vinegar, Dry Mustard. Fremont Sandwich Restaurant. Try our convenient take-out packages. These are satisfying 3 course picnics that are perfect for your group outing. Packages can be multiplied to accommodate any number of guest. Packages for 20 or more people need one day notice and 50% deposit. Sandwich Choices are:Rio Del Mar (veggie), Santa Maria (roast beef), Silverado Trail (turkey) Extra Sides:Picnic potato salad, honey'd fruit salad, bonfire beans n chips Pint (serves 4) $8Quart (serves 8) $15. Tortilla Rollups. Picnic Sandwiches Slideshow. Best Picnic Sandwich Recipes. Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich. Easter Cupcakes Baked in Real Egg Shells.

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