Vietnamese pancake (banh xeo)

I was in Vietnam recently traveling from Ho Chi Ming City (Saigon) all the way up to Hanoi (Hoi An, Hue, Halong Bay).  Took two cooking classes, one in Ho Chi Minh City and one in Hoi An (Tra que organic farm) Here is the recipe and a demo video how to make the most…

Chinese Cooking Class – A Summer Night Delight! – Thursday June 20th, 6-9 pm

I’ll be teaching another  Chinese Cooking Course (A Summer Night Delight – Thai cuisine).  Please see link for registration detail: http://www.edenwest.ca/promotions.html Menu for the evening: Vegetarian Spring Roll with Sweet Chiles, Lime Dipping Sauce – 素春卷 Mekong River Mortar Pounded Green Papaya Salad, with Palm Sugar, Dry Shrimp, and Shredded Green Beans –青木瓜沙律 Stir-Fried Brined…

Thai Spicy Green Papaya Salad (Som Tam, ส้มต)

Green Papaya is most often used to make Thailand’s famous – Green Papaya Salad. (Som Tam, ส้มตำ) Green papaya is not a different variety of papaya but rather the unripe fruit of the papaya tree. When it is unripe it is eaten more like a vegetable then a fruit. Raw papaya is good for you…

Spicy Candied Pecans

These sweet and spicy pecans have a crunchy mahogany coating of caramelized sugar, and cayenne pepper. They’re a great all-purpose candied nut recipe to use in salads and side dishes, and also wonderful eaten plain, by the handful, and it is very additive…….be careful! Serving Suggestion – This Spicy Candied pecans is a great add-on…

Caprese (Bocconcini) Salad Recipe / Insalata Caprese Recipe

This may be the most famous salad in Italy! In addition, this dish is the best example of the Italian cooking principle that simplcity is complexity and “let’s let the ingredients do all the talking.” Although the ingredients are very simple, I would like to share a little trick with you that I use to…

Baby Spinach with Organic Spring Mix Salad, Danish Blue Cheese with Sliced Fuji Apples, Spiced Caramelized Pecans and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese croutons

  Ingredients 1 apple, chilled 1 small lemon, juiced 8 ounces spinach, washed, thoroughly dried, and stemmed 4 ounces organic mix green 2 ounces Italian Arugula  2 ounces white mushroom (thin slice)  1/8 cup dry cranraisin (cranberry and raisin mix)  2 hard boil eggs  pine nut  6 ounces Danish blue cheese, crumbled 4 ounces goat…

Caesar Salad with Pancetta

  Serves 8: Fresh juice from one lemon Six anchovy fillets (mashed) 1 egg yolk Parmigiana-Reggiano cheese (freshly grated) Worcestershire sauce (few drops) Freshly grounded black pepper 1 tablespoon of freshly minced garlic 2 tablespoon of Dijon mustard Three romaine lettuce Pinch of sea salt 1/2 cup of vegetable oil 1/2 cup of extra virgin…

Hand Shredded Sesame Chicken Salad- 芝麻手撕雞

If you want to impress your friends, this recipe is an easy way to do it.  You can prepare everything 99% in advance so you can spend time to entertain your guests when they arrive.  Also you can make this dish bigger by adding “Fillers” such as lettuce, crispy chips, and other garnishes.  A good…

Insalata Caprese, Caprese (Bocconcini) salad

3x fresh vine-ripe tomatoes (any variety) Bunch fresh basil 2-3 pieces of Bocconcini cheese (buffalo mozzarella) Diced red onions Capers Extra Virgin Olive oil Balsamic vinegar Salt and pepper Read further for my secret recipe for turning a $6 bottle of balsamic vinegar into a $80 bottle! INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Slice tomatoes, 0.5 cm in thickness. Arrange flat…