Chowtimes wishes all who celebrate Chinese New Year a Prosperous Horse Year.
May all be blessed with success and good health.
This is another recipe from mintgreenapron.blogspot.com which Minoo shared in the South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen.
The Orange ginger Crinkle Cookies have a distinct flavour from the molasses. According to Minoo, molasses is a good source of iron. Pregnant women and vegetarian who miss out iron from red meat can benefit from eating food made with molasses.
Source: mintgreenapron.blogspot.com who adapted the recipe from The Joy of Cooking: All About Cookies
Minoo shared a chicken recipe from mintgreenapron.blogspot.com for the main dish at the South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen.
Minoo served the Sticky Chicken Thighs with steamed basmati rice. The sweetish sauce is great on steamed rice.
Minoo prepared three recipes to share at the South Arm Multicultural Community Kitchen.
The first recipe is a simple Lemon Barley Soup. This is a vegetarian soup which provides a good source of fiber and protein from the barley grain and lentil.
Serve the soup with a squeeze of lemon to it. The lemon adds some tanginess to the soup which made it quite refreshing.
Source: Minoo via South Arm Community Kitchen
It was a cold rainy evening and we just wanted something with soup. We stopped at the Brighouse Square to check out the restaurants there. We had a choice of having beef noodle at Shanghai House Restaurant or noodle combos of our choice at Excelsior Restaurant. We settled at Excelsior Restaurant.
I ordered the noodle combos for $8.95. My choice of soup base was Gingko and pepper soup which turned out very peppery. We enjoyed the heat of the pepper especially in a cold rainy day.
My choice of two toppings were pork balls and fish fillet. Other ingredients included in the combos were fresh bean curd, button mushrooms and suey choy.
My choice of noodle was egg noodle which turned out to be the noodle used for wonton noodle (“sung mien” in Cantonese). Continue reading
Michelle shared a popular yogurt drink in Indian restaurants in the South Arm Older Adults Kitchen.
Mango Lassi is a delicious combination of mangoes and yogurt that is cool and soothing. It is wonderful on hot summer days or as a compliment to spicy meals.
Michelle shared a Raita recipe from My Father’s Daughter by Gwyneth Palthrow as a side dish in the Indian inspired meal at the South Arm Older Adults Kitchen.
Raita can be eaten like a salad if you use less yogurt, as a dip or as a way to tame the spice in curries.
Yogurt has calcium and protein and is great for your digestive system.
The main course for the Indian inspired meal that Michelle prepared for the South Arm Older Adults Kitchen is non other than the popular North American Indian dish, Butter Chicken.
This may not be traditional, but it is easy and delicious. It can be a time-saving dinner when the chicken is marinated overnight.
Michelle served the Butter Chicken with Cumin Basmati Rice.
Serves 4 to 6
Michelle served the Garden Greens Pakoras with Tamarind Chutney.
This Tamarind Chutney is fantastic with pakoras, samosas or papadam.
Source: adapted from Indian cooking by Beverly Leblanc
Michelle prepared an Indian inspired meal for the South Arm Older Adults Cooking Club upon the request of Jeff who comes from UK.
For appetizer, Michelle shared a baked garden greens pakoras for a healthier version. Serve the garden greens pakora with chutney (next post), yogurt or sour cream.