Baked Brown Rice with Onions

This recipe is adapted from America’s Test Kitchen. The original recipe has an optional roasted red peppers which we left out.

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The rice was sweetish from the onions.

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped fine
  • 1 cup low sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups long or short-grain brown rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • optional: 3/4 cup roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges

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Chicken Souvlaki

You can roast this Chicken Souvlaki in the oven or cook over a BBQ, just be sure to soak wooden skewers in water beforehand if you are using wooden ones.

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This is also a great marinade if you want to prepare a few batches of these ahead of time and throw in the freezer. Just defrost overnight in the fridge when you are ready to use them.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into large cubes

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Greek Salad

The South Arm Older Adults Cooking Club resumed for the Fall session.

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Michelle prepared a menu fills with whole food of local produce, brown rice and chicken.

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The salad for the day is Greek Salad using local fresh produce like tomatoes, cucumber and green pepper. The fresh basil is from Michelle’s garden.

Ingredients

  • 1 long English cucumber, cut in half lengthwise, remove seeds if necessary and chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 4 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • handful of kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil or 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • optional;  1 garlic clove, minced

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Important Update – 07-Sep-2014

Hi All:

This is to let you know that this is the new permanent chowtimes website. We have decided to go simple and going forward, we will update new posts here on https://chowtimes.wordpress.com. Please update your bookmarks.

We will be spending the next few months migrating the contents over from http://chowtimes.com and once it is completed, we might decide to shut down that domain.

Thank you,
Ben and Suanne

Sweetie Pink Dessert on Westminster Hwy, Richmond

After attending the “A Night of Hope with Joel & Victoria”, me and my girl friends decided to go dessert.

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There is not a lot of choice at the late hour. We went to Sweetie Pink on Westminster Highway, across the Richmond Public Market.

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The place was painted pink just like it’s name suggests.

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John 3:16 Malaysian Delights on Anderson Road, Richmond

I met up with 3 of my girl friends at John 3:16 Malaysian Delights for a quick dinner before we take the Canada Line downtown to the Rogers Arena for a Night of Hope with Joel & Victoria.

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The restaurant was opened recently and we all like Malaysian food.

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The restaurant is quite small with a few tables. The owner of the restaurant previously ran the Malaysian stall at the entrance at the Richmond Public Market.

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Since we were at a rush, we just ordered fried noodles from the menu. The above was recommended by one of my girl friend who had dined here before. It’s a fried vermicelli Malaysian style. We can taste the flavour of egg in it. Continue reading