BASIL MINT PESTO PASTA SALAD WITH TOMATOES & STRAWBERRIES

BASIL MINT PESTO PASTA SALAD WITH TOMATOES & STRAWBERRIES

Ingredients ⅓ cup walnuts, pine nuts, almonds, or hazelnuts 1 cup fresh basil leaves 1 cup fresh mint leaves ⅓ cup parmesan cheese 3 cloves garlic Salt and pepper ½ cup extra virgin olive oil 8 oz. mezzi rigatoni, or other short-cut pasta 8 sun-dried tomatoes, thinly...
SICHUAN THREE PEPPER PORK BELLY STIR-FRY

SICHUAN THREE PEPPER PORK BELLY STIR-FRY

Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 12 ounces pork belly, sliced ½-inch thick 4 long hot green peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces, deseeded if desired (will be less spicy without seeds) 1 teaspoon minced ginger, sliced to ⅛-inch thickness 12 dried red chili peppers 5...
LOBSTER STICKY FRIED RICE

LOBSTER STICKY FRIED RICE

Ingredients 2 whole live lobsters (1¼ to 1½ pounds each) 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1½ cups (300 grams) glutinous rice (sticky rice), soaked in 2 cups water for 30 minutes to 1 hour 2 cups vegetable oil for frying 2 eggs, whites separated...
SICHUAN HOT AND SOUR CABBAGE STIR-FRY

SICHUAN HOT AND SOUR CABBAGE STIR-FRY

Ingredients For the sauce: 4 teaspoons light soy sauce 1 tablespoon Chinese black vinegar 2 teaspoons sugar 1 tablespoon oyster sauce For the rest of the dish: ½ tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon water 2 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil 4 cloves garlic, smashed...
SWIRLED PUMPKIN BROWNIES

SWIRLED PUMPKIN BROWNIES

Ingredients For the pumpkin mixture: 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ⅔ cup sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup pumpkin puree ¼ cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg For the chocolate...
SESAME SCALLION WAFFLES

SESAME SCALLION WAFFLES

Ingredients 2 eggs, at room temperature ½ cup vegetable or canola oil, plus more for brushing the waffle iron 1 ½ cups whole milk 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 ¼ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder ⅛ teaspoon five spice powder...