Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Pork Potstickers

Time for Takeout!

There is nothing more comforting and delicious than dim sum. Next to scallion pancakes, dumplings may be my favorite takeout appetizer. They are crispy yet tender with a juicy and flavorful pork filling. Today I will show you how to wow everyone with the best pork dumplings ever!

Monday, 8 February 2016

Vegetable Lo mein

Time for Takeout!

Time for the Noodles, and it’s my favorite Lo Mein. Give me chicken, shrimp, pork veggie, I don’t mind. It’s my go to noodle dish from any take-out spot next to pad Thai. Most time I will have it all by itself. This version is quite delicious and very very easy to make.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

General Tso's Chicken

Time for Takeout!

This month it’s all about takeout. Chinese food is one of my absolute favorites.  It’s actually a pretty good idea to have a few takeout recipes under your belt. Not only is it cheaper to make at home, its also healthier, because you can control your ingredients. Use organic, omit msg if you choose, the works, because you have all the control.  I will be challenging myself this entire month to make recipes that rival my favorite takeout spots. And first up is the General!

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Chocolate fried chicken tenders with maple ketchup

"Feast of Saint Valentine"

 Yummy time, fried chicken never gets old, ever! Especially when it’s dredged in cocoa flour before fried, and drizzled with maple ketchup. Is it something for the kids or something for the kid in you? I’m still unsure.

Bacon cinnabon with chocolate nutmeg ganache

"Feast of Saint Valentine"

I have a tried and true recipe for cinnamon buns, it is perfect.  The buns are gooey, tender, doughy and just …..Perfect. These are not those perfect buns. Why? Because I am super, super, super, super lazy! In all fairness that cinnamon bun requires making the dough and chilling it overnight, removing it from the refrigerator, kneading, allow it to rise, then forming the buns and allowing it to rise again. It’s truly a task and a half. Pillsbury to the rescue… Not so much.  

While I generally adore Pillsbury products, I may have to say they may need to work on the texture of their cinnabon product. It’s really more like a cinna-bread than a bun. Not gooey, not chewy, very puffy and bready. Flavor wise, they are pretty good, but it still pales in comparison to the home made bun. However a few simple ingredients elevated these buns to a new level.

Let welcome to the stage, Bacon and Nutmeg chocolate ganache. I cut corners and got a ready-made cinnamon bun, threw that super sweet can of icing in the garbage and decided to make my own toppings, crispy fried bacon and a nutmeg infuses chocolate ganache. The nutmeg chocolate bacon and cinnamon are a match made in heaven. Pillsbury or not My sister loves them, they are indeed super soft, especially when warmed, The ganache is a lovely glaze and the crispy bacon adds a saltiness to each bite. If only these were my homemade buns. Tisk tisk.

Pillsbury cinnamon bun
4 strips bacon
¾ cup Heavy cream
3 oz bar milk chocolate
1 tablespoon nutmeg

Xoxo Greedygirl

Friday, 29 January 2016

Cheesy chocolate brioche bread pudding for two

"Feast of Saint Valentine"

The one thing I look forward to when I come to NY is my visit to whole foods.  And not just for the experience, for the French brioche bread. The French bread by Euro Classic is the most delicious brioche bread I have ever eaten in my life; has me wanting to book a flight to France. I could literally eat the entire bag. With that said I can’t lie to you, it really pained my soul to use the bread to make a bread pudding. Hence today I bring you a very small bread pudding for two.

Chocolate boneless beef short rib kebabs

"Feast of Saint Valentine"

It is time for chocolate and red meat.  It’s always a challenge to combine coco and meat without it tasting like dessert. This recipe is a winner, succulent flavorful 100 percent meat. Do not be afraid of the chocolate!

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Dark Chocolate Chip coffee cookies

"Feast of Saint Valentine"

Sweet chewy and chocolaty with hints of coffee undertones; that’s the next chocolate recipe today. There always seems to be an endless array of cookie flavors to choose from. I always try to do a spin on my classic chewy chocolate chip oatmeal cookies whenever I can. This year we welcome the addition of coffee and dark chocolate. It adds an absolute punch to the chewy sweet cookie.

Chocolate chip pancakes

"Feast of Saint Valentine"

The only thing better than fluffy thick and light pancakes are fluffy chocolate chip thick and light pancakes. I took my classic pancake recipe and brought it to new heights buy adding one simple ingredient; chocolate!
I am always amazed at how folding stiff egg whites into a batter can change the game. It makes the pancakes so incredibly thick and fluffy. An in addition to this wonderful texture there are pockets of melted milk chocolate chips throughout every bite. There is really no difference with this pancake than my original fluffy pancake recipe other than the addition of chocolate chips. If you are a true pancake connoisseur and you love my original recipe, I’m sure you have been adding blueberries and chocolate chips to the batter long before I have.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Easiest cookie and chocolate cream icecream

"Feast of Saint Valentine"

Chocolate ice-cream anyone? If chocolate syrup and cookie and cream ice-cream ever had a child this would be it. It’s rich and creamy with the perfect crunchy bits of Oreo cookies. The most special thing about this ice-cream is not the flavors but the method and its simple ingredients.  The easiest ice-cream I have ever made ever!!  Literally took me less than 10 minutes to put it together.