A few days ago, my friends and I had a lovely dinner at a Japanese restaurant. Since this is my first try, I was slightly curious about what does sushi taste like. Although I asked my friends to know better, all the answers are different.
At first, I was surprised. Later, I knew the reason.
When it comes to the word “sushi,” lots of people think about raw fish or seafood on a piece of rice. To those who are afraid of eating something raw, sushi seems to be a disgusting food.
However, the truth is due to they not quite knowing just what sushi is really is.
Whether fine, ground, shredded or chunky with onions and mixed with any other ingredients, almost everyone loves chicken salad. Everyone has her or his own favorite chicken salad recipe. I also have mine – a Classic Chicken Salad with onions, garlic, celery, mayonnaise and sometimes yogurt, too. I have tried a lot of Chicken Salad recipe variations (sandwiches or served with lettuce) and I loved almost all of them.
Ever since my daughter turned 1 year old, I have always made her birthday cake. I would get ideas based on what her passion was for the year. For her first birthday, I made her a Barney designed cake. From her second to eleventh birthdays, I designed her cake based on what she was “crazy” about for that year. I did fairies, the Disney princesses, the carousel and Hello Kitty. I even made Barbie for her 11th birthday. For her 12th birthday, she specifically requested for a “grown-up” cake.
Ricotta cheese is similar to cottage cheese except that it contains more calcium. Ricotta cheese is a soft and unsalted cheese made from the whey of cow or goat’s milk. Whey is the remaining liquid after milk has been separated and strained.
Ricotta cheese is a favorite ingredient for such pasta recipes as Lasagna and Ravioli. Ricotta Cheese is easily available in most supermarkets. Homemade Ricotta cheese is also easy to prepare. Other than being used for pasta recipes, Ricotta cheese can also be used as a cracker spread, pizza topping or pancake base. This cheese can also be eaten with honey and fruits.
Have you ever cooked Tamales more than you can eat in one sitting? Have you ever been in a dilemma on how you can reheat tamales?
Making your own tamales is easy although it takes some time. It takes almost an hour to prepare the ingredients: Carnitas (filling); Masa (Tamale Dough); Hoja de maiz (Corn Husk wrappers), broth, salt, baking powder, condiments and cooking oil.
It takes about 3 hours to cook tamales including the cooking of the filling, preparation time of the Tamale dough and putting the tamales together. Steaming takes about 1 hour. This is the very reason why tamales are often made in huge batches and just reheated.