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A Quinoa-Centered Meal

I am very excited to be part of Foodbuzz’s 24×24! Bowl of uncooked quinoa and The table setting My family dinner was focused on quinoa. Quinoa is sort of like couscous except it’s a protein-rich grain (not a pasta like couscous) and it tastes nutty when eaten alone. The quinoa I used (according to its package instructions), ask for a 2:1 ratio (by volume, as in 2 cups water to 1 cup quinoa) of boiling water to quinoa and after it absorbs the liquid for 15-20 minutes, you’d fluff it up with a fork like couscous. (You can find quinoa..

Foodbuzz 24×24: (Early) Chinese New Year Feast

This month, Foodbuzz has selected me to be one of their publishers to write their monthly 24×24 project. My proposal was to cook a Chinese New Year meal feast all from scratch. From the crispy roast pork (phonetically pronounced siew yuk; 烧肉) to egg custard tarts (dan tats (蛋撻), which I wrote last year (CLICK HERE for the recipe) with several other traditional dishes which I will talk about later. Chinese New Year (it’s the Year of the Rabbit) is starting on February 3, 2011. Granted, I’ve cooked this feast early but my brother has to be out of town..