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How To Clean Your Instant Pot

August 20, 2018

I live in a tiny apartment.  Needless to say, I don’t have the luxury of having multiple of the same appliance.  So, if I want to use my Instant Pot again immediately after cooking something, I need to clean it first.  But what if I need to cook something that will result in a burned bottom? Well, that’s what this video is all about. In under 15 minutes,…

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Homemade Tortillas and Chicken Quesadillas

March 19, 2018

I love making as much of my food as possible. Homemade food tastes exponentially better than the ones you buy from the supermarket and depending on how refined your palate is; homemade food is also more economical. That is why I make my own tortillas.  Although I live in San Francisco – a city that offers a plethora of options for fine food – but for the price…

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Probiotic Lemongrass Lemon Soda

February 26, 2018

This probiotic lemongrass lemon soda (any kind of probiotic soda for that matter) is our household’s guilty pleasure.  Yes, it is soda and it has sugar in it.  But you have control over how much sugar to add.  With it being probiotic, this delicious, refreshing soda will add healthy bacteria to your digestive tract, help to regulate your systems.   Ingredients: 1/2 cup of Ginger Bug liquid 6…

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Fresh pasta with creamy tomato sauce and prawns

July 21, 2017

Sometimes it’s laziness, but I think the real reason behind people eating out is that it’s hard to cook for just two people.  So, for most of my recipes, you’ll find the portion is perfect for two people.  Here’s a delicious, quality creamy seafood pasta dish perfect for a romantic dinner for two. Ingredients: 7-8 prawns 2 sheets of homemade pasta cut into your favorite size (or 8-…

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No-churn homemade ice cream – Green Tea, Strawberry and Mocha

May 9, 2017

Ingredients: 1 pint of Straus’s Family Creamery Whipping Cream 1 can of condensed milk Three one-pint Mason jars Ingredients for different flavors Green tea – half a tsp of matcha powder Mocha – 2-3 tbs of strong mocha coffee (see below for instructions) Strawberries – 3 tbs of freshly pureed strawberries Steps Put your Kitchen Aid mixing bowl in the freezer for about 10 minutes.  If your freezer…

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Eco-friendly Color-Safe Bleach

May 9, 2017

Although bleach is a multi-purpose cleaner, I really hate how it burns my nose and irritates my skin. If you have a sensitive sense of smell and skin like I do, or if you prefer to use products that are not harmful to the environment, here’s my recipe for a homemade color-safe bleach. Ingredients: 1 tbs of white vinegar 1 tbs of hydrogen peroxide 2 cups of filtered…

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Homemade Grainy Mustard

May 9, 2017

Mustard isn’t just a nice condiment for a perfect sandwich or hotdog, you can also use it as an ingredient for making BBQ sauce and African Chicken Kabob. Although buying it at the store is easy, making it at home isn’t difficult at all either. Ingredients: 1/2 cup red mustard seeds 1/2 cup yellow mustard seeds 1 cup + 2 tbs of rice vinegar Jar Steps:  1.) Pour…

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Homemade Raspberry Jam

May 9, 2017

I haven’t bought jam for quite a while.  Why?  I like to know what goes into the food I consume.  Not only do I like to control the amount of sugar and knowing what goes into my food, I also like to support local farmers by shopping at my local farmer’s market.  And have I told you it only takes 2 ingredients to make jam? Ingredients: 1.5 cups…

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Simple Bechamel Sauce

May 9, 2017

Bechamel sauce is considered the “mother sauce” for other sauces.  Although it’s traditionally a sauce for the French cuisine, this sauce is easy to take.   This simple base-sauce can add a rich, nutty flavor to your dishes. Ingredients: 2 tbs of all-purpose flour 2 tbs of butter 1 cup of whole milk Fresh nutmeg Salt and pepper (either black or white) Steps: In a saucepan, warm up…