Homemade Soba Noodles

Soba is the Japanese name for buckwheat. Traditional Soba noodles are thin noodles made of 100% buckwheat flour. They are delicious in soup or stir-fried dishes. Buckwheat has many health benefits. It is high in fiber and protein, and rich in iron, magnesium, zinc and vitamin B1. It is also naturally gluten free. Whole grain […]

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Homemade Matcha Ice Cream

When I was a child, a friend of my father owned a local farm. They had their own creamery onsite and made ice cream from milk produced on the farm. Each time when we got ice cream as gifts from this uncle, it was my happiest day. That ice cream was thick and creamy, stronger […]

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Almond Butter Cake

I first had the butter cake with my friend Ting at the California Pizza Kitchen and we loved it so much. It was served warm and was incredibly fluffy yet creamy and moist. I never had another butter cake as nice as that ever since, until I made my own, following a CPK copycat recipe […]

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Turkneer – A Meatless Turkey Made of Roasted Paneer

Turkneer is a Thanksgiving “Turkey” made of roasted paneer. It is my husband’s creation. It was a hit, and he requested that I write a formal recipe. This will be our new Thanksgiving tradition. As RK does not eat any meat, every Thanksgiving, we had to look for a no-meat version of turkey. It is […]

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Whole Wheat Cranberry Sweet Roll

My family love sweet bread rolls that are soft and fluffy. However, it is difficult to make soft and fluffy bread using 100% whole wheat flour without adding any additives. Regular whole wheat won’t make good bread. I needed bread flour. However whole wheat bread flour is hard to find. After extensive search at local […]

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Best Crepes for Thanksgiving Breakfast

I started making crepes for breakfast again.  One day our younger boy gave his food request: can we have crepes for breakfast?  I receive such orders often, and we enjoy cooking food together.  Usually it starts with an online search for best recipes with highest reviews. Only this time, I knew where the best recipe […]

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Breakfast Crepes

This is a classic recipe for basic crepes, published by Juila Child in her The Art of French Cooking. It is so easy and fool proof, yet so versatile. You don’t need special equipment or skills. I used whole wheat flour in place of the original all-purpose flour and the outcome is as great. The […]

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How Much Coffee Should We Drink Each Day?

In 2019 alone, over 2,600 articles on “coffee” or “caffeine” have been published, according to MEDLINE, the most comprehensive database on life sciences and biomedical research. That means on every single day, we can find 5-10 published research articles on coffee or caffeine.  Often these studies reported results that contradict with each other.  More than […]

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How is Kefir Good for Our Health?

Kefir (pronounce as kәFEER) is a fermented drink that is most commonly made from cow milk.  Although not as well-known as yogurt, it is becoming increasingly popular as a probiotics drink.  Here I have summarized its intriguing history, unique characteristics and recent research on its health benefits. What is kefir – 5 fun facts Although […]

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