Dim Sum with Shumai and Law Bok Gow

It’s Food ‘n Flix and Creative Cooking Crew time again, all wrapped up into one post! I always love it when two challenges come together like this. Our challenges were: for Food ‘n Flix the chosen film was Kung Fu Panda 1 and/or 2; and for the Creative Cooking Crew challenge was “What’s for Breakfast?” where we were asked to prepare a breakfast for weekend guests.

Now let’s make one thing clear: my friends know if you come to eat at my place you are a willing and participating guinea pig! I have been waiting a long time to get a kick in the butt to try my hand at some Dim Sum recipes. The marriage here was perfect and I prepared ShuMai (Pork and Shrimp Dumplings) and Law Bok Gow (Daikon Radish Cake).

Shumai Law and Bok Gow

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Chocolate Birds Nests for Easter

Working with people who also love to cook is wonderful. I would say 70% of our daily social talk revolves around food, at least. We all have varying degrees of experience and we all agree: cooking and baking are two separate beasts. A perfect example is a colleague of mine who is great a cooking but is trying to master baking. We keep telling him baking is chemistry, you HAVE to follow the steps and measurements.

Recently we did get great cookies from him. Did I mention we have a communal snack table too so we can share our homemade treats lol?

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The Liver Experiment: the round up and final thoughts

As diligent as I was to make my 10 recipes once a week, I have been putting off the round up. For one I was away on vacation (posts coming soon!) and then I was sick. But I think part of me did not want the experiment to end. No I don’t mean I would like to eat liver every week from now on but it did become a routine, one I was not ready to let go off. Sounds weird but it feels a bit like a mourning.

Perhaps I should do the same thing again with another food nemesis? Well I’ll think about it for a while but for now let’s stick to The Liver Experiment Round-up, and see what I have learned, taken away and if liver is now my friend.

And after you read the post do not forget to go enter my Homemade Condiments cookbook giveaway!

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Homemade Condiments Cookbook Giveaway, Creamy Chicken Stuffed Shells, and Caramel Mock Apple Bites

Today is my group’s reveal day for the Secret Recipe Club. What is the SRC? Basically you are assigned a fellow participant’s blog by the organizer and then you pick a recipe of your choice from that blog and make your version of it. But it is a secret, you cannot reveal whom you picked and what you made until the established posting date and time. This month I made 2 secret recipes: Creamy Chicken Stuffed Shells and Caramel Mock Apple Bites.

And here is a third secret: I have a fabulous giveaway for you all today. I receive a complimentary copy of the Homemade Condiments cookbook and I was given an extra copy for a giveaway. That is right, one lucky reader will receive their very own copy of this essential book for your cookbook collection. Info at the bottom of the post.

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Blueberry Banana Muffins

It’s Food ‘n Flix time again! In this monthly group a ‘host’ picks a movie of their choice that pertains to food. Everyone watches the movie and then makes a recipe which the film inspired. It can be any recipe you want. This month’s pick is hosted by Deb at Kahakai Kitchen. She picked a movie that I always love watching over and over again: Stranger Than Fiction.

At the end of the interminable cold so I will keep this short. My inspiration for this month was off the menu board in the bakery the movie takes partly place in, I made Blueberry Banana Muffins.

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