Recipes — Herbs

Parsley and Lime Guacamole

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Parsley and Lime Guacamole

I am a huge fan of avocado and really love guacamole! It's one of my favourite dips! And, I am glad that my kids, who are not big fan of avocados, enjoy guacamole too. So, this is a must-have when we do Mexican dinner at home.  Guacamole is typically made with avocados, onion, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno pepper, lime juice, garlic and salt. We usually omit the jalapeno to keep it kid-friendly. Sometimes, I would also use garlic powder instead of fresh garlic. Fresh garlic can be too sharp and overpower the mild avocado favour (tip from a Mexican friend :D).  Another...

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Hakka Lei Cha Rice (Pounded / Thunder Tea Rice)

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Hakka Lei Cha Rice (Pounded / Thunder Tea Rice)

Lei Cha is an iconic dish of the Hakka people. It typically comprises several sides of vegetables, and toppings like nuts, tofu, preserved radish, served drenched in tea soup.  There are stories that claimed that the origins of Lei Cha dated back 1800 years ago. When Shu Han 蜀漢 kingdom General Zhang Fei 張飛 was about to launch his attack on Chengdu during the Three Kingdoms era (220 - 280 AD), his soldiers fell ill to a plague epidemic. A traditional physician prescribed rice with a combination of herbs feed the troops. It cured Zhang Fei's soldiers and he went on to conquer Chengdu. And, that...

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Baked Salmon with Dill & Garlic Butter Kale Rice

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Baked Salmon with Dill & Garlic Butter Kale Rice

Sharing two recipes for a healthy and well-balanced meal.  Baked Salmon with Dill This recipe by Chef Martin Breslin from delish.com is a keeper - it's quick, fuss-free and best of all, yummy!  Serves 4 Ingredients  4 salmon fillets Cooking spray 15g finely chopped fresh dill 1/2 tsp. kosher salt tsp. Freshly ground black pepper 4 wedges of lemon Directions 1. Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius. 2. Place fish on a baking sheet lightly coated with olive oil; lightly coat fish with olive oil. Sprinkle fish with dill, salt, and pepper. 3. Bake at 180 degree Celsius for 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily...

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Classic Chimichurri, the Amazing Sauce for just about Everything!

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Classic Chimichurri, the Amazing Sauce for just about Everything!

I first tried chimichurri at an Argentinian steakhouse in Chicago, and absolutely loved it! It's garlickly, tangy with loads of fresh herbs. Definitely a great sauce, not just for steak. It can be used on grilled fish, seafood, chicken, and roasted veggies or even fried eggs! The key to making this amazing sauce is fresh herbs. Sharing the recipe from Delish.  Yields: 5 Serving Prep Time: 5min Ingredients 60g Italian Parsley 15g Oregano 3 cloves of garlic 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 tsp lemon zest Pinch of red pepper flakes (or for heat-lovers, deseeded small...

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Creamy Kale Smoothie

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Creamy Kale Smoothie

A delicious and creamy green kale fruit smoothie with banana and yogurt. Filled with healthy protein and nutrients to nourish your body and soul. The perfect drink for any time of the day! Recipe is from Erin Clarke at the Well Plated. Serves 2 Ingredients 150g curly kale, chopped and stems removed 180ml nut milk  1 frozen medium banana, cut into chunks 1/4 cup plain non-fat yogurt (Greek yogurt, or vegan diary-free yogurt) 1/4 cup frozen fruit pieces (pineapples, kiwi, apples or even berries) 2 tablespoons peanut butter (creamy or crunchy) 1 - 3 teaspoons of honey (to taste) Fresh...

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