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About mama huang

I love to cook and experiment with recipes. The ones published here have been adapted from recipes from various sources and are recipes that members of my family love and ask for.

Mussels in White wine

Adapted from Recipe by Ina Garten Ingredients 3 lbs of fresh mussels 1/3 C all purpose flour 2 T butter 2 T olive oil 1 C of coursely chopped onion 1 1/2 T minced garlic 1/2 C of chopped canned … Continue reading

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Nian Gao (Chinese New Year Cake)

Ingredients 1 /3/4 C dark brown sugar (if using light brown sugar, add 2 T molasses) 1 1/2 C water, divided 1 lb sweet rice powder 2 T canola oil 1-2 t vanilla or almond extract, or 1 t of … Continue reading

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Sour Dough Starter

Potato Flake Sourdough Starter and Bread Recipe Potato flakes make an easy starter for sourdough bread. This is a variation of friendship starter for breads. With attention, you can keep this starter going for a very long time. It will … Continue reading

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Soy Sauce Cucumber Pickles

Ingredients: 4 large English cucumbers 1 t kosher salt 1 t sugar Marinade 3/4 C water 3/4 C soy sauce 3/4 C rice vinegar 1/2 C sugar Directions: Cut the cucumbers crosswise into 4 pieces – they should be 3-4″ … Continue reading

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Boiled Kong Xing Cai (hollow stem greens) with sauce

Kong Xing Cai Ingredients for sauce: 2T soy sauce 1T water 2t sesame oil 1T rice vinegar 1/2 – 1 t sugar Pepper to taste 5 or more garlic cloves, chopped, sauteed in canola oil and drained Boil the Kong … Continue reading

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How To Roast And Peel Chestnuts

Ingredients: Raw chestnuts Instructions: Stand each chestnut on its base and grasp firmly with your left thumb and forefinger. With a small pointed paring knife, stab and make a slit down, preferably, the flat side (if there is a flat … Continue reading

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Nuts and Seeds Health Bars

Ingredients: 1/4 C quinoa, uncooked 3/4 C pecans  (or sliced almonds, pistachios, walnuts) 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/4 chia seeds 1/4 C  hemp hearts (or other seeds) 2T coconut sugar  (or dark brown sugar) 1/4 t salt  (1/2 t if … Continue reading

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