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Archive for December, 2009

Dec 29 2009

A Christmas with Peking Duck

This year for our family Christmas gathering, Daniel wanted to make Peking Duck. Sure, it’s definitely easier to just go to a Chinese Restaurant and buy it, but where’s the fun in that? The only experience I’ve had with Peking Duck was, well, eating it! We both wanted to learn how to make it, so [...]

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Dec 20 2009

Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: Baking Treats for Christmas Giving

It was probably a stroke of luck that we were chosen again for this month’s Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24 event! My proposal for December was to bake a ton of Christmas goodies to give away as presents for our family and friends, which we hope would also inspire our readers to spend time baking during [...]

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Dec 16 2009

Osso Buco means “Hole of Bone” in Italian

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Tonight for dinner, we whipped up a classic Italian meal of osso buco using beef shanks, but it’s traditionally done with veal shanks (baby cow). The very first time I had osso buco was in Rome, and I realized how much I’ve missed out for not trying it earlier! Osso buco is slow braised with [...]

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Dec 13 2009

Lemon Broiled Orange Roughy

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For those who are not familiar with orange roughy, it’s a species of fish that was first fished commercially off New Zealand, and then later off of Australia. Orange roughy has a mild, delicate flavor and moist, large-flaked meat that holds together well after cooking. We bought some frozen orange roughy fillets at Costco, which [...]

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Dec 09 2009

Portobello Salmon Burgers

We try to incorporate more fish into our meals, but instead of the usual grilling of fish fillets, we wanted to make something more interesting for our daily diet. We took salmon fillets and threw it in a food processor to rough chop, and added a bunch of seasoning and ingredients to make a mean [...]

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Dec 07 2009

Spicy Shredded Chicken in Buttery Puff Pastry  

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Sometimes we have an urge to do something really different and random. We like using puff pastry because of the light and buttery texture, which goes well as a dessert. However, savory is just as good, and that’s what we did for this recipe. We threw together a few things to create this dish which [...]

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Dec 03 2009

December Giveaway – Gift Bag from Fiber One Nonfat Yogurt

With the holidays here, it is definitely tough to stay on track of our diet when all we do is eat a ton of good food from all the festivities around us. I try to snack smart by having yogurt and other low fat options in my fridge. To make eating yogurt a little more [...]

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