Fresh Spinach Pancakes (no wheat flour)

1 bag fresh spinach, chopped finely1 medium egg3 level tbs gram flour2 level tbs flax seeds, finely ground1/2 tsp dried yeast60g warm water1/2 tsp salt Add the water and yeast to the gram flour and whisk to get all the lumps out. Let it stand for about 15 minutes. It won't floof up much, but …

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Candied Watermelon Peel with Lemon Balm

No, not the green peel, I suspect that's a bit too hard and unyielding to make into a sweet. Although saying that, I have seen many Chinese bloggers make candies out of all sorts, so you never know! It's the white part in-between the green skin and the red flesh that can be pickled or …

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Parsnip Cake – a take on Lo Bak Go

No, not a sponge cake. This is a delicious, savoury cake of subtly flavoured and spiced steamed parsnip. Those of you familiar with dim sum restaurants may know it as Turnip Cake, but Chinese Turnip is hard to get where I live unless I make a special trip. What I did have, however, was a …

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Korean Braised Aubergine

Watching YouTube videos of Korean and Japanese cooking does make one want to have ALL OF THE THINGS. 1 large aubergine1 green pepper*2 tbs vegetable oil1/2 tablespoon gochujang (Korean red chili pepper paste) 1 tablespoon soy sauce1 tablespoon rice wine or mirin or sherry1 teaspoon minced garlic1 teaspoon sugar1 tablespoon sesame oil as a seasoning1/2 …

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