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Tofu with Mixed Vegetables in Madras Curry Sauce
Chinese / Cooking / Indian / Vegetables

Tofu with Mixed Vegetables in Madras Curry Sauce

Here’s another healthy recipe from Grandma!  It’s a Chinese- Indian fusion recipe of tofu and mixed vegetables in a Madras curry sauce.  Madras curry is a blend of spices and herbs, including chili peppers, turmeric, coriander, cumin, and cloves, from southern India.  This curry is named after a city in Chennai, which due to the … Continue reading

Blueberry Muffins
Baking / Breakfast

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry muffins always have a special place in my heart; and, only a few things can top a relaxing Sunday morning of blueberry muffins and coffee.  These muffins are simple, light, fluffy- and bursting with blueberry goodness! Opt for unbleached flour and aluminum-free baking powder to improve the taste of muffins.   Unbleached flour uses … Continue reading

Black Sesame Dumplings in Ginger Sweet Soup
Chinese / Cooking / Dessert

Black Sesame Dumplings in Ginger Sweet Soup

Today marks the Winter Solstice Festival (“Dongzhi” 冬至), which is an important festival in Chinese culture and typically celebrated on/around December 22nd.  This tradition dates back to the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) when both government officials and commoners would have a day to reunite with their families. In the southern parts of China, especially Hong … Continue reading