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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Chinese Mooncake Festival (Mid Autumn Festival)

Similar to American holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Mooncake Festival these days is about family reunions and good eating, where mooncakes are a traditional food gift.  Would just like to point out a significant event that can be traced back to the 14th century when China was ruled by the Mongols.  The event really gives cause for celebration.
"Planning a rebellion against the Mongol emperor, Chinese rebels came up with the idea of hiding a secret message inside mooncakes, which the Mongols did not eat. These mooncakes told rebels to rise up on the night of the Mid-Autumn Festival. The uprising was successful, and henceforth the Mid-Autumn Festival was celebrated with mooncakes everywhere in China."  
(Source: Mooncakes in Mid Autumn | Desserts First)

Recycling a post from my lifestyle blog, Joie de Vivre Magazine and embellishing it a little bit more.  There are lots of people participating in the festivities so finding related or similar articles was super easy.  Hope you like the content shared.














Mid Autumn Festival 2017 - 20 Mooncakes That Even Chang Er Will Love

It's almost Mid-Autumn Festival again, the 15th day of the eight month on the lunar calendar (which falls on October 4 this year) when the moon is full. The traditional way to celebrate this festival is by indulging in mooncakes. Every year, we are spoilt for choice when it comes to the mooncake flavours available.


Why Chinese People Eat Mooncake During This Time of the Year

The Mid-Autumn Festival (also the Mooncake Festival or Lantern Festival) is considered to be one of the most significant festivals for Chinese people. Celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese calendar, the 3,500-year old tradition is commonly observed all over the world to worship the moon, celebrate the harvest season, ...


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Food Wishes Video Recipes: Grilled Hoisin Beef – Not Necessarily Mongolian (Reblog)

From Food Ways to Food Wishes. It's not that far. ๐Ÿ‘‰

Chef John has been active on Blogger since 2007. He publishes Food Wishes Video Recipes, a wonderful food blogger and vlogger who likes to share a wide variety of recipes from A to Z, from African cuisine to Vegetables and Weekend Fillers. (No Video Category for the letters X, Y, and Z. But close enough!)



Over 200 food preparation "how to" videos and recipes for Vegetables, Appetizers, and Sauces; over 100 videos for Cooking Tips and Techniques, meat (Beef, Chicken, and Pork plus Seafood and Cheese); and specialties like Spicy food and Italian Cuisine. And of course, there's Dessert. You can find so much more because he has made the blog very easy to search.

Below is the cooking video that led me to his blog. I love hoisin sauce. Do you?

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Grilled Hoisin Beef Recipe - Grilled Beef Skirt Steak with Hoisin Glaze | Food Wishes






* Also sharing the links to two other blog posts. One post I'm sharing because in my opinion a party is not a party without great appetizers. The other post I'm sharing because I heart pomegranates and because I've never seen a non-red pomegranate. Have you?

Let's Get This Party Started Right - Announcing a New Appetizer Category!


Let's Get This Party Started Right - Announcing a New Appetizer Category!

Just in time for your New Years party planning; I've added a new video category for Appetizers . Many of the videos I've previously done wi...


Back By Popular Demand...The Secret Underwater Pomegranate Trick


Back By Popular Demand...The Secret Underwater Pomegranate Trick

I already ran this video demo a long time ago, but when my mother sent me a photo of some "Sweetheart" pomegranates (below right), I thought...

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๐Ÿ‘‰ After you finish visiting with Chef John at Food Wishes, follow these links to some interesting and fun food history and trivia about the pomegranate and the other pomegranateEnjoy!

Monday, March 13, 2017

#holifestival : Sweets : Holi Festival Recipes

About year ago, I became a member of a blogging community called LiteracyBase

It's where I do some of my personal blogging when not publishing posts to what my home business blogs (such as this blog, MyBlog Stop!, My Pain, Your Gain, My Shopping Channel) which also contain some personal posts (opinions and perspectives, etc.). 

This particular online community has an active group of members who hail from India and today is last day of a celebration or festival called Holi. I read some of the members' posts and noted that one writer expressed great enthusiasm about the “sweets” they enjoyed during this holiday. So? So you guessed it! I went on a hunt for Holi recipes. No surprise that I was able to find plenty at popular food blogs that I already like and follow from time to time. If you don't have the ingredients in your pantry or kitchen cabinets to make these tasty treats, you'll know for the next time.  This post will definitely go in my Google Plus World Cuisine Collection.  :)



Celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors, With These 20 Vegan Recipes

Celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colors, With These 20 Vegan Recipes

Holi, also known as the " Festival of Colors " is a Hindu festival that marks the arrival of spring. For two or three days, there is a celebration of color, music, fertility, love, and the victory of good over evil. Holi is an ancient holiday celebrated all over the world but mostly in parts of India and Nepal.


A Glutton's Festival: Try These 5 Delicious Holi Recipes at Home

A Glutton's Festival: Try These 5 Delicious Holi Recipes at Home

Yes! Holi maybe about the colours, the pichkaris, the water-balloons but it is also about the mouth-watering delicacies that mark this festival. In fact there are some dishes which are a part of the celebrations since ages and are considered synonymous with the festival.



Holi Recipes, Holi festival 2017 Sweets Recipes - Rachna's Kitchen

Holi Recipes, Holi festival 2017 Sweets Recipes - Rachna's Kitchen

When I hear word "HOLI" , first thing that comes to my mind is color. Holi is an important festival of Hindu culture. It is known as the festival of happiness, love and brotherhood. In my childhood, I remember that me and my brothers used to wake up early in ...



Holi Recipes - 80 Holi Special Recipes 2014 - Holi Sweets - Holi Snacks - Blend with Spices

Holi Recipes - 80 Holi Special Recipes 2014 - Holi Sweets - Holi Snacks - Blend with Spices

Holi Festival Special Recipes / Holi Sweets Recipes / Holi Snacks Recipes Holi Sweets Mawa Coconut Jaggery Laddu Doda Burfi Gulab Jamun Kova Kajjikayalu Mawa Til Ladoo Chocolate Mawa Burfi Gur Para Mohanthal Rooh Afza Lemon Sharbat 7 Cup Burfi Microwave Besan Laddu Khoya Besan Laddu Phool Makane Kheer Kakara Pitha Rajgira Burfi Aate Ke...



Aam Ka Panna Recipe | Raw Green Mango Drink - Sharmis Passions

Aam Ka Panna Recipe | Raw Green Mango Drink - Sharmis Passions

Aam Ka Panna,a refreshing summer juice made with raw green mangoes.This scorching summer makes me crave for juices often, I loved this idea of storing the preserve and making the juice as and when we want sure better than the store bought juice mixes / squashes with loads of preservatives.


NOTE:  Sharmis Passions has a treasure trove of Holi recipes, in addition to the mango drink shared above.




Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Care To Share Your Eggplant Recipe?

When not at this foodie blog (or microblog or content curation compilation or … however it is that you view the information presented here via Food Ways), my time is sometimes spent being an active member in a blogging community called LiteracyBase. It is a free blogging platform, but you can also join groups to socialize with others who have common interests. One of the groups is  Food & DrinkIt's a small group. There are less than 50 members. As of today, they have about 20+ food-related discussions going on. I started one about eggplants.


Spotlight on Veggies: Eggplant

Spotlight on Veggies: Eggplant

Author Posts We have no issues. And as for the eggplant also known as brinjal it is my favourite. I cook it in many ways. I will surely write a blog on it here. Be on the look out ๐Ÿ˜€ YAY! If I can't eat it, at least I can read about how others enjoy it!



My husband and I enjoy listening to the music of smooth jazz vocalist Michael Franks. One of his songs that we really like is called “Eggplant”.

When my baby cooks her eggplant.
She don't read no book!


Yeah OK. He's not really singing about eggplant. But the lyrics are inspiring and might make you want to cook eggplant, even if you do have to read “how to” in a book!  ๐Ÿ™‚

Below are some recipes you might enjoy.

French style Roasted Eggplant

French style Roasted Eggplant

Eggplants are those unusual vegetables which can be very useful when one is trying to have a balanced meal. Eggplants like most vegetables are rich sources of vitamins and minerals. They also contain dietary fibers which are a must for a balanced diet. For more check these references [1,2].



Ratatouille and Eggplant for Harvest Season

Ratatouille and Eggplant for Harvest Season

This web log is about wine, but this week we include two recipes. Why? Because recipes keep pouring in after my request for them for a forthcoming book - Winemaker's Cooking Companion. Isabelle Chรฉty of Chรขteau Mercier informed me of her mother - Martine's - trove of vineyard recipes on their website recipe page (including - harvest cod,...



Marinated Eggplant - A Healthy Life For Me

Marinated Eggplant - A Healthy Life For Me

Marinated Eggplant is a recipe packed with tons of flavor and loads of vegetables, perfect for a summer side dish. Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan and Paleo Friendly There are certain recipes you make for those you love. This Marinated Eggplant recipe is definitely one for my husband.



Eggplant Patties with Olives and Herbs | Gourmandelle

Make these easy eggplant patties with olives and herbs and enjoy a delicious, comfort recipe that's also secretly healthy and high in proteins! A few weeks ago, I saw a great eggplant patties recipe on a vegetarian TV cooking show. I love eggplants (especially the Eggplant Caviar and Eggplant Spread ) so I decided to give it a try.






http://www.kaleandcaramel.com/post/128777771658/wwwkaleandcaramelcomroasted-eggplant-zucchini-basil-s



Do you have an eggplant recipe that is the best ever?  If so, please share.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Foodie Friday : Chinese New Year Recipes and Dishes

The food-related topic of choice for this week's foodie Friday should be obvious.

Chinese New Year!


At our partner blog, My Blog Stop!, two posts were published discussing this wonderful holiday celebration with its traditions.


  • MBS Post 1:  " ... Flowers are an important part of the decorations for the Chinese New Year celebration. ..." read more.


  • MBS Post 2:  "... symbols of prosperity ... Tangerines and oranges to be specific.

"The bright orange color of the fruits also symbolizes 'gold'; hence it has an auspicious meaning to bring in good luck and wealth." ..." read more.



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People all around the world are celebrating. One of my favorite Asian TV chefs, Ching-He Huang, was a guest on the TODAY show and she briefly shared her good luck recipes to begin the new year. Her recipe for the main dish was Golden Chinese Five Spice Orange Roast Chicken. So many others are sharing their recipes and favorite dishes all around the web. There are so many to choose from. Clearly can't share them all, but hope to do like my selections. 

Happy New Year!!


10 Dishes To Celebrate Chinese New Year 2017: Year Of The Rooster


10 Dishes To Celebrate Chinese New Year 2017: Year Of The Rooster

Happy Spring Festival! Whether or not you have Chinese roots, more and more people the world over are celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year. Falling on Jan. 28 this year, traditionally, it is a time for families to get together and have an annual dinner, as well as sweep the house to make way for good [...]



TV chef Ching-He Huang's top tips for authentic cooking for Chinese New Year

TV chef Ching-He Huang's top tips for authentic cooking for Chinese New Year

It's Chinese New Year and millions of people around the world are getting ready to welcome in the Year of the Rooster. If you're one of them make and you're planning on celebrating, there's no doubt your favourite Chinese dishes will be making an appearance.



Chinese New Year Recipes | BBC The GoodFood



Ginger Orange Pound Cake Recipe

Ginger Orange Pound Cake Recipe

There is one classic dessert my husband and I can't resist - nothing fancy or over the top, just the simple, sweet and soft yumminess of pound cake with a good cup of tea! Over the years I've experimented with many flavours in this simple recipe, from the good old plain vanilla to cardamom spiced and, of course, the chocolate version.



Nian Gao - Chinese Coconut Sticky Rice Cake - The Schizo Chef

Nian Gao - Chinese Coconut Sticky Rice Cake - The Schizo Chef

This week I am presenting some foods that are traditional for different global festivals. Chinese New Year is a holiday that is celebrated in many countries around the world, due to global Chinese migration. Almost every country in the world has a Chinese population and this is the most celebrated holiday that is always acknowledged ...



Traditional Chinese New Year recipes to cook at home

Traditional Chinese New Year recipes to cook at home

Shiitake chive dumplings by Jeremy Pang Want to have a go at making your own Chinese dim sum? Jeremy's recipe includes a useful guide to making these wonderfully crispy shiitake and chive dumplings, with tips on how to perfectly wrap and shape them.




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Yee Sang (Prosperity Toss Salad) | Malaysian Chinese Kitchen

Yee Sang (Prosperity Toss Salad) | Malaysian Chinese Kitchen

Happy New Year!!


Previous #FoodieFriday posts?



Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Food Blog Spotlight: Tofu is the New Black on Tumblr

So glad such a thing as a spotlight was invented. The concept or idea of shining a light on something or someone worthy of being noticed comes in handy when you find a fantabulous food blog like “Tofu is the New Black”. 

My foodie adventures around the web often either begin here at this blog or at my complementary Tumblrmicro-blog. Was scanning the posts stream and came across this amazing blog. Fortunately the publisher, “Irene”, introduces herself in both Italian and English. (No problem if she didn't. I keep my Google translator at the ready! ๐Ÿ™‚ ) 



Irene is a vegan and not only does she share great vegan recipes but the food images at her blog show off some of the prettiest food I've ever seen!  She scours the web and recycles recipes, cooking tips, healthcare tips, charts displaying food alternatives or substitutes, infographics, and other food finds.  She is PRO-Green and extremely environmentally conscious (as we all should be).  Her posts date back to August 2015. Got so excited just browsing January 2017, decided her food / foodie adventures needed to be shared with others. 



Pretty food!
http://happy-tofu.tumblr.com/post/135333234655/httphappy-tofutumblrcom



Healthcare Tips!
http://happy-tofu.tumblr.com/post/135333574570/httphappy-tofutumblrcom



Cheese Lovers!
http://happy-tofu.tumblr.com/post/135134167665/lemon-cranberry-pistachio-cashew-cheese-ball



Healthy Ways to Satisfy the Munchies!
http://happy-tofu.tumblr.com/post/125921885985/10-vegan-snacks-for-your-desk



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