A Nurse's Comfort Kitchen Blog at Allrecipes.com (11/2009)

A Nurse's Comfort Kitchen

 
Nov. 29, 2009 5:09 pm 
Updated: Apr. 7, 2010 4:34 pm
I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving! The recipe I want to share with you today is a Dim Sum recipe--Sticky Rice (Chinese name: Nuo Mi Ji. "Nuo Mi" means sticky rice, "Ji" means chicken). This can actually be a very personalized dish. You may add more ingredients to the sticky… MORE
Lotus Leaves, Chinese dried Mushroom,Chinese Dried Mushroom Cooked, Dried Shrimp
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Chicken for Sticky Rice
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Chinese sausage
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Sticky Rice
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Nov. 22, 2009 12:00 pm 
Updated: Feb. 5, 2010 8:13 pm
I am sure everyone is busy this time of year. It has been a hectic week: school work, my tutoring job, and some sad news about my favorite Szechuan restaurant in Seattle. I found out the restaurant had a fire that was set by an arsonist when I went over to order some food to go last night.… MORE
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Preparation
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Fish-pre stir fried
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Pickle Chili Pepper Fish finished
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Nov. 16, 2009 9:44 pm 
Updated: Feb. 5, 2010 8:13 pm
The dish is going to take you a little bit more time, but I promise that you and your guests will love this dish. It is a traditional Chinese homemade dish and you don't usually see it in a restaurant. This is my homemade stuffed tofu!Ingredients:1 lb pork loin 2 bag Tofu puffs3 green… MORE
Steps of mixing the stuffing. You may skip using the Chinese pickled cabbages!
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Putting in the stuffing; precook the tofu
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Szechuan black bean sauce; making the sauce; mixing the tofu with the sauce
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Tofu puffs and pork loin.
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Nov. 15, 2009 1:06 pm 
Updated: Feb. 3, 2010 11:33 am
People reading my blog may have been wondering if I am from an area in China where people eat a lot of spicy food. I am actually from Southern China where Dim Sum was originated and the food is usually light in taste. I am the only one in my family who likes spicy food, and I went to… MORE
Tofu with chive spears Ingredients
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Cut the Firm tofu into thin slices
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Tofu after precooked
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Tofu with chive spears finished
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Nov. 11, 2009 9:37 pm 
Updated: Mar. 8, 2010 9:41 pm
The dish I made on Halloween weekend--Ma La Ji Ding. "Ma" means "numb", "La" means "spicy", "Ji Ding" means "Chicken cubes". Some of you may know that Szechuan food has a unique flavor which can make your tongue a bit numb after you eat the food. Some people are crazy about this sensation,… MORE
1) Cut the chicken into bite size cubes, and mix them with marinade well. Marinate them for at least
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Chicken fried; dry chili pepper cut into half; pepper corn
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Leave about 1/4 cup of oil in the frying pan. Heat it up. Put in peppercorn and dry chili pepper
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Ma La Ji Ding Finished
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Nov. 8, 2009 7:31 pm 
Updated: Feb. 3, 2010 11:38 am
According to the Chinese calendar, Saturday 11/6 was the day when we are supposed to have some special herbal slow cooked food for the winter. We called it "Jin Bu", and this day was supposed to be the first day of winter according to lunar calendar. Tradition herbal slow cooked food… MORE
Green Onion Lamb--ingredients
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Green Onion Lamb--ingredients--garlic
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Green Onion Lamb finished
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Nov. 8, 2009 2:44 pm 
Updated: Nov. 22, 2013 4:01 pm
What is chicken powder? This is the most common question people would ask when they read my blog or recipes. It is actually a chicken broth but in powder form. Sometimes they even come in cubes. For me, they are a great substitution of MSG. As we all know that, Asian cooking especially in… MORE
Chicken powder
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Chicken broth in cube form
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Nov. 6, 2009 5:53 pm 
Updated: Dec. 16, 2009 4:08 pm
Sometimes we eat foods which fit with a certain season. Summer is over in Seattle apparently, and I am missing summer for sure. The dish I am going to show you today is actually a perfect summer dish. But I still make it from time to time, as it is simple and a good appetizer. It is… MORE
 
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Steps of making lotus root salad
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Lotus root salad Ingredients
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Nov. 6, 2009 8:31 am 
Updated: May 11, 2010 7:22 pm
I am a crazy busy nursing student who LOVES to cook and I have  been writing a cooking blog on another blog site for more than two months, although I felt that my recipes have not been shared than I wanted them to be. That's why I am here.  I have many more other interests besides… MORE
 
 
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Tao,RN

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Member Since
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Cooking Level
Intermediate

Cooking Interests
Baking, Frying, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Indian, Healthy, Vegetarian, Quick & Easy

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Camping, Boating, Biking, Walking, Fishing, Photography, Reading Books, Music, Painting/Drawing, Wine Tasting, Charity Work

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About Me
A simple guy in Seattle who is a Registered Nurse. I LOVE to cook and explore the balance between creative Asian cooking and authentic flavor with limited ingredients. I will update a new dish every week. Recipes are due by midnight every Sunday. Recipes might be updated earlier than Sunday. I will also post tips on Asian cooking periodically...
My favorite things to cook
hmmm, what a tough question to answer! I should say I am always willing to try new recipes. If I am asked about what I cook all the time, that would be Szechuan (Sichuan) food.If I am asked about a specific type of ingredient, that would be tofu and vegetables.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Stir fry, I believe. I miss all the good food my mom used to cook for the whole family. We usually have one vegetable dish, a meat dish and a soup. Nothing is better than mother's food. I am trying very hard to make my food taste like my mom's.
My cooking triumphs
Chinese homemade stuffed Tofu
My cooking tragedies
Cooking takes time. Cooking with the love that you want to share with people that you cook for is the key of making a good dish!
 
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