Cooking for Beginners

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Darjeeling Momos

Ingredients: (makes about 35 – 40 momos, number with differ with the size of the momos) Filling: 1 lb minced meat (I have used chicken, but pork is usually used) 1 cup (an 8 ounce cup by volume) f...

  • Updated 13 days ago by vince
Steamed Fish With Lime and Garlic

One of my favorite things to order while in Thailand and it's surprisingly easy to make. Plus it's healthy! Also called "pla neung manao" Cook the fish in 5 minutes (8 if thawing) in an instant pot...

  • Updated 22 days ago by vince
Instant Pot Cream Cheese

Equipment: Fine mesh strainer (https://www.amazon.com/IPOW-IP01115-Stainless-Strainer-Vegetable/dp/B00H2D47YS) Cheesecloth (https://www.amazon.com/s?k=cheesecloth&i=garden&ref=nb_sb_noss) Ingredien...

Instant Pot Tips and Tricks

Post your favorite recipes and tips and tricks for using the Instant Pot here If your'e new to Instant Pots, here's the recommended Instant Pot from Wirecutter (https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/be...

Homemade whipped cream

Super easy recipe! Ingredients: 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup heavy whipping cream https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/whipped-cream-recipe-1957526#launch-lead-video

Lasagna

3/4 lb. lasagna noodles 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 1 lb. ground beef 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp. dried oregano Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 (32-0z.) jar ...

Nepali Radish Pickle (Mulo Ko Achar)

This is an easy, tasty, and healthy pickle! Ingredients: 1 large daikon radish, rinsed, peeled and cut 1 tablespoon salt 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/4 cup mustard oil (may substitute canola oil) ...

Fried rice

All beginners, and dare I say even non beginners, should have this in their repertoire. It's quick, tasty, and perfect for the day after if you have rice or other leftovers Ingredients: minced garl...

  • Updated 3 months ago by vince
Grilling Tips and Tricks

Post your favorite recipes and tips and tricks for grilling If your'e new to grilling, here's the recommended grill (https://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-gas-grill) from from Wirecutter and the r...

Grilled Chicken for Burritos

Ingredients: 1 pound Boneless, Skinless chicken thighs or breasts we prefer thighs 2 cloves garlic minced 1 tablespoon lime juice optional 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoons chili powder 1 teaspo...

Yellow Jasmine Rice

Ingredients 2 Tbsp butter ($0.22) 2 cloves garlic, minced ($0.16) 1 tsp turmeric ($0.10) 1/4 tsp cumin ($0.02) 1/8 tsp cinnamon ($0.02) 2 cups uncooked long grain jasmine rice ($0.96) 3 cups chicke...

Miso Soup Recipes

I love that this recipe (https://steamykitchen.com/106-how-to-make-miso-soup-recipe.html) from steamy kitchen has 1 minute, 3 minute, 4 minute and 20 minute versions. This way you can start at the ...

Thai Street Food

Thai food, and Thai street food in particular, holds a special place in my heart. And it's especially good for beginners since most of it can be done on just one wok and is fast and [relatively] he...

Healthy Snacks

Post your ideas for healthy snacks. The requirements are that they have to actually be healthy and not be a vehicle for sugar, salt and fat For example popcorn (use a oil spritzer (https://www.amaz...

  • Updated 4 months ago by vince
Steam Bag Vegetables

I recently discovered steam bag peas -- I was impressed with how good it tasted and this is as easy at it gets to get your veggies without doing a lot of work. I dug around (https://healthyeating.s...

  • Updated 4 months ago by vince
Easy, healthy, and tasty breakfast

I found this "recipe" a year ago and it's still paying dividends. Easy, fast, healthy and delicious. I've been eating this for breakfast almost everyday and I see no reason to switch. plain low-fat...