Wednesday 23 April 2014

My Top 8 Kitchen Tools

I have tons of tools in my kitchen but there are a few that never seem to leave my drying rack...They get used before they get put away :) I picked 8 because 8 is a lucky number Hong Kong so here you go in no particular order!

Sunday 20 April 2014

Beef Bourguignon - gluten free

Serves: 2 Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 3 hours 

Beef Bourguignon 

3 Tablespoons olive oil
10 shallots
3 stems of thyme
3 cloves of garlic
1 lb beef fingers, chopped into large chucks
3 Tablespoons gluten free all purpose flour
1/2 bottle of cheap red wine
3 carrots chopped into large chunks

1. Chop shallots and garlic.
2. Heat oil in a cocotte or large pot that has a lid.
3. Add chopped shallots and garlic and sauté for a few minutes.
4. Add half of meat chunks and sear for approximately 3-4, remove seared meat from pan and repeat with rest of beef.
5. Lower heat and return all beef to pan, sprinkle flour over the beef and stir.
6. Add the thyme and wine to pot.
6. Make sure flame is very low and simmer for 2 hours, stir occasionally. If too much liquid evaporates no msg beef stock can be added. If it is to wet remove the lid for awhile.
7. Add chopped carrots and simmer for an additional hour.

Serve with either mashed potatoes or gluten free pasta

Mashed Potatoes 
4 russet potatoes
3 Tablespoons low fat cream cheese
2 Tablespoons butter
1/4 cup milk

1. Bring a pot of salted water to boil.
2. Peel potatoes, cut into large pieces.
3. Add potatoes to boiling water, boil for about 10 minutes or until they are soft (when you poke with fork the fork should come out easily)
4. Drain potatoes
5. Return to pot add cream cheese, butter and milk and mash until smooth.

Sunday 6 April 2014

Breakfast tacos with avocado salsa - gluten free

When trying to be gluten free is pretty difficult when trying to eat out for breakfast. Ordering eggs without toast kinda sucks and if you order extra potatoes with your breakfast in Hong Kong it seams