Gluten-Free Cornmeal Lemon Pancakes

Happy Sunday Melonoat readers! Ever since discovering the mister has a gluten allergy, I have been searching and testing gluten-free recipes from around the web to see if any really stand up to the challenge.  This is one that clearly rises above the rest for fluffy cornmeal pancakes.  I found this recipe on King Arthur [...]

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Green Onion Pancake – 蔥油饼 – cōng yóu bǐng – Version #2

Well well. melonoat is still alive! it’s been a long time folks, but it’s worth the wait. I’ve spent my precious Saturday working on this post for you.   This version of green onion/scallion pancakes is my uncle’s. He actually used to own and operate a restaurant in Taiwan selling this stuff! I learned this [...]

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Honey Nut Cereal Chicken Sticks

Sometimes the last thing I want to do when I come home after a long day’s work is to cook so I can eat. However, I discovered this quick 30 minute recipe watching Rachel Ray’s 30 minute meals one day on TV. I could easily take frozen chicken, a few ingredients from my pantry and [...]

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Turnip pastry (蘿蔔絲餅)

I love eating these tasty, flaky, savory turnip pastries. You can often find them in the Chinatown bakeries just waiting to be eaten. But nothing comes close to a freshly baked pastry still steaming when you take that first bite. *drool* One of my mom’s friends, Johanna would often make these when I visit my [...]

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Cilantro Yogurt Dipping Sauce

Remember the good ole days at Cal? Remember all the good food? Remember Brazil Cafe on Shattuck? If you haven’t had their tri-tip sandwich, you’ve been missing out. Get in your car and go there right now. Go. I think the best part of that sandwich is the cilantro yogurt sauce. Tao and I remember [...]

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Golden Eggs (黄金蛋)

I love eggs. It doesn’t matter how it is cooked or prepared…over easy, poached, scrambled, hard boiled, soft boiled.. you get the point. To make these golden eggs, you will have to practice a few times to get the timing of the eggs just right. But when you do, the eggs are hardboiled, with a [...]

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Chocolate covered strawberries

Here is a recipe for chocolate covered strawberries- something so easy yet elegant looking where you can bring to a friend’s house or prepare for guests coming to your house. You will be amazed at how easy these really are to make. And, seriously, who can resist these beautiful chocolate covered strawberries? You will be [...]

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Butternut Squash Risotto

If you didn’t already know, I have a love for all things butternut squash and pumpkin related. Any time I see either of those words on a menu- I’m sold. It was to my happiness that I found a butternut squash risotto recipe in the America’s Test Kitchen cookbook!. You can also find the recipe [...]

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