Pork Dumpling Recipe

Pork Dumplings

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese

Ingredients

  • 500 g ground pork
  • 2 bunches green onion
  • 1 bunch ginger
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chicken bouillon
  • 2 packs wonton dumpling wrappers

Instructions

  • Cut the green onion into small pieces, and dice the ginger.
  • Combine the pork, green onion, and ginger. There should be about equal amounts of each.
  • Add the ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic powder, and chicken bouillon. Mix well.
  • Put the filling in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
  • Fill the wrappers with about a tablespoon of filling. Avoid overfilling!
  • Fill a large pot with at least 8 liters of water and bring to a boil.
  • Add the dumplings. Stir occasionally. When the dumplings float, remove them to a serving tray.

Steak Fajitas Recipe

Steak Fajitas

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican

Ingredients

  • 1 striploin streak
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 2-3 tbsp fajita seasoning mix
  • 1 bunch cilantro fresh
  • 10 corn tortillas
  • 1 dollop sour cream
  • 1 dollop salsa

Instructions

  • Grill the steak until it is slightly less cooked than you would like. Cut into thin strips.
  • Cut the onion and bell peppers into thin strips.
  • At high heat, stir fry the onion and bell peppers. Add about 2 tbsp. fajita seasoning mix.
  • Once the onions and peppers are tender, add the steak and cook another 1-2 minutes. If needed, add more seasoning mix.
  • Serve the mixture in a warmed-up corn tortilla, topped with cilantro. Serve salsa and sour cream on the side.

Spanikopita Recipe

Spanakopita

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches fresh spinach
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • 1 bunch flat parsley chopped
  • 2 tsp dill weed
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 350 g feta cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 package phyllo pastry
  • 1/4 cup butter melted

Instructions

  • Blanch and drain the spinach.
  • Stir together the spinach, garlic, parsley, dill, lemon, feta, eggs, and onion. Mix well.
  • Cut the phyllo pastry into 10 cm wide strips. Lay a strip on the cutting board and brush one side with melted butter. Add 2-3 tbsp of the filling, and fold into triangles. Place on a baking tray.
  • Bake at 375 °F until golden brown, about 19 minutes.

Spinach and Cheese Phyllo Triangles Recipe

Spinach and Cheese Phyllo Triangles

This is not a spanakopita recipe.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time48 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, Greek
Servings: 20 pieces

Ingredients

  • 10 sheets phyllo pastry
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp onion minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup fresh spinach blanched
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp lemon rind grated
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

Instructions

  • In the oil, cook the onion and garlic until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
  • In a bowl, combine the cooked onion and garlic, ricotta, spinach, Parmesan cheese, lemon rind, nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
  • Cut the phyllo sheets into strips about 10 cm wide.
  • Lay out a strip of phyllo paper and baste it with the melted butter. Add 1-2 tbsp of the spinach filling , then fold up the paper in a triangular shape. Place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake at 375 °F until golden brown, about 19 minutes.

Refried Black Beans Recipe

Refried Black Beans

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican

Ingredients

  • 1 white onion small
  • 38 oz. black beans
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Drain the black beans, and reserve 1/2 cup of the liquid.
  • Peel the onion, and cut it in half. Cut half-moons of onions, and cook until translucent (about 3-4 minutes).
  • Add the beans, the liquid, salt, childi powder, and black pepper. Heat to a boil, then turn the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • As the liquid disappears, mash the beans to create a thick paste.

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower large
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 450 Fahrenheit.
  • Cut the cauliflower into bite-sized pieces.
  • Mix together all the spices, and coat the cauliflower.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Steak Sauce Recipe

Steak Sauce

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice fresh
  • 1/4 cup white wine or tarragon vinegar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 shallot chopped
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp liquid pectin
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 whole anchovies canned
  • 4 brown mushrooms large

Instructions

  • Blend all the ingredients together.
  • Simmer at low heat for 20 minutes.
  • Marinate steak 12-24 hours.

Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Strawberry Ice Cream

Prep Time20 mins
Freezing Time1 d
Total Time1 d 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups strawberries fresh

Instructions

  • Blend the strawberries.
  • Mix all the ingredients together, and freeze in a 9" square baking tray overnight.

Tuom (Lebanese Garlic Sauce) Recipe

Tuom (Lebanese Garlic Sauce)

Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Lebanese

Ingredients

  • 30 cloves garlic peeled
  • 3 cups canola oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Instructions

  • Blend the garlic with lemon juice and salt.
  • Slowly drizzle in the oil until the tuom is light and fluffy. You can substitute other oils, but do not use olive oil.