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Vanilla is one of the most enduring, loved flavors in the dessert world. It’s often added to recipes just as a hint of extra flavor, but I have a soft spot for sweet treats that keep the focus pretty squarely on vanilla all on its own.

I spend a great deal of time trying to come up with new and different recipes with interesting flavor combinations and new twists. But I never stop craving classic, simple flavors. And, of course, one of the most classic uses of vanilla is cheesecake!

This Vanilla Bean Cheesecake is all about the vanilla, from the vanilla wafer crust to the vanilla-laden filling. It can be made with vanilla beans, but I tend to favor vanilla bean paste for its convenience and price. I always keep a jar of it in my pantry for those recipes that need a good dose of vanilla. The flavor is amazing, plus you’ll get plenty of vanilla bean specks for that unmistakable look.

There aren’t a lot of surprises in making this cheesecake. In fact, making this cheesecake is about as simple as it gets. If you’ve baked any other cheesecakes from BoB, you’ll recognize the baking technique that I’ve been using for years. It takes a bit of time, but the results are always perfect. Just be sure to factor in all the oven time when you’re ready to bake.

I love how versatile this cheesecake is. It’s absolutely delicious served as is. Add some sweetened whipped cream if you like. During berry season, serve it alongside some fresh ones, or make a simple berry compote to serve with it. Or how about some chocolate sauce? Or caramel sauce? So many possibilities!  

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Chocolate Pecan Slab Pie

Pecans are the great American nut and at no time of the year are they more in demand than around the holidays. There are a lot of different nuts grown in the United States Serviced apartments;

walnuts, almonds, pistachios, and hazelnuts, but a pie made with toasted pecans is a holiday tradition and every year I have the urge to make one.

Recently an American membership-only store opened in France, and while there are many French hypermarchés (mega-stores), this one caused a splash, particularly amongst Americans, because they have things like big rolls of their famous plastic wrap with that superlative cutter, IPA beers, and from what I hear, big bags of pecans hong kong bookkeeping.

There’s always been Metro, a similar mega-store that carries more restaurant-supply items. But there’s a huge refrigerator filled with every kind of French cheese (and butter) that you can imagine, sold whole (like an entire wheel of Brie) or butter in large blocks, and they give you down jackets to wear because you want to spend so much time in there. It really is that cold. But you need to be a professional to go there hong kong studentships for international students.

I don’t have room for an entire wheel of Brie – and I’m not talking about in my stomach (which I’d be up for trying…), but in my refrigerator – but I do have room for pecans, which I stockpile as the holidays get closer and closer. Over the years, I’ve made Ginger Pecan Pie and Chocolate Pecan Pie with my precious pecans that I haul back from the States because I’m not schlepping out to the boonies on the outskirts of Paris to get a bag of pecans when I can carry them 5500 miles over the Atlantic. (And sometimes pay extra in luggage fees.) That makes sense. Right?  

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Eat Your Colours – Buddha Bowl

You must’ve heard many a times, “Eat the Rainbow” … When someone says “eat the rainbow,” they’re trying to explain, in a simplified way, that the color of your food can tell you a lot about its nutritional value and eating a variety of colors is one sure method to get as many of those vitamins and minerals as possible (and eat a broad, diverse amount of food in the process.) The phrase is actually an oversimplification of a real issue. It’s not difficult to get the vitamins and nutrients you need from a solid, balanced diet, but it can be difficult if you’re a picky eater, or have children who don’t exactly like to expand their horizons. The phrase is aimed at parents helping children adopt a more healthful diet. I’d say not only children but even adults too. I make this buddha bowl at home for lunch and neither my husband nor my son would give it a second look. They’re hard core meat eaters, and getting veggies and fruits down is a constant challenge. I can only successfully manage to sneak in some veggies into their meals but never a whole bowl of salad. And living with meat eaters my intake too goes down if I’m not mindful. So I do take the trouble to make myself my healthier meals. If you don’t take care of yourself no one else will. Putting something like together is easier than you think. A buddha bowl can be anything you want it to be, add your good fat, protein, fiber, a little crunch, a little creamy, a little carbs and you have a balanced meal. Not to mention a pretty looking one. My only hope being that someday watching me eat, my boys will want to eat it too a href="https://cac.midea.com/category/VRF-IDU" style="color:#000000;text-decoration:none;">Duct type air conditioner.

Yellow cherry Tomatoes
Purple Cabbage
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Sweet Potato
Sunflower Seeds
Puy Lentils ( black masoor dal )
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
salt to taste
*Note : I personally dont like to add a dressing to this. When I’m eating this by myself, I really like to enjoy each vegetable for its natural flavour rather than masking it with another. The combination of all of them together is pretty balanced with bitter, sweet, tangy, creamy, crunchy and refreshing. So I feel it doesn’t really need anything, but I know many would need a dressing. In that case a squeeze of fresh lime and sea salt should be perfect. You wouldn’t want to eat a healthy salad and ruin it with calorie high dressing handmade market.

Lets start with getting the lentils ready. Wash and soak the puy lentils ( black masoor dal )for 1and a half to 2 hours. Boil in salted water till soft. Strain and pat dry on a kitchen towel. In a small pan heat the oil, fry the dry lentils for a minute and then add the salt, turmeric and chilli powder. Fry for another minute and take off the heat. Set Aside.

Now lets get to the Sweet Potato Fries . Preheat the oven to 180C and line it with greaseproof paper. Scrub the sweet potatoes very well taking all the dirt off. Cut them length wise. place them on the baking tray and drizzle with olive oil and very lightly with salt. Toss and bake for 15 -20 mins or till golden brown. Set Aside.

In the mean time you can get the rest of the ingredients cut and ready start company in hong kong.

Set the Edamame in a pot covered with water. Boil for 10 mins . Peel the pods and set the edamame aside.

Thinly slice the green cucumber and purple cabbage. Halve the yellow cherry tomatoes and cube the Avocado.

Tear roughly the Kale and Salad leaves.

To setup your buddha bowl place the kale and salad leaves at the bottom. Now start with the Fries first. Place them anywhere you like and them build the rest of the salad by placing the ingredients one next to the other. Sprinkle with the Sunflower seeds. Drizzle the (dressing if using one) over the salad and serve.  

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Garlic Lime Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Lettuce wraps are a fave around here (and a nice change from taco night). This has become a favorite weeknight meal. Ginger and garlic tempeh rice, folded into lime-spiked lettuce wraps with lots of herbs, cucumber, and carrots. It's a one-pan meal that comes together in no time juris doctor hong kong!

A couple of tips related to this recipe. If you find a tempeh brand you like, buy it in multiples. It freezes really well. Also, I like to make these lettuce wraps with brown rice that I've blended with other grains - like a little bit of millet, and quinoa hong kong apartment for rent. But, brown jasmine rice on it's own is also apartments for rent Hong Kong A+!  

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Black Pomfret with

Often I’m asked do I cook to create a post for the blog, or do I take pictures of whats already happening in the kitchen. Truth is, its equally both. Some days I have the luxury of time and most likely an idea stuck in my head that I need to get out and create. Other times, its something I’ve made for the family, and if I can remember to click a picture I run to do a quick shot before I need to serve it out hot. Sometimes it only occurs to me seconds before I plate up, ” Hey this looks good, its picture and sharing worthy !” and all I have time for is a iPhone picture. And thats what ends up more on Instagram and less on the blog. So sharing with you today is one such single quick shot of this gorgeous Black Pomfret with a riot of simple flavours. I have to confess, what Asian food does to me, I don’t think any other cuisine can ever measure up. This Chinese Crispy fish reminds me of one such day when we were at the casino in Macau, and I remember at the restaurant we had ordered a wide spread and the one dish really stuck with me over all, was this fish. So this weekend, at home we are recreating that day, with this Crispy Fish and playing some Chinese food themed online games – btw we play new casino games every month at Royal Vegas. Nothing like doing it like the Chinese, good food and some gaming ! Recipe was tweaked a bit, using the ingredients I had at hand, and this turned out equally beautiful. The Hero being the Crispy Ginger and the Vinegar. The recipe calls for some fresh turmeric as well as ginger. I didn’t have some at home so I made it just without. Have used fresh tender ginger, here in India we do get a stronger drier variety, which packs quite a spicy flavour, but for this I’ve used the fresher and more tender and juicy kind. The Pomfret was big enough to generously feed 3 people master of education hong kong.

Clean and pat dry the fish. Make deep gashes along both the sides and dust well with the cornflour. Get enough flour in between the gashes and all over the fish and set aside.

Finely slice the ginger and deep fry in batch in oil with golden brown. Drain on kitchen towel and set aside.

Now deep fry the fish in a shallow wide pan. Fry well on both sides till crispy, remove and drain off excess oil apartment central hk.

Now quickly make the sauce. In a small pot, bring to boil the vinegar, soy, sugar and 1/2 cup water. As it reduces a bit add the cornflour mix and wait till the sauce thickens. Pout this sauce over the crispy fish and garnish with the Crispy fried ginger and corriander,Serve with steamed rice Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioner.  

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By 2015 they were experimenting with different ideas, brewing beer from Hendrik's mother's washhouse. They were thrilled with the results and when kegs of their beer were shared at friends' parties, they realized that they have a good hand at beer brewing Payroll Service HK.

The Craft Beer trend from the USA has also been slowly developing here in Germany. Artisan brewed beer is increasingly attracting more and more beer drinkers with its occasionally exotic flavours.

For the three Schmalkaldeners, the idea of developing handmade beers came alive and things began rolling fast. From the very beginning, they were certain that their beer would be a regional product carrying the "Made in Thüringen" seal Floor standing type air conditioner.

"Das Wasser kommt aus dem Wasserhahn!" Martin declares, explaining that the quality of drink-water in Schmalkalden has the ideal values to brew beer. Hendrik explains that their malt has the farthest journey to travel - approx. 30 kilometres from Schmalkalden from Nord-Franken, while the hop is from Altenburg. Even the recipe of their first beer the "Broihan" is an Ur-Schmalkaldic recipe, obtained from Peter Handy, the Chairman of the Association for Schmalkaldic History and Regional Studies e.V. (Schmalkaldische Geschichte und Landeskunde e.V.). The recipe, Hendrik points-out, was written in old units of measurements and they needed to be translated into today's units master of music hong kong.

It did not take long for them to outgrow the washhouse and by April 2015 they moved to a bigger space provided to them by the Wohnungsbau GmbH of the city of Schmalkalden. A small former co-op (Treppenkonsum) with several flights of stairs was converted into an operating brewery in just 2 weeks. But wait, weren't those stairs impracticable for a brewery, considering all the flights of stairs? I wanted to know. Martin and Hendrik start laughing and tell me a story of how they managed to cripple the traffic once by blocking the main street with palettes of beer meant for a delivery.   

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National Day

Here comes the National Day. I have not written some here for more than one month. The main reason is I was fascinated by reading. Much of the time is occupied on books. The more I read, the less I feel that I know the world. Amazing, isn't it? Actually as an individual, I am only a tiny little person as in a sand in the desert Sage 300.

National Day comes and many will pay a visit going somewhere either hometown or some resorts. Every time, it is a test to see if visitors have enough patience and energy to endure this hard and painful trip register a hong kong company. Most of the time, they are on the way to wait for something, such as keeping the line in a train or a coach station, ordering a seat for in a restaurant or a hotel. etc. They are either waiting or on the way to wait. Wait, wait and wait. But it does not stop the enthusiasm of visitors. Anyway, we are seldom on a longer vacation than this. The the treading is unstoppable, many guys still join in the army of tourists scholarship for overseas study.  

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Love Treats

It is almost Love Day (that’s what I like to call Valentine’s Day). I think it’s probably one of my favourite celebrations of the year to bake for Serviced Apartments.

I decided to get in the mood with one of my very favourite coookies. I have some other treats that I can’t wait to get to as well.

If you’re in the Toronto area and want some last-minute treats for a loved one, let me know! I’m here to help Designated Representative

Mammina and I are on the stretch run. A huge Christmas Eve dinner followed by a huge Christmas Day lunch (about to happen).

But I take one moment to wish you all joy and happiness. Wherever you are, I hope you are warm and in the presence of loved ones.

From Cream Puff and Family – Merry Christmas! Buon Natale! Auguri Air to water Heat Pump systems!  

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Vietnamese Pho with Spicy Sichuan Lamb Chops

What do you crave for a meal on a very rainy day? Most of you would lean towards something warm right? Perhaps something spicy something what would tickle all your senses. Well yes I’m right there too. With heavy rains pouring consistently over my city this past week, I’ve been craving all sorts of meals. We’ve definitely been doing lot of soups, all kinds of soups, light soups and one pot meal soups Adrian Cheng.

This one here was a combination of two cravings. Husband wanted some Spicy Lamb Chops and I was leaning towards a light brothy soup packed with flavour, was in no mood for rice company registration in hong kong.

So I put it together and it turned out so good, I had to tell the husband, “is it ok if I took a few quick shots of our meal before we ate it ?” and he sighed and said, “make it quick, I won’t have cold soup !” And thats how a lot of the pictures here on Aapplemint happen. In literally a couple of minutes.

Marinate the chops about 2 hours before you want to make them. Simply mix all the ingredients listed above and massage well with your hands into the meat . Adjust the chilli to your liking myob accounting software.

To make the soup, you will need a large pot. Add the meat bones and water along with the ginger and green onions. Lightly season with salt and let it simmer on slow for about 1/2 hour, adding water if it reduces too much.

To prepare the noodle, just boil some water and add it to the noodle in a large bowl and cover. Let it sit for 5 mins or until the noodle is done. strain and set aside to add to the north when needed

In a non stick frying pan, take some oil, pan fry the lamb chops in batches until nicely coloured on both sides. Be carful not to overcook the chops as that night dry them out. We need the to be soft and juicy.

To put it all together ,in a bowl pour some hot (strained) broth and place the noodle within. Top with Corriander, mint, chilli and lime. Place the chops over the side and serve with extra soy and chilli vinegar.  

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Instant Pot Mushroom Stroganoff with Vodka

If you have an Instant Pot, please make this. Please. Pasta fans especially, this one is for you. It is an Instant Pot Mushroom Stroganoff. And, as many of you know, within the Instant Pot community, mushroom stroganoff is quite popular. You see many versions of it highlighted. Some are over-the-top decadent, others are quite healthy and hearty. This is my take, trying to land squarely in the later camp Cassette corner type air conditioner.

My rogue move? Infuse a bit of vodka with crushed caraway seeds. Use it to spike your mushroom base as it cooks. So, a bit like penne alla vodka, but the mushroom stroganoff version. You can use whatever pasta you like (whole-grain, gluten free, chickpea, rice, etc.), I use creamy nut milk in place of actual cream, and a splash of olive oil to kick things off to start, in place of slabs of butter. You won't miss any of it. This version is vegan, vegetarian, cozy, comforting, simple, and adaptable apartment hong kong.

Here's a quick video where you can see how this comes together. There are also more videos here if you're interested:

Serving Suggestions
I'm going to argue that you need to counter all of this brown with a good amount of green. I enjoy this with a sizable green salad, or stir some chopped kale directly into the stroganoff, as it completes cooking. I make note of the specifics down below geared dc motor.

Pasta Selection
One of the great things about this recipe is that you can use whatever pasta you like, and you can experiment with favorite shapes. I've had success with penne, and rotini, but you can absolutely use whatever you (or your family) really likes. I often reach for one of the legume/bean based pastas for weeknight pastas, and play around with more traditional (and homemade wheat noodles) on the weekends. Mix it up some, this recipe is perfect for it.

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