1. kaneohegirlinaz

    Recipe Cold Somen Salad

    Cold Somen Salad 3 servings Salad Ingredients: ½ of a package of Somen Noodles (6 oz.) 1 C. Lettuce, shredded ½ C. each, Carrots, Char Siu or Chinese BBQ Pork, Kamaboko or Steamed Fish Cake, all julienne 1 C. Hot House Cucumbers, julienne 1 Egg 1 pinch each, Dashi Powder and granulated Sugar...
  2. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Quick Sunflower Cheese Bread

    This has been a favourite for years until my dairy allergy kicked in to full anaphylaxis. It goes without saying that you can make it with dairy versions of everything. It works really Well with a good tasty Cheddar like Wexford. Ingredients 350g Wholemeal flour (plain) 2 tsp baking powder 1...
  3. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Sweet Black Sesame Seed Pudding

    so first thing first, this isn't me going mad. it's a real Chinese dish, often referred to as black sesame soup, though I think it's more a pudding than a soup, perhaps a custard? but that all depends on how thick you make it. It's often served at Chinese New Year with black sticky rice balls...
  4. Morning Glory

    The CookingBites recipe challenge: nuts or seeds

    Welcome to the CookingBites recipe Challenge. The current challenge ingredient is nuts or seeds* and The Late Night Gourmet is our judge. To enter, all you need to do is post a recipe** using nuts or seeds (note separate tags), tag it cookingbites recipe challenge and post a link to it in this...
  5. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Pan-Fried Seeds Breaded Swordfish Steaks

    Swordfish goes very well with this breading made with linseed, sesame and pumpkin seeds, without any need to add breadcrumbs. Pan-fried swordfish doesn’t need much cooking, just a few minutes is enough to avoid this gorgeous fish to become dry and stodgy. Serves 2, Preparation 5 mins, Cooking...
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  7. medtran49

    Recipe Braided onion cheese bread

    Makes 1 large or 2 small loaves Caramelized Onion & Cheese Filling 3 Tbsp EVOO about 4 cups chopped yellow onion, about 2 large Kosher salt 1 cup gruyere cheese, grated 1/3 cup toasted seed mix, I used about equal parts of white sesame, nigella and flax, divided Dough 4-1/2 to 5 cups...
  8. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Durum Wheat Semolina flour bread with fennel seeds

    Ingredients for a 500g loaf, Preparation time 30 mins, Cooking time about 5 hours included rising dough Durum Wheat Semolina Flour, 500 g Lukewarm water, about 250-300 ml Fresh brewer’s yeast 10 g or dried yeast, 9 g Evoo – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a tablespoon Fine salt, a tablespoon White or...
  9. M

    Help Identifying a Nut

    Hello, I somehow found myself in possession of what appears to be a nut, but have no idea what it is. At first I thought it might have been the pit of some citrus fruit, but now I am wholly unsure. I thought maybe one of you more experienced wielders of nuts could help me. I took the...
  10. Yorky

    Perilla Seeds.

    My wife came home with "perilla seeds" last week. It appears that they are good for making oil but not much else. My wife eats them raw. Any ideas?
  11. Morning Glory

    Pumpkin and squash seeds

    Quite a few entries in the recent Recipe Challenge used pumpkin or squash seeds - roasted from scratch. I made @Herbie's lovely winning recipe Warm squash, red onion and brown lentil salad. But not for the first time I didn't succeed with cooking the seeds. Is it to do with the type of squash...
  12. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Mushroom Soup with Sumac Roasted Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds

    The recipe comes from the Middle Eastern Vegetable Cookbook with a few changes to make it closer to my tastes. We served it with caramelised onion rice & polenta cakes. Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 4 cloves of garlic, crushed 2 sprigs of thyme 750g...
  13. TruffleChrissy

    Cardamon Seeds

    What's the best way to extract the flavour from the pods but avoid the husks? I want to make orange and cardamon choc truffles but not sure of what to do with the pods.
  14. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Did you know? Cashew Nuts are not a nut.

    I thought I would extend the 'What fruits are veg and what veg are fruits' into nuts and seeds... So did you know that cashew nuts are actually a seed? Me neither. And there is a Cashew Apple as well. They are botanically a seed not a nut because there is a cashew apple involved in their...
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