Salmon Green Onion Cupcakes

Preparation : 20 Minutes

Baking : 30 Minutes

Serves : 12-14 Cupcakes

Episode : (no video availble yet)

Hi Guys,

I’ve made these really delicious, savory, full of flavor Salmon Green Onion Cupcakes. I know, I know, everybody is raising their eyebrows now and officially you can call me CRAZY CHRISTY lol. But I promise you and trust me, these are amazing! And you won’t regret it.  The consistency of the cupcakes is like muffins and scones. With cream cheese, cranberry jam and some garnished green onions, it is phenomenal! You don’t even taste the salmon.

Here is the list of the ingredients:

2 Cups of AP Flour

1 Tbsp of Baking Powder

1/2 Tbsp of Salt

2 Eggs, medium size

1 Cup or 250 ml of Crème fraîche (sour cream or yoghurt can replace it too)

1 Cup or 200-250 gr of fresh Salmon, diced

1 Cup or 250 ml  of Vegetable Oil

1 Cup of Green Onion, finely chopped

2 Tbsp of Bavarian Sweet Mustard (honey mustard)

1 Tbsp of Dijon Mustard

1 Tbsp of Horseradish

2 Tbsp of Honey

For the frosting, you’ll need:

1/2 Cup or 125 gr of cream cheese

1/2 Cup or 125 ml of heavy cream

Some Cranberry jam

Some green onions.

How to make the Salmon Green Onion Cupcakes:

  1. Turn on your oven to 180 degrees Celsius or 375 degrees Farenheit.
  2. In your large bowl, beat your eggs until pale (3 minutes) with a mixer or a whisk.
  3. Add in the oil and Crème fraîche, mix again. If you don’t have Crème fraîche, you can also use sour cream or yoghurt. But yoghurt is a little ligher than Crème fraîche, you might need to reduce a little bit.
  4. Add in all the dry ingredients; flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix them again.
  5. Put in the salmon and green onions. Mix them with a spatula. Add in all the rest of the ingredients; mustard, sweet mustard and honey.
  6. Line your muffin tray with liners. Use a spoon to transfer your batter into the liners.
  7. I made about 12 cupcakes. I still had some and just made pancakes out of it.
  8. Bake for about 30 minutes. Let them cool.
  9. For the frosting, beat the heavy cream until soft peak or about 3 minutes.
  10. Add in the cream cheese and mix well with the whipped cream.
  11. Transfer it into a ziploc or a pastry bag with a nozzle. You can also use only a ziploc without a nozzle.
  12. Smear the cranberry jam on each cupcakes.
  13. Make a little swirl to cover the cranberry jam.
  14. Garnish with some green onions and cranberry jam.
  15. Enjoy!

Hainanese Chicken Rice

Preparation : 15 Minutes

Cooking : 20-25 Minutes

Serves : 4 portions

Episode : (no video availble yet)

Hainanese Chicken Rice is very popular in Singapore. You can’t go to this country without trying this dish. It’s so popular that is considering as one of the national dishes in Singapore. In other countries like Brunei, Malaysia, and Indonesia you can find it in big cities. I think in south east asian style is more interesting because we like to put some other herbs that normally aren’t use in China.

I have made Hainanese Chicken Rice countless time and I really like this recipe and it’s super easy.  If you have chicken soup/stock on hand, it takes only 15-20 minutes. If you have a ricecooker, it’s even easier.

List of the ingredients:

2 Cups of good quality of Rice, I use Jasmine if you have Pandan rice would be better.

2-2.5 Cups of Chicken Stock (I made by myself, I will write for the next recipe and will link it too).

1/2 Tsp of Ginger Powder.

1/2 Tsp of Galangal Powder, if you can’t find it just skip it.

1/2 Tbsp of Chicken Bouillon.

1/2 Tbsp of Garlic Powder.

2 Lemongrass Stalks, cut into 5 cm long and pound with a pestle.

1 Pandan leave, if you can get it skip it.

Salt, to taste (I don’t put any).

P.S. My family and I don’t really consume a lot of sugar or salt. Most of my recipes have very little of salt. I don’t put salt here, neither in my soup nor in my rice. There is a little salt in the bouillon. You can put a little bit of salt, we just don’t need it.

How to cook the rice:

  1. Put your rice in a pot and clean it with water. Rub it with your hands. Make sure you clean the starch away. In Asian cooking, it is very important to wash the rice.
  2. Add in the chicken stock, ginger powder, galangal powder, chicken bouillon, garlic powder and stir well. If you want salt, you should add it in now and stir well too.
  3. Put in the pounded lemongrass stalks and pandan leave.
  4. Turn on stove heat into high.
  5. Cook until it boils and turn into low heat. You need the steam to cook the rice.
  6. I like to cook rice in low heat but in longer time. The rice is evenly cooked and it tastes better. I cook it about 20-25 minutes.
  7. Done! I serve it with the chicken from my chicken soup, some cucumbers and red bell pepper dices. Enjoy 💓

Hello Kitty Banana Blueberry Cupcakes

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Preparation : 15 Minutes

Baking : 20 Minutes

Serves : 12 Cupcakes

Episode : (no video availble yet)

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Mackayla had been asking for Hello Kitty Cupcakes, so we baked Banana Blueberry Cupcakes with sprinkles of our leftover Oreos. Soft, sour, sweet and you literally could taste the banana in the cakes. Make these for your kids, they will love them! Believe me ❤️

For this recipe, you’ll need:

2 Riped Bananas, mashed with a fork (I had medium size bananas)

1 Cup of All Purpose Flour

1/2 Cup of Sugar

1/4 Cup of Melted Butter

1-1/2 Cups of Fresh Blueberries

A pinch of Salt

1 tsp of Baking Powder

3-4 Oreos, bashed into a coarse powder

For the Frosting:

100 gr of Mascarpone Cheese

200 gr of Heavy cream, whipped

1 package of vanilla sugar

(I personally don’t like it too sweet, that’s why only 1 package of vanilla sugar / 8 gr).

For the decorations, you can use anything you want 🙂

Instructions : 

  1. Preheat your oven to 360 degrees Farenheit (180 Celsius).
  2. Mash the bananas in a large bowl with a fork.
  3. Add in sugar, melted butter, salt and mix them.
  4. Add in flour, baking powder, and mix with your spatula.
  5. Put in the blueberries and don’t over mix them.
  6. Use your spoon or ice cream scoop to put in the batter into muffin tins which are lined with muffin liners. Scatter some bashed Oreo. Bake them for about 20 minutes.
  7. During that time, you can prepare the frosting.
  8. Put the heavy cream into a bowl with the vanilla sugar. Whip until soft peak. Add some mascarpone cheese and fold them gently. Transfer into a ziploc or a plastic bag. Put into a fridge until your cakes are ready (cooked and cold).
  9. Decorate the cupcakes with some frosting and hello kitty 🙂 Enjoy them with some Latte Machiatto or a cup Cappucino.

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These were the cupcakes before frosting xoxo

Elsa Fritters

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Preparation : 10 Minutes

Waiting : 10-15 Minutes

Cooking : 30-40 Minutes

Servings : serves 6-8 people

Episode : –

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Your kids won’t eat vegetables and grains? Don’t worry, I have the trick.I just made these delicious Elsa Fritters (I called them Elsa because my daughter, Mack has been falling in love with Elsa for months now) and she loved them. She kept digging in. You can also name them with other names (if you have sons).

You just need some salt, pepper, paprika powder, garlic powder, an egg, any vegetables you want to get rid of like carrots, string beans or corn (finely chopped), spelt flour, semolina, quick cereal or oatmeal, shredded Parmesan, shredded Emmentaler and some other stuff your heart desires.

Put them in a bowl with some warm water, wait for 10-15 minutes. You want your ingredients to know each other better and become BFF.
Then fry them in a non stick with some olive oil. I used very less oil, not more than 2 Tbsp. Fry until golden brown or cooked. And lay them on paper towels. I served mine with romaine apple salad. Yum!
P.S. I love to add fruits in my salads, like apples, grapes, pomegranates, mangos etc.

I’m so sorry that I can’t tell you how much I put the stuff inside, I am really bad in measurements. I use my feelings in cooking. There is only one thing I can tell you, the consistency was not runny, it was pretty thick.

I will make these again, I promise so that I can tell you the exact measurements 🙂

Enjoy!

Cauliflower Rice with Harissa Chicken

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Full video recipe is : here

Preparation : 10 minutes

Cooking: 30 minutes

Servings: Serves 2-3

Episode: 02

Ingredients:

* 300 gr chicken breast (ca. 10 oz)

* 1-2 tbsp of Harissa seasoning, depending on how spicy you want it.

* 150 gr Skyr (if you don’t have it, you can substitute it with plain yoghurt or sour cream). Skyr is Icelandic Cheese but always considered as yoghurt, which is very low fat, high protein and very creamy.

*1/2 of lemon (take the juice)

* 1/4 of a chopped cauliflower (you can also buy frozen one)

* 2 carrots (diced)

* 1 small bowl of peas (150 gr or 6 oz)

If you love to eat rice, but for some reason you can’t eat it, Cauliflower rice is a perfect substitute. Honestly, I like it better than broccoli rice. Cauliflowers have a very mild and plain flavor, yet very tasty.

I cook a lot with cauliflowers and this is one of the recipes that I’d love to share.

If you’re on keto diet, this is perfect for you!

I use skyr for the sauce. If you don’t have it or can’t find it, substitute it with plain yoghurt or with sour cream.

Full video recipe is : here

Italian Seasoning Fried Chicken

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Preparation : 10 Minutes

Cooking : 25-30 Minutes

Servings : Serves 2-3

Episode : –

This Italian Seasoning Fried Chicken will make you addicted. I have made it many times and in different ways and I think this one is the best one.

Nick and Mack just love it. Especially Mack, she won’t stop digging in. Very easy and you don’t need a lot of herbs.

Ingredients:

400 gr (14 oz) of skinless chicken breast, cut into thin stripes.

4-5 Tbsp of Skyr or Yoghurt

1/2 Tsp of Salt

1/2 Tsp of Pepper

1 Tsp of Garlic Powder

1/2 Tsp of Ginger Powder

1/2 Tbsp of dried Oregano

1/2 Tbsp of dried Thyme

*** Marinate all the ingredients with the chicken together ***

I always marinate overnight, if you can’t do that, wait at least for an hour.

For the flour mixture, you’ll need:

180 gr (1 1/2 cups) of all purpose flour.

1 Tbsp of rice flour (optional).

1/2 Tsp of Baking Powder.

1/2 Tsp of Salt.

1/2 Tsp of Pepper.

1/2 Tsp of Garlic Powder.

1 Tbsp of dried Oregano.

1 Tbsp of dried Thyme.

1 Tsp of smoked Paprika.

1/2 Tsp of Chili Flakes (optional).

*** Mix all the ingredients in a big bowl, so it is easy for you to dip the chicken in the flour mixture ***

Juice of a Lemon

A drizzle of Honey

Some chopped Parsley

Instructions:

• Put some oil in your frying pot or frying pan (depending on which one you like better).

• Turn on your burner/stove to medium heat.

• Dip in a wood skewer or a chopstick in your pot, if you see little bubbles, it means the oil is hot enough.

• Dip your chicken your flour mixture both sides.

• Fry your chicken fillets until golden brown or cooked.

• Place them in a plate.

• Drizzle some lemon juice, honey and chopped parsley.

• It’s ready to be served. I love to serve my chicken with chopped tomatoes with chilli flakes and some diced cucumbers.

Einen Guten Appetit! Enjoy 😉

Asparagus Salad with Bacon

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Full video recipe is here: Asparagus Salad with Bacon

Preparation : 15 Minutes

Making the Salad: 30 Minutes

Servings: Serves 4

Episode: 03

It’s asparagus season in Germany and I am just crazy about it. I love love love asparagus a lot! Either sauteed, fried, stir-fried or in my salads, I just love them everywhere. I consume the green asparagus more than the white ones.

Ingredients:

2 Bundles of Asparagus (500 gr or 17-18 oz)

1 Apple (sweet sour one, diced)

1/2 of a Small Lettuce (cut)

1 Package of Bacon (100 gr or about 3.5 oz)

For the salad dressing:

2 Tbsp Bavarian Sweet Mustard (if you don’t have it, you can substitute it with Dijon mustard added with honey or just use honey mustard)

Juice from one Lemon

Salt and Pepper, to taste

Full instructions are on this video recipe: Asparagus Salad with Bacon

Yoghurt Muesli Parfait (American Parfait)

Preparation : 10 Minutes

Cooking : –

Servings : Serves 2

Episode : –

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This delicious, flavorful and healthy Yoghurt Muesli Parfait will just make your day “parfait” (parfait means perfect in French). I’m in love with American parfaits currently ❤️❤️❤️. In America, parfaits are not only the European version but also other versions that include yoghurt, granola, nuts, muesli, liqueurs and so on. In Germany, we will not call this parfait, we just call it Yoghurt Muesli.
This parfait is very easy to make, you just layer your favorite dairy products along with your favorite fruits and with some crunchy crackers or muesli and so on.
My husband, Nicolas and I had this for breakfast and we both were totally in love with this one! And I’m sure that we’re going to have it again tomorrow!
Low fat yoghurt, crunchy mango muesli, fresh mango dices, fresh passion fruits, chia seeds, a drizzle of honey and a very thin slice of lemon were just a fantastic combination! We ate the lemon slices and it tasted so good with the mango muesli together.

Ingredients:

2 Cups of Yoghurt (I like to use low fat one).

1/2 Cup of Crunchy Mango Muesli.

1/2 of ripe Mango, diced small.

2 Passion Fruits, cut and scooped out.

2 Tsp of Chia seeds.

2 Slices of Lemon, very thin.

Honey, to taste.

Instructions:

  1. I prepare my parfaits in two dessert glasses.
  2. Put in the yoghurt, one cup each glass.
  3. Spread the on top of the yoghurt.
  4. Add in the mango dices, chia seeds and passion fruits.
  5. A drizzle of honey.
  6. Enjoy!

P.S. Make sure you get organic lemons, because if you don’t. Non-organic lemons contain a lot of wax and some other chemicals which are not good for your health 🙂

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Green Tea Matcha Cake with Mascarpone

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Full video recipe is available on YouTube here: Green Tea Matcha Cake with Mascarpone

Preparation: 10 Minutes

Baking: 45-50 Minutes

Servings: serves 8-10

Episode: 04

I have baked Green Tea Matcha Cakes countless times. I always make them and decorate them in different ways. Sometimes I bake them in loaves and sometimes with whipped cream and fruits. In this recipe, I topped with Mascarpone Cheese and dark chocolate drizzles.

This cake is soft inside and crispy outside. I just love it!

Ingredients:

Dry ingredients:

2 Cups of All-purpose Flour (ca. 250 grams)

1 Pack of Vanilla Sugar (ca. 10 grams)

A pinch of Salt

2 Tsp of Baking Powder

1 Tsp of Baking Soda

5 Tbsp of Green Tea Matcha

Non-dry Ingredients:

2 Cups of Sugar (ca. 400 grams)

5 Eggs, medium size

1 Cup of Butter / 2 sticks (ca. 250 gr), melted

1 Cup of Buttermilk (ca. 240 ml)

100 gr of White Chocolate, melted

Mascarpone Cream:

200 gr of Cream, whipped (ca. 7 oz)

20 gr of Vanilla Sugar (1 1/3 tbsp)

500 gr of Mascarpone Cheese (ca. 17oz)

Decoration:

Melted dark chocolate (optional). You can also decorate your cake with some fruits such as berries, kiwis or passion fruits on it 🙂

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All instructions are here: Green Tea Matcha Cake with Mascarpone

Hoisin Turkey Puff Pastry in Green Sauce

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Full video recipe is here: Hoisin Turkey Puff Pastry in Green Sauce

Preparation: 10-15 Minutes

Cooking: 90 Minutes

Servings: Serves 6

Episode: 06

Yeah, you got me! I was trying to impress my husband on our Valentine’s Day. And it was worth it. We both loved our dinner a LOT! And we will make it again and again 🙂

This turkey breast marinated with Chinese Hoisin sauce and sauteed vegetables wrapped in puff pastry was just excellent. Dip the pastry in the green (peas) sauce. Yum!

Ingredients:

400 gr (14 oz) of Turkey Breast (cut in bite size).

4 Tbsp of Hoisin Sauce (I used Lee Kum Kee brand).

A thumb size of Ginger (grated).

2 Sheets of Puff Pastry.

Sauteed vegetables:

1 Carrot (diced).

1/2 Red Bell Pepper (diced).

2 Stalks of Celery (diced).

1 Clove of Garlic (chopped).

Salt, Pepper and Vegetable Broth to taste

For egg wash:

2 Egg Yolks.

100 gr (3.5 oz) of White Sesame Seeds.

For the sauce:

200 gr (7 oz) of Peas.

1/2 Onion (minced).

250 ml (8.5 fl oz) of Heavy Cream.

Salt and Pepper to taste.

Full video instructions are here: Hoisin Turkey Puff Pastry in Green Sauce