May is National Salad Month and with Memorial Day around the corner, you may be looking for a few new recipes to accompany your grilling staples. This Sesame Ginger Mandarin Salad is made with Nasoya TofuBaked for an added protein punch and a delicious flavor combination.
Sesame chicken is not really authentic Chinese food, but it is a classic dish served in Chinese restaurants throughout the United States. Lacking the Chinese takeout that so many folks take for granted out on the ranch, I learned to make this favorite takeout dish at home.
"To really bring out the nutty quality, it’s important to give the black sesame seeds a gentle toast before you pulverize them into black sand. This step is equally important if you don’t want to serve your milkshakes with a side of dental floss. (I may have failed on the hygiene front in the past, but a toothy black studded smile is a lose lose.) In addition to the frozen banana, this milkshake gets extra creamy from a good dose of coconut milk. Make sure you get the full-fat version—it’s worth it for the thick layer of coconut cream on the top of the can.Finally, if you want to add a little extra something something on the sesame front, I highly recommend a tablespoon of tahini. This paste is made with white sesame seeds, but it brings out that sesame flavor in a way that hand ground sesame seeds never could. It also happens to be a little bitter, so you may want to add an extra dash of maple syrup if using. You’re in charge of your own sweet tooth."- Phoebe Lapine Phoebe is a food writer, chef, competitive French fry eater, and owner of one too many frilly aprons.Feedmephoebe.com is where she shares her recipes for healthy hedonism, gluten-free finds, and tips on living a more balanced life beyond food.See her other recipes at feedmephoebe.com, or follow her @PhoebeLapine
This spicy slaw-like salad comes from One Lucky Duck in the Chelsea Market Cookbook. Instead of the usual lettuce base, this recipe is made up of sliced Savoy cabbage and carrots. Jicama adds some crunch to the base and beets brighten up the whole thing.
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Fortune cookies, if they get dressed up at all, are usually doused in some melted black or white chocolate. But, how about this: a black and gold fortune cookie that gets its eye-catching colors from black sesame powder and gold leaf. Suddenly, the lottery numbers aren't the most interesting thing about the humble fortune cookie.
If you just want to make regular fortune cookies, omit the black sesame powder and gold leaf.
If you wanted to make this a two-pronged meal, double the recipe and serve it for dinner, then have the kids take the leftovers for school lunch the next day. Pick up some extra Chinese takeout white boxes for extra fun in the lunchbox!Click here to see 10 Back-to-School Recipes to Make Your Kids Happy
A Middle Eastern dip with an Asian flair that’s perfect to bring to potlucks. The hot chile oil adds a subtle spice and lemon juice brings a citrus tang to this zesty hummus.
This recipe comes to us from Lindsay of Cook. Vegan. Lover.
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