What I’ve Cooked in 2015 So Far

Cooking more is one of our goals for 2015, partially for health (hm, 20%?) but mostly because we want to budget wiser.  We love to cook and create recipes so it doesn’t really phase us.  Finding time is the greater issue.
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Easy Recipe for the Best Chinese Radish or Turnip Cake (Lo Bak Go 蘿蔔糕)

I posted a photo on Instagram earlier and did not expect the overwhelming number of recipe requests.  I shouldn’t be surprised, as lo bak go (蘿蔔糕) is a well loved dim sum item.  Moreover, it’s a Chinese New Year staple. Savoury meat-studded steamed cakes (e.g. made with radish or taro root) and dessert steamed cakes (e.g. red bean, water chestnut, sticky brown sugar coconut) represent optimism towards a more prosperous year.  (“Cake” in Chinese is homonymic with “rising up”).
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Klondike Rose Potato and Brussels Sprout Hash with Rib Eye Steak and Sous Vide Egg Recipe

Do people still follow the Atkin’s diet? Or South Beach? Now, I don’t judge.  I like the idea of cutting refined carbohydrates out of my diet but in reality, it’s a sheer impossibility. Tell me, what can’t the potato do?  Many of my favourite foods and guilty pleasures are made from this starchy tuber.  Tater tots, poutine, croquetas de bacalao, the list is longer than my arm.
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