Chinese Eight Treasure Rice PuddingWritten by Jacklyn Chen
The eight-treasure rice pudding is a well known traditional Chinese dessert, cooked with sticky rice and 8 different freshly dried fruits (typically called dates here in general) and nuts. This food has been through several thousand years and spreads entire nation. The ingredients used in each place are largely identical but with minor differences. The eight-treasure rice pudding from south of Yangtse River is one of most well-known varieties and has become a delicacy in Chinese traditional banquet.
Ingredients: a). For step 1 & 2:
b). 8 treasures: c). For step 3 - 6:
- 2 cups (320g, or 11 oz.) glutinous rice (sticky rice)
- 2 cups (400 cc) water
- 1 tablespoon lard (another key ingredient, do not replace it with other oil)
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 300g (10 oz.) red sieved bean (mashed bean)
- 3 tablespoons lard
Low Fat French ToastWritten by Josie Anderson
French toast was one of my favorite breakfast foods when I was little. Dieting can be hard, especially when you can not enjoy many of foods that you love. Here is a twist on traditional french toast recipe, that once used to be high in fat. With just a few modifications you can turn french toast into a healthy food. I make this for my husband and he can not even tell that this is a low fat version. It's also been tested on Marines in my house and they loved it. So share it with your family and turn breakfast into a healthy meal.
- 1 large egg - 2 egg whites - 1 cup skim milk (or 1%) - 1 tsp vanilla extract - 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon - 1 loaf of white bread