#cny2018 Luna New Year San Diego


1.5 lb chicken thighs

1 block firm tofu


fresh shiitake (or dry and moistened)


chives, garlic, ginger, coriander


Mince and stir fry onions, garlic, ginger til brown.

Add carrots and mushrooms

Remove and add to minced chicken xor tofu

Add corriander and chives.

Add seasame oil soy sauce, rice wine, etc to taste

Refer to the next post for folding and cooking details

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Lunar New Years Dumplings w @adellelin




vegg filling:

2 cup minced and drained cabbage

2 cups rehydrated, minced and drained mushrooms

1 1/2 cups sheets of tofu skins, also minced

one box of spinach, microwaved, then minced and drained


seasoning filling:

5 stalks chives

4 cloves garlic

6 tps ginger

2 tsp sichuan peppercorn

2tps soysauce

2 tps sesameseed oil

chilli to tasted


meet filling:

3 chicken thighs minced

1lb prawns (cooked, tailed, deskinned) minced



  1. mince seasoning filling with veggie filling parts
  2. mix together meet parts in separate dish
  3. add meet and optionally meet filling to dumpling wrapper
  4. press and fold real nice. (external reference)
  5. keep going until a plate is full, about 10-15
  6. place tightly in hot pan with oil
  7. brown.
  8. add boiling water to half cover dumpling
  9. cover pan
  10. remove and fill onto plate once water has gone




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glutenFree veggie burger… sorta


1 egg

2 tsp tapioca flour

1/2 cup of soft tofu

1/2 cup of black bean

brocolli to taste

hot sauce to taste

1 tsp olive oil



scramble egg,  brocolli, and tofu in pan.

heat some water and add to tapioca flour.

add tapioca to pan along with all other ingredients

set on low heat for 10 min or until set.

it will set further as it cools.

slice into patties





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Pineapple CupCakes! People tested. Hacker Approved




1 box Cake Mix

1/3 cup Oil/Butter

3/4 cup Coconut Milk : the unsweetened milk alternative one

3 eggs

1 can pineapple chunks



preheat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.

beat eggs by hand

add oil

beat more.

add mix

beat more

drain pineapple juice into fluid measuring cup (about 1/4 cup)

add coconut milk to measuring cup until you have 1 cup of fluid

add fluid to batter

beat more

add pineapple chunks



i over heated the oven a bit because I was making mini-cupcakes and was in a hurry. I knew i’ dbe opening it a lot as each set were poured or ready.

don’t over work the batter. beat by hand just enough to get each addition mixed. the order i choose starts very thick and hard to mix, but avoid lumps.

kitties and hackers love cupcakes!






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Thanksgiving Stuffing Bread (vegetarian)




2 tablespoons butter

1 onion

1 1/2 cup vegatable broth

5 sticks of celery

3 shitake mushrooms

1 1/2 tsp garlic salt

rosemerry, basil, thyme

fresh sage

yeast packet

1 tablespoon honey



add broth, yeast, and honey to breadmaker pan

slice and brown onion

slice celery and mushroom

mix spices, herbs, and garlic salt

add onion, flour, herb mix, mushrooms, and celery to breadmaker pan

start machine on “basic” mode

wait and hope…




perhaps less onions next time…






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1 cup of ice

3 fingers Hendricks Gin

2 finger Lillet

3 finger soda

1 slice of cucumber


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MAtt’s Club-Mate (testing…)


3 1/2 tbl loose mate

1 tbl sugar

1g guarana

1/4 tsp molasses 

1/4 cirtric acid

3 drops of orange bitters

1L water



0. add sugar, guarana, molasses, citric acid, bitters to a 1L bottle

1. boil water. cool or dilute to 75 degrees celsius

2. mix mate with water and filter. i use a coffee press generiously donated by @seanbonner

3. filter with coffee filter into bottle

4. chill

5. carbonate

6. server and enjoy


I made four batches. two different types of sugar and two different types of mate





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