Honey Walnut Pine Nut Shrimp

“What’s more luscious than cheesecake, roses in bloom and freshly washed hair? Let me count…,” she said to Mr. Goat. ~ DIM SUM SERIES ~ What is about mayonnaise that makes it taste sooo good?  The satisfying ‘mouthfeel’ that food companies strive to imbue in their products, the same reason why crispy chicken, ice cream, chocolate, pecan pie and of course, […]

Celery with Chicken and Cashew nuts

A twist on the classic ‘Cashew Chicken’.  This dish features celery as the main ingredient, making for a healthier option. Season the chicken well, according to your personal taste. A dash of paprika or turmeric adds a more exotic flavor. Chili powder offers a spicy kick. The small amount of protein will go a long way […]

Bell peppers, Zucchini and Cashews

Summer brings a colourful cornucopia of plants and vegetables. Here is an attractive serving bursting with colours and flavours.   ½ cup spam, diced (or chicken, diced and marinated in soy sauce, chinese cooking wine, corn starch) 1 green pepper, diced 1 red pepper, diced ½ cup roasted cashew nuts 1 tsp garlic 3 slices […]

Spicy Nuts

½ lb / 220 g almonds ½ lb / 220 g cashews ¼ cup white sugar 1½ tsp kosher salt 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tbsp water 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup 1 tsp oil   Toast nuts at 350 F (175 C) till golden brown, about 10 minutes. Watch closely as they burn […]