Thursday, March 8, 2012
I definitely won't say that this is my healthiest recipe on here, but it is delicious! Plus, I think Southern food gets a bad rap-- this has less calories than stuffed french toast (over 400 per serving, per Mimi's), and more protein. Per livestrong.com, one biscuit with 2tbs. of gravy is only around 256 calories. Plus, if its homemade gravy, you will drastically cut down the salt. Okay okay, this may just be me rationalizing my favorite "bad" food. BUT ITS SO GOOD!
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
So while I cook a lot of Japanese, I am also aware that I have been influenced by other cultures as well. My father's side of the family is Native American and Caucasian and originally hail from the state of New Mexico and Oklahoma.
Monday, March 5, 2012
I love butter mochi, because not only is it delicious, but its a great example of Hapa culture. Butter mochi takes mochiko, sweet rice flour normally used for making traditional wagashi, and turning it into something uniquely hapa Hawaiian. Drawing from Japanese ingredients and American ingenuity, Butter Mochi was born! People say it is pretty close to Bibingka, a rice cake from the Philippines that is also made with rice flour. The glutinous rice flour makes the bread plump and chewy, as opposed to a cake made from wheat flour that can be dry.