Sunday, July 6, 2014

Easy Chinese Hot Chili Oil Recipe


How time flies! My friend Yangmei from China will be returning home next week after an extended stay in the USA. She has taught me many quick and easy Chinese recipes and I will have to find the time to post them all one of these days. However, my favorite recipe that I've learned from her is also the easiest. It is this Chinese chili oil recipe.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Chinese Pork Dumplings (Jiaozi)


For the last month and a half, I've had a guest in my home. She hails from Beijing, China, and even though I hadn't met her before she came to stay with me, I feel that we have become fast friends. I have learned so much about China's people, places and culture just by listening to her fascinating stories. Best of all, she has cooked for me on numerous occasions and has taught me so many new ways of cooking Chinese food.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Steamed Chocolate Chip Tofu Cake (rice cooker recipe)



Yes, I know what you're thinking. Tofu in cake? I've actually had tofu bread before and I really liked it so when I came across a recipe for tofu cake, I just had to make it. This all started with a mean cake craving that I've had all week and wouldn't go away. It didn't help that every time I used my rice cooker, I would see the "Cake" setting so I thought, why not finally make cake in my rice cooker? I'm a total novice in using my rice cooker for cake so I went searching for a recipe online.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Umami Beef & Potatoes


You guys didn't think this blog would die did you? I did. GG and I have gotten so busy that food blogging became a thing of the past. But tonight, I thought, why not refresh this old blog of ours, even if it's with a recipe of a simple dish that I concocted over 10 years ago. And so, The Red Gingham lives on!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

TJ's Cinnamon Rolls + Cream Cheese Frosting


Hello everyone!  I am back.  I was away for quite a while, and after I came back from my trip to Manila, I have been very busy with stuff...just stuff of all sorts.  But why bore you....today I am reviewing Trader Joe's Cinnamon Rolls using my own frosting.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Boxes As Luggage + Airline Food


Hello everyone!  I am writing you from Manila, Philippines.  Yes, it is good to be back in my native land to see good old friends and good old places, and of course the new places as well.  Boy, does Manila have anything new?  Are you kidding me?  The city is in constant evolution.  Perhaps we will get to that as I blog from here.  But first, ever wonder why Filipinos bring boxes instead of Samsonites?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Good Friday Menu


There are two more Fridays left in this season of Lent, that means two more Fridays of fasting and abstaining from meat.  So I decided to give you a compilation of previous recipes I have created that you can make for the next two coming Fridays before you have your glorious Easter meal.


Good Friday Soup:  Click here for the recipe.

Linguini With Mussels:  Click here for the recipe.

Shrimp Pasta:  Click here for the recipe.

Shoyu Sesame Salmon:  Click here for the recipe.

Sweet and Spicy Crab:  Click here for the recipe.

Asian Style Tilapia:  Click here for the recipe.

Braised Tofu:  Click here for the recipe.
We have other meatless recipes here on the blog.  Just click on the Recipes page and scroll down to the following categories:  Sauces, Soups and Stews, Salads and Sandwiches, Seafood Entrees, and Vegetarian.  I hope you enjoy these recipes all year round.  -GG-

Friday, March 15, 2013

Tuna Pasta for Friday Lent


Here's a quick meal that I would like to dedicate to all Catholics out there.  If keeping your "no meat Friday" is a challenge, here's a quick and delicious alternative to help you fulfill your religious duties.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Chicken & Walnut Kale Salad




As Veggie Girl had mentioned, she and I are on a quest toward healthier eating.  Though I don't aim to be a vegetarian, I am trying to minimize my consumption of meat and have more veggies in my diet.  Here's a quick salad dish I made up, and it's what I had for dinner tonight.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Light & Easy Shepherd's Pie



Shepherd's Pie is one of those comfort foods that'll warm your soul but could really stick to your ribs at the same time. Anyone who loves meat and potatoes will enjoy Shepherd's Pie because it's essentially ground meat and some mixed veggies topped with a layer of mashed potatoes and baked until golden brown on top. My family loves Shepherd's Pie but since I'm on a quest to shed some weight, I thought, why not make a lighter and healthier version that everyone will still enjoy?

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