Dec 252012
 

Merry Christmas, dear readers! I hope that you are enjoying a break from school or work and enjoying some delicious food – even if you don’t celebrate Christmas. I love holidays of all sorts, and this year for Christmas, I went to visit my family in Texas.

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My aunt from Hong Kong is spending the holidays with us as well, and she is one hell of a cook. She can whip up delicious and healthy meals for the whole family in under an hour. I’ve had homecooked food for the past week and enjoyed every bit of it.

Chopped bean sprouts with pork

Chopped bean sprouts with pork

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Braised fish tail with tofu skin, mushrooms, and peanuts

Roast pork, fresh bamboo shoots, and mushrooms

Roast pork, fresh bamboo shoots, and mushrooms

Cucumber and parsley salad

Cucumber, mushroom, and parsley salad

Have you figured out yet that we like mushrooms? Haha.

Mochi with peanuts, sesame, and coconut filling

Mochi with peanuts, sesame, and coconut filling

My aunt also makes homemade mochi! They were so deliciously soft and chewy. We stuffed them with a mixture of ground peanuts, toasted sesame seeds, and chopped coconut flakes. I watched the whole process and will be trying to make them myself when I return to San Diego.

Finally, THIS happened today:

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Merry Christmas everyone!

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