The contemporary Chinese food we eat today is virtually unrecognizable from the recipes that the first Chinese immigrants in the 1800’s brought to our shore, as signature dishes have undergone a complete overhaul in order to appeal to western culinary sensibilities. Restaurants serving Dim Sum, however, may be the last vestiges of truly authentic Chinese food in North America. Offering a selective spread of Dim Sum dishes and contemporary Chinese food, Golden House Chinese Food Restaurant in Toronto take on Chinese cooking has made it a hit among locals and tourists alike.
For the early raisers!
Go into your fridge and see what items you have. If you are anything like me, you’ll have cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, onion, garlic, eggs, mushrooms, bread and other random ingredients.
Using most of those ingredients, an omelette would be a good start to anyone’s day.
For the individuals that enjoy to snooze in a little:
Hard boiled egg with gruyère and tarragon baguette
Use the entire hard boiled egg or go super healthy and just use the whites, cut them up in slices.
A piece of whole-grain baguette, sliced lengthwise
2 hard-boiled eggs
Thinly sliced Gruyère cheese
Few sprigs of fresh tarragon
A pinch of salt and pepper
Arrange the Gruyère on top of the sliced baguette, add sliced hard-boiled egg, and top with tarragon, salt, and pepper.
Add a light side to your lunch with tuna and celery sticks.
Tasty Tuna with Asian Flair
1 can tuna
1 1/2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 teaspoons of olive oil
1 scallion, washed and chopped
Pepper to taste
Quick tips to whip up something so you can enjoy the rest of your day.
Hearty balance meal consist of carbs, veggies, protein and a beverage. Let’s cook a meal under 30 mins for dinner.
Quinoa salad with salmon:
First and foremost, you’ll need to pick up some quinoa
1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 cups water
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1/2 – 3/4 lemon, squeezed
1/4 cup (about 10) olives, pitted and sliced
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cups cucumber, peeled and diced (from 1 English)
1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/3 cup crumbled feta
salt and fresh pepper
Next you pan fry your salmon filet in a skillet using oil, salt and lemon.
Final product – bon appetit!
Late night snacking:
Black Bean dip with tortillas:
Purchase tortillas and cut them into triangles (pizza slices)
Lightly brush olive oil on each triangle
Put tortilla triangles into the oven to toast lightly
Black Bean Dip Ingredients:
2 (15 oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small jalapeño, seeds removed and diced
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Add olive oil and water if need be.
After 5 mins of blending and toasting tortillas, you can enjoy a healthy late night snack.