If like me you are fond of Japanese cuisine, you will certainly enjoy this chirashi recipe. The chirashi is a dish based on cold sushi rice served with a side of raw fish, shrimps, veggies, omlet, sesame… According to your taste. All the traditional ingredients of sushis, makis and rolls are gathered, but the chirashi is was easier and faster to make. Most of the time, it is served in a bowl of vinegary rice, with the other ingredients on top. But I wanted to serve it on a more creative way, in the shape of a dome. Enjoy! In Japanese: “Itadakimasu”!
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Ingredients – For 2 people
– 100 g of sushi salmon (ask for it at the fish shop at the market) or pink shrimps
– 1/2 cucumber
– 1 avocado
– 1 branch of green onion
– Sesame seeds
– 200 g sushi rice
-100 ml rice vinegar
– 2 large spoons of sugar
– 2 hints of salt
– Soja sauce
Preparation – 20 min + 30 min to let the rice cool down
– Thoroughly rince the rice until the water is clear
– In a pot, pour the rice and cover it with 2-3 inches of water. Cover the pot and cook slowly until the water has disappeared
– Spread the rice in a large dish to let it cool down. It should be sticky but firm
– In a pot, heat the rice vinegar and add the sugar and the salt until they are dissolved
– Pour the vinegar on the rice and mix it with a spoon to soak it in
– Cut the other ingredients (salmon, shrimps, cucumber, avocado…) in little cubes
– Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl, and compress them with a spoon
– Demold on a plate and decorate with radish, green onion, sesame seeds…
– Add a little bit of soja sauce, and eat fresh!
Ladies and gentlemen, Halloween is coming. And let me introduce to the MONSTER SMOOTHIE. The smoothie is healthy but doesn’t seem to be. The smoothie will make all your guests shiver with its awful protruding eyes that stare at you and freeze your blood. To get rid of them, only one solution: gulp them down!
To make this smoothie, and scare your guests, the recipe is simple: blend together one pear, one apple and one kiwi, then add a tiny bit of pear nectar and cinnamon.
The smoothie needs to be thick enough so the sugar eyes don’t sink down. Little tip: if you want to boost the green color, you can add two drops of blue food colorant. Here you are! You just have to decorate it as you wish. I had an extra kiwi and made a skewer out of it, but it is possible to add hair with parsley or mint, or add a slice of orange for the Halloween touch… Let your imagination guide you!
So, is it: horrifying? Disgusting? Repulsing? Chocking? Hilarious?
MY GOD, the monster is ALIVE!
If you are looking for inspiring ideas for Halloween, I invite you to visit my Pinterest. I just created a board with Fall decoratios and recipes. On my to-do list: pumpkin religieuses, apple chips and squash humus!
I’ll see you soon for a new post in which I will reveal my Halloween costume… Will you guess what it will be? Hint: it’s a blonde Disney villain.
Chocolate muffin or chocolate mousse? Both, please! Since we need to eat a little bit of everything, why should we choose? This dessert perfectly pairs a smooth cake and a light mousse.
The story of this cake begins in a Spanish restaurant in Seattle: Tango. Their specialty is a dessert called El Diablo: “A Bittersweet cube of sinfully rich dark chocolate graced with cayenne, spicy almonds, cocoa nibs and burnt meringue finished with a tequila caramel sauce”. Enough to make me crazy! I loved the mix of cake and mousse textures, and the spicy touch added by the Cayenne pepper is a welcomed surprise. In France, we don’t eat much spice, and even fewer spicy desserts! For this reason, every time I add Cayenne in my chocolate mousse, it’s a big hit!
Here is my recipe inspired by this cult dessert!
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Guess what? This is Mickey Mousse favorite dessert!
Look at this awesome flashy purple color! I have named this smoothie “Atomic Purple”!
Did you guess which ingredient hides behind this color?
It is the“Dragon Fruit”, also named “Pitaya”, a weird fruit with a kiwi flavor and a super bright pink color. My parents live in French Guyana, we just gather in France and they brought these with them. As soon as I saw it, I was yelling and excited (I am happy easily!).
Let me show you these home-made soaps! The best option to start with soap making is probably to buy a kit, to get the 4 main ingredients: glycerine soap, molds, fragrance (I have the waterlily and papyrus ones) and cosmetic colorants. If you wish to do some more, you will just have to buy a new block of glycerine! The technique is really simple: you cut little cubes of glycerine (2″ by 2″). Your kit booklet should tell you how many cubes you need to fill the molds. Then you put them in a bowl and heat them in the micro-waves until it’s melted. You should keep the temperature really low, and remember that 10 seconds are enough to melt one cube. When the glycerine is liquid (but not boiling), you can add a few drops of fragrance and colorant, and pour the liquid in your mold. In about 10 minutes, your soap should be solidified and ready to get out of the mold, voilà!
If you wish to start making soaps, I recommend these two 30$ kits: