Carrot Cake Week ! #dessert #food #cake #recipe

I made a nice carrot cake last night! It was my first time making the cake and I was a little nervous about how it would turn out because I fail at baking. Every time I bake a cake it always ends up to dry or not flaky enough but this time I am happy to say that was not the case. :) I nailed it. I know it was good because my partner asked me to please pack him a slice for lunch today! He's not a big sweets fan like myself but he did tell me that he enjoys a nice carrot cake with buttery, cream cheese icing so I decided to give it a try.


Its so simple to make. I love an delicious easy recipe so its one I will be making again! Here's how to make our carrot cake :)

Ingredients:
1. One large carrot (grated finely) 
2. 1 cup of Cream cheese
3. 1 cup of Unsalted butter
4. Bi carb soda (baking soda) 
5. Pinch of Salt
6. 300g of icing sugar
7. 1 cup of brown sugar
8. 2 cups of chopped walnuts 
9. Self raising flour 
10. Three large eggs
11. 1cup of veg. oil 
12. 1 tbsp. nutmeg
13. 1 tbsp. cinnamon


Preheat oven to 180. In a large mixing bowl pour oil and brown sugar and mix until thick. Add eggs one at a time and mix. Pour in your flour and seasonings (nutmeg, salt, cinnamon), bicarb soda , carrot, and 1 cup of chopped walnuts. Mix well and pour into greased baking pan. Cook for 35-45 minutes. Remove cake and allow to cool. Run knife along the sides of the pan to loosen the cake. Turn the tin upside down and shake until the cake falls out. Be careful so that the cake stays in tact. Now it's time to make the icing! Simply take a bowl add your butter, icing sugar, and cream cheese. And blend until smooth. It icing is to runny add more icing sugar until its thick enough. Pour icing over the top of the cake and smooth around with a spoon. Sprinkle with walnuts and allow to sit in the fridge overnight. Serve! 


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Monday= Carrot Cake :)

Headed to the grocery store in a few hours. I've decided on trying my hand at baking a carrot cake! I know its one of my partner's favorite deserts and I think he would enjoy a piece of carrot cake in his lunch pack. Today he took some chicken fried rice, chocolate covered cookies, and a prosciutto and sun dried tomato salad! I got a message that he was enjoying it :)

This weekend we had a little picnic in the park and enjoyed some hand rolled crumbed chicken and avocado sushi. It was delicious. Sushi is one of my FAVORITE dishes. I'm not the best at rolling it but I still try. Making it is way cheaper than buying it and you can customize the sushi with whatever you want.

Like I said tonight I'm going to make a nice carrot cake. And maybe have a few different types of sushi for dinner :)

Here are a few photos of my partner's lunch!



 

Sweet Soy Wings #food #recipe #foodie #wings


We had some wings in the fridge and I was struggling for a few hours trying to think of something to do with them. I looked at the ingredients I had in my fridge not wanting to go out and buy anything :/ Some of the things I had lying around from our  Asian inspired dinner were oyster sauce, soy sauce, sweet chili sauce.... stuff like that. We also had some teriyaki sauce and tomato sauce along with a few other ingredients laying around. They seemed like the perfect idea for a marinade thus this recipe was born! :) 

They were really really good. If you are a wing lover you will enjoy this quick simple marinade. The thing with marinades is that you should really make it in advance so that your meat has enough time to soak it up in the fridge for a few hours! 

If you are impatient like me and waited to the last minute to make the marinade and only have a few hours (2 tops) for it to sit in the fridge before your hungry hubby comes home then you can do what I did. Which was sit it in the freezer! The cold helps the marinade to stick to the wings so the freezer speeds up the process. Remember to turn the wings occasionally though so it doesn’t freeze and they get immersed in the sauce. 

Marinades are all about taste. No specific amount of anything you need to put in. Just get it to your liking. Make sure its thick enough to stick by adding more or less tomato sauce and oyster ( or BBQ if you have it) and salty enough by adding more or less soy...sweet enough by adding more or less sweet chili and brown sugar! 

Ingredients: 

  1. 1/3 a cup of sugar 
  2. 1 cup of soy sauce
  3. 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  4. 4 cap fulls of oyster sauce 
  5. 1/3 a cup of sweet chili 
  6. 1 tablespoon of rice wine vinegar 
  7. Season with fresh sage and thyme and Salt&Pepper 
  8. Green onion garnish




 Mix together all ingredients until well combined in a large bowl. Place wings in bowl and toss until well coated. Place in the fridge for 4 hours ( or use the freezer tip!) Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and cook in oven until sauce starts to turn sticky and chicken is cooked! Garnish with green onion and serve warm! 




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Chocolate and Strawberry Icebox Cookie Cake #recipe #dessert #foodie


This is a desert I’ve been meaning to try. I got the idea from this website. It seemed so simple and I’m a sucker for a no bake desert. So I decided to give it a go with a little twist. They don’t sell graham crackers in australia so I improvised and made it a cookie cake using some digestive cookies :) It turned our really nice and delicious. 



Chocolate&Strawberry Icebox Cookie Cake




  1. 1 pack of Digestive cookies
  2. Thickened Cream
  3. 1 tbsp. Vanilla
  4. Sliced strawberries
  5. White Sugar 
  6. Cooking chocolate (Milk or dark) 





First make your cream. Take a cup of thickened cream and place it in a bowl. Blend until it  stiffens ( Do not over blend). Add vanilla, and 1/3 a cup of sugar and blend again until combined. Spread an even layer of the cream onto a cookie. Place the cookie cream side down onto a plate. Cover dry side
 of the cookie with cream and place thinly sliced strawberries on top. 



Place a cookie on top of this and spread over cream as well. Top with sliced strawberries. Place another cookie on top and repeat the same steps and you have finished your cookie tower. Now to make the chocolate sauce. Take one cup of cream and two cup of chopped chocolate. Place your cream into your saucepan first allowing it to heat until bubbles form around the outer edges. Add the chocolate and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Then stir until it is thick and smooth. Let cool for 10 minutes then drizzle over your cookie tower with a spoon. Place this in the fridge for 4 hours or more. Then serve. Enjoy :)


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Tamborine & The Polish Place


We had an amazing weekend on Mt. Tamborine in Queensland, Australia! It was my first trip down there but it wont be my last! There is so much to see that it really takes a couple days to get your fill...luckily we only live 30-45 minutes away! There's definitely a couple places I would like to revisit and new ones I'll be sure to check out next time. We took the bike down and soon learned that that was a popular thing to do on Tamborine. Tons of bikers all around. But its no secret that bikers love the mountain roads. When we got there we headed over to the information center to get the low down on the must see’s! We headed to Hang glider’s point for our first stop and just in time as there were two hang gliders preparing for their jump. I had never seen a hang glider run off the edge of a cliff and into the air before so it was a breathtaking sight! 






























Its a scary though....I don’t think its something I’ll be trying anytime soon. It takes a special person to get in the mind frame to run off a cliff....




After that it was lunch time so we looked a few places before deciding on “ The Polish Place”. It is BEAUTIFUL inside and out. If you are up this way I definitely recommend eating there. The food was delicious. I loved the polish decor & all the lovely floral prints the waitresses were adorned in. The rustic cabin style building with a lovely wood deck that looks out over the mountain. A PERFECT clear view of the foothills and mountain peaks. It definitely has the best location and ambience of the restaurants we saw in Tamborine. The waitresses dress in traditional polish style clothing with puffy sleeves..... shimmery tops...and flowers. It was cold this time of year so we sat inside. Its actually very romantic inside with the soft lighting and homestyle decor. I loved the china! We got the Pork Hock and Salmon :) The salmon was a fresh, light lunch that is sure to keep you going as you explore Mt. Tamborine! The Pork Hock is a more traditional Polish meal that you MUST get if you go here. I would go back for this meal without question. It was so tender it was falling off the bone. The flavors were sensational.  I fell in love with Pork Hock on this day. 


 

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After we at there we checked out a few more look outs before heading to Cameron falls. This is one of the best waterfalls in the area. We asked the locals and we weren’t disappointed. You walk through the lovely rainforest to get to the falls. Surrounded by tall, looming trees, streams, and a canopy overhead. Its a beautiful shaded walk. Even this time of year it wasn’t very cold once you got under the canopy which helped to block the chilly winds! We even got a bit adventurous a wandered from the beaten trail and climbed to the top of the waterfall. We sat on the rocks at the edge of the cliff and watched the water stream off it. Its also a really nice view from up there. If you are a bit paranoid or fearful of heights it might not be the best view for you. But if you walk further there is a nice safe lookout which give you a view of the waterfall. Its not as nice as sitting on top of it though :) 



I asked my partner could the rocks we were sitting on move and send us falling off the edge of the fall....and unfortunately he wouldn’t lie to me.... :/ 

It would be a beautiful spot for a picnic :) Maybe next time.. 

We finished our trip with a visit to the cheese factory. The play music there 24/7 and there were a few drunk older women enjoying the tunes during the day lol You can eat there at the bistro, get a tour of the cheese factory and grab a plate of sample cheese for $20 then head over to the brewery and get a beer sample platter for $12! We had fun at Tambourine and will definitely make our way back up there. I recommend the trip! 






















































































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Chili Cheese dogs! #recipe #food #meals


Rainy days here in Brisbane lately. Winter starting to approach and that walk to the bus stop for my partner who works in the dead center of the city is becoming even more miserable! I decided to cheer him up last night by fixing something I knew he would enjoy. He loves sausages and what is the most amazingly, delicious dish ever created with a sausage? 


D&C’s easy Chili Cheese Dog 

Ingredients: 
  1. Ground beef
  2. Refried Beans
  3. Salt&Pepper
  4. Paprika
  5. Chili flakes
  6. Onion diced 
  7. Bacon diced 
  8. Tomato Sauce 
  9. Pork sausages
  10. Hotdog buns
  11. Shredded cheddar cheese 
  12. Potato Salad to serve as a side 


First take out your sausages. Place them on a hot dog rack and spray them/coat them in a thin layer of oil/butter. Let them cook while you prepare your mince turning them every so often to allow sides to cook nicely until the sausage is plump and juicy. Cook your bacon bits until golden brown and add onion. Cook until it begins to turn clear. Remove bacon and onion from skillet and set aside. Break up your mince over the skillet and cook until it begins to brown. Add your bacon and onion mixture to the mince and combine. 


Next, add tomato sauce to the mince mixture stirring while you do so. I added about a quarter of a cup to mine but once you add the refried beans and taste test it you can add more to your liking. Which brings us to the next step, refried beans! I used a can of El Paso refried beans. Season with specified seasonings to your liking. Stir until it is well combined and allow to sit stirring occasionally for 5-10 minutes. Your sausages should be done by now so remove them and place them in their buns on a microwave safe plate. Then take your chili and spoon it into the sides of the buns. Put a nice amount of shredded cheddar cheese and place in the microwave for 30secs(or until cheese melts) Sprinkle a little onion on top and serve with cool potato salad. Enjoy! 





I even made my partner a serving for his lunch the next day at work! As you can see pictured above!


Very simple and delicious recipe. If you enjoyed please comment and let me know you think! Check out my “Recipe Collection” and follow/like me on my new  Twitter, and Facebook. Thanks for reading!

-C. 

Liebster Nomination!

Thank you Julia at Happy House and Home for the nomination!

Here are Julia's questions for me:


1. When did you start your blog, and why? I started my blog a couple months ago. Well I started it and didn't post for a month actually! Forgot all about it with all the traveling and moving we were constantly doing. Then my partner started work and I needed to find a productive use of my time, I remembered the site, and logged in! 
2. If you could have a whole day to yourself, what would you do? Hmm... I know this sounds corny but I have the most fun when I'm with my partner not alone. But if I had to be alone I would probably get a recipe book and try a few challenging recipes out! 
3. Who is your hero? My hero is anyone who has built a business up from the ground on their own with little resources. I hope to one day start my own company. 
4. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Hmm, I really want to go to Vatican City. I'm a history buff and Vatican City has so much to offer for someone whose into that. It's like a giant museum. 
5. What's your favorite song? At the moment I would say my favorite song is "Straight Lines" by SilverChair 
6. What is your favorite meal? My favorite meal is my partner and mine's  Cheesy Potato Bites
7. What is your favorite junk food? My favorite junk food is Cadbury Fruit and Nut chocolate. Which I have by my side as I type! 
8. Coffee or Tea? Tea
9. Do you have a claim to fame? Network. Network. Network.
10. What was your biggest "fail" in blogging, and did you laugh or cry?! I'm pretty new to blogging and haven't had any major fails other than poor formatting and the occasional grammar error ! I'm sure I will soon enough. 
11. What is your best tip to help your fellow bloggers? Social Media is a powerful tool. There comes a time where you have to delete those embarrassing 
Facebook/twitter/myspace accounts and start promoting your most important brand, "you". 

11 Facts about me!
1. I was born in the Southern US but now I've been traveling around Australia for almost a year now. 
2. I plan on obtaining dual citizenship in the near future.
3. I'm a Marketing/PR major
4. I'm an amateur cook! :)
5. I love bargain shopping.
6. I'm starting a chess board collection
7. One of my favorite artists is Lana Del Rey 
8. I'm in a interracial relationship!
9. I know how to crochet 
10. I'm addicted to " Bakery Story" ( an app)
11. I wish I read more :D 

Now the fun part my nominations :) 

I nominate 
Beauty of a Queen

Locura'Scrap

+Minna Lehtinen 

and Seems Kitchen

You can find my questions for you guys on the " Networking" section of this blog :)


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Mt. Coot-tha & Waterside Thai Cafe & Noodle Bar






We had a beautiful day out on the bike (despite all the rain) in Brisbane! We decided to head up to Mt. Cootha somewhere I had yet to visit since coming to Brisbane in late December last year :) Mt. Cootha is definitely one of the loveliest spots in Brisbane and if you are fortunate enough to visit this part of Queensland the natural beauty of Mt. Cootha is definitely something you should soak in. Mt. Cootha is home to the brisbane Planeterium and the new botanical gardens. Unfortunately on this trip, due to the weather, we weren’t able to wander around the botanical gardens but we will be back!!



We loved it ! Hopping on a motorbike and journeying up this mountain is really a nice trip. Once we reached the top we headed for the planeterium and soon found that going to the planterium was a popular mother’s day event! Who knew...


So after discussing the shows with some of the staff, who were very friendly, we decided on “ Cosmic Collisions” narrated by Robert Redford. It was between that one and “Dynamic Earth” narrated by Liam Nesson. I know what you are thinking, LIAM! how could you pass that up. We were assured the music was better and the show was more entertaining beforehand! It was very good. I love the dome theaters. The planets looked massive and the film was overall well produced. The musical scores were pretty good too! My favorite part was when they would show they planets because like I said they were so MASSIVE it was as if you were sitting underneath them, which can feel a bit intimidating given how large they are. 



After the show we went over the Mt.Cootha lookout which I believe to be the best lookout in Brisbane! You get a full shot of the city and the surrounding suburbs. On this particularly rainy day they clouds created an amazing backdrop against the city. 






































I hear the Summit restaurant is a must when visiting Mt.Cootha but it was a little fancier than we wanted for today so we hoped on the bike and headed down to my partner’s favorite noodle bar which he was dying to show me. He hadn’t been in 15 years but when we walked in the chef/owner immediately recognized him and greeted him with warm smiles and small talk. The noodle bar I’m talking about is called “ Waterside Thai Cafe & Noodle Bar”. From the warm host/chef/owner to the AMAZINGLY delicious food I understood why this was one of my partner’s favorite restaurants in Brisbane. If you are looking for one of those hidden gems that serve 5 star quality food for reasonable prices this is the place to go. Happy, helpful staff, quick service, fresh&delicious food! I love the restaurants where you can watch them cook it right in front of you using all that fresh seafood and vegetables he whipped us up something that wasn’t on the menu, while we snacked on some prawn chips.

We asked him what he recommended and he said one of his favorite dishes to cook was noodle & rice seafood combinatons. My partner always says the food in any place is sure to be good if the chef enjoys making it. Let me tell you I'd go back for this dish again...and again...and again....




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Bacon wrapped chicken stuffed with Cream Cheese and Spinach!


Last night we broke out the red wine and cooked up a yummy dinner! It was a very simple and fairly quick to make! We had chicken, cream cheese, and wine already so altogether this meal only cost me 11! And it was an 11 bucks well spent. 

For appetizers we had toast covered in a thin layer of cream cheese with fresh smoke trout on top (trout has that same nice flavor as smoked salmon but you can get it at a more reasonable coast at WoolsWorth). This was accompanied by toast covered in a wild mushroom and cracked pepper duck pate (You can pick this pate up at Woolsworth for around 4 dollars) We enjoyed these with a bit of Merlot that my partner picked up while he was in Adelaide. 















































For our main we enjoyed chicken stuffed with cream cheese & spinach wrapped in bacon! It was as good as it sounds and very simple to make. Here is the recipe

Ingredients: 

  1. Bacon strips (without the meaty eye) 
  2. Skinless, boneless chicken breasts 
  3. 4 oz cream cheese
  4. Spinach
  5. onion 
  6. Butter or cooking spray ( to grease your baking sheet

Preheat your oven to 180. First chop up your spinach a bit and dice your onion into small pieces. Place a tablespoon of oil in your skillet and sauté the onion and spinach until the onion is clear and the spinach is tender. Season with a bit of salt. Remove from the skillet and soak up excess oil with a paper towel. Place Spinach and onion into a bowl and mix in your cream cheese until it is well combined. Take your chicken breast out and lay them open.   Put two decent size table spoons of the mixture in each chicken breast (more or less if you’d like) Place bacon underneath chicken breasts and roll it up and secure with a tooth pick. Place on greased backing sheet and cook for 30 minutes or until chicken juice runs clear. Serve with a light salad and enjoy! 


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Must Haves: Fashion inspiration for Iconic, Nasty Gal, and Modcloth



These are a few items I crave. I've been perusing some online shopping sites desperately wishing I could purchase things ( typical friday morning..) I would have to say those dark brown cut out boots are flirting with me. I love them. I've always been a sucker for a good pair of boots. It's also coming into boot weather here with autumn slowly leaving and winter approaching... it's time to get a few good pairs of boots and I think the ones pictured here could fit the bill for me.

I'm really digging blue and black for this time of year. Although when winter comes you might freeze to death wearing one of the three dresses pictured you can always throw a jacket or sweater ( I have a black one pictured) over your outfit which you can peel off once you reach your nice, warm destination!

The tan, and classic styled purse would be a great accompaniment to any outfit as well! Not ganna lie the anchor ring isn't a 'Must have' I just thought it would be cute to wear in the blue dress its pictured next to :) Oh!! And that army green jacket and those cut off boots together O.O magical..

Go check out Iconic, Nasty Gal, and Modcloth if you are feeling the need to torture yourself with beautiful clothes!

What are some shopping sites you recommend/love? Any pieces you longing after but can't currently afford?


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The Liebster Award is a networking tool.





The Liebster award is a way to have fun on blogger by sharing interesting facts about yourself and interacting with your audience BUT it is also a great networking tool. If used properly it has great potential to help expand your social network/following.

You can achieve this through nominations. These nominations are a tool to help you connect with new people. You can rack up as many Liebster awards as you want! I've read someone has gotten the award 10+ times. The more you participate in it the more bloggers you will meet.

Join the Liebster community to get nominated and participate! We will host many networking events/contests to ensure that our members are exposed to many genres of blogs and have ample opportunity to expand their circles! The Liebster community is for people interested in networking. There is a challenge posted on the Liebster community. Check it out, join in, and have fun! 


If you have been nominated by me here are my questions for you! :)

1. What was your inspiration behind choosing the name for your blog?
2. Why did you decide to get into blogging?
3. What is one lesson you've learned in life that you would like to share with your followers?
4. Where are you from?
5. What is your favorite thing to do with your time?
6. What is your most prized possession?
7. How would you describe your friends?
8. What are your top three aspirations in life?
9. If you could have a ticket to any place in the world where would it be and why?
10. Do you have a Facebook/twitter/some other social network for your blog?
11. Are you going to nominate 11 more people?!?


Link to 'challenge':




https://plus.google.com/u/0/113099537254325485595/posts/VmBHVVc99xh

Guest blogging and the Liebster Award

I've been doing a lot of reading and it seems that guest blogging is becoming the new trend. I'm always looking for opportunities to use creative thinking and develop my writing skills so I decided to give it a go :)

Another reason could be that my college back in the States will be on Summer break for the next few months leaving me without anything to do while my babes it at work.... -.-

With all this time I'm going to have on my hand paired with the fact that I can't actually work or do much of anything on my tourist visa (grr....) leaves me with guest blogging! I am looking forward to it. I'm fairly new to blogging and I think it will be a great way to expand my social circle. I'm working out the details with another blog now to set up a schedule to guest blog. I've been doing a bit of reading through the blog to get familiar with it and I love it!

Another networking opportunity that I will be participating in is the Liebster Award. So I am on the prowl looking for blogs to nominate :)



The Liebster Award is given to new bloggers with less than 200 followers. When you are nominated this is what happens.

1. You post 11 interesting (or not so interesting if you fancy) about yourself. 
2. Then you answer 11 questions the person who nominated you will give you.
3. Then you choose 11 people to nominate! And you go to their page and tell them! Or just tag them in your post with your nomination! 

Once you do all that you can put one of these fancy stickers on your blog!

This is just a 'chain mail-like way' to network and meet new bloggers!

If you would like to get nominated and join the fun follow this link!

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109803552271974849281

Our little Chinese dinner: Chicken fried rice and cream cheese wontons!

My partner and I looooooove chinese food. Anytime we have some spare dollars lying around you can be sure that we will be having some chinese cuisine that night! There really is an art to the fast paced chinese restaurant cooking. It's delicious and recently I've started to take the first steps to learn that art. I had never made chicken fried rice or cream cheese wontons before but it's a meal that my partner and I constantly order and devour on our nights out. I reckoned it was about time that I gave it ago. So yesterday afternoon while my partner was at work I set off to get the ingredients I needed. I had most of the ingredients already at home luckily things like: rice, chicken, soy sauce etc... but there were a few things I needed to pick up. I got them and this entire recipe (rice serves 4) only cost me 19!

Which is wayyyyy cheaper than I would have paid for 4 lots of chicken fried rice and 8 wontons at a chinese restaurant!!! I've shyed away from cooking these meals thinking I will never match that authentic flavor but I think I have found a recipe that comes pretty close (if not all the way!?) and the wontons were as simple and delicious as I imagined! Instead of going for take out try to make your own chinese inspired meal next time. Here's what I did :)

Ingredients: 

1. 2 tbsp. oyster sauce                  
2. 2 tbsp. sweet chili sauce
3. 2 tbsp. soy sauce
4. Oil
5. Boneless, skinned chicken
6. Green onion
7. Fried shallots
8. 3 cooked cups of rice
9. 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
10. Wonton wrappers ( I used spring roll pastry and cut the sheets into fourths because WoolWorth didn't have wonton wrappers and I was too lazy to check anywhere else but trust me it tasted just as good!)
11. 8 oz pack of cream cheese ( I had about half a pack leftover so I used that it made about ten)
12. Bowl of water
13.White  Onion ( cut into wedges)
14. Tbsp Garlic

Here are some of my ingredients pictured >>>

We will start with the lovely wontons!

Cream cheese filled Wonton Recipe

Take your cream cheese and place it into a bowl. Take a nice handful of chopped green onion and place it in the boil as well. Add a dash of soy sauce. Mix until well combined. 

Take out your wonton wrappers (If you use larger wrappers cut it into fourths) and place a spoonful of the mixture at the center of the pastry.
















Take your bowl of water and wet your fingertips, run your wet fingertips along the corners of the pastry

Take one point of the pastry and fold it to the opposite point and then seal the sides. Then take the two similar ends and fold them together into a hugging position (Shown below).  Repeat this again until you run out of the mixture and/or pastry.

          Fold One                            Fold Two                             Fold Three
 


Next take a deep fryer or a deep skillet and filled with a cup of oil and fry your wontons.

Place the folded arms side down into the hot oil. The hot oil from the fryer will help glue them into that position and this fold helps the ingredients stay securely within the wonton wrapper. Fry until golden brown and serve with sweet chili sauce ( or whatever sauce you like....soy, sweet and sour...) 

Here is my finished product! 




Next up Chicken fried rice :) ! 


Place a tbsp of oil in your skillet. Add your onion wedges and sauté until lightly brown. Add a tbsp of garlic and sauté again. Add your eggs and rice and cook until it is well combined. Take your oyster sauce, sweet chili sauce, and soy sauce and combine them in a small bowl. Mix. 

Combine them with your rice mixture along with your cooked chicken. Add your green onion in as well. Mix. Serve warm with fried shallots sprinkled on top and a lemon wedge! 

Here's my rice!


My tips on making these two dishes:

1. Be careful not to over cook your rice. It will become sticky and you want it to be very loose so don't cook it until its entirely soft.
2. Taste your food. If you need more oyster sauce or soy or anything add it before you serve!
3. If you can get wonton wrappers get them! Even though I managed with the spring roll wrappers they don't soak up the water like a wonton wrapper and therefore don't stick together as well when folding.
4. Try different sauces with the wonton. If you are serving them for a party have a host of different sauces available I even read that some people enjoy buffalo sauce with them!

What do you think? Any suggestions/questions/or comments on the recipe ?

If you have any tips for cooking these two dishes please share as well.

Now I'm off to my morning blog reading