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Vegetarian Sweet/Sour Pork 18 June, 2010

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This is the recipe for the vegetarian style of what my mom calls the “Chinese sweet/sour pork.” Please note that the following measurements are approximations. A lot of Chinese cooking, and perhaps in other cultures too, is eyeballing the amount of ingredients; keep cooking until you perfect it. Another recommendation I would suggest for the batter is to use Japanese tempura flour instead of the ones I mentioned below. I think the Japanese tempura flour has the premixed ingredients and it’s probably easier b/c you’d just follow the box instructions.

Fried Bananas:
– regular yellow bananas or plantains (whichever you prefer)
– 1 egg
– approx. 5 tbsp. rice flour (check the photo below)
– approx. 2 tbsp. potato starch(check the photo below)
– 2 tsp. baking powder
– 4 to 5 tbsp. of water

1. Combine the dry ingredients with egg and water to make the batter.
2. Slice up the bananas (at an angle) and dip them in the batter.
3. Immediately fry until golden brown (usually takes a min. or so).
4. Place on paper towel to absorb excess oil.
5. Transfer to a plate.

Sweet/Sour Sauce:
– ginger (thinly sliced)
– carrots (thinly sliced)
– 1 bowl of cold water (1 bowl is about 1 cup)
– 1/2 bowl of white vinegar
– 1/2 bowl of white sugar

1. Stir-fry the carrots and ginger slightly.
2. Place them in the pot with the cold water, white vinegar and sugar.
3. Turn on stove- bring to a boil and let it simmer until sauce thickens.
4. Once sauce has thickened, pour over the fried bananas.


Potato Starch

Rice Flour


Painting Inauguration 6 June, 2010

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The last time I painted was in 8th grade- wow, so many years ago! Anyhow, I’ve been inspired by a photo that my friend took and I thought this painting is my inauguration back to painting!

My Friend’s Original Photo (so breathtaking!)

Tree against the sky 6 June, 2010

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I took this picture, modified it in several variations of colors and couldn’t decide which is the best. All of them seem to be my favorite… what do you think?