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Bamboo Flavors

Tweet Sometimes it’s the simplest recipes that are the tastiest.  And grilling season presents plenty of opportunities for quick and delicious cooking including this recipe for grilled bamboo from Canadian Living.  It works best with fresh bamboo shoots so do some exploring to find a local Asian market or cultivate from your very own bamboo [...]

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Tweet Unpredictable weather patterns could bring more sun, some rain or possibly a foot of snow in the middle of the desert.  Whatever Mother Nature brings to your neck of the woods this week, plan on gathering up friends and hosting a night in featuring delicious vegetable & tofu dumplings. As yummy as bamboo is [...]

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Tweet A sweet treat for dessert lovers also trying to get swimsuit ready!  The only challenge in making this simple dessert is finding the ingredients.  Find local specialty markets to make grocery shopping easier.  Cherimoya, FYI, is a South American fruit shaped like a pine cone with a soft white pulp on the inside that [...]

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Tweet Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day comes a recipe with a winning (or lucky if you prefer) combination!  The traditional Irish food, cabbage, and traditional bar food, anything fried.  Enjoy with some eco-friendly beer and green food coloring! Here’s what you need to make Salted Cabbage with Deep Fried Bamboo Shoots: ½ c. [...]

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Tweet   Street food is high on my list of favorites and it’s not odd to see me salivating at food trucks throughout the city.  So I was way excited when my friend shared a recipe for Bawan, or Taiwanese meatballs, as he called them which are served from street vendors throughout his homeland.  Bawan [...]

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Tweet If getting in shape tops the list of your New Year’s Resolutions, it’s important to put together a fitness plan, load up on bamboo workout clothes and make necessary adjustments to your diet!  Time and time again, fitness experts will tell you how important it is to eat a healthy breakfast and it’s time [...]

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Tweet In the spirit of the holiday dessert season, here is another delicious recipe for Steamed Cake!  While the cakes don’t contain bamboo, they deserve a spot in the bamboo recipe section for the use of the handy and healthy bamboo steamer.  Healthy as they are, the smell of cinnamon and cloves floating through the [...]

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Tweet In a nod to sustainable living, let’s talk about using every part of the bamboo plant.  Not only does bamboo lend itself to fibers that give us luxurious bedding and clothing but in cooking, the entire bamboo plant can be used from shoots to leaves.  While bamboo shoots add to a number of delicious [...]

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Tweet Nepal is more than just Everest.  From the mountainous country’s cuisine comes delicious spicy and savory recipes including many variations of tarkaris.  Known as “Sabzi Ki Bhujiva” in the native tongue, tarkari is a spicy vegetable curry and can be as simple as five ingredients and as complex as 20+ ingredients. Beans Bamboo Shoots [...]

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Tweet When I cook at home, I try to let two contradictory principles guide me: allegiance to a favored set of base ingredients, and a desire for culinary adventure.  After all, the joy of food is in discovering new flavors and effectively exploring the world with little other than your taste buds.  But in one’s [...]

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Tweet Well it’s a week late but while there is still time left in the grilling season let’s squeeze in another delicious bamboo recipe courtesy of the blog Stephen Cooks!  Beyond just using bamboo skewers for grilling, this recipe offers a healthy summertime recipe utilizing the often forgotten healthy ingredient of bamboo. Here’s what you [...]

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Tweet To celebrate giant panda Yun Zi’s birthday, the San Diego Zoo “cooked” up cupcakes and a bamboo cake!  Jumping the gun a bit (his official birthday is August 5th), zoo staff presented a week of treats including a two-tiered cake supported by bamboo stalks with an ice and frozen treat filling.  They even used [...]

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Tweet While enjoying  a summer berry cocktail, consider adding another recipe to your bar repertoire.  While it does not actually contain bamboo, the cocktail more than likely derives its name from the surroundings of its origins.  Created in the 1890’s in Yokohama, Japan by Louis Eppinger, this variation on the martini is an excellent pre-dinner [...]

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Tweet Whether it’s a Sunday brunch or a decadent weekday breakfast, bamboo shoots add a crunchy treat to any menu. Here’s what you need to make your bamboo breakfast: 2 red chiles 4 oz. fresh bamboo shoots 3 tbsp. groundnut oil or lard for frying 6 oz. smoked bacon 1 tsp. garlic, finely chopped 1 [...]

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Tweet Orange And Bamboo Salad With Fennel Dressing Recipe Rising temperatures call for cooler dishes.  Treat yourself to this unique salad featuring refreshing Clementine oranges and tasty bamboo shoots. Ingredients for your salad: 1 romaine lettuce heart, chopped 2 Clementine oranges, peeled and divided into sections 7 oz. bamboo shoots, drained ¼ c. fennel bulbs, [...]

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Tweet Soup is a perfect recipe for both cold and warm weather – it warms you up on cold nights and helps you slim down for warmer weather outfits.  Prepare this flavorful soup and serve in smaller portions for an appetizer or serve a full bowl for a delicious meal.   Here’s what you need [...]

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Tweet For Lent this year, a friend of mine gave up her favorite thing in the world and the side item that graced her plate almost every day…french fries.  In her quest to quell her cravings, she has tried many substitutes.  We may have hit the spot with this recipe!  Stir Fried Bamboo Shoots offer [...]

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Tweet Vegetarianism is a lifestyle choice for many Americans.  And while I don’t think that my household will go 100% vegetarian, there are certainly plenty of benefits in trying.  A vegetarian diet helps ward off coronary artery disease, helps with dieting and maintaining a healthy weight and, according to some proponents, will help people live [...]

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