Friday, March 30, 2018

Peanut Butter Cookies


·        1 cup creamy peanut butter

·        1 cup white sugar

·        1 cup margarine/butter

·        2 eggs

·        1 teaspoon baking soda

·        1 teaspoon baking powder

·        1 teaspoon vanilla extract

·        2.5 cups flour

·        Mix all ingredients.

·        Roll into balls

·        Flatten cookies with a fork.

·        Bake on cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 7 minutes.


Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Instant Pot Frozen Meals-24 meals

Instant Pot Frozen Meals

The recipes below allow you to make 24 meals. Each recipe you can make 4 meals.
Step1. Make sure you have enough containers. If your containers can fit into the instant pot, it can save you more time when heating up. You can just place it directly into the pot and steam it with a cover to prevent condensation. If the dish has sauce, you can just put it in the inner pot. When heating up, hit manuel 5 mins.

Step 2. Clear out freezer space.
Step 3. Make your grocery list and go shopping.
Step 4. You will need 5 hours of  cooking time plus 1 hour to prepare all the ingredients. (You might want to split this mission into 2 days work.)
Step 5. Chop all the meats and divide them into containers. Prepare 1st dish ingredients and cook it first. While it's cooking, you can continue on the next dish.

1. Five spice beef 五香牛肉


  1. 2 lbs beef flank, cut into cubes
  2. 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 onion chopped, 4 sliced sliced fresh ginger, 10 cloves of garlic chopped, 2 anise stars, 1 chilli,  1 tsp Chinese five spice;
  3. 2 tbsp Chinese cooking rice wine, 4 tbsp  soy sauce, ½ tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 4 cups chicken stock.

  1. add 2 tbsp olive oil and beef cubes. Sauté for until beef turns brown.
  2. Add the rest ingredients  
  3. Manuel cook for 35 mins. NRP 5 mins and QPR
  4. Serve with rice or noodles.

2. Vegetable and Beef Stew

  • 3 cups dice Carrot
  • 2 cups dice Celery
  • 4 cups Baby Potato cut them into half


  1. Place all ingredients into inner pot.
  2. Set manually for 35 minutes.
  3. Naturally release pressure for 5 minutes and quick release remaining pressure.
  4. Remove bay leaf.
  5. Serve with rice or bread.

3. Red Wine Beef Stew

  • 2 pound beef flank, cut into cubes
  • salt
  • 2 onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 cup dry red wine
  • 2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 pound turnips, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 pound carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces (or you can skip this and add 2 more pounds of turnips)
  • Half cup soy sauce
  • Half cup dried parsley


1. Put all the ingredients in the inner pot, except the flour.

2. Press manual 35 mins. Naturally release pressure for 5 minutes and quick release remaining pressure.

3. Add flour liquid in.

4. Serve with rice or bread

Pork Ribs with Garlic and Bamboo Shoots


1) 20 spare ribs.

2) 1 can winter shoots;

3) 2 tbsp olive oil, 6 slices of fresh ginger, 4 green onion chopped, 10 cloves garlic, 2 star anises

4) 2 tbsp cooking wine, 7tbsp dark soy sauce, 1 tsp salt, 3 tsp sugar, 6 tbsp water;

5) 2 tsp sesame oil.


  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil. Sauté ginger, green onion, garlic and star anise for about 1 minute.
  2. Add all ingredients.
  3. Press manual 35 mins. Naturally release pressure for 5 minutes and quick release remaining pressure.

5. Spicy Ribs


1) 20 ribs

2) 2 tbsp olive oil, 8 slices of fresh ginger, 2 green onion chopped, 2 star anise, 2 cloves.

5) 1.5 tbsp chilli powder or paprika. 3 tsp red yeast rice (optional)

4) 2 tbsp cooking wine, 4 tbsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp salt, 3 tbsps sugar, 4 tbsp water


  1. Add 1 tbsp oil, Saute green onion, ginger, anise and cloves for 1 minute. Then add the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Press manual 35 mins. Naturally release pressure for 5 minutes and quick release remaining pressure.

Meat Balls 醬燒肉丸

Ground pork  2lbs
1 onion Chopped (You can use green onion too)
Ginger 4 slices
Sauce ingredients
Soy sauce 8 tbsp
Rice cooking wine 8 tbsp
Corn starch -1 tbsp
Salt 2 tea spoons

Ingredients -b
Chicken stock-2 cups
Soy sauce ½ cup
Mirn 4 tbsp
Sugar-1 tbsp
Dried onion-2 tbsp.


  • Mix ingredients A and make into balls
  • Put ingredients B and pork balls  into the pot.
  • Press “Manual” button and set 20 minutes of cooking time.
  • Naturally release pressure for 5 minutes and quick release remaining pressure

Finally, freeze them into containers! Remember to label them.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Pasta With Mussels in Tomato Sauce

  • 1 can chopped or whole tomatoes or tomatoes paste (150ml)
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 shallot (I used the dried fried ones)
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 2 pounds mussels, rinsed, scrubbed and beards removed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme or orengo
  • Pinch sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • ¾ pound pasta
  • ¼ dried parsley
  •       Cook pasta in boiled water until they are done. Rinse it with cold water.
  •        Heat a pan, add all the ingredients except mussels.
  •        When it starts to boil, put the mussels in. Cook until they open and add pasta
  •      Serve

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Chicken Stock 高湯

Rotisserie chicken or chicken back bone-1 (I used organic chicken back bone. I noticed it's less fat)
Yellow onion-1 big one
Stalks celery-2
Cloves garlic-2
Bay leaves-2
Pepper-1/2 tsp
1 tsp apple cider vinegar (optional)
Water-8 cups
Salt-1/2 tsp

·       Put all the ingredients in the instant pot and cook for 30 mins. (If you don’t have instant pot, you need to cook it until it’s boiling and turn it to low heat. Cook for 2.5 hours)
·       Let the broth cool down and use a strainer to drain the ingredients.
·       If you want low fat, you can put the broth in the fridge. After a few hours, you will see a layer of fat on the surface. You can scope them out.