Eating is a necessity. However, we choose what to eat. The choices we make reveal a great deal about us. The food you eat can tell quite a bit about your heritage, your family, your fears, your sense of adventure, your attitude toward yourself and others, and a myriad of other personal tidbits to anyone paying attention. Everything about eating is a glimpse into your soul.

I hope to reveal a little bit about myself to you through my food. I enjoy cooking. I enjoy eating. I find pleasure in bringing pleasure to others. I hope that by sharing my recipes I bring you a little bit of joy.

Cook my food. Feed it to the people you love.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sweet and Spicy Hoisin Sauce

This sauce is sweet, tangy, and a little spicy.  I love it as a dip for meatballs, pork dumplings, or eggrolls.

Servings: Makes 1 cup

Time: 5 minutes
Hardware: Measuring cups and spoons, a sauce pan, a whisk

  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ginger powder
  • Pinch ground Cayenne pepper (optional) 
  1.  Whisk all of the ingredients together in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  2. Stir until just simmering. Serve warm.

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