Foodie Friday: Red Bean Cookie

red bean cookie

Red bean cookie: pastry-like treat with sweet red bean paste inside C is for cookie! Around the time I was immersed in Sesame Street, I decided to follow in the footsteps of my favorite blue-furred monster. I cracked open our cookbook to create snickerdoodles. Alas, I wasn't allowed to use the oven, so I substituted the microwave instead. A shout-out to my brother who tried those rock-hard sweets and even managed to swallow a few pieces without breaking his teeth! Thankfully, I soon learned … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Red Bean Smoothie

red bean smoothie

Red bean smoothie: shake with sweet red beans I've tried red bean-inspired desserts before. It goes well with cold sweets, like ice cream and popsicles. Recently, though, I drank a red bean smoothie, and it's my new favorite. The beans are well-blended, and the whole beverage ends up tasting like a milkshake. It's also not too sweet, and the beans provide a dash of protein and fiber, so you can convince yourself it's healthy. What do you drink to cool down in the summer? … [Read more...]

Foodie Friday: Mystery Dessert

mystery dessert

Mystery dessert: ? Sometimes I discover mystery treats on my culinary journey. These are usually those special items on a menu identified only by their Chinese characters. Here is an example of an unknown dessert I had: It's a bit like a giant mochi with its soft red bean center, but the whole texture is more paste-like. The dish, served cold, was an acquired taste. Have you ever tried this specific dish, or something else as unknown? … [Read more...]

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