Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Purple Yam Patty



2 medium purple yams
1/2 cup Glutinous rice flour 

1. Wrap each yam with foil. Put them in the oven at 400F for at least 1 hour or until they are tender.

2. Peel the yams. Smash and mix them well with 1/2 cup Glutinous rice flour. You can use a pastry cutter. 

3. Make little balls with the mixture. Flatten them out on the pan with a little bit of oil. Brown each side.

Glutinous rice is also called sticky rice or sweet rice. It is widely grown and used in Asia. Because of its stickiness and sweetness, people always use it with yams, radish, pumpkins, red beans or sesame to make sweet treats in China. 

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Gluten-free Seaweed Avocado Pasta

Dry and roasted seaweed 
1 or 2 ripe avocado
2 tbsp. soy sauce
brown rice pasta

1. In a large bowl, shred the seaweed (any amount) as fine as you can. 
2. Add avocado and soy sauce (or soy sauce alternatives, eg: Bragg liquid aminos)
3. Add cooked brown rice pasta
4. Mash, mix and enjoy

Seaweed is easy to find in many stores, like whole foods, sprouts and costco. They usually come salted and roasted already.  I got them from a Korean market because they sell larger sheets there.