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I took a cooking class at Roy’s Hawaiian Restaurant in Pasadena this past weekend. I LOVE Roy’s. It’s one of my favorite restaurants. I was so excited I just kept grinning before class started. We made appetizers at this class. It was my first cooking class at Roy’s, but I’ll definitely take classes there in the future.

This is an acorn squash salad with arugula and pomegranate seeds with a pomegranate dressing. It was really good. It’s vegetarian, and if you brown the squash with olive oil instead of butter it can be vegan.

Here’s a chicken curry salad with apples and mango. I usually don’t like putting fruit with meat, but it was really good. finely diced chicken, apples, and mango, with curry mayonnaise. Yum!

Scallop ceviche. I didn’t try this because I don’t like scallops or avocado.

Here’s some shrimp lumpia (egg rolls) with bean sprouts and diced veggies. They were really good. The sous chef made a sweet and spicy chili sauce to go with them. I wish I had the recipe for that.

Here’s some of Roy’s famous short ribs. We didn’t cook these, because it takes a long time to make, but the sous chef teaching the class made some plus some steamed veggies so we could eat them for lunch along with our appetizers.

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Posted by on September 10, 2012 in adventure, cooking, food and drink, fun, me


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As I mentioned, Jews like to eat on holidays. During Hanukkah, it is traditional to eat fried foods, which represent the oil of the Temple that lasted eight days. Go look it up if you don’t know the story. The favorite fried food of Hanukkah is LATKES! I love latkes. They are fried potato pancakes, usually served with applesauce (I don’t know why), and sour cream (yuck). I eat them with ketchup.

Doesn’t that latke look good? It should, because I got it from a Martha Stewart website.

Here is the traditional way Jews make latkes. First, buy a box of latke mix. Manischewitz (pronounced man-ih-sheh-vitz) is preferred. Then follow the instructions on the box, and enjoy!

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Posted by on December 20, 2011 in cooking, food and drink