Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Bunny Buns

The last few years, I’ve been making bunny-shaped bread buns for Easter, so following tradition, I made them again.

Each year I’ve been experimenting with the decoration a little. The first year, I used brown sprinkles for the eyes.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Cravory Revisits

Ever since The Cravory opened a brick and mortar shop, we’ve become frequent customers. It’s gotten to the point where Mr. K is trying to convince me that we need a drawer in our kitchen full of fresh baked cookies, like the set-up at The Cravory. Yeah, that isn’t going to happen.

I documented my first visit here, and I’ve been collecting pictures from various other visits (when I remember and haven’t already eaten the cookies) but I haven’t had time to share until now.

In addition to visiting on our own to satisfy our sugar cravings with their unique flavored cookies, we also got to attend an event when The Cravory hosted a group of San Diego food bloggers and let us make our own customized flavors in their kitchen. I wanted to share some photos from that fun event as well.

In the last two months, Mr. K and I have eaten about 3 dozen Cravory cookies. Yikes. While I love all the new flavor combinations they are constantly creating, my favorite are two of their signature flavors: chocolate truffle and lemon bar.

The chocolate truffle is a must-have for any chocoholic. I don’t even know how they cram so much rich chocolate flavor into the tiny little cookie.

The lemon bar flavored cookie tastes remarkably similar to a lemon bar with its balance of sweet and tart and even though I normally stay away from citrus desserts, I’ve become a big fan of this one. This is also Mr. K’s favorite.

Here are some recent new-to-me flavors we’ve had:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Healthier Orange Chicken

I’ve been making a lot of popular Chinese American dishes lately and while it’s been fun making them, I couldn’t help but notice how unhealthy they are.

Most of them have the same basic formula: deep frying a protein and then coating it in a thick glaze.

The deep frying part is the main thing that makes these dishes so unhealthy. And it also makes it more time consuming to make. This modified version is only about 870 calories and serves 3-4 people, which makes it less than 300 calories per serving.