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Orange Chicken


This recipe sounds like it is going to be a favorite of mine.  It seems effortless and quick, just the kind I like.  Thanks Viola T.

Orange Chicken:
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp grated orange rind
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp of ground or fresh ginger
1/8 tsp pepper
1 crushed garlic clove
Preheat oven to 350F. Combine all ingredients. Brush chicken parts generously. Arrange skin side up in a pan. Bake for 1 hour of until golden. Use orange slices to garnish. Bon appetit!
PS: This is the very first recipe I tried from the exchange, a little bland for my taste, next time will put a little bit from pepper and garlic.  But it does look good !

BBQ Salmon


I discovered one of the “neat” things with this recipe exchange is hearing from people whom I have lost contact for a while.  I got this recipe from Verna W. and I have not seen nor spoken for her for ages.  Funny though how our circles of friends intersect.

Verna is a very good cook and baker, I used to get short bread cookies from her for Christmas, and her orange chiffon cake is out of this world. 

So here is the recipe from her, except it is not so much as BBQ, but baked salmon.  I am dying to try this one out:

BBQ Salmon

2 to 3 lbs salmon fillet

 5 large garlic cloves, chopped fine

3 tbsp parsley, chopped fine

3 marinated sun-dried tomatoes, chopped fine

1 tsp salt

1/4 cup olive oil

Combine garlic, parsley, sun-dried tomatoes, salt and olive oil.  Place salmon skin side down on greased foil.  Spread garlic mixture over salmon.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until done.

Lemon Tart


First dessert I got from this receipe exchange.  I love anything made with lemons. Thanks Evelyn K. 

LemonTart Recipe

1 ready made graham curst

4 large eggs

1 cup sugar

½ plus 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice (approx. 2-3 lemons)

½ cup heavy cream (whipping cream)


Heat oven to 350F, In a med bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the sugar and whisk until just combined.  Add the lemon juice and cream and whisk until just combined. Strain the mixture through a fine strainer and pour into the prepared pie crust.  Reduced the oven temp to 325F. Bake the tart until the filling is set, 25-30 min. cool at room temp. Serve at room temp or chilled.  Enjoy!


Quick Gado Gado


I love this dish.  Thanks Jean H. for sending this.

Quick Gado-Gado (Mixed Vegetable Salad)
Use those bits and pieces leftover in the fridge. Quick-blench the vegetables (except lettuce and cucmber) if you prefer.
French bean
Optional: (additinal for a hearty meal)
Prefried Tofu (blenched)
Hard boiled egg
Cooked potato
Dressing: (amount should be increased depnding on quantity of vegetable)
4 tablespoon of crunchy peanut butter
1 cup of hot water
1 tablespoon of chilli sauce or dash of Tabasco to taste
pinch of salt
pinch of suger
Blend well together.
Pour over prepared vegetable. Toss and serve.

Curry Chicken


From Betty C.  Thanks so much !


6 – 8 boneless/skinless chicken thighs (may substitute 2 lbs of pork)
3 stalks celery, diced
1 green pepper, 1 red pepper, diced
1 medium onion, diced
dash of hot sauce
1 can Cream of Celery soup
1 Tablespoon curry
1/2 can of coconut milk
salt and pepper to taste

Marinade chicken thighs with 2 Tbs  Soy sauce, 1 Tbs cornstarch for at least 2 hours.  Add 1 Tbs oil to chicken mixture before browning chicken. Brown chicken and set aside.
Stir fry onion, add curry powder and hot sauce.  Add celery and stir fry for one minute and then add the peppers and stir fry 2 minutes.  Add browned chicken, cream of celery soup and 1/2 can of coconut.  Stir until mixed and sauce is hot and smooth.  Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!!

Curry Veggie


My very first recipe from the exchange.  Compliments of Shirley S !

Curry veggie
1/3 cabbage, 2 carrots, 1/3 packet string beans and 4-5 PC deep fried tofu (slice into halves)
A packet of A1 lasksa paste  and a can of coconut milk.
Hear frying pan, stir fry lasksa paste at medium fire, add veggie and cover for 10 – 15 mjns or till veggie is soft.  Add a can of coconut milk and sprinkle some salt.  Serve when it’s boiled.

Recipe Exchange


Jemia had sent me an email invitation for this recipe exchange a while ago.  I had to double check with her to make sure it is not a scam, and by the time I went about to  sending the recipe it was a couple weeks later.

Here is basically how the email goes:

Hi everyone,
We are participating in a collective, constructive, and hopefully TASTY experiment.
As such, you have been invited to be part of a recipe exchange concept. We hope you will participate.
We have picked those we think would make this fun. Please send a recipe to the person whose name is in position 1 (even if you don’t know him/her) and it should be something quick, easy and without rare ingredients. Actually, the best one is the one you know in your head and can type right now.
Don’t agonize over it, it is one you make when you are short of time.
After you’ve sent the recipe to the person in position 1 below and only to that person, copy this letter into a new email, move my name to position 1 and put your name in position 2. Only my name and your name should show when you send your email. send to 20 friends BCC (blind copy). If you cannot do this within 5 days let us know so it will be fair to those participating.
You should receive 36 recipes. It’s fun to see where they come from! Seldom does anyone drop out because we all need new ideas. The turnaround is fast as there are only 2 names on the list and you only have to do it once.”  

The challenge for me was to come up with twenty people whom I know will be willing to participate in this.  Only less than twelve hours later I have received about three recipes.  I am quite surprised. 

I will be posting up these recipes as I receive them and I will try to make and take pictures of them for updates.  I am pretty excited, and hopefully I will get some more recipes back.