Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash with Pecans and Cranberries Salad


Roasted Brussels Sprouts:
  • 3 cups Brussels sprouts ends trimmed, yellow leaves removed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt to taste
Roasted Butternut Squash:
  • 1 1/2 lb butternut squash peeled, seeded, and cubed into 1-inch cubes (Yields about 4 cups of uncooked cubed butternut squash)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
Other Ingredients:
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 2-4 tablespoons maple syrup optional
How to roast Brussels Sprouts:
Preheat oven to 400 F.
  1. Boil Brussels sprouts in water for about 5 minutes

  2. In a medium bowl, combine Brussels sprouts, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt (to taste), and toss to combine.

  3. Place onto a  baking sheet, and roast in the oven at 400 F for about 10 minutes.

How to roast Butternut Squash:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cubed butternut squash (peeled and seeded),1 tablespoon of olive oil, maple syrup, and toss to mix.
  3. Place butternut squash in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, turning once half-way through baking, until softened.
  4. Note: You can roast both Brussels sprouts and butternut squash on 2 separate baking sheets at the same time.
How to toast pecans:
  1. Toast pecans in the preheated oven at 350 F

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Toast the pecans for about 5 minutes (maybe a bit longer) in the preheated oven at 350 F until they get darker in color.

  4. Note: pecans burn really fast, so make sure to check the nuts after 5 minutes and frequently afterwords.


In a large bowl, combine roasted Brussels sprouts, roasted butternut squash, pecans, and cranberries, and mix to combine.


I don’t like to roast my brussels sprouts in the oven the whole time because I think it will turn out dry, so I boiled it first then finished cooking in the oven to get some brown color. You can totally do it in the oven with 400F for 20-25 minutes without boiling part.


Cucumber Salad/凉拌小黄瓜


Total $1.75

English cucumber 1

Sweet chili Sauce:

Thai sweet chili sauce 1tbsp

Water 2 tbsps

Sugar 2tsps

Rice Vinegar 1.5tbsps

Garlic 1 clove (minced)

Salt ½ tsp


Savory sauce:

Soy sauce 3tbsps

Shallot oil 1tbsp

Chicken Bouillon 1/2tsp

Balsamic vinegar 1tbsp

Garlic 2 cloves(minced)

Hoisin sauce 2tsp

Sugar 1/2 tbsp


Mix the ingredients for sauce together and mix well.

Peel some of the skin off the cucumber to make it look prettier.

Cut 90 degrees straight down to 2/3 the wide of the cucumber on one side.

Turn the cucumber to the other side and cut 45 degrees tilted down to 2/3 the wide of the cucumber on the other side.

Pour 2-3 cups of water to a big bowl, add 2tsps salt and dissolve.  Leave the cucumber we just cut in the water for 15 minutes.

Get the cucumber out of salted water and gently squeeze the excess water.

Circle the cucumber in a plate the pour the sauce over it.

This is a super healthy and delicious dish for hot summer. You can make different kind of dressings for it. When you cut the cucumber, make sure don’t cut it through if you want to impress others. The first time when I made it, I cut it a little to thick so it didn’t look as pretty as the second one.

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大蒜1粒 (碎)

盐½ 茶匙




鸡精1/2 茶匙


大蒜2粒 (切碎)


糖1/2 汤匙

把酱汁调味料混合在一起, 拌匀。

刮掉黄瓜上的一些皮, 使它看起来更漂亮。
在黄瓜的一面以90度直切黄瓜至2/3 的宽度。
把黄瓜转到另一边, 以45度斜切黄瓜到 2/3的宽度。
倒2-3 杯水到一个大碗里, 加入2茶匙盐搅拌溶解。 把黄瓜放在水里15分钟。
把黄瓜从咸水中取出, 轻轻地挤掉多余的水。
炎炎夏日这是一个超级健康和美味的凉拌菜。你可以做不同的酱汁来陪它。当你切黄瓜的时候, 小小不要把它切断。我第一次做的时候, 我切的有点厚, 所以它看起来不如第二个那么漂亮。

Seaweed Salad


Everyone knows seaweed is very good to our health, but to be honest with you, I don’t really cook seaweed because it requires a lot of time to cook. However my neighbor brought me this cooked dried seaweed saves all the troubles for me. All I need to do is soak it in boiling water for a few minutes, and it is ready to eat. I will try to cook it with ribs next time! Yum! If you can’t find this from supermarket, cook the seaweed first then do this salad. It may take your more time, but it is totally worth! It has the fresh sea flavor in this dish and it is so healthy (recommended for diet).

Dried cooked seaweed 20g

Soy sauce 3tbsps

Shallot oil 1tbsp

Chicken Bouillon 1/2tsp

Balsamic vinegar 1tbsp

Garlic 2 cloves(minced)

Hoisin sauce 2tsp

Sugar 1/2 tbsp

Add 2 cups boiling water to the dried seaweed and soak for 5-10 minutes, then rinse.

Mix all the ingredients for sauce together and mix well.

pour the sauce over the seaweed, add some cilantro and scallion for more flavor.





鸡精1/2 茶匙


大蒜2粒 (切碎)


糖1/2 汤匙

将2杯沸水倒入干海藻中浸泡5-10 分钟, 然后冲洗。


将酱汁倒在海藻上, 加入一些香菜和葱来调味。

Stem Lettuce Salad/凉拌莴笋


It is 1 serving and about $1 in total.

Stem lettuce 150g

Salt 1/3 tsp

Light Soy sauce 1tbsp

Sugar 1/2tbsp

Rice vinegar 1 tsps

Chicken bouillon 1 tsp

Peel the hard skin of stem lettuce off then cut it into thin slices.

Add salt and mix, let stand for about 20 minutes. Discard the water from the vegetable.

Add the rest of ingredients to the vegetable and marinate for a few hours.

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盐1/3 茶匙


糖1/2 汤匙

米醋 1 茶匙


削掉莴苣的硬皮, 然后切成薄片。

加入盐混合, 腌约20分钟。把莴笋出的水倒掉。


Chicken Salad/麻酱鸡



Sesame paste ½ tbsp.

Hot water 1tbsp

Light soy sauce 2tbsps

Balsamic vinegar 1tbsp

Hot oil 1/3 tsp

Sugar 1tsp

Sesame seed 1/3 tsp


Cooked chicken breast 5oz. ( I used roasted chicken from Costco)

Shredded Carrot 2oz.

Shredded cucumber 2oz.

Crushed fried peanuts or roasted peanuts 2tbsps.


Add the sesame paste to the hot water and mix until it is smooth.

Add the rest of ingredients for sauce together and mix well.

Shred the chicken breast by hand.

Mix together the meat and the vegetable

Pour the sauce to the dish and garnish it with scallion and crushed peanuts.

If you like me who doesn’t like raw carrot, you can boil the carrot in the boiling water for 20 seconds.



芝麻酱½ 汤匙。


生抽2 汤匙


辣油1/3 茶匙


熟芝麻1/3 茶匙

熟鸡脯肉5安士. (我用多市多的烤鸡肉)









把调味汁倒入鸡肉和菜里, 用葱和碎花生装饰。

如果你和我一样不喜欢生胡萝卜, 可以在滚水里煮胡萝卜20秒后捞起。


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One large ripe avocado

½ Roma tomato, diced

2tbsps diced red onion

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro

½ tbsp. lime juice

Salt 1/5 tsp

Smash avocado with a fork after peeled and pitted

When it is smooth, add in lime juice, salt to the taste (you can add some black pepper too)

Finally add the diced tomato, cilantro and red onion and mix well. Refrigerate for a couple of hours.

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等到压的很烂了之后, 加人青柠汁,盐调味(也可加些黑胡椒粉)

最后加入切粒的番茄,洋葱和香菜, 搅拌好后放冰箱冷藏一两个钟头。

Lobster With Fruit Salad/龙虾水果沙拉

lobster 3


Lobster meat 75g

Yellow kiwi 1

Small avacodo ½

Haden Mango 1/3

Mayonnaise 3tbsps

Condense milk 1tbsp

Dice everything into the same size pieces.

Mix mayonnaise and condense milk together first then mix it with the rest of ingredients.

Mix your sauce with the fruits when you are ready to serve otherwise it is going to be so runny like soup.  You can use any other kind of tropical fruits. Also do adjust the ratio of the mayonnaise and condense milk to your own preferences.










你也可以用其他的热带水果代替的。 至于蛋黄酱和炼奶的比例也可以自己调到自己喜欢的比例的。

Pull Pork Burger/肉丝汉堡

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Pulled pork:

  • 4 pounds pork shoulder roast
  • 1 cup barbeque sauce
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 extra large onion, chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 springs rosemary
  • 12 hamburger buns, split

Cole Slaw:

  • ¼ head green cabbage, finely shredded
  • ¼ head red cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1 small carrot, finely shredded
  • 6 tbsps mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsps cider vinegar
  • 1tbsp sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to the taste

Mix everything together and mix well. If you like me who doesn’t like raw cabbage, cook the cabbages in the boiling water for 2 minutes, then drop them into ice water. Make sure you squeeze all the water out of the vegetable before you mix it with other ingredients.

Here is the link for the burger buns:

Pull Pork:

  1. Place the onion on the bottom of the slow cooker, then place the pork roast on top of it.
  2. Pour in the barbecue sauce, apple cider vinegar, and chicken broth in a large bowl. Stir in the brown sugar, yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, salt, garlic, and rosemary. Mix everything well then pour the sauce to the pork.  Cover and cook on medium until the roast shreds easily with a fork, 7 to 8 hours. It may seem too little sauce at the beginning, but the sauce will become more and more after cooking.
  3. Remove the roast from the slow cooker, and shred the meat using two forks. Get the juice into a blender and blend it until smooth, then pour it to a saucepan and cook with medium heat to thicken it up.
  4. Spoon pork on to the buns and top with some cole slaw.

The left over BBQ sauce is so yummy, I store it for burger or sandwich later.

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1/2 杯苹果醋

1/2 杯鸡汤



1/3 茶匙盐



1特大洋葱, 切碎

2瓣大蒜, 切碎




把洋葱放在慢炖锅的底部, 然后把烤猪肉放在上面。

倒入烧烤酱, 苹果醋, 鸡汤在一个大碗里。搅拌入红糖, 黄色芥末, 伍斯特酱, 辣椒粉, 盐, 大蒜, 和迷迭香。把酱料都拌匀后倒入放了猪肉的慢煮锅里。盖上盖子煮到用叉子容易就可以把肉弄碎, 7 到8小时。在刚开始煮的时候, 酱汁看起来可能太少, 但是开煮后酱汁会变得越来越多。

从慢炖锅里取出烤肉, 用两个叉子把肉弄碎。把酱汁倒入搅拌机中, 搅拌至光滑, 然后倒在平底锅上, 用中火煮, 使其变稠。


剩下的烧烤酱, 我会用瓶子装起来以后吃汉堡或三明治的时候再用。



¼颗白高丽菜, 切碎

¼颗红高丽菜, 切碎

1个小胡萝卜, 切碎





把所有东西混合在一起, 拌匀。如果你像我不喜欢吃生高丽菜, 把菜放在沸水中煮2分钟, 然后把它们放进冰水中。在你把蔬菜和其他配料混合之前, 一定要把所有的水都挤出来。



Honey And Sesame Salad Dressing/沙拉酱

Salad Dressing:

Garlic 2 cloves finely chopped

Ginger 1 tablespoon (minced)

Red onion or shallot 1 tablespoon finely chopped

Red wine vinegar ¼ cup

Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon

Brown sugar 3 tablespoons

Honey 3 tablespoons

Light soy sauce 1 tablespoon

Sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon

Sesame seeds 2 tablespoons

Chia seeds 2 tablespoons

Extra virgin olive oil 2/3 cup

Sea salt 1 teaspoon

Black pepper ¼ teaspoon

Mix everything together in a glass jar and shake.

I have never liked salad!!!! Every time when I think of eating salad, I think of cow chewing grass. To me, vegetable has to be cooked!!!! But today I ate salad as lunch and dinner!!! That’s how good this dressing is.





2 蒜瓣 切碎

姜茸 1 汤匙

红洋葱或红葱头1 汤匙 切碎

红酒醋 ¼ 杯

芥末 1 茶匙

红糖 3 汤匙

蜂蜜 3 汤匙

生抽 1 汤匙

香油 1/2 茶匙

芝麻 2 汤匙

特级初榨橄榄油 2/3 杯

海盐 1 茶匙

黑胡椒粉 ¼ 匙

野鼠尾草籽 1 汤匙


我从不喜欢沙拉!!!每次当我想到吃沙拉,我就想到牛吃草。对我来说,蔬菜就是要煮了吃!!!但是今天我吃了用这个沙拉酱调的沙拉作午餐和晚餐!!!所以你可以想象到这个沙拉酱得多好吃。如果你在减肥,请不要放太多的这个酱。 所谓那些吃沙拉减肥的人是吃菜,就算用沙拉酱也是吃一些低卡的酱汁。 这个酱汁按5人份算的话, 每份还有大约360大卡的热量。 我今天吃的沙拉里有鸡肉,牛油果,坚果和鸡蛋。 比起我平常吃的麦片加清炒蔬菜要多很多的热量了。

Mexican Bean Salad/墨西哥豆沙拉



1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained

1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 (10 ounce)package frozen corn kernels

1 red onion, chopped

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 cup red wine vinegar

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 tablespoons white sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 clove crushed garlic

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1/2 tablespoon ground cumin

1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper

1 dash hot pepper sauce

1/2 teaspoon chili powder


1. In a large bowl, combine beans, bell peppers, frozen corn, and red onion.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, lime juice, lemon juice, sugar, salt, garlic, cilantro, cumin, and black pepper. Season to taste with hot sauce and chili powder.

3. Pour olive oil dressing over vegetables; mix well. Chill thoroughly, and serve cold.

這是我吃過的最好的沙拉。我从 看到的食譜。 主要成份:

1 罐(15 盎司) 黑豆,沖洗

1 罐(15 盎司) 芸豆,沖洗

1 罐(15 盎司) 白豆,沖洗

1 綠甜椒,切碎

1 個紅甜椒,切碎

1 (10 盎司) 包速凍的玉米

1 个紅洋蔥,切碎

1/2 杯橄欖油 1/2 杯紅酒醋

2 湯匙鮮青檸汁

1 湯匙檸檬汁

2 湯匙白糖

1 茶匙鹽

1 瓣蒜末

1/4 杯切碎的新鮮香菜

1/2 湯匙孜然粉

1/2 湯匙黑胡椒粉

1 点辣椒醬

1/2 茶匙辣椒粉

1.在一個大碗裡,混合豆、 柿子椒、 速凍的玉米和紅洋蔥。

2.在一個小碗裡攪拌橄欖油、 紅酒醋、 青檸汁、 檸檬汁、 糖、 鹽、 蒜、 香菜、 小茴香,黑胡椒,醬汁和辣椒粉。

3.將橄欖油醬料倒入蔬菜 ;充分攪勻。放冰箱冷藏及小时。