Friday, December 19, 2014

What I Ate: Turkey Salad Sandwich

Greek yogurt is my mayo substitute.
Ingredients [enough for 4 to 6 sandwiches or individual salads]:
2 cups shredded leftover turkey (or chicken)
1 cup Greek yogurt (or mayo, if you prefer)
1 celery stalk, diced
1 small shallot, diced
1/2 apple, diced
1/2 cup grapes, chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon crushed pepper flakes

+ bread
+ salad

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Boozy Candied Cranberry

Tis the season!... For sharing a Christmassy themed cocktail! As is typical of my cocktail recipes, this one is super sweet and delicious and incredibly easy to whip up. It's awesome because it's low-key, meaning everyone can assemble their own drinks so it's perfect for serving at parties. And, it's really festive and pretty! Every guest at your party will be Instagramming their libations, I promise.

So this cocktail, as the name might suggest, uses the candied cranberries I shared yesterday. It's a sparkling wine-based drink that's sweetened with the syrup from candying the cranberries and then it's decorated with the candied cranberries themselves. It's super cute. You're going to love it.
Ingredients [for one]:
1 tablespoon candied cranberry syrup
squeeze orange juice
candied cranberries (just a few to float around the drink)
4 to 6 oz. sparkling wine (moscato, champagne, prosecco, or whatever you like)
*garnish: orange wedge and candied cranberries

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Candied Cranberries

Christmas is about a week away and I'm really excited. We're hosting a family party this year and we'll be cooking up a storm. Because we're Korean, typically, when my mom or aunts hosted family parties, they would make a feast of food but it was all "main course" stuff and even if the party was supposed to start at 7, the food wouldn't be ready until 8 and my sister and I would whine about how starving we were. I don't think Korean people understand the concept of appetizers (except for the dried cuttlefish and peanuts that the adult males would eat alongside their brown liquor, a.k.a. "anju").

But, when I host a party, I like to make a few dishes for people to nosh on when they arrive. I was born in America so I am an avid supporter of the appetizer. Make-ahead dishes are always preferable, of course, and it's nice to have a variety. And I think that candied cranberries are a fun and festive snack. They're gorgeous and delicious and really easy.
1 cup cranberries
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar - white, raw, or brown - for coating
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