A black sesame and coconut mochi recipe to make at home

Not quite like bread dough but not your standard cookie dough either, mochi is a class in itself. Made with glutinous rice flour, this dough is hydrated and heated so that the starches absorb water, swell and burst. (The traditional method involves steaming and pounding cooked rice.) The result is a sticky dough that can be rolled and molded around a variety of fillings. While McKinnon grew up eating the Cantonese version known as lo mai chi, filled with red bean paste or peanut and coconut, here she uses the name for the popular Japanese treat. Her rendition is stuffed with a not-too-sweet mix of ground black sesame seeds, coconut cream and desiccated coconut. It’s just the right balance of sweet and savory, satisfying and restrained.

Turns out, making them is a bit of a balancing act, too. It’s the kind of recipe that requires attentiveness

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The Best Copycat Recipes You Can Try at Home From TikTok

If you’re craving your favorite restaurant dish, but you’re too lazy to go pick it up, these mouthwatering copycat recipes made by TikTok users are your next best bet. If you’re in the mood for Olive Garden’s creamy fettuccine alfredo or you’ve been dreaming about sinking your teeth into a cinnamon-dusted pretzel from Auntie Anne’s, these at-home recipes will bring the best flavors into your kitchen without the wait. Complete with In-N-Out’s iconic Double Double Burger to Disney’s must-have Dole Whip, there’s not a recipe on this list that won’t make you forgo getting takeout all together.

Turn your kitchen into Panda Express, Red Lobster, Cheesecake Factory, and more after you try out these too-good-to-be-true copycat recipes. Whether you’re in need of something sweet (Hello, Ben & Jerry’s Snackable Dough!) or all you can think about is crispy, crunchy carbs (Cheesecake Factory’s Buffalo Blasts, of course), let these re-creations of

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Pernil (Roast Pork) and Pasteles: 2 Dominican Christmas Recipes | Chefs At Home

Miguel Trinidad, Chef and Owner of 99th Floor in New York, NY, shows us how to make traditional Dominican holiday recipes, Pernil and Pasteles!

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MIGUEL TRINIDAD: My absolute favorite is lambí. My mouth is watering just thinking about this because it’s my absolute favorite dish.

Hi, my name’s Miguel Trinidad. And I am the executive chef and owner of 99th Floor. I will be making a couple of Dominican dishes today, the first one being pernil. I’m going to be using some of the meat from that in a second holiday dish called pasteles, very similar to tamales. Let’s get started.


Pernil goes with every family event that is of any significance in our culture. Might have a turkey at Thanksgiving, we’ll have a turkey and some pernil. At Christmas, we’ll have some pernil. We’re going to start off with a pork leg, which is about

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7 Vegetarian Chinese Food Recipes To Make at Home

One of the perks of cooking at home is getting to control exactly what’s in your meals—and that’s especially beneficial if you’re vegetarian. While many Chinese dishes that are popular in the U.S.—like hot and sour soup, potstickers, and kung pao chicken—are made with meat, Chinese cuisine has a vast repertoire of plant-based and vegetarian dishes that have long gone overlooked in the United States. And it’s time to give these dishes some love.

Rounded up here are vegetarian Chinese food recipes to try at home, from dishes that are naturally plant-based to veggie-fied versions of your favorite takeout picks. As you’ll see, tofu is a common meat swap-out, so be sure to have that on hand. All the recipes are veggie-forward too, which means your fiber base will be covered no matter which one you choose to make for dinner.

Keep reading for 7 vegetarian Chinese food ideas

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