Brigadeiros are a traditional Brazilian dessert. They are insanely simple and dangerously delicious. Word of caution: eat these in moderation, because they are in no way healthy for you. But they're SO good, so definitely a special occasion treat. Huge thanks to my buddy Jeremy for teaching me how his Brazilian mom Rilma made them for him while he was growing up!
Two words: AVOCADO FRIES. 'Nuff said. [Thanks to xoxo cooks for cooking with me! Head over to her Page to see us make zucchini fries. Yummm.] [And huge thanks to Melissa for your comment on a previous video, which inspired this video!]
Is it possible to make chocolate brownies in a skillet, without using the oven at all? Yes, it is! A viewer from the Philippines (hi, Mina!) requested that Just Eat Life and I team up to make desserts in a skillet, without using an oven. Jen over at JEL decided to make pan-cookies, and I tackled the skillet brownie! Read how to do it, below!! (Recipe and more info below!) -- CHOCOLATE BROWNIES IN A SKILLET: So this was a bit of an experiment for me--and a successful one, at that! The recipe I used as the backbone of this is slightly adapted from Ina Garten's recipe (I use a bit more chocolate--go figure--and she puts hers in the oven...I don't use the oven at all). Ingredients: -1 stick of unsalted butter -half a bag of chocolate chips/chunks (around 6 ounces), reserving a handful to add later -half a bar of unsweetened chocolate (around 3 ounces), roughly chopped -2 eggs -2 teaspoons vanilla extract -1/2 cup sugar -1/4 cup all-purpose flour -1 teaspoon baking powder -1/4 teaspoon salt -2 teaspoons instant coffee granules (optional) Directions: In a bowl, stir together together the eggs, coffee, vanilla and sugar. Then in a separate bowl, stir together the flour, the baking powder and salt. Have each of these bowls ready to dump into the skillet when it's time for them... Put a skillet (a very seasoned cast-iron skillet is best) on medium high heat on the stovetop and add the butter, chocolate chips, and unsweetened chocolate. Stir until it's all melted. Lower to heat. Add the egg mixture, stir, then add the flour mixture and stir again. Finally, add in that reserve handful of chocolate chips. Cover and cook for 5-8 minutes, until the top looks cooked through. Take it off the heat and let cool for a few minutes so you don't burn your tongue...then dig in! My favorite way to eat this is with a side of ice cream :) -- Produced, filmed, edited and hosted by Katie Quinn
How to make the best chocolate bowl at home! IT INVOLVES A HAIR DRYER AND A BALLOON! After many experiments in my kitchen, I weeded out the faulty moves. Here's how to do it, with my tips:
Nepali-style chow mein: crazy delicious, incredibly simple. In this video, learn how to make the outstandingly flavorful chow mein Nepali style, thanks to my friend Hem! (Recipe & more info below...) -- I recently met Hem, who came to America just three years ago from Nepal. He's already a restaurant owner...running the successful "Nepali Kitchen" in Akron, Ohio. I was introduced to him through the wonderful organization the International Institute of Akron. While visiting Akron, I had the pleasure of eating at the Nepali Kitchen and even got the chance to cook with Hem! My favorite dish I had there (and I had many) was the chow mein. It didn't taste like most chow mein dishes I've had -- it was much more flavorful and less greasy. Thankfully, Hem let me and my camera into his kitchen to show us how the magic happens. The ingredients you need for this dish are: -1/2 cup of olive oil -1 cup sliced onion -1 cup shredded cabbage -1 cup of vegetables -- such as peas, broccoli, carrots and cauliflower -8 oz. noodles (the Nepali-style spaghetti Hem used can be found at most Asian stores, but you can use any noodle you have on hand) -2 Tbsp. diced red onion -1 tsp. chili powder -1 tsp. paprika -1 tsp. cumin powder -1 tsp. coriander -1 tsp. mustard seed powder -salt (to taste) -3 Tbsp. soy sauce -1/4 cup ketchup -1/4 c. vinegar -1 tsp. MSG (optional; it's used in a lot of Asian cooking) -1 tsp. chopped green chile -juice from 1/2 lime -2 tsp. cilantro leaves --- Never miss a QKatie episode! Subscribe for free: http://goo.gl/Ui8JUX Follow me on: YouTube: www.youtube.com/TheQKatie Instagram: www.instagram.com/qkatie Twitter: www.twitter.com/qkatie Snapchat -- qkatie Produced, filmed, edited and hosted by Katie Quinn