Feta Avocado Dip

Try this feta avocado dip - creamy and spicy with just the slightest tang.

Morsels of Life - Feta Avocado Dip - Try this feta avocado dip - creamy and spicy with just the slightest tang.

English Toffee Cookies

Soft cookies with buttery, nutty, English toffee chips.

Morsels of Life - English Toffee Cookies - Soft cookies with buttery, nutty, English toffee chips.

Mango Corn Salsa

Combine mango, corn, and some bell pepper for a sweetly tropical flavored mango corn salsa.

Morsels of Life - Mango Corn Salsa - Combine mango, corn, and some bell pepper for a sweetly tropical flavored mango corn salsa.

Tortilla Chips

Quickly and easily make your own tortilla chips.

Morsels of Life - Tortilla Chips - Quickly and easily make your own tortilla chips.

Asian Cole Slaw

An Asian inspired cole slaw with peanuts, ginger, lime, and soy sauce flavorings.

Morsels of Life - Asian Cole Slaw - An Asian inspired cole slaw with peanuts, ginger, lime, and soy sauce flavorings.

Sweet and Tangy Cucumber Salad

Morsels of Life - Sweet and Tangy Cucumber Salad - A simple and refreshingly tangy cucumber salad with rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame, and lots of flavor.

I'm sure just about everyone's had something like this cucumber salad. It's one of those dishes you always hear about mom or grandma passing down. An easy and tasty "no-fail" recipe. Simple enough to make frequently and tasty enough you'll want to! Bring this simple and refreshing cucumber salad to any barbeque, cookout, or gathering, and all your friends will love you even more! (Results not guaranteed.)

You can just throw everything together and serve. I also like to let all the flavors mix and meld so you'll get more flavor in each bite. Just throw everything together like usual, give it a good shake (or stir) and stick it in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.

What's your favorite recipe passed down from mom or grandma? Share with us in the comments!


Morsels of Life - Sweet and Tangy Cucumber Salad - A simple and refreshingly tangy cucumber salad with rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame, and lots of flavor.

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Yield: 4 servings

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
436 grams 1 cucumber, chopped
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted As you can see from the images, sometimes I use white, and sometimes black. :)
1/4 teaspoon chili pepper flakes


Methods:

Morsels of Life - Sweet and Tangy Cucumber Salad Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Sweet and Tangy Cucumber Salad Step 2 - Combine all materials and shake together. (Optional - refrigerate for a few hours to overnight to allow flavors to mix and mingle a bit.) 2. Combine all materials and shake together. (Optional - refrigerate for a few hours to overnight to allow flavors to mix and mingle a bit.)

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Savory Oatmeal

Savory oatmeal made more efficient with an egg on top.

Morsels of Life - Savory Oatmeal - Savory oatmeal made more efficient with an egg on top.

Sesame Chicken Sauce

Morsels of Life - Sesame Chicken Sauce - A sweetly savory and slightly tangy sauce perfect for Sesame Chicken.

Sesame Chicken - it's a dish commonly found in Chinese restaurants. It's also one of my favorites. I think There was a time when I'd eat Sesame Chicken at least once a week, usually more. (My parents owned a restaurant, for those of you wondering.) If I'm going to a new Chinese restaurant, the first thing I check out is their Sesame Chicken. Only then will I look at other options. And yes, I frequently use Sesame Chicken as a gauge for determining whether a restaurant is worthy of a return trip. While Sesame Chicken can seem a bit complex, it actually boils down to getting the sauce right. So that's what I'm sharing today - Sesame Chicken Sauce. Feel free to adjust to your own tastes and preferences!

For a recipe on how to cook Sesame Chicken using this sauce, check out this Sesame Chicken recipe. :)

Do you have a certain food you order to "test" a new restaurant? What is it?


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A sweetly savory and slightly tangy sauce perfect for Sesame Chicken.

Prep time:
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Yield: 1.5 cups

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
1/2 cup soy sauce
124 grams 4.375 ounces 1/2 cup rice vinegar You can use white wine vinegar as a substitute.
92 grams 3.25 ounces 3/4 cup brown sugar
136 grams 4.75 ounces 1/4 cup corn starch optional - this ingredient is used as a thickener. You can see the difference between the top and bottom pictures.
12 grams 3/8 ounces 1 tablespoon ginger, grated or minced
6 grams 1/4 ounces 1 tablespoon chili pepper flakes I used gochugaru.
18 grams 5/8 ounces 2 tablespoons sesame seeds optional - toast beforehand for a bit of extra flavor


Methods:

Morsels of Life - Sesame Chicken Sauce Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Sesame Chicken Sauce Step 2 - Combine all materials and heat. 2. Combine all materials and heat.
Morsels of Life - Sesame Chicken Sauce Step 3 - Continue to whisk together materials until thickened. 3. Continue to whisk together materials until thickened.

Morsels of Life - Sesame Chicken Sauce - A sweetly savory and slightly tangy sauce perfect for Sesame Chicken.

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Sweet Potato Sausage and Kale Casserole

Savory sausage cooked up with sweet potatoes and tomatoes, then combined with kale.

Morsels of Life - Sweet Potato Sausage and Kale Casserole - Savory sausage cooked up with sweet potatoes and tomatoes, then combined with kale.

Bacon and Bean Quesadillas

Cheesy bean quesadillas flavored up with crispy bacon and green onions.

Morsels of Life - Bacon and Bean Quesadillas - Cheesy bean quesadillas flavored up with crispy bacon and green onions.