Green Tea Mochi

Last year, I wrote a post on how to make green tea mochi. Then, I made a video recipe to go along with that post. However, I realized that there were some errors in my version of green tea mochi. I decided to remake the recipe and create a new video as well. I apologize if I caused any confusions about how to make it. It took me several tries before I learned how to make it correctly. 

How to Make Green Tea Mochi

Here is a word of caution: mochi is very sticky and making it is no easy task. It can get quite messy and hard to clean up afterwards.

What is your favorite green tea recipe? Please leave a comment below!



http://sites.google.com/site/mikispantry/green-tea-mochi?tmpl=%2Fsystem%2Fapp%2Ftemplates%2Fprint%2F&showPrintDialog=1



Servings: 9 pieces

Ingredients:
- 1/2 cup glutinous rice flour
- 2/3 cup water
- 2 Tbs. sugar
- 1 Tbs. green tea powder
- Filling (optional)

Directions:
1. First, put the glutinous rice flour, water and sugar in a microwavable bowl; mix well.
2. Cover the bowl with seran wrap.
3. Microwave the bowl on high for 4 minutes (on a 900 watt microwave).
4. Take the mochi out of the microwave and let it cool for 15 minutes.
5. Loosen the edges and place the mochi on top of a floured surface (dusted with corn starch, potato starch or flour).
6. Knead the mochi until it is flat and long.
7. Then, cut the mochi into small pieces.
8. Roll the mochi into a ball and cover it in green tea powder.
9. Put the mochi on a small plate and enjoy!  

Each Serving:  
Calories: 104, Fat: 0g, Sodium: 9mg, Carbs: 23.2g, Sugar: 2.8g, Fiber: 1.5g, Protein: 1.3g


Starbucks Peppermint Mocha

Do you know how to make Peppermint Mocha? In this post, I will show you how to make a simple and warm drink to enjoy this cold winter season. Starbucks Peppermint Mocha is high in calories and sugar. However, my version is low in calories and sugar. This recipe only requires 3 to 4 ingredients.

Starbucks Peppermint Mocha

















In other news, I apologize that I haven't posted for a while. For the past few months, I have been trying very hard to find a marketing job in the gaming industry. Fortunately, I was hired to work at a game publishing company a few days ago! My first day of work will be this upcoming Monday. I am very excited about my new job and I look forward to it.

I am still going to be making healthy cooking video recipes even though I have a job now. Since there are people that support me, I can't let them down. Making videos for a hobby is pretty relaxing and fun. I'm not doing Miki's Pantry for money nor am I trying to become a chef or TV personality. I just enjoy sharing my knowledge about healthier living and communicating with others online. 

Alright, onto this drink recipe!

P.S. I accidentally said "vanilla extract" in the video. I actually meant "peppermint extract".



http://sites.google.com/site/mikispantry/starbucks-peppermint-mocha?tmpl=%2Fsystem%2Fapp%2Ftemplates%2Fprint%2F&showPrintDialog=1

Servings: 1 cup

Ingredients:
  •  1 Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup warm soy milk (Silk or Kirkland)
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp. peppermint extract 
  • ground cinnamon (optional)

Directions:
  1. Put all of the ingredients (excluding the cinnamon) into a stainless steel cup and blend well.
  2. Sprinkle a tiny bit of cinnamon on top and enjoy.

Each Serving: Calories: 115, Fat: 3.7g, Sodium: 96mg, Carbs: 14.1g, Sugar: 6.2g, Fiber: 4.8g, Protein: 8.1g




How to Make Taro Latte

Taro Latte is super easy to make and is great on a cold night. It only requires two ingredients...mashed taro and warm soy milk. Taro is a type of root vegetable, and it is similar to the texture and taste of yams. Some people confuse taro with purple yam. However, they are different from one another.

Taro Latte
















 Growing up, I heard a story involving taro and how it is "poor people's food" and moon cake is "rich people's food". Back in the days of China, rich people would eat moon cake, while poor people would eat taro. Good thing taro is healthier than moon cake!



 


Servings: 1

Ingredients: 
- 1 Tbs. taro, cooked and mashed
- 1 cup soy milk, warm
    Directions:
    1. Put the cooked, mashed taro and warm soy milk in a stainless steel cup.  
    2. Blend everything for 2-3 minutes and enjoy.

    Each Serving:
    Calories: 107, Fat: 3g, Sodium: 96mg, Carbs: 12.7g, Sugar: 6g, Fiber: 3.1g, Protein: 7.1g