Desserts

Lotus Root Salad with Hawthorn and Osmanthus

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This dish is rather easy to prepare, yet most appetizing – with the sour hawthorn balancing the sweetness, and exotic aroma of the osmanthus sauce!

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8 ounces burdock root (lotus root)
4 ounces hawthorn (fresh)
4 tablespoons sugar crystals
2 teaspoons sweet osmanthus sauce (a Chinese syrup made from osmanthus)
Peel and wash the lotus root. Thinly slice the lotus root, and soak the sliced lotus root in cool water for 20 minutes. Blanch the sliced lotus root in boiling water for 2 minutes. Cut the hawthorn into pieces or slices. Boil the hawthorn, sugar crystals and 10 oz. water with strong heat, until the soup thickens and turns syrup. Soak the blanched lotus root in the hawthorn syrup. Cool the dish, preferably in the fridge. Spread the sweet osmanthus sauce on top of the dish when serving. Note: the sweet osmanthus sauce can be referred to at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sweetosmanthussauce.jpg
Nutritions

Calories
80

Sodium
13mg
0% DV

Fat
1g
1% DV

Protein
0.7g
1% DV

Carbs
20g
6% DV

Fiber
1g
5% DV

Chili Cheese Dip

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This six ingredient hot Chili Cheese Dip is always a hit with friends and family. It takes less than 15 minutes to make on the stovetop and can easily be adapted to a crock pot.

2 1/2 cups homemade chili
6 ounces cream cheese
1/3 cup salsa style tomatoes (or salsa)
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
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Nutritions

Calories
279

Sodium
1024mg
42% DV

Fat
17g
27% DV

Protein
14g
28% DV

Carbs
22g
7% DV

Fiber
14g
58% DV
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