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Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice

I love rice so much that I made it into its own category, right up there with main dishes and salads. And coconut rice is one of my favorites. It’s creamy (but vegan!), rich, with just a hint of sweetness and a welcome crunch from read more

Gado Gado

Gado Gado

Gado Gado, the Indonesian salad so nice they named it twice, is the perfect summer meal. Piles of crisp-tender veggies, hard boiled eggs, and an addictive spicy peanut sauce to tie it all together. This assortment makes such an impressive looking and beautiful platter, it’s read more

Szechuan Cucumbers

Szechuan Cucumbers

Cucumbers are the perfect summer food. Their cold and crunchy perfection requires very little embellishment. When I do want to jazz them up a little, I reach for this recipe for Szechuan Cucumbers. It adds a little heat and a little tang but keeps all read more

Palitaw

Palitaw

I may not be that big on sweets but Palitaw is one I can never resist. A popular Filipino snack, Palitaw is made from sticky rice flour and coconut. Palitaw means “to float”, and you’ll see why when you make a batch. This is one read more

Vietnamese Meatballs

Vietnamese Meatballs

Every country has its own version of meatballs, and Vietnam is no exception. Made with juicy pork, these Vietnamese Meatballs feed a crowd! I like to serve them as an appetizer with a spicy dipping sauce, but they are equally at home on top of read more

Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi

Mango Lassis are one of the best ways I know to cool down on a hot day. Mango based drinks are very popular in Miami, since they are literally falling off trees all over the city at this time of year. It isn’t unusual to read more


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Asian Spiced Spare ribs

Asian Spiced Spare ribs

These Asian spiced spare ribs will have you salivating. The smell of them roasting fills your home with the most divine aroma. And smells don’t lie, these are delicious.   I use two different techniques to insure delectable results every time. First I marinate the read more

Vietnamese Beef Pho

Vietnamese Beef Pho

What the Pho?! First things first. Let’s clear up the pronunciation. Pho is pronounced fuh, NOT foe. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, Beef Pho is to Vietnam what pizza is to Italy, or what fish and chips are to England.  It read more

Lemongrass Tofu Rice Salad

Lemongrass Tofu Rice Salad

Quarantine has really changed how we cook and eat, hasn’t it?  For one thing, we are just doing so much more of it.  (Raise your hand if you made sourdough bread for the first time in your life?)  People used to dining out several times read more

Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki is the most family friendly meal on the planet.  I mean, have you ever met anyone who doesn’t like teriyaki? My recipe is super fast and requires very little prep.  You can make it a complete meal with a side of rice and read more

Japanese Beef Curry

Japanese Beef Curry

What is Japanese Curry? Japanese Beef Curry is probably one of the most beloved dishes cooked in Japanese homes- the kind of easy meal that moms make on a busy weeknight. It reheats and freezes beautifully. Perhaps when you hear curry you automatically think of read more