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Braised Peppers

Braised Peppers

I don’t love green bell peppers. There, I said it. They have a bitterness that I’ve always found a little off-putting. When a recipe calls for them, I often substitute red bell peppers instead. But if there’s one thing I like less than green bell read more

Mom’s Chicken

Mom’s Chicken

Everyone has a dish that reminds them of home, and Mom’s Chicken is mine. Certainly I could come up with a more original name, but this is and will always be Mom’s Chicken to everyone in my family. She must have made this 3 times read more

Stir Fried Pea Shoots

Stir Fried Pea Shoots

As you probably know by now, I’m always looking for quick veggie sides, and these Stir Fried Pea Shoots are one of my favorites. If you’ve never eaten pea shoots before, you are in for a treat. Enjoyed throughout Asia, pea shoots are the leaves read more

Poached Fruit

Poached Fruit

I don’t mean to alarm you, but the holidays are right around the corner. And that means trying to come up with menus for multiple holiday dinners. I always like to serve the expected favorites, but I also like to shake things up a little read more

Chinese Red Pork

Chinese Red Pork

Well it’s officially September. And for those of us who love to cook, that means only one thing. It’s time to return to braises and stews, and my version of Chinese Red Pork is a fall favorite! Spend a couple hours making this over the read more

Sardine Patties

Sardine Patties

So the inspiration for my Sardine Patties comes from this new cookbook, The Magic of Tinned Fish by Chris McDade. It’s full of wonderfully inventive recipes using all kinds of canned seafood. And it’s really got me wondering why we don’t we eat more canned 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