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Category: Cuisine

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