Asian Cuisine

Stir-fried Tomato and Eggs

June 18, 2013
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This is one simple dish, as most comfort foods are. Because when you want something comforting, the last thing you want to do is spend hours toiling away in the kitchen. Nothing says Chinese home cooking to me more loudly than this recipe right here. I would compare it to the comfort of digging into […]

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Kale Sesame Soba Noodles Topped with a Fried Egg

May 24, 2013
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I’m not sure what to sing the praises of first with this dish. Is it the soba noodles? Quick to prepare, made from buckwheat and wheat and high in protein. Or maybe the kale? Packed with vitamins, iron and antioxidants, I can’t be more in love with a leafy vegetable than this. But, I’m going […]

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Sriracha Ketchup | From Scratch

May 21, 2013
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There are those foods that remind you of childhood. One taste and I’m in a time warp (cue flashback scene a la Ratatouille) back to that little girl running a muck in her parents’ restaurant. Even though it was a Chinese restaurant, my brother and I managed to eat our share of french fries and […]

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Sweet & Sour Fish | The Best of Both Worlds

March 27, 2013
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Can you really have it all? A career and children? I know this topic has been a popular one in the news recently, but it’s also something that weighs heavily on my mind. My previous life was one of building businesses, building a career, with no babies as far as the eye could see. All […]

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New Mom Fish Congee and Postpartum Confinement

March 6, 2013
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It was quite the shock when we came home from the hospital with a brand new person. Where do you even start? We were lucky enough to have my parents stay with us for two weeks after Mini-me was born. Which was great, but also frustrating when Mom is telling you what healthy things to […]

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Dan Dan Noodles | Virtual Potluck

February 18, 2013
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Dan dan noodles, also known as dan dan mien, is a traditional Chinese Sichuan dish. With a name like “dan dan,” how could you not be curious and want to try the dish, right? I know I’m not alone on this one. When Diana of Appetite for China asked me to participate in her Virtual […]

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Red Bean Dumpling Soup | Tang Yuan

February 9, 2013
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Happy Chinese New Year! Gong Xi Fa Cai! When I think of Chinese New Year, I think of family and food. Ah food, glorious food, it’s hard to beat the Chinese New Year feasts. But for me, the best part of the new year meals would be a bowl of tang yuan. Tang yuan (glutinous […]

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Nuo Mi Fan wrapped in Seaweed

August 22, 2012
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Nuo Mi Fan (Chinese Sticky Rice) was one of my most favorite things to eat growing up, and it remains one of my ultimate comfort foods to this day. I’m not the only one the my family obsessed with it. My brother is too (here he is with his pup, Angie, who will be staying […]

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What are Lychees?… and a Sorbet recipe

July 11, 2012
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Recently, lychees have been a popular topic of conversation when we’ve gone out to meals with friends. It may just be coincidence, or it may be the hot weather that has many people thinking about refreshing, juicy fruit. When I think of lychees, my mind immediately flies back to memories of my family gathered around […]

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Green Bean Stir-fry Two Ways and Neighborly Love

June 27, 2012
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I am no expert gardener, though I do tend to have good luck with herbs… most of the time. We have a lovely collection of parsley, basil, rosemary and chives growing in the garden this year. Along with some sad looking broccoli, green bean and tomato plants. We live in the suburbs, meaning that we […]

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