Welcome to Dash of East

Thank you so much for stopping by! This blog tells my food journeys through recipes, travel and meeting local food businesses in the South. I am an almost vegetarian, and the majority of the recipes that I post are vegetarian and vegan, with an occasional pescetarian recipe. Why I stick to a mostly vegetarian diet. More about me here.


The recipes on this blog are inspired by a fusion of Southern and Asian flavors, our travels and my family’s traditions:
Asian Barbecue Tofu Sandwich
Chinese Sauteed Eggplant
Sea Salt Caramel Rice Krispie Treats
Carrot Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
Peach Blackberry Mini Pies


Photography is my other great passion, right next to my love for food. Taking photos of food is more than just creating a pretty picture for me. Photography is so much more, it helps to tell the story of the dish and to create a feeling around the recipe.
Food & Light in Boulder

Food Styling 101: Thyme for Soup
DIY Rustic Background for Photography
4 Things to do Before Uploading a Photo to your Blog


I have had the privilege of traveling to many places and experienced many cultures through stories and food.
Bubble Tea in Taiwan

Grand Canyon: Yaki Point
Rocky Mountain National Park
Stingray City Sandbar in Grand Cayman

More Pages Worth Checking Out:

Services – I work as a food & product photographer and graphic designer. Contact me if you are interested in discussing your next project:

  • Food Photography & Styling
  • Product Photography & Styling
  • Food & Product Branding (view work here)
    • Logo & Identity Design
    • Print Design
    • Packaging Design
    • Web Design
  • Food Writing

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