Articles posted in ‘Recipes’

Asianesque Brussels Sprouts

Thursday, March 7, 2013

This was a recipe originally post on December 10th in 2008. Can you believe 2008? My initial motivation for the update and re-post was in order to re-do the photos. I’m embarrassed how bad some of the photos from the earlier days were. As soon as I finished re-shooting these photos, I sat down on […]

Easy Chicken with Sun-dried Tomato and Capers

Thursday, February 28, 2013

This may be the easiest recipe I’ve ever written.
It came about as a very last-minute decision just minutes before serving dinner to my little family. Dinner had already been prepped and planned during Caya’s nap as usual. Lon had just arrived at home, which is usually 15 minutes later than ideal. We rush through a […]

Making Olive Chicken Thighs with Chef Tim Love

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I could get used to this…

Celebrate Lantern Festival: Tangyuan and Fermented Sweet Rice Soup Two Ways

Monday, February 11, 2013

Happy Lunar New Year! I hope you are having lots of dumplings (representing silver & gold ingots) during the next two weeks! We wish all of you an amazing Year of the Black Water Snake.
If you haven’t had enough celebrating, you’re in luck. Lantern Festival (a.k.a. Yuanxiao Festival) occurs on the 15th day of the […]

Chorizo and Butternut Squash Hash

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I’m really into roasting potatoes with some fennel and sweet bell peppers and when I’m not serving vegetarians, little bits of ham or some bacon can add some smoky saltiness. Then one day, I wanted to turn that side dish into more of a meal. I crumbled some sausage in instead of the ham/bacon and […]

Stoke’s Purple Sweet Potatoes + Give-Away

Friday, January 4, 2013

A couple of weeks ago I went to the New York Produce Show for the second year in a row. It’s one of my favorite recurring events because of my love for all things fruits and vegetables; and especially for learning about new produce. The mom and daughter team (Karen & Alex) that represent second […]

Taiwanese Ro Gung

Friday, November 30, 2012

This Taiwanese specialty called Ro Gung seems to be a lesser known dish as I couldn’t find anything in my google search. (Does anyone know if this is known by another name?) The gist of this soup is that it’s a cornstarch thickened soup with soft pork and fish paste dumplings… ok blobs. That probably […]

Cranberry Sauce with Mandarin Oranges and Walnuts

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Growing up, my mom always made turkey for Thanksgiving. The stuffing was always a Chinese Sticky Rice (which I asked my mom to bring this year) and the rest of the dishes on the table were also Chinese. Basically, it was a Chinese meal with a Roasted Turkey as centerpiece. I give my mom a […]

Salted Fish & Chicken Fried Rice

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

One of the most common misunderstandings of Chinese food is that soy sauce is in everything. It’s not! Further, nearly everyone that talks to me about making fried rice thinks there’s soy sauce in that (even if they know soy sauce is not in everything). There are many different types of fried rice so while […]

Clams with Black Bean Sauce

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I wish I could convince more people to cook bi-valves and it’s not just because I love them so much. I hear from nearly every novice cook that they are afraid to cook clams and mussels. They just assume it’s going to be difficult. On the contrary, it’s easier than learning how to cook chicken […]