5 recipes with asian meatballs

Before I tell you about these delicious meatballs, I wanted to let you know if you receive an email twice from me, apologies. I’m in the throes of changing to a new email system making things better for you, the subscriber (if you haven’t subscribed, check out the blue box top right column or bottom…  [Read More]

5 Southeast Asian soups you need to be making

There are few things more wholesome & comforting than a steaming bowl of soup. If that soup happens to take its flavor inspiration from Southeast Asia, better yet. To celebrate National Soup Day, here is my quick, cheat’s version of hot & sour shrimp soup plus a few others you have to try. All soups…  [Read More]

thai chicken cakes with sweet cucumber salad

If you’re anything like me & absolutely love Thai food, then you’ve probably eaten Thai fish cakes. Instead of using fish, I opted for inexpensive ground chicken. Same flavors, different protein. Ground chicken works brilliantly in all sorts of recipes – this recipe is a perfect example. These are so good you’ll just want to…  [Read More]

chicken & noodle larb

Larb – one of my all-time favorite salads. Originating in Laos, larb is vibrant & lively. A delicious, exciting salad of ground chicken, lots of garlic, fiery chilies, noodles, peanuts, crunchy bean sprouts, mint, cilantro, lime juice & fish sauce – all ingredients typical to Southeast Asian cuisine. Not always served with noodles, I think…  [Read More]

broccoli chop salad with satay dressing

Raw broccoli can be bitter but roast it briefly, like I did for this uber delicious broccoli chop salad with an Asian-style satay dressing & it becomes bright & delicious. This salad had all the elements that make a salad good – fresh & crisp from the broccoli & apple, sweet & a little chewy from…  [Read More]

rainbow sushi (grain-free)

Those who know me know I’m not into foo-foo names, such as “rainbow sushi”. And, this recipe isn’t really sushi, but…it does have a rainbow of veggie colors that are rolled up in sheets of nori (seaweed). The name seemed apt. This is not only a cool way to get your kids to eat their…  [Read More]

grilled jalapeno pork skewers with tropical salsa

Of all the cooking mediums, grilling meat over glowing charcoal is my favorite. Pork is particularly good to grill. For this recipe I bathed the pork in a really simple soy & garlic marinade. Then threaded it onto skewers with thick slices of jalapeno peppers. It’s then served with tropical salsa –  a delicious combination of pineapple, kiwifruit, orange &…  [Read More]

anise chicken noodle soup

After my one indulgent day yesterday with our Easter feast, today’s food needed to be lighter. This anise chicken noodle soup was just the thing for a grey day & to settle a stomach that’s been asking me since lunch time yesterday “what the hell happened?”. I know stomach, I’m sorry. 

asian bbq steak salad with wasabi ginger dressing

It’s a true pleasure to style and shoot pretty food. Fresh fruits and vegetables rock it better than most foods when it comes to having their picture taken. Like this Asian BBQ Salad with Wasabi Ginger Dressing. This salad not only tastes phenomenal, it looks gorgeous. And it’s wholesome, diet friendly and easy to throw together. I…  [Read More]

vietnamese pork & herb noodle salad

For most of the country, thinking about sitting down to a fresh, vibrant salad is probably the furthest thing from everyone’s minds right now, especially with so much of the country under snow. I know it’s only January but I’m eager to be cooking summery food (I’m not eager for the hideous Florida heat though).…  [Read More]

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