Asian Dishes

Spicy Seafood Stew

January 6, 2015 Asian Dishes
spicy seafood stew

A nutritious and spicy stew ready in just 30 minutes. Get ready to be warmed up from inside-out! This spicy stew is one of my favorite dishes to make in the winter. When my family goes out to eat at Chinese restaurants, the seafood and tofu stew is one of our favorite dishes to order. […]

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5 minute Turkey Roll Ups

December 1, 2014 Asian Dishes
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Make these fast and easy Turkey Roll-ups to eat up your leftover turkey with an Asian flavored twist. These rollups are a spin off Peking Duck Rolls. Thanksgiving was a blur (but a very happy one!) for me. With finals coming up, I flew home for a few short days to see my parents. On […]

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Beijing Fried Sauce Noodles (Zhajiangmian)

October 22, 2014 Asian Dishes
Beijing Fried Sauce Noodles

These saucy noodles are quintessential Beijing street food, a popular dinner dish that has lines for weeks. With just a few ingredients, this simple recipe is packed with authentic flavor and ready in 30 minutes. These noodles are my favorite noodle dish since I was a kid living in China. My family is from ShanXi province (just […]

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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

September 29, 2014 Asian Dishes
Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

This easy slow cooker chicken curry is rich and velvety with a hint of spicy. The best part is I only spent 15 minutes prepping! I have a confession. Before I made this curry, I cooked curry many times but using a cube of solid curry mix. I loved the taste of that curry, but […]

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Pumpkin Spice Candy Corn Cookies

September 25, 2014 Dairy-Free
pumpkin spice candy corn cookies

These pumpkin spice candy corn cookies taste like Fall on a cloud. Soft, sweet, with a hint of spicy. Fall is my favorite cooking season. It’s the time when I eat all the cinnamon in my kitchen, bring out my pumpkin spice, and make the pumpkin flavored version of everything. I recently found some pumpkin spiced […]

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Candied Yams

September 18, 2014 Asian Dishes
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These candied yams are coated with sweet hard candy on the outside for a crunchy bite into soft fluffy yams. An extra special treat! I try to stay away from deep frying. But occasionally  the desire for crunchy food overtakes and deep-frying goodness happens. This dish is the perfect dessert or side-dish to complete your […]

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Easy Healthy 30 minute Fried Rice

September 11, 2014 Asian Dishes
Easy Healthy Fried Rice

This easy healthy fried rice can be made start-finish-cleanup within 30 minutes, and is the perfect dish to upscale so you have a few dinners at once. With school started, I’m always on the lookout for healthy food that takes under 30 minutes to eat and can be scaled up. I’ve been making this fried […]

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Crunchy Homemade Fried Chicken

August 12, 2014 Asian Dishes
Crunchy homemade fried chicken

When I was five, the first deep-fried chicken restaurant opened in the city I lived at in China. My mom biked there with me on the back of her bicycle and we waited in a long line. I could smell the oil from outside, and though I’d never had fried chicken before, I knew it […]

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Steamed Pork Buns

July 25, 2014 Asian Dishes
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Remember those fluffy steamed pork buns you ate at the dim sum place or picked up at 99 Ranch Market? This is your chance to make it at home! Steamed buns (also known as bao zi) are a Chinese dim sum classic, and the filling comes in all flavors and textures. The pork and vegetable […]

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Moist banana muffins with sweet drizzle

July 14, 2014 Breakfast
vegan banana muffins

I used to make banana bread pretty regularly using butter and sour cream. It was tasty, but pretty unhealthy, so not something I would eat for breakfast. This banana muffin is the healthier and moister version of the banana bread I used to make. Plus it’s vegan! Because this is the lightened up version, you […]

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