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Lychee Swirl Cupcakes

June 15, 2017 Cake Decorating

I have been wanting to make a swirl cupcake with two-toned frosting ever since my friend Marta showed me a photo of some cherry swirl cupcakes she had made a few years ago. They were just beautiful! But the thought of getting two colors of frosting to pipe neatly seemed a bit of a headache, and […]

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Chocolate raspberry chiffon cake

February 26, 2017 Cakes
chocolate chiffon raspberry cake

After the last chiffon cake, I liked the light airy taste of chiffon cake so much I’m recreating the chiffon cake here in chocolate.  This chiffon cake is light and fluffy, with a sweet buttercream frosting to add sweetness to an otherwise not-too-sweet cake. To bake the cake, I used a 7.5 inch wide, about 4-5 […]

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Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

October 23, 2016 Cakes
pumpkin chocolate cake

It’s been a whole year since I last made pumpkin cake. This year’s cake is the bigger, more chocolaty, version of last year’s mini pumpkin cake. This cake is 2 layers pumpkin, 1 layer chocolate, with pumpkin flavored frosting in between the layers, and vanilla frosting on the outside. Initially I had planned to make it four […]

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JiaJiang Noodles 2.0

October 5, 2016 Asian Dishes
JiaJiang Noodles

JiaJiang noodles is one of my favorite foods. This noodle is a popular Chinese street food served in big bowls meant for sharing, in plastic take out cups, and over dinners at home. I grew up eating this noodle frequently, and my mom makes a ground pork and potato version as in my first recipe […]

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Blueberry Peach Pie

September 6, 2016 Dairy-Free
blueberry peach pie

Recently I was at the grocery store and saw that maple leaf cookies have made an appearance again in the front display. These cookies get put in the front of the store every Fall, so their appearance means that the season for blueberries and peaches, pies and watermelon is soon coming to an end to […]

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Double Chocolate Cupcakes

July 16, 2016 Cake Decorating
double chocolate cupcake

From the long hiatus since my last post, I have been on my surgery rotations, during which I almost exclusively ate food of the Trader Joe’s frozen food section. I think I might try them all before the end of residency, though I suppose that depends on how quickly Trader Joe’s changes their frozen food selections. Although […]

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Crunchy Pork Katsu

April 24, 2016 Asian Dishes
crunchy pork katsu

I almost always order pork katsu  or ramen when I visit Japanese restaurants. Ramen for the delicious broth, and pork katsu for the crunchy coating. The texture of pork katsu is like biting into a pad of potato chips. As someone who really enjoys stepping on dead leaves in the Fall, eating crunchy food satisfies […]

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Berry Cobbler

February 21, 2016 Dairy-Free
berry cobbler

Hello there! I’m currently on my neurology rotation and recently made the switch from inpatient neurology to outpatient. Inpatient neurology means patients are living in the hospital while the medical team takes care of them, and was a combination of stroke patients and various neurological diseases ranging from severe migraine to spinal cord disease. It’s […]

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Caramel Pumpkin Cake

October 12, 2015 Cakes
Pumpkin caramel cake

Silky pumpkin pie is one of my favorite desserts of the Fall. With Halloween around the corner, there is no shortage of caramel candies either. When I was young enough to trick or treat, I remember picking out the caramels and the toffees among the sea of snickers, dum dums, and milky ways filling my candy […]

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Pina Colada Smoothie

August 17, 2015 Dairy-Free
pina colada smoothie

Before the end of summer, I wanted to share a summer drink recipe that is one of my favorites! The simple pina colada smoothie. A mix of the coconut milk, pineapple, and banana lends a very tropical taste to this smoothie. It reminds of the time my parents and I went o Hawaii during college, and there […]

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