Chives, Tofu and Pork Stir Fry (韭菜豆干肉絲)

This is a quick and easy stir fry dish with very few ingredients and makes for a quick meal. Every time I go to a Chinese restaurant I love ordering a dish similar to this. I love the combination of chives, tofu and pork. Yum. So here is my interpretation of the dish. The measurements [...]

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Caprese Salad

I love ordering caprese salad when I’m eating at Italian restaurants… but I always felt a tinge of guilt that I was overpaying what I was actually getting. So of course my next mission was to recreate the caprese salad. This didn’t take much since there are only 4 ingredients! When you have so few [...]

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Soy Sauce Chicken (or Brown Chicken) and Eggs

This is a childhood favorite of mine. Sometimes I make it with eggs, other times without eggs, or even eggs only. Ingredients: 1 cup wine 1/2 cup soy sauce 2 cups water sugar ginger 2 lbs chicken (6-8 drumsticks) 4-6 eggs (optional) Directions: 1. Place 2 lbs of chicken drumsticks into a stock pot. 2. [...]

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Honey Salmon

Honey salmon is a recipe I learned from my mom.  I usually make this with a large piece of salmon when I have guests over, but sometimes I just marinate a smaller piece in a bag and sautee it (see alternate cooking method in step 2). Ingredients: Honey, a lot of it. Most likely you [...]

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Salad Dressing Recipe

I’ve already blogged about a simple vinaigrette dressing here previously.  However, my friend Sohee sent me another recipe called ” Sohee’s Emoe’s Delicious Salad Dressing Recipe” which I just had to try.  Since the recipe didn’t specify whether to use a dark vinegar such as balsamic or a lighter vinegar such as white vinegar or [...]

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Salsa

I make salsa all the time, even when I have only one tomato laying around; this recipe scales so easily. Once you become familiar with the ratio of ingredients and how simple it is, you’ll be making salsa all the time too. Ingredients: 5 – 6 Tomatoes 1/3 Onion (any color) 1/2 – 1 Jalapeno [...]

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Butternut Squash Soup

In case you haven’t cooked with butternut squash before, it’s very similar to a pumpkin. It has a light yellow skin and orange flesh on the inside with seeds in the middle. Who doesn’t love butternut squash soup?! It’s a tasty and hearty soup that warms the soul. Plus, butternut squash is so versatile! It [...]

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Five Spice Pork / Lu3 Ro4 Fan4 [滷肉飯]

This is one of my favorite Taiwanese meals (滷肉飯).  Usually it takes hours to simmer, but I’ve got it down to less than an hour. Just make a pot of rice (or if you have a Zojirushi rice cooker, just set it for when you get home from work), make this.. and viola- Taiwanese dinner! [...]

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