Instant Pot Vietnamese Beef Pho

Oh man, Vietnamese Pho is one of my go-to comfort foods with its layers of unaminess, richness and freshness. Just thinking about it makes me drool πŸ˜‹ It is beginning to feel like fall in New England and it seemed appropriate to try to recreate the Pho I’ve experienced at Saigon & Tokyo in Dover,…

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Sweet & Spicy Beef Lettuce Wraps

Summer is the time for light and refreshing meals and I always find that lettuce wraps hit the spot on warm days, like my Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps did a few weeks ago with my own garden greens πŸ˜‹. Today’s spin features ground beef, since we had burgers with the fixin’s, including butter lettuce, over…

Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps taste better than any restaurants (i.e. PF Chang’s) and you need them in your recipe repertoire, trust me! Plus, they can be ready in 20 minutes πŸ‘ I was inspired to create this dish for 3 reasons: We have an overabundance of lettuce ready from our garden and lettuce wraps…

Chicken Lo Mein

This recipe is better than any takeout Chicken Lo Mein. It is full of umami, has texture from the fresh veggies, a bit of zip and it is super easy to make! I went to Fiddlehead Farms Marketplace yesterday to pick up our salmon for Sunday meal and in the seafood fridge, I noticed some…

Weekly Plan/Prep and APAHM Reflection

This month is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) and this week’s plan, prep and reflection is in celebration of APAHM.Β  May honors the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the US and that’s what I plan to do in this blog, celebrate their delicious food. I LOVE Asian food…

Ham & Kimchi Fried Rice

Last week, I was VERY thankful for my leftover Pineapple Honey Glazed Ham and Kimchi since I had Bluegrass Soy Sauce and Red Boat Fish Sauce arrive on my doorstep! I’m was so excited to try this soy sauce after reading Edward Lee’s cookbook, Smoke and Pickles (and since drafting this post, he just won…

Kimchi

After a week of cooking with Korean Short Ribs, I was drawn to create my own Kimchi. This is inspired from attending a cooking school with with Edward Lee years ago at Stonewall Kitchen with my mother. Thank you Edward Lee and Smoke & Pickles for the recipe guidance and inspiration! I love pickles and…

Korean Short Rib Tacos with Apple Kimchi Slaw

Korean Short Rib Tacos with Apple Kimchi Slaw are a match made in heaven with so much umaminess! Check out my Korean Short Rib recipe for creating a yummy short rib ragu, but instead of adding the shredded meat back into the stock for the ragu, just introduce enough stock to provide the shredded short…

Korean Short Rib Ragu with Pappardelle

Thank Nyesha Arrington for this inspiration ❀️! When I was searching Tastemade for some new cooking inspirations, I came across her Short Rib Dumplings and I was immediately drawn in because she focused on recreating one of her grandmother’s Korean recipes. My grandmother definitely influenced my love for delicious food and I remember many Sunday…

Spicy Peanut Pork Noodles

In case you don’t know yet, I ❀️ Asian food. I’ve been craving spicy noodles and since I knew we’d have pork leftovers, an Asian dish worked it’s way into our weekly plan this week. I credit this meal to Blue Apron. Back in 2017, David and I did Blue Apron for about 1 year….

Tom Kha Gai (Thai Chicken Coconut Soup)

Tom Kha Gai (aka Thai Chicken Coconut Soup) has it’s orgins in Thailand and this home chef LOVES finding inspiration from other countries. As you may know already, I love food and cooking programs and this dish has been featured on multiple programs highlighting amazing Thai food. What I love about Thai food is the…

Asian Chicken Stir Fry

Tonight is Asian Chicken Stir Fry! I’m using my leftover chicken (from my Sunday Roast Chicken), but you can also use fresh chicken. I think a stir fry is great when you have a drawer full of veggies and lucky for the hubby, I do πŸ˜‰. First I made a quick marinade of garlic, ginger,…

Asian Chicken and Ramen Bowl

I LOVE Asian food. There’s so much freshness, heat, acid and deliciousness in each dish. Ramen is one of those dishes that’s becoming a winter staple for us, but this isn’t your college ramen folks…this is AMAZING and so EASY. This past weekend as I scanned my fridge I knew Ramen was in order. Between…