Sambal Green Bean and Chicken Stir-fry – Pantry Cooking

TGIF! I don’t think it’s possible to ever get enough easy weeknight meals that can be made in 30 minutes or less. As a society relying on time-saving and efficiency, I understand why there needs to be an arsenal of quick dishes. Pantry cooking is a great method because it saves time and energy of going…

Asian Glazed Pork Chops for Two

Happy Thursday! We eat a lot of Asian food here in this household because it’s easy, fast, and delicious. This particular recipe is especially good since you can marinate the pork (or whatever meat of your choice) quickly either the night before or morning before work. Then, all you have to do is dry and…

Red Velvet Cupcakes – Something Sweet for Your Sweet

Is it just me or does there already seem to be a flood of Valentine’s Day treats circulating the internet? My Pinterest board has been active in posting sweet “lovey-dovey” desserts, which certainly doesn’t help the waistline. However, it’s only once a year and you’ll know when you’ve found the right person when you can eat…

Roasted Grape and Quinoa Tabbouleh

Hey! So what happens when you buy quinoa in bulk from Costco because it’s on sale? Yes, this happened but luckily we haven’t been sick of this superfood yet, and there’s good reason not to be! I love that it’s a complete protein and has an adequate amount of fiber as compared to common grains like…

Banana Oat Pancakes – Gluten Free & No Refined Sugars!

Good Morning! Today’s Sunday and it’s a great time to just gather the family around the kitchen table for a sit-down breakfast. Pancakes are an American staple that everyone loves (or at least likes!) but if you’re like me, I don’t love starting my day with something so rich. And to be honest, I can…

Strawberry Lime Macarons!

Need I say more? Although I’m not one to follow the food trends, I do have a special place in my heart for macarons. They’re so lovely and delicate to look at, and the taste definitely reflect eating something light and airy. I made these macarons on my third attempt, and after analyzing many Youtube tutorials,…

Salmon Citrus en Papillote – French at Home

Why is it that every time we use French terminology, it suddenly feels more elegant and sophisticated? Think about it, Salmon Citrus en Papillote vs. Parchment Baked Salmon and Citrus Fruit. Regardless, I must admit that I’m a real sucker for a fancy title as much as the next. However, sometimes there’s more to it than just…

Honey Nutty Cheerio Bars – Homemade Treats & Snacking

Good day, evening, or morning to you! I love a good cereal treat (i.e. Rice Krispies!) but was never allowed to eat my favorite sweets as a kid. Seeing my friends with the bright blue wrappers with little elf characters was a delight and sparked my curiosity. As a young adult now, I’m glad my…

Smokey & Spicy Indian Beef

Hey! I remember the first time I tried Indian food at a place called Naan ‘n Curry here in SF, and as a child, I wasn’t too keen on it. Keep in mind I was not used to these “exotic” spices as a kid who grew up on old school Cantonese dishes. Heck, cinnamon and…

Vegetable Fried Brown Rice – A Better Stir-fry

Hello! Who doesn’t love Chinese food? It’s fast, cheap, and tasty when it’s fresh or leftover. However, it’s also very easy to do at home in the comfort of your own kitchen. Because I’m Chinese and I grew up eating traditional dishes, I never had the impression that common dishes like fried rice or sweet…

Cinnamon Apple Streusel Cake

Hello everyone! Cinnamon, apples, and butter are wonderful aromas to have wafting in the air. It gives me a sense of warmth and coziness regardless of the weather each season brings, and I would never turn down an opportunity to try this combination… especially in cake form! I usually don’t make cakes for our small family…

Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs – Inspired by Japanese Street Food

Happy Friday Morning! If I had to choose my last meal on earth, I’d probably go with high-quality sashimi and sushi. Japanese food has always been a favorite of mine for the simplicity in flavors that highlight the quality of ingredients. Also, the healthiness aspect is right up my alley! With this being said, this post has nothing…