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What I’ve Cooked in 2015 So Far

Cooking more is one of our goals for 2015, partially for health (hm, 20%?) but mostly because we want to budget wiser.  We love to cook and create recipes so it doesn’t really phase us.  Finding time is the greater issue.
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Quick and Easy Recipe: Chilled Miso Tofu Appetizer, It’s Vegan Too!

Last weekend, we grilled up some beef short ribs, Korean galbi style.  On the side, we also grilled some sugar snap peas, okra, and mushrooms.  A peanut sauce accompanied the snap peas, while I tossed the mushrooms and okra in two chili dressings.
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Easy Recipe for the Best Chinese Radish or Turnip Cake (Lo Bak Go 蘿蔔糕)

I posted a photo on Instagram earlier and did not expect the overwhelming number of recipe requests.  I shouldn’t be surprised, as lo bak go (蘿蔔糕) is a well loved dim sum item.  Moreover, it’s a Chinese New Year staple. Savoury meat-studded steamed cakes (e.g. made with radish or taro root) and dessert steamed cakes (e.g. red bean, water chestnut, sticky brown sugar coconut) represent optimism towards a more prosperous year.  (“Cake” in Chinese is homonymic with “rising up”).
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The Best, Simple Recipe for a Spicy and Smoky Tomato Salsa

For once, I don’t have much to say.  This post is little more than a recipe for my best salsa recipe.  It’s so utterly simple that it’d be silly not to make it – right now.
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Simple Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Dip Recipe

After a long day of photographing food in Austin on Wednesday, the last thing I wanted to do was cook.  So I whipped this hearty hummus up in no time, plopped my butt on the couch, and caught up with Top Chef Texas.
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Pan Seared Polenta Appetizer with Anchovies and Olives Recipe

My blog has been put on hold as of late because I’ve been scrambling around for my wedding, which is happening in just 7 days. It’s hard to believe that it’s finally happening!
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Hot Hot Hatch Green Chile Salad Recipe

Sure, I can be hot-headed but I never knew I’m hot-blooded too, until recently. Everyone warned me to prepare myself mentally for my first Texan summer. 
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Poblano and spring onion quinoa salad recipe with avocado and grilled corn

This salad is a medley of flavours and textures that screams “Summer”. It pairs best with… lots and lots of tequila.
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Best Guacamole Recipe to Celebrate National Chips and Dip Day

Call me biased but the best guacamole I’ve ever devoured was whipped up by The Mr. in a flash. Hailing from the heart of Texas where Mexican food and Tex Mex abounds, it made good sense for me to pick up some cooking tips from him.
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