Side Dishes

Quick and Easy Recipe: Chilled Miso Tofu Appetizer, It’s Vegan Too!

Posted by on May 18, 2013 | 3 comments

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)

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 | 0 comments

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 Salsa

Posted by on Jul 7, 2012 | 5 comments

The Best, Simple Recipe for a Spicy and Smoky 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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Pan Seared Polenta Appetizer with Anchovies and Olives Recipe

Posted by on Nov 4, 2011 | 6 comments

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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Mango Salsa Recipe and How to Choose and Carve a Pineapple

Posted by on Jun 29, 2011 | 12 comments

Mango Salsa Recipe and How to Choose and Carve a Pineapple

Gracing tables at picnics, potlucks, or barbeques, this sunny summer salsa is always a hit.  This non-recipe is effortless to make too. Save slaving away in the kitchen for Thanksgiving. After all, it’s summer summer summer time.

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Best Guacamole Recipe to Celebrate National Chips and Dip Day

Posted by on Mar 28, 2011 | 7 comments

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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