2302, 2016

Cherry Tomato Compote with Sweet Onion & Rosemary

February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Asian, Gluten Free, Recipes, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , , , |

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THE PROOF IS ON THE DRESSING.

When Eric and I were just dating, we didn’t really have much. There were many evenings we wanted to go out and have a great restaurant meal, but just couldn’t afford it. I lived in a small, old apartment close to the downtown area and leased a pseudo sports car. I said “pseudo” sports car, because it really was 😀 And Eric… He swam in a sea of student debt.

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2002, 2016

Adobo Pork Sirloin

February 20th, 2016|Categories: Asian, Gluten Free, Meat, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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NOT MEANER, BUT DEFINITELY LEANER… AND CLEANER.

There are so many different renderings on one of the Phillipine’s most beloved dish: Adobo. Adobo, in short – so I don’t bore you too much – is a cooking method to keep food longer, by cooking meat immersed in vinegar and salt. However, I’m not going to do it the traditional way. I want this dish to be as complex as the authentic Pork Adobo, but don’t want to completely immerse the meat in an ungodly amount of salt or vinegar!

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402, 2016

Lemongrass and Ginger-Infused Forbidden Rice

February 4th, 2016|Categories: Cooking, Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, Recipes, Vegetarian|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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NO RICE FOR YOU?! THAT’S NOT NICE…

Okay, what’s with the name: Forbidden rice? Right? Well, many moons ago in China, legend has it — this ancient grain was only consumed by their emperors and royalty. The masses were pretty much “forbidden” to eat it due to its superior nutrition, therefore ensuring longevity and enriching health. Well thank God, those days are over!

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302, 2016

Baked Salmon Smothered with Sake Soaked Shiitake Sauce

February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Asian, Cooking, Dinner, Gluten Free, Lunch, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , |

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HERE FISHY, FISHY, FISHY…

Hey guys, Chinese New Year is in less than a week! Yes, it falls right after the Super Bowl. So, does a “cleaner” meal after all the fun, calorie-loaded game food sound good? It does to me. So, here’s a simple, but deliciously complex tasting; clean but thoroughly satisfying Asian influenced-meal for the week after the testosterone-filled day. You’re welcome.

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901, 2016

Asian Style Eggs in a Cup

January 9th, 2016|Categories: Asian, Cooking, Gluten Free, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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HERE’S TO HATCHING A NEW YEAR!

Oh, hi there! Long time no see 🙂 Fine, I was taking a long break. Please don’t make me feel any more guilty. It’s a new year. “Oh, Happy New Year guys!”

Let’s get to it, shall we?

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2112, 2015

Brocolette Shanghai Noodles with Salt and Pepper Chicken

December 21st, 2015|Categories: Cooking, Dinners, Recipes|Tags: , , , |

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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS.

IT CAN BE LESS PERFECT.

I have to be totally honest with you friends, I’m EXHAUSTED. It’s almost Christmas, and here I am with a mountain of tasks I’ve generously given myself to complete. I set a few goals that I’m not even sure I can reach. Have you ever felt like you’re simply ‘done’? Isn’t a Christmas break supposed to be time to reflect, recharge, refocus, and reboot?

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2311, 2015

“Kapow” Kung Pao Chicken

November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Asian, Cooking, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

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PUT ON YOUR BIG GIRL PANTS AND TRY THIS ALREADY 😉

I’ve been moping around lately. I’ve been in such a need of vacation, I almost feel like I’m about to go batty. Well, let me correct myself, I need a get away! You know, a maximum of 3 nights, 4 days kinda get away. I just want to clear my head. Reboot. But, I can’t. It’s hard sometimes to be an adult, isn’t it? So, the last couple of weeks, I’ve been checking out air fares. Having Frontier (airlines) throwing $19 one way trip emails left and right, every darn day, doesn’t help either.

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2011, 2015

Roasted Shrimp and Green Beans with Peanut Butter Sauce

November 20th, 2015|Categories: Asian, Cooking, Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

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EASY. HEALTHY. COMFORTING. WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT?

A couple of days ago we had some heavy snow. A foot of it to be exact. It was great to receive a call from the school announcing that it was a snow day. That means, it’s a snow day for everybody… Hurrah! Getting another hour of sleep is definitely nice. To make Eric and Nate coffee and breakfast lazily in my jammy is awesome. Somewhat it feels like a Saturday morning that we almost forget we ever had. We’re not racing to take Nate to school for practice after a Friday Night Light game.

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1411, 2015

Shiitake and Leek Noodles

November 14th, 2015|Categories: Asian, Cooking, Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

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THE ALMOST CARBONARA. THE ALMOST ASIAN NOODLE BOWL. AND THE ALMOST VEGETARIAN DISH.

I know right? Talking about having an identity crisis 😀 Well this dish I concoct, my friend, is worth a try. Why? Because it’s made with love. What?! It is… AND this meal is inspired by pasta carbonara. Did I pique your interest now?

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1211, 2015

Pantry Raider Chicken – Asian Style

November 12th, 2015|Categories: Asian, Cooking, Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

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PANTRY RAIDER CHICKEN – ASIAN STYLE

THIS IS BETTER THAN FOODCOURT CHICKEN!

Well, hello guys… It’s been uhh… 5 days since my last post? The reason why I haven’t been so ‘on it’ this week is because I’ve been busy doing some other ’creative’ projects for my little creative studio, Atria. We only have so much time on our hands, and… I don’t want to just post “so so” things. What good comes out of it anyway, right? Right. I know you haven’t forgotten me 😉

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2910, 2015

Asian Noodles with Chanterelle and Brown Butter Sauce

October 29th, 2015|Categories: Cooking, Recipes|Tags: , , , , |

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ONE SIMPLE WORD: SIMPLE 🙂

If I were a dish, I definitely would not be this dish. Like I said (in case if you didn’t read the headline, so here it is again 😉 it’s simple. It’s that kind of meal that you makes think, “how can this be so yummy yet so simple, I almost feel guilty for being already done.” But yes people… It’s that simple and that delicious.

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