Taiwanese Meat Sauce with Crispy Shallots

Taiwanese Meat Sauce with Crispy Shallots

Do you guys love night markets? Man, let me tell you, night markets are a big thing in Asia, particularly Taiwan. They sell practically everything – from clothing, makeup, kids’ toys, home decorations, funky fishes, old music records, and pet products, to sugary...
Vietnamese Lemongrass Meatballs

Vietnamese Lemongrass Meatballs

Have I shared with you a secret perk at where I work that we get summer Fridays off?  These 3-day weekends are like a godsend that gives me extra time to sleep-in, to daydream or just to wander around thinking what to eat next. 🙂 Why am I telling you this? Another...
Vietnamese Chicken Summer Rolls

Vietnamese Chicken Summer Rolls

Every since I was diagnosed with anaphylaxis, Vietnamese shrimp spring rolls have been out the window. 🙁 (How interesting that I grew up on the island of Taiwan and never had any allergic reactions to shellfish until two years ago after I moved to the US…) Since then,...
Paleo Thai Chicken Curry

Paleo Thai Chicken Curry

Ever since I was a student, I’ve always appreciated recipes like a big pot of curry stew, that can be easily heated up and devoured whenever my stomach makes a gurgling sound. Years later, married to a man-child who eats basically non-stop well into his mid-30’s, and...
No Cook Summer Chicken Salad

No Cook Summer Chicken Salad

 No Cook Summer Chicken Salad You know those lazy summer days when you just don’t want to turn on the stove and spend time in the kitchen. What do you do when your stomach is hungry and that husband of yours is looking at you with a big pair of innocent eyes that...
My Low Carb Steamed Recipe

My Low Carb Steamed Recipe

What comes to your mind when you hear that today’s menu is low carb and steamed? To be frank with you, it makes my stomach grumble a bit as I’ve had one too many boring experience that sounds like this – no oil, no salt, sauce on the side please. So am I saying...
Paleo Mini Lamb Burgers

Paleo Mini Lamb Burgers

Paleo Mini Lamb Burgers – Juicy and savory Paleo burgers remind me of mini sliders. One good thing about following the paleo diet is that it encourages me to be more creative in my cooking repertoire. Of course, it’s always tempting to buy store-bought hamburger...
Japanese Sea Salt Grilled Chicken

Japanese Sea Salt Grilled Chicken

Paleo Japanese Sea Salt Grilled Chicken. If you love Japanese food, you’ll love this Japanese sea salt grilled chicken, Paleo style. I’ve always dreamed of having a mini charcoal grill in my apartment in NYC. There’s something about that slightly burned charcoal...
Taiwanese Three Cup Chicken

Taiwanese Three Cup Chicken

This is a dish originally from Jiangxi, China. People in Taiwan fell in love with this dish and added Asian basil to amplify the flavor. The aroma comes from a combination of sesame oil, soy sauce, and wine, hence the name 3 cup chicken. The chicken is marinated and...
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