Xiang La Tu Zi//Hot and Spicy Rabbit #SundaySupper

Szechuan Hot & Spicy Rabbit - Curried Cantaloupe

Or chicken. Or beef. The theme of this week’s Sunday Supper is Hometown Food (hosted by Coleen over at The Redhead Baker). No, I’m not Chinese. Just take a look at my About Me blurb (over there, to your right): I’m a bit taller and blonder than most Chinese women I know. But as an […]

#FoodieFridays no.29

#FoodieFridays linky party

Hi Everybody and Happy Weekend! There’s a lot of exciting things going on at Foodie Fridays, so I’m going to skip the intro and get started! Visit A Dish of Daily Life / Michelle Nahom’s profile on Pinterest. Visit Mila Furman’s profile on Pinterest. Visit Petro Neagu @The Seaman Mom’s profile on Pinterest. Visit A […]

Winter Melon Stir-Fry with Cured Ham and Wood Ear

Winter Melon Stir Fry with Wood Ear Mushroom

This week is all about the Chinese cooking. I’m as surprised as you are! I think it’s the winter vegetable craving. First, we made the ridiculously easy radish soup and now this winter melon (which is actually a gourd, not a melon) – which actually uses up the rest of the broth we had on […]

Chinese Chicken Broth with Ginger and Red Dates

Chinese Chicken Broth with Ginger and Red Dates - a traditional radish soup

Chinese people love to drink warm things. Especially women, women are not supposed to drink cold water –something to do with yin and yang. Men and women alike can seek comfort in the warmth these little bowls provide, given that most restaurants are not heated. And furthermore, I imagine it is cheaper to boil tap […]

#FoodieFridays no. 28

FoodieFriday Favorites no 28

Hello, happy Friday! This week has been a slow week on the blog, much to my dismay. My tendinitis is preventing me from editing photos and visiting other blogs as much as I’d like, so that’s definitely been a bummer. On the up side…I’ve been spending all of that extra time making fun meals for […]

Broccoli Pesto #SundaySupper

Broccoli Pesto, a healthy, 15 minute dinner idea

So, given it’s the new year, we’re *almost* (but not really) getting rid of the comfort food, baked goods, and doughnuts. Okay, that’s not entirely true, what I want is to be a more conscious eater. I’d like to be less lazy and be able to throw together a balanced meal, even on nights where […]

#FoodieFridays no. 27


First and foremost, let me take a second to wish you all a very happy new year! I hope that each and every one of you will fulfill all that you set out to do and that you’ll do so with happiness in your hearts and surrounded by friends and family. That being said, do […]

Passion Fruit Hot Sauce

Passion Fruit Hot Sauce

I love spicy food – apparently I used to eat salsa by the spoonful as a baby. I always preferred my mom’s homemade, fresh salsa – loaded with jalapenos- to her cooked down salsa (which has grown on me in recent years) which was always a bit more toned down. We ate jalapeno poppers during […]

White Hot Matchocolate

Matcha White Hot Chocolate 5

Eggnog move over. I mean, I love you and all, but you take far too long to make, not everyone likes you, and you make my pants smaller (yup, your gift to me is letting me say it like this). Don’t worry, this isn’t adieu. But there’s a new kid in town. And he’s green. […]

#FoodieFridays no. 26


All right, so my Christmas presents have been bought (in case my last post left you all anxiously waiting to find out…nail biter, I know….)! But more importantly, I’m back and I bring apologies galore! What goes up must always come down…and in this case it was my finals, landing with a resound splat and […]