#FoodieFriDIY no. 42


It’s almost Friday! My co-worker sang various song melodies, all with the lyrics…”only one more day” around the office today. I’m excited, because it means I get the weekend to work on school. In case you haven’t noticed…there have been no posts for the past week. Hopefully, I’ll get a picture or two of some […]

Mushroom Baozi

Baozi is one of the most delicious savory breakfasts you can imagine eating. This steamed bun is stuffed with mushrooms, Chinese pickles, seasonings, and a very delicious sauce. It's time to make your morning meal a little more interesting!

Does anyone else here barter with their significant other? A typical Sunday morning dialog in our room as we groggily open our eyes to our son’s bubbly face goes something like this: “Oh no…we don’t have any bread in the house.” “I think there is some flatbread in the freezer.” “Or you could go for […]

#FoodieFriDIY no. 41


I feel like every other week, I’m telling you I had one of those weeks! So, I won’t tell you that. Buuuuut, my son has been on antibiotics for over a month. We’ve been to the clinic three times. Last time they told us to stop coming back for his medication…and I could tell he […]

Dan Hong Gao (Sichuan Stuffed Pancakes)

This Chinese stuffed pancake is a pillowy snack that is filled with crushed peanuts, sesame seeds, and sugar. Pancakes at 4 PM anyone?

People often say that you get up on the right side of the bed…or the wrong side. I’m not buying it. Breakfast is what determines my state of mind for the day. Hurry me through my coffee (x2), give me a hot chocolate with no froth, serve me STALE baguette…and you’re bound to see a […]

#FoodieFriDIY no. 40

foodieFriDIY favoreits

Ooooh, #FoodieFriDIY is celebrating its 40th week! Awwww…you guys are awesome! You threw us a party and brought with you all your favorite food (and decorations) to boot?! (You do that every week you say? Shh…It’s okay, we’ll pretend you brought them to celebrate this special occasion!) Anyway, thank you guys for your support! We […]

#FoodieFriDIY no.39

spring time and peanut butter #FoodieFriDIY

Spring is my favorite season. Little green buds peaking out, birds twittering through the sky, cool air mixed with warm sunshine, a romp in the mud…well, maybe not that last one. It’s full of hope and a little breath of fresh air. And the other day, I more than happily gloated while posting a picture […]

Red Oil Wonton Soup or Chao Shou 抄手

Light your taste buds on fire with an authentic Sichuan noodle dish...Chao Shou, or Wontons in English served with a firey chili oil broth. Don't worry, the beauty of the recipe is that you can adapt the spice to suit your style. #asianrecipes

If you’re new to Sichuan cuisine, let me tell you something about it. It’s hot. Like spicy hot. And sometimes, it’s aggressively hot. But that’s what the Sichuan peppercorn is for, folks. It tramples all over hot and leaves you feeling a bit numb from the experience. You walk away wondering, “What just happened here?” […]

Greek Yogurt Curried Chicken and Pineapple

Try this Curried Greek Yogurt Chicken & Pineapple for an easy baked dinner the whole family will enjoy! Ready in 45 minutes!

Eating seasonally isn’t something I do all of the time. It’s not that I don’t like eating seasonally or anything. I mean, I come from a family of gardeners. We were made to weed between the green bean plants when I was young. If we accidentally pulled up the corn plants instead of the dandelions, […]

#FoodieFriDIY no. 38

Come link up at #FoodieFriDIY with your crafts and recipes this weekend!

Have you ever had one of those weeks were things should have been relatively low-key turn into your personal week from… well someplace really hot (and we’re not talking the tropics)? That was my week. Hence, even though I have about 4 perfected recipes I’m just dying to get out to you…none of them made […]

#FoodieFriDIY no. 37

foodiefriDIY faves week 37 link up

This week I’ve been craving sweet. It’s a bit ironic because I’ve been trying to eat better outside of school and exercise in the evenings, albeit not more than 15 minutes most nights. I ended up serving a salad with my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars the other night. All right, technically not “with” – […]