Spicy Chipotle Yogurt Sauce

This smokey chipotle yogurt sauce is one my family can't live without. You can set this out with Mexican food, serve it with fries, on top of hot dogs, or as a spicy pizza base! This is a great way to spice up your next meal!

Secret sharing time everyone: I haven’t shared a lot of my family recipes with you yet. Gulp. I’m one of those people who gets bored quickly, so I suppose I enjoy getting in the kitchen and trying new recipes! But home isn’t just where the heart is. It’s also where the kitchen is! And being […]

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?” […]

How To Make a Chinese Hamburger (aka Rou Jia Mo)

These Rou Jia Mo sandwiches are sometimes called a Chinese hamburger. They're made using a versatile flatbread recipe and a braised pork belly filly. Don't forget cilantro and chilies! #chineserecipes

Or a Rou Jia Mo. Or a Chinese pulled pork sandwich. Whatever you choose to call it, I can guarantee your comfort food repertoire will never be quite the same again. My first encounter with the bread part of this sandwich was last year, right around the time it got cold, and I was temporarily […]

Salted Chili Pepper Eggplant

This is a simple, roast eggplant salad with lots of chilies, scallions, and a little sesame oil for flavor.

I first wrote this post a week ago…I didn’t even think to wish anyone a happy Chinese New Year! All right, I’m guessing most of you don’t celebrate Chinese New Year…but it’s still fun to wish people a happy new year, so I thought it was worth mentioning. May you all have a joyful and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chicken Bamboo Stir Fry

Chicken Bamboo Stir Fry

“Bamboo? It’s tasty,” said the lady at the market. In Chinese. [Okay, I can tell that’s bamboo.  Uhhhhh, how do you make bamboo. I’ve been wanting to try bamboo. Okay, ask her if I need to peel it.] That was me, frantically racking my brain and not finding any of the words that were up […]

Chicken Persimmon Salad

Chicken Persimmon Salad

Boredom is not something that I do well. I become lethargic if left to my own devices. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love being able to sit down and veg out on a little TV at night or have a two hour breakfast. But last year, there came a point where I was […]

How ’bout them sweet potatoes?

Tuna Quiche//Sweet Potato Crust

This quiche recipe makes me crave an all-you-can-eat outing to La Faim des Haricots in Toulouse, France. La Faim des Haricots was not only one of Toulouse’s only vegetarian restaurants, but it was also one of its only all-you-can eat buffet style restaurants, too. All-you-can-eat buffets are definitely not run-of-the-mill in France. Budget-friendly all-you-can-eat restaurants […]