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Tofu Pudding with Ginger Syrup (豆腐花)


I didn’t know we can make Tofu Pudding at home till I found out that Mama Judy offers it on her bay area home delivery menu. It was so good👍! Since moving to Scottsdale, I can no longer order food from her and has to make it myself. This my first attempt. Turns out pretty good. The Pudding is jiggly Read More

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Mango Sago Pomelo


Updated Sep 21st, 2020 We hosted Ramesh and Vibhav for a backyard lunch on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. A get-together with friends and family in 2020 is unusual to say the least. A clear sky with clean (good enough) air is also unusual in California after a disastrous summer of fire storms. We are ready to put summer and 2020 Read More

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Chipotle Chicken Taco


I was clearing the freezer and found a few pieces of frozen Chipotle chicken. Before EK clean up and put the grill away, I made him grill them. It was a quick and easy dinner. Ingredients Mango Salsa 2 Slices of Chipotle Chicken Avocado Sauce Tortilla Skin Cilantro, lime wedges, and red reddish for garnish Directions Prepare the chicken according Read More

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Rustic Almond and Fruit Galette


Peaches, nectarines and figs are in season!  It will be a shame not to feature them in some dessert recipes. I found a galette recipe from William Sonoma for Rustic Nectarine and Almond galette. I borrowed the almond filling recipe and used Tartine’s galette recipe for the dough instead. Galettes are supposed to be rustic, they don’t have to fit Read More

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Braised Pork with Egg and Fried Bean Curd (卤蛋)


Updated: June 21st 2021 How time flies! I have cooked this dish many times since it was first published in 2015. It was always at the request of EK or the children. It is one of the most requested dish these days when the girls visit. I cooked it again this weekend and managed to capture the key steps with Read More

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Sicilian Meatballs


For the longest time, I have only made spaghetti with meat sauce, never meatballs. That is until my recent visits to Sicilian Butcher in Scottsdale. For whatever reason, I never like meatballs. In my first few visits to Sicilian Butcher, I did not cast my eyes on this item on the menu. Several weeks ago, we dropped into Sicilian Butcher Read More

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Aperol Spritz


We were at North Italia in Scottsdale. I saw the waiter brought big ballon glass filled with a bright and inviting cocktail to the next table. That surely is a cocktail calling my name. I ordered one. Sparkling, refreshing, sweet, tart, and bitter! It’s everything I like in a cocktail, especially the lingering bitters. From now on, I have to Read More

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Vegan Emerald Tofu Stir-Fry


Unlike regular tofu, thousand layer tofu slices have a special texture. Called 百页豆腐 in Chinese, when pan-fried, it is soft and chewy on the inside, and crispy on the outside. It’s texture is what makes this tofu very addictive. They can be found in the frozen section in Asian grocery stores. The whole family loves 百页豆腐, it’s best served vegetarian Read More

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Blueberry Banana Bread


EK was complaining again that the refrigerator is overloaded. There is way more food than the two of us could eat before they have to be thrown out 😬. I needed to salvage the blueberries before they are moldy. There are also two sad-looking overripe bananas in the fruit bowl …. out came a blueberry banana bread. Our breakfast for Read More

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Asian Sesame Chicken


I love three cup chicken, but Hanna always complain that it is too oily.  I have resorted to this alternative recipe when I want to cook Chinese stewed chicken instead. Lots of ginger, no sugar👍, and still very flavorful with the reduced sesame oil. Ingredients 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thigh Chicken marinade 2 Tbsp light soy sauce 1 Tbsp Read More

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