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Thai Omelette


This is the most unassuming dish at our dinner table tonight and I think it turned out to be the tastiest dish for the evening. Everyone took a bite and was amazed how yummy it is. Yes, plain simple omelette but with a few atypical omelette ingredients. This is a simple, quick, and easy dish for a homestyle Thai dinner. Read More

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Orange Avocado Salad


I rarely eat salad, but this is one salad that I prepare whenever we need a healthy, low-carb lunch. The combination of these bright, juicy cara cara oranges and avocado creates a creamy yet refreshing salad. There is absolutely no guilt having this for lunch 🙂 Does Hillary and Ashley approve? Ingredients 3 cara cara oranges, pared and sliced 1 Read More

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Leek Flower Bean Cake Stir Fry (韭菜花炒金枕头)


I had a discovery last week in my culinary adventure. Leek flower. I am surprised they taste so crisp and sweet! Stir fry with golden fried bean cakes, they are an awesome pair. Furthermore, leek flower is so clean, and easy to prepare. I will definitely be trying out more recipes with leek flower in the future. Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: Read More

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Garlic Bread


I used to buy frozen garlic bread whenever we have spaghetti at home until I discovered a homemade garlic bread recipe. There is no going back to frozen garlic bread once I tried this recipe. It does take a little more work, but for the homemade taste, it is worth investing some effort. Hanna made this garlic bread to go Read More

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Hong Kong Fried Noodles (港式炒面)


  Noodles symbolizes longevity. It is a favorite item on the menu for Chinese dinner of any celebratory occasion. After preparing a number of other dishes for our CNY dinner, I wanted a ‘longevity’ dish to round out the menu. It must be simple, not too oily. I chose Hong Kong Fried Noodles this time. It is very easy to Read More

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Rainbow Osmanthus Tang Yuan (七彩桂花汤圆)


Today is the first time we celebrate the Lantern Festival (元宵节 – Yuan Xiao Jie) with the girls in their SF apartment. Since the girls left for college, we haven’t been able to spend CNY together. This is the first year since they graduated that we are able to get-together again for CNY. There is none other than tang yuan Read More

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Buddha’s Delight – Luo Han Zhai (罗汉斋)


What is another good CNY vegetarian dish to cook besides my favorite Braised Mushrooms with Fatt Choy? 罗汉斋 came to mind but  it requires me to assemble 18 different vegetables/vegetarian ingredients! I made a list and was able to find about half of them in the kitchen. After a whirlwind trip to the grocery store, all my ingredients are in Read More

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Pumpkin Yam Paste with Gingko Nuts (白果金瓜芋泥)


I am in search of my Chinese/Teochew roots. This weekend, I decided to try an authentic Teochew dessert Pumpkin Yam Paste with Gingko Nuts (金瓜芋泥) – more aptly called Au Nee in Teochew. We always had this dessert at the end of a meal at Teochew restaurants. It is tough to find a Teochew restaurant here in the bay area; Read More

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Spicy Korean Chicken and Potato Stew


This chicken recipe is simple and easy and definitely a keeper for times when I need to whip up a dish quickly. No need to cut chicken, no need to mince garlic, just throw all into one pot and stew …. Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Ingredients 3 lb chicken wings and drumettes 2 Tbsp canola oil Read More

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Baked Salmon Linguine


Google search: “What is clean eating?”. Answer: “ … At its simplest, clean eating is about eating whole foods, or ‘real’ foods — those that are un- or minimally processed, refined, and handled, making them as close to their natural form as possible.“. I guess this baked salmon linguine is as clean as I can possibly make it. It does Read More

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