Asian

southeast asia: Laska soup

I’ve heard about this soup from friends of mine from India and living in Singapore. Both said it was the most amazing soup, ever!

korea: Kimchi Noodle Soup with Shrimp

Korean is know for its many soup options. One of the more popular ingredients, of late, is kimchi. A somewhat sour, almost funny concoction of fermented cabbage that is good...

Pork and chive dumplings

Yum! Biting into a juicy dumpling with the pop of savory pork flavor scented with chives is so satisfying. Dumplings are a great thing to...

Thai green curry

Jamie Oliver is one of my favorite foodie personalities, or should I say celebrity chefs.  His approach to food is not fussy or complicated, and his recipes are fool proof. ...

sesame crusted salmon rice bowls

Fabulous bowl food that samples some interesting flavors to complement the sesame crusted salmon.  You can change the ingredients on top of the rice to...

green salad with asian vinaigrette

Salads with different types of dressings always add a fresh addition to any meal.   The crispy textures, variety of vegetables (hopefully in season), and blend of homemade dressing should work...

Chicken teriyaki bowls

Teriyaki sauce is actually as much of a cooking method, grilling, or “yaki” as it is in the sauce or glaze, “teri.”  Believed to have been created in the 17th...

lemon tea loaf

I started making this cake many years ago for weekends in the English countryside. Making the cake using grams as the form of measure assures...

Kale and mushroom stir fry

A delicious stir fry that can be made with leftover rice, or I make rice the day before preparing recipe and keep refrigerated.  You can...

Gyoza with dipping sauces

You do not have to makes these from scratch because there are so many good ones in the freezer section of grocery stores. I use frozen Gyoza from a local...

Chinese Hot Pot (Da Bin Low)

After looking through a few Asian cookbooks, I created my own version of the “Da Bin Low” or the Chinese hot pot tradition of cooking...

place setting, Zen style

You can create an interesting table with a bit of thought, some creativity and not too much time.  Here I set a table for a friend’s birthday lunch and used...

vietnamese chicken salad

Now this is a really good salad with its crunchy, salty, sweet and tart melange of flavors. The first time I made it was in a class with a cookbook...

bold broccolini with garlic and ginger

The broccoli can be boiled the day before and stored in the refrigerator.  Remove from the refrigerator a least an hour before and then prepare with the sesame oil, garlic...

honey soy roasted salmon

I don’t remember when I first started making this dish and it has been changed and adapted over the years. Salmon is such a hearty, flavorful fish making it ideal...