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Savory steamed buns

Savory Steamed Buns (Bao Buns)

The first time I tasted Bao buns or “baozi” (Chinese steamed buns), they were filled with a sweet red bean paste. It was unusual, to say the least but the hot soft pillowy dough was lightly sweet and good unlike anything I had ever tasted before. It was the first and not the last time […]

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Vegan Mee Goreng

Mee Goreng, (also spelled Mie Goreng and Mi Goreng) is a traditional and very popular Indonesian and Malaysian street food.  It exemplifies the beautiful ethnic mix of the food from South East Asia. You have Chinese yellow egg noodles, Indian curry spices, Malay from the name and tomato sauce from the British influence. “Mee” means […]

Lima Beans ragout

Lima Beans with Rosemary Butter Sauce

A few years ago I got an Instant pot for Christmas. I was so excited to discover that I could cook beans in less than 30 minutes (if skipping the soaking). Now once a month or whenever I am out of cooked beans I set an evening aside to make batches of different beans. Once […]

Wild mushroom stroganoff

Wild Mushroom Stroganoff

We are sending our prayers to the courageous people of Ukraine and for the madness to end. I do not know much about Ukrainian food except for borscht but wanted to make a dish that is from the Eastern European region. I was thinking of a nice mushroom stew. If you have mushrooms and are […]

Meat-free mapo tofu

Meatless Mapo Tofu

The first time I saw a plate of mapo tofu I wasn’t sure what I was looking at or what it would taste. A friend that loves spicy food had ordered it on the menu and was raving about it.  It also introduced me to silken tofu. How interesting that tofu could also to made […]

Meatless Shepherd Pie

Meatless Shepherd’s Pie

When I think about how the first Shepherd’s pie was made, I can’t help but seeing a young shepherd sitting on a rock boiling some potatoes over an open fire, a frying pan with some meat and vegetables. The last part, the baking of both layers however may have required an oven of some kind […]

Eggplant green curry

Green Eggplant Curry

In Thai restaurants you usually find yellow, red and green curry on the menu. Of all three, yellow is always the mildest one and the one that is prepared without any fish sauce in it. Red curry or Panang curry is a little more spicy but often contains fish sauce and green curry is the […]

grapefruit steak

Crispy Grapefruit Steak – Bistec de Torejon

As I get older, I gain more and more appreciation for the abundance of Mother Nature and of the work and time it takes to grow food and as a result, I always like to learn new ways to use the parts of fruit and vegetables that would otherwise end up in our compost pile. […]

Poached daikon scallops

Poached Daikon Scallops with Wasabi Mayonnaise

The first time I ate daikon was in a small restaurant in Japan. It came in the form of thinly sliced pickles served before the main dish. It looked like potatoes but tasted like a peppery and lightly sweet radish. I could feel my digestive enzymes kick in and that’s exactly why Japanese start their […]

Vietnamese omelet

Crispy Vietmamese Omelet

The first time I tasted a Vietnamese omelet I could not believe that it was eggless. What a discovery! It was light, fluffy, with a light yellow hue. It was crispy on the edges and thicker in the middle to hold the filling. Oh and don’t get me started on the pickled carrots on the […]

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