Appetizers & Side Dishes · Asian Cuisine · Pork · Seafood · Vegetarian

Chive Turnovers (韭菜盒子 – Jui Cai He Zi)

Vegetarian dishes that pretend to be like their meat counterparts have always struck a dissonant chord with me – why be something you can’t? Here’s a Chinese comfort food with a ton of flavor that won’t leave you saying “…and where is the meat?” This turnover is stuffed with jiu cai (Chinese garlic chives), clear… Continue reading Chive Turnovers (韭菜盒子 – Jui Cai He Zi)

American Cuisine · Appetizers & Side Dishes · Vegetarian

Oven Roasted Broccoli

I understand. You’re feeling fat and unhealthy looking at all the dessert recipes I’ve been posting  and I’ve actually been getting fat by eating all the desserts I’ve been cooking. If portion control is part of your vocabulary, this is a simple and delicious way of eating broccoli and convicing others to eat their greens. For all the… Continue reading Oven Roasted Broccoli

Desserts · Pastas & Rice & Grains · Vegetarian

Tres Leches Rice Pudding with Cardamom and Cinnamon

It’s raining; it’s pouring. The old man is snoring. He went to bed and bumped his head, And he couldn’t get up in the morning The children’s nursery rhyme reminds me of my childhood days when my brother and I would happily-go-luckily stomp around in rain puddles. Despite our parents’ warnings of catching a cold… Continue reading Tres Leches Rice Pudding with Cardamom and Cinnamon

Mediterreanean Cuisine · Pastas & Rice & Grains · Vegetarian

Beet Tabbouleh with Lemon, Mint & Feta

The Barney salad The purples and greens of this beet tabbouleh remind me of Barney the friendly  neighborhood dinosaur. All eye-rolling thoughts aside of Barney and his infamous song,  I suspect Barney would have had a hard time convincing kids to eat this dish. Now as a more mature being (so I like to tell… Continue reading Beet Tabbouleh with Lemon, Mint & Feta