Korean Bulgogi Marinade

1 pound sliced beef 3 garlic cloves, minced ¼ cup packed brown sugar ¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons sesame oil ¼ teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes ¼ teaspoon pepper 2 cups hot cooked white or brown rice sliced green onions and sesame seeds for garnish INSTRUCTIONS In a large skillet cook… Continue reading Korean Bulgogi Marinade

Instant Pot · Pork · Uncategorized

Taiwanese Braised Pork Belly – Lu Rou Fan

Ingredients ∙ 1 lb skin-on pork belly cut into 1/3 inch pieces ∙ 1 tbsp vegetable oil ∙ 3 slices ginger ∙ 2 tbsps shaoxing wine ∙ 3 tbsps dark soy sauce ∙ 1/4 cup fried shallots or onions ∙ 1 tbsp garlic, chopped ∙ 2 star anise ∙ 1 tbsp dried shrimps, chopped OPTIONAL… Continue reading Taiwanese Braised Pork Belly – Lu Rou Fan

Instant Pot

Chinese Dimsum Sticky Rice

Ingredients: 1 cup short grain white rice 2 cups sweet rice/glutinous rice 20 dried shiitake mushroom 4 Chinese sausage 3 cloves garlic, chopped 3 Tablespoons oyster sauce 3 Tablespoon soy sauce 1 Tablespoon fish sauce Toppings: 1/2 cup chopped Cilantro,  4 stalks of Scallion, chopped Directions: Boil 4 cups of water. Add the dried mushrooms.… Continue reading Chinese Dimsum Sticky Rice

Breakfast · Vegetables

Avocado Toast

INGREDIENTS 4 slices thick whole grain bread (or gluten-free equivalent) 1 large ripe avocado 1/3 cup frozen shelled edamame 1 lime 1 scallion (sliced thinly) 1/2 cup raw fresh corn kernels (1 ear) 1/2 cup tomato (diced) 1/2 cup cilantro (chopped) 1/4 cup hemp seeds (optional) salt to taste crushed red pepper flakes (to taste)… Continue reading Avocado Toast


Chia Fruit Yogurt Parfait

Chia Pudding 7 Tbsp chia seeds 2 Cups of coconut milk 1 tsp vanilla 1 Tbsp maple syrup Fruit Coulis 1 Cup Frozen or Fresh Fruits (Mango, Raspberries, Strawberries, Blueberries etc.) ⅓ Cup  Water 2 tsp Maple Syrup Assembly 1 Cup Greek Plain Yogurt Fresh berries, Nuts, Seeds   Chia Pudding Mix all ingredients in… Continue reading Chia Fruit Yogurt Parfait

Bread · Uncategorized


2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast ¼ cup warm water 1 cup lukewarm milk 2 tablespoon unsalted butter at room temperature ½ cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, beaten 4 ½ cups all purpose flour or more as necessary Breadcrumbs Instructions Dissolve the yeast in ¼ cup warm water in a big bowl. Let stand for 10 minutes, and then stir well. In a bowl, combine milk, butter, eggs, sugar… Continue reading Pandesal


Vietnamese Chicken Salad

Ingredients: For the Vietnamese Cold Chicken Salad: 6 cups shredded napa cabbage 2 1/2 cups cooked shredded chicken, cold (use leftovers or a rotisserie chicken) 3/4 cup fresh mint, roughly chopped 3/4 cup shredded carrots 1/2 red onion, peeled and sliced thin 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped 1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts (cashews for… Continue reading Vietnamese Chicken Salad