Grilled Chicken Satay Platter with Creamy Almond Sauce

Grilled Chicken Satay Platter with Creamy Almond Sauce
It's nearing the fourth of July, and this grilled chicken satay platter with creamy almond sauce is totally drool worthy.  Why not switch things up from the traditional ribs - burger bash and bring some asian flare to the red, white and blue celebration?  Your family and friends will rave when they see and taste your beautiful food all made ... Read More

Chinese Chopped Chicken Salad

Chinese Chopped Chicken Salad.
The seasonal outdoor responsibilities have been beckoning and I dove completely in.   The hubs and I planted the garden and our flowers and cleaned up our yard from winter debris. This is a photo of our garden from a few years back.  Our soil was in need of organic replenishment this season.  Production has been down the last few years, ... Read More

Chinese takeout makeover…a spring cooking class

Chinese takeout makeover...a spring cooking class

Do you love Asian cuisine like I do?  Let me introduce you to a new class; Chinese takeout makeover… a spring cooking class, where we will be recreating some favorite Chinese takeout dishes with all healthy and fresh ingredients.  It can be done, so bring a friend and c’mon over and cook with me.  All recipes are delicious and made … Read More

Steak and Bok Choy Asian Skillet Dinner

Steak and Bok Choy Asian Skillet Dinner
Steak and Bok Choy Asian Skillet Dinner takes the well loved stir fry concept to an easier 1 pot skillet dinner. I know I rarely post beef recipes on here and that is because we were vegan for so long that reintroducing meat has required some new skills on my part. Also, you know how much I love seafood.  As ... Read More

Grilled Sesame Baby Bok Choy

Grilled Sesame Baby Bok Choy
Grilled sesame baby bok choy - I've taken my favorite veggie to the grill and it's smokin' good and easy. I have been a little MIA lately because we've had family happenings.   You know, the ups and downs and every-days of family life that happens?  In the day to day of doing life together there's stability and being there ... Read More

Bok Choy Chicken Dumpling Soup

Bok Choy Chicken Dumpling Soup
My Dad was stationed in China during world war II where he developed a love for their culture.  After his return, it became a tradition to frequent the local Chinese restaurant often on Sunday nights when my mom wanted a break from cooking.  Two memories stand out to me, their delicious wonton soup and the grin on my dad's face ... Read More

Asian Greens Breakfast Bowl

Asian Greens Breakfast Bowl
It's summertime...full of gorgeous sunrises, bike rides and ice cream with grands, outdoor home projects (before photo), and after photo... so I haven't been creating much in the kitchen lately.  But when you have a garden that gives you beautiful fresh greens like this, sometimes inspiration strikes when it's least expected. What greens are these? Well, the seed packet read ... Read More

Daikon Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing

Daikon Radish Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing
Okay, so you've never heard of Daikon radish before?  Give it a try in this Daikon Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing.  The dressing alone is the bomb...but add the veggies and you have one cancer fighting delicious bowl of goodness. I was first introduced to the daikon radish while studying cooking under the tutelage of a tiny powerhouse Japanese ... Read More

Cauliflower Rice Asian Bowl

Cauliflower Rice Asian Bowl
If you've never made cauliflower rice, you're in for a treat.  Trust me, it's not as difficult as it sounds. If you are going low carb or paleo, you will be happy to know you can reinvent you favorite rice bowl meals with this simple process.  And you know what else?  It only takes 10 minutes to get oven ready ... Read More

an invitation to lunch…a winter cooking class 2016

an invitation to lunch, a winter cooking class 2016

Breaking in the new year with an invitation to lunch…a winter cooking class with all new recipes.  Let’s get 2016 started off right by getting more veggies on our plate.  Warming soups and hearty salads are an ideal home for those veggies especially in the piercing cold of winter.  With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we will be making … Read More