Hainanese Poached Chicken & Rice

This dish is all about the unadorned, un-adulterated taste of great chicken, so it’s very important to pick a high quality, preferably free-range chicken. Free range chicken meat tends to be a bit firmer and leaner than the regular chickens you get at your grocery store, and this is what you are looking for in…

Quick Shrimp Ball & Kale Soup

  This is a super fast, easy, healthy weeknight meal I just made up. You can sub any green in there for the kale. I would recommend napa cabbage for something a lil sweeter and dandelion greens for something a lil more bitter. Spinach is also always a good stand by! Having chicken broth/stock in…

Curry Lemon Roasted Cauliflower

Cauliflower is the oft overlooked cousin of vibrant broccoli. It’s pale appearance and inoffensive blandness have spent too long cowering the shadows of your plate in its quiet, limply translucent boiled form. BEHOLD! A transformation awaits! With the help of some olive oil, a touch of spice, a spritz of citrus, and now add the…

Lemongrass Dry-Brined Turkey

This recipe is a simple asian twist on your traditional Thanksgiving roast turkey. I used the dry-brining method after reading a few different blogs about why it works: essentially, liberally salting the turkey draws the moisture out of the meat at first and then as the salt dissolves, creates a brine directly on the surface, which…

Simply Sauteed Frenched Green Beans

One of the key things my mom has taught me about cooking is the importance of prepping ingredients before you get to cooking. She and I are very different personalities. I am all rush, go, fast, next! She is deliberate, patient, measured. You see the difference in the way we cut and prep. I’m constantly…

Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Hot Pot

Hotpot is an awesome meal for entertaining because your guests do all the cooking, it’s very flexible as far as ingredients, and it’s a fun interactive, messy experience for all! The only hard part that you as the host/hostess have to take care of is making a bangin’ broth for your guests to cook their…

Breakfast Egg Muffins

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes it’s tough to make time. This recipe makes it easier to me to get a quick protein hit to start off my day on the right foot. When I first read about these recipes, I thought they’d be dry and not very tasty, but…

Greek Watermelon Salad

My friend Irma is Indonesian and her husband Anthony is Greek. She is an amazing cook and dynamic character full of good stories and good food.   I went to her house a few weeks back to learn how to make Greek food through Athena Hour – a women’s networking event I started this year…