Month: March 2017

balsamic pea grape coleslaw with bleu cheese crumbles

pea grape coleslaw & bleu cheese crumbles

All you need with this  pea grape coleslaw & bleu cheese crumbles is a piece of meat, or if you don’t want that then just add some nuts for more protein, crunch and flavor! Keep in mind that this is not your typical expected coleslaw, but I guarantee you’re gonna love […]

lentil walnut cranberry museli with honey & fresh thyme

lentil walnut cranberry museli with honey & fresh thyme

This is the kind of stick-to-your-ribs meal that you could eat for breakfast or pack and take to work/school for lunch! A simple quick microwaving and adding some milk, and you have a lunch that’s healthy and hearty! As you savor each bite, you just know your infusing your body […]

red beans and shredded lamb steak

red beans and shredded lamb steak

Small red beans are just down right amazingly flavorful. They’re pretty, plus when you season them well and let them cook over several hours you get this rich thick mahogany gravy that’s just lusciously delicious! And, this recipe for red beans and shredded lamb steak is one that will make […]

malaysian mango food art

malaysian mango food art

Malaysian Mango Food Art. Did you know that there are over 400 varieties of mango according to the USDA! One variety is even named ‘alice’ mango. Malaysian Mango is a new taste for me. Unlike the mangoes I’m used to seeing and buying with the large seed in the center […]

breakfast singapore hawker style

breakfast singapore hawker style

Now, I’m a big breakfast person, and when I have company, it’s a full spread and meal serving up everything from eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, gravy, potatoes and veggies to pancakes, scones, omlettes, frittatas and more. However, I’ve never experienced a Singaporean hawker style breakfast until I did this with […]

french almond cinnamon pastry puffs

french almond cinnamon pastry puffs

Some things in cooking that are so simple are so wonderfully epic. Such is the case with these french almond cinnamon pastry puffs. Thanks to the magic of puff pastry, which I love almost as much as I love parchment paper, I can look like I’m a French pastry chef […]

one more check off my bucket list

one more check off my bucket list

When President Bill Clinton, Hillary and Chelsea first saw the Great Wall of China, all he could say was ‘Amazing, amazing’. Maybe for him it was one more check off his bucket list. It’s definitely one more check off my bucket list! Driving from Beijing to the Great Wall was […]

the summer table

Summertime. Such a glorious season. Summertime and the living is easy so George Gershwin’s song goes. We know though for some summertime isn’t easy living but maybe the busiest season of the year. Think farmers. This is when they adhere to the saying of  ‘make hay while the sun shines’ time. […]

dim sum making

dim sum dumpling making

They say that one of the hardest parts of dim sum making or dim sum dumpling making is in the folding and creation of the little dough filled critters that are so popular and tasty with endless varieties of fillings. Dim sum is an old, yet quite trendy, culinary dish […]

mangosteen first experience

mangosteen first experience~let’s eat!

Alrighty! Let’s try a new fruit. Maybe some of you have tried it? If you have, you must leave a comment with your first reactions to it and where you tried it. I’m talking about mangosteen fruit. Mangosteen is a tropical fruit that I’ve experienced here in Shanghai while walking […]

first impressions

first impressions

First impressions. You’ve heard the saying about those initial moments of meeting someone new or trying something you’ve never tried before. The first impression is a real phenomena, yes, an aspect of psychology that has validity. Usually we think of it when we meet someone for the first time. Did […]

talk in the kitchen

talk in the kitchen

This post will be kind of different from most of my posts. Why? Because it won’t be finished and complete. I’ll keep adding to it almost daily talking to you about what’s happening on our magic carpet ride to China! Just pretend that we’re in my kitchen and just talking. […]

mango ginger ice cream pie

mango ginger ice cream pie

In this crazy world of everyone being super busy, it’s always great to have recipes that are completely brainless, simple, quick and easy. And, that’s what this mango ginger ice cream pie is. All you need is a food processor, about ten minutes to prepare (if that!), and then let […]

gluten free banana buttermilk bundt cake

There are so many things I love about this gluten free banana buttermilk bundt cake. First thing. The bundt pan. Yes, it’s a beauty. Now the key to making this baked cake release perfectly is greasing it liberally. Yes, it’s non-stick, but, nonetheless, I wouldn’t even think about that because […]

tasting singapore

tasting singapore

Sometimes dreams do come true. And, what I mean is I’ve always dreamed of going to Asia. Visiting China and Singapore. And, now I’m heading there!! Not only will I meander for days in Shanghai, Bejing and Hong Kong, but I’m going to get to experience some exclusive foodie tours in […]