Category: Asian

Savory Beef Fried Rice

A belly-warming toss-together meal or side dish made from leftover cold rice, a few veggies, and a little beef.  The seasonings are of great importance when there are so few main ingredients.  For a change up, sub out the beef…

Chicken Mushroom and Onion Pot Stickers

Potstickers with Soy and Wine Dipping Sauce

I love pot stickers, love, LOVE, love them.  I love them AMOST as much as I love sushi and sushi makes me moan in a manner unbefitting of a lady.  I swear there lives deep inside my soul an Asian…

Fragrant Pho Soup with Beef

Pho Soup

This is my version of a Vietnamese concoction that’s a do-it-yourself feast where diners add their own garnishes to a spicy meat broth.  This soup has a complicated mix of sweet and savory spices that’s beyond invigorating.  It’s a bowlful…

Grilled Chinese Five Spice Marinated Chicken

Chinatown Signs

I adore this cheeky little Asian dish whose unique flavors come from my custom Chinese Five Spice blend of Anise, Cloves, Cinnamon, Fennel Seed, and Black Pepper. If you don’t wish to battle the crowds and traffic to find an…

Not Doc Seuss’s Green Egg Omelet

Mesclun Lettuce Mix

At this time of year, I have an abundance of greens growing in my plot…Swiss Chard, Assorted Lettuces, and Mustard Greens. One of my quickest, healthiest, and easiest ways to enjoy them is by shredding them into an omelet. It’s…

Dan Dan Noodles or Peddler Noodles

Dan Dan Carrier

A Dan Dan is the type of pole used by street vendors to carry a pair of baskets one on either side of their shoulders. The baskets contained noodles and sauce. It’s nutty with a kick and men do go…

Zen Pot Stickers Parcels of Joy

Vancouver's China Town

In Vancouver’s China Town, there was a place, whose name I’ve long forgotten, where I often downed bowls of steaming broth with barbequed duck and pot stickers that were quite simply Zen.  It was a starving art student’s dream!  This…

Soba Noodle Soup BLISS in a BOWL

Soba Noodles

So, it’s said follow your bliss. What is my bliss? I am author, artist, gardener, cook, and equestrian. Are they ALL my bliss? I invented a little test to identify bliss. Perhaps it may work for you… Plan your LAST…

Wok On Pork – In the Mood for a Quickie

Pork Chart

Wok On Pork – In the Mood for a Quickie If you haven’t got a wok, use a large frying pan. I’m not a fan of the non-stick electric woks. I prefer simple stainless steel that you must oil so…