Stuck on Sticky Rice (Gnaw Mai Fan)

When the holidays roll around and the feasting begins, you can find me eyeing the array of side dishes on the table.  Yep, scoop me some sweet potatoes, pour on the creamed spinach and pile on the mashed potatoes. While everyone oohs and ahs over the turkey I’ll definitely be focused on the sides especially…

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So Eat It, Just Eat it (Roasted Cauliflower with Cumin, Turmeric and Lemon)

When I was a kid there was a definite hit list of vegetables we absolutely hated.  My brother and I had all sorts of tricks to avoid eating them.  We would stuff our mouths full of peas, run to the bathroom and spit them out.  We weren’t too big on brussels sprouts or cauliflower either….

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Call Me Old Fashion (Devon’s Mom’s Potato Salad)

Ninety degree weather welcomed us home from Nashville yesterday.  Apparently Mother Nature is giving us one last summer hurrah and it’s a doozy.  Perfect time to fire up the grill and send summer off with some classics-dogs, burgers, corn on the cob and POTATO SALAD.  Ok, all I really want is the potato salad.  The rest is just…

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Super Summer Somen Salad (Cold Noodle Salad)

During the summer I find this thought running through my brain quite often..”hmmm, it sure is hot, what should we do for dinner?  I don’t want to turn on the oven or stand over a hot stove. I just want something light and refreshing and satisfying”. LOOK! Up in the sky..ok, not up in the sky…

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Can’t Take the Heat, Get out of the Kitchen! Melon, Mozzarella and Prosciutto

Summer has announced itself with a bang. This past week has seen temperatures touching in the 90’s.  Way too hot to cook but if you do it is time to get out of the kitchen (or at the least away from the stove)…and  take your cooking to the backyard and fire up the barbecue.  Lucky for me I…

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Let The Vegy Times Roll (Roasted Brussels Sprouts)

Our foray into eating vegetarian would have ended a long time ago (for me it may have never started) if it were not for the Fab Five, mushrooms, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, eggplants, and potatoes.  Admittedly, vegetables have always been relegated to the side dish category, an afterthought to that juicy ribeye or grilled chicken.  …

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Summer: Alfresco Meals & the Bacon Caper

I love alfresco dining and today was the perfect day to enjoy breakfast outside.  Banana blueberry pancakes made by my daughter, crispy bacon, a big bowl of fresh berries and mangoes (another reason to love summer), and yogurt with homemade granola. Perfect!  We set up outside in the garden, wait, forgot the coffee, back inside, grab…

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