Category Asian

Napa Cabbage Veggie Stir Fry

I am very excited to share this recipe with you. It looks like an unassuming, humble veggie stir fry though it is anything but. The spicy sweetness of the sauce is completely unexpected, and the whole dish has a savory full flavor that is almost addicting. The ingredients can be fairly flexible, depending on what […]

Vegan Crab Cakes with Mango Pineapple Sauce, Sweet Coconut Rice and Spicy Sesame Green Beans {gluten free, soy free}

Sometimes I feel like my life is a series of food experiences as I always associate specific memories and life events with what I ate at the time. I think it began when I was little, because my mom always made a really big deal of our birthdays. We got to eat whatever we wanted […]

Udon Noodle Salad

I am a very enthusiastic fan of Asian-inspired cold noodle salads. They are a great way to experiment with different types of noodles and an opportunity to play around with new combinations of flavors. This salad features whole grain udon noodles, a tangy sesame vinaigrette, and several crisp fresh vegetables including bok choy, red bell […]

Soba Noodle Salad

This salad is the brainchild of my amazing husband. He thought it up ages ago, and we have been eating it at least once a month ever since. The recipe is super fast and easy, and the romaine lettuce adds a unique fresh and crisp element to the texture of the soba (buckwheat) noodles. Buckwheat […]

Spicy Peanut Noodle Stir Fry

Nine years ago I tried Thai food for the very first time. It was a cold rainy night (as it often is in the Seattle area), and I was out on my first date with the guy who is now my husband. We were walking down the street in Freemont talking and losing track of […]

Sesame Crusted Tofu

I have a serious weakness for deep fried tofu. In itself, it really is a contradiction. Tofu is the epitome of “health food”, but the minute it hits a deep fryer its health ranking falls until it is similar to the lowly chicken nugget. I’ll admit it though, health is usually the last thing I […]