Spinach and Tofu Soup

This soup makes a great accompaniment for any Asian meal – the tofu and spinach are cooked in an anchovy-flavored broth for a light and delicious taste! 2 tablespoons vegetable oil1 shallot, thinly sliced3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced1 (3.5 ounces) package dried anchovy8 cups water1 (1 pound 4 ounces) package silken tofu1 (10 ounces) package […]

Simple Fried Fish

Here’s a really easy and delicious fish recipe that you can throw together within minutes for dinner on weekdays – the tilapia fillets are lightly coated with turmeric powder and pan-fried. Serve the fish with rice and a side dish of veggie…enjoy! Prepping the ingredients assembly-style Fry fish until cooked Serve with rice and Spinach […]

Whole Wheat Almond Bars

This is a guest contribution from my sis, Flora who hasn’t made an appearance since her Apple Crisp post. She has been extremely busy with her own work – launching Digital Botanicals, a digital art and photo website. Check it out if you haven’t – you can read some of the stories behind her photos […]

Kitchen Sink Cookies

So delicious that we even sneaked in a few cookies before dinner! Out of the blue, Alex announced on Thanksgiving morning that he wanted to help prepare the Thanksgiving meal. Oops! I didn’t even think of that possibility and basically prepped everything the night before, leaving only the actual cooking to be done for a […]

Thanksgiving Meal

It still hasn’t quite set in that Thanksgiving has come and gone but I know we had our Thanksgiving meal. In fact, the leftovers are all gone!!! :-D I had initially planned on making roast duck for Thanksgiving dinner. I even bought the duck a couple of weeks ahead but wouldn’t you know it, I […]

Chickpeas (Instead of Popcorn), Anyone?

A simple and delicious treat! It’s funny the things you can or cannot remember about your childhood. I can still recall a special outing to the cinema with my cousins and grandfather when I was really young. I don’t remember what we watched but I remember how excited I was about going to the movies. […]

Green Chicken Curry with Vegetables

Here’s an easy weekday meal if you like curries. This sweet and spicy Thai dish gets its robust flavor from a pre-packaged paste and my absolute favorite brand is Maesri. Just follow the directions on the container (sometimes we just approximate…you can’t go wrong with it) and in no time at all, you’ll have a […]

Apple-Cranberry Pie

This is my fourth pie in eight years, my second in a week. The first 2 times were a flop…let’s not even go there. The last pie turned out pretty delicious actually but unfortunately, it wasn’t a pretty sight to behold after it was cut – the filling did not stay within the crust but […]

Chicken Pot Pie

I was flipping through my Southern Living cookbook when this recipe caught my eye – Chicken Pot Pie with a cheddar crust (not sure why I had never noticed it before…too many cookbooks :-D). The recipe seems fairly simple and I love that it uses cooked chicken, which not only reduces the total prep time […]