Tofu with Bamboo Shoots

I know, I promised potato pancakes, but I have a small problem. I have a brand new Speedlite that I’m head over heels in love with, BUT I’m still having a hard time figuring out white balance with it, so all my potato pancake pictures are either bright blue […]

Tofu Shiitake Stir Fry

This is not a ground-breaking dinner, but it’s always good to have a few stir-fry options around because they’re so quick and can be decently healthy. I’ve actually made this a few times before, and I love it! You know what else I love? My new lightbulbs! If you’re […]

Rice Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing

Such a pretty salad. Unfortunately, that wasn’t quite the presentation we got for dinner. Yes, I’m that ridiculous about my blog – I plated it, took pictures, then dumped the whole thing in tupperware for dinner on the road. And yes, we ate it straight from the container. We’re […]

Cashew Curry

I am kind of in awe of how my blog’s following has grown over the past few months. For so long it seemed like nobody outside my immediate family and circle of friends read it, and even then it was only because I nagged them. But to all of […]

Kimchi Chigae

I still can’t really believe that with all the cooking I did in Korea, I never made my own kimchi. A few weeks ago I picked up a GIANT head of Napa cabbage (practically the size of my torso) at the farmer’s market and decided it was time to […]

Massaman Curry

While I was cooking, the smell of this curry brought back fond memories of the week and a half we spent in Bang Saphan Yai, Thailand. The family owned the collection of beach bungalows where we stayed made a different dinner each night we were there, and this curry […]

Orange-Glazed Tofu with Soba and Spinach

I’ve always been more than okay with repetition and I know I have my parents to blame for that. in our hose growing up there were certain stories (about egg salad sandwiches or Greenbrier vans) that I heard so many times I feel like they happened to me. I […]

Pho with beef or tofu

I ate pho at least once a day when we were in Vietnam, but when I gave up meat I knew it would be tough to make a vegetarian version that comes close to the rich, full-flavored broth that makes it so great. While this broth does have a […]

Kimchi Fried Rice

A few years ago I bought a jar of kimchi and was seriously underwhelmed. I could not see how millions of people could possibly be so in love with spicy fermented cabbage. Was I missing something? I couldn’t even tell if it had gone bad or not, which is […]

Tofu, Broccoli, and Mushrooms with Noodles

For some, the foods that bring up memories of childhood include boxes of Hamburger Helper and frozen Costco lasagnes, but not for me. I consider myself incredibly lucky that my mom made all our dinners from scratch. She made an enthusastic foray into the world of Chinese cooking, so […]

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