Tag Archives: Asian foods

Asian Lettuce Cups

For Thanksgiving this year, I was trying to come up with out-of-the-box ideas since our family isn’t big on the traditional turkey/stuffing/potatoes menu. I decided to make stuffed cabbage (using this Smitten Kitchen recipe but adding some fennel seeds and … Continue reading

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L.A. Kalbi, but with Chicken

Another recent find in the L.A. Times Food Section. This recipe was originally for Korean style short ribs, marinated in a sweet sauce and grilled. I was intrigued by the marinade–Asian pear and maple syrup–but wanted to make a healthier … Continue reading

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Gingery Japanese Ground Beef Bowls

I’ve started printing recipes to a “Try” folder whenever I come across them so I have some ideas ready when it’s time to go to the store. This time I tried a super simple and quick ground beef recipe, and … Continue reading

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Teriyaki Tofu

Here’s what you need: 1 package extra firm tofu 1 teaspoon + 1 tablespoon neutral oil (I use safflower oil) 1 tablespoon garlic paste or 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1 tablespoon ginger paste, or 1 teaspoon ground ginger, or 1/2 … Continue reading

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Miso, Sesame and Peanut Butter Soba Noodle Salad

My husband recently went fishing, and thought that he came home with black cod.  I quickly jumped online to find a yummy miso black cod recipe–only to  discover that what he brought home wasn’t actually black cod.  Regardless, I made … Continue reading

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Indian Spinach Saag

Patrick and I are on a healthy eating kick, so I’ve been trying to put together a couple of tasty dishes on Sundays that we can eat throughout the week.  Spinach has been a popular, repeat ingredient.  Last weekend I … Continue reading

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Spicy Tuna Rolls

Ash and I needed to do some planning for our mom’s 60th birthday dance party, and her husband Brock had the weekend off, so I lured them to the Westside with a promise of food.  Making sushi was Brock’s idea, … Continue reading

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Bibimbap (Korean Fried Rice)

Bibimbap is one of those satisfying, all-in-one type dishes that once you have it, you want it again and again.  I came across a recipe that made bibimbap into a homemade, healthier, vegetarian version.  I have now made it about … Continue reading

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Peking Lamb Stir Fry

Since my hubby had a rough week at work, I offered to cook him something special for dinner.  His request was “lamb.”  I wanted to make something tasty but also healthy, and with leaner meat.  Thanks to Food & Wine, … Continue reading

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Pollo Saltado

Pollo saltado is a delicious Peruvian stir fry dish that incorporates red onions, tomatoes, chicken, french fries, and a cross between South American and Asian flavors.  I have loved this dish ever since the first time I ate it, and … Continue reading

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