Broiled Red Snapper with Chili Shallot Sauce

broiled red snapper

One thing I incredibly respect about Chinese cuisine and cooking is the full use of the animals. They eat chicken feet, hearts, livers, pig snouts, and hooves, you name it. And yes while I myself do not particularly find all of these animal parts appealing I cannot but have the utmost respect for the creative… 

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Beer Fish

Beer Fish

For my first cooking school of all time I chose Yangshuo Cooking School in Yanghsuo China, where D and I had been volunteering at an English school for a few days. As my first cooking school experience and my first opportunity in over a month to prepare my own meal I was both giddy and nervous. What… 

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Green Beans with Shallots and Pine Nuts

green beans with pine nuts

When we were in South Korea for 10 days, aside from the tour to the DMZ D was most looking forward to the Starcraft Tournament in Seoul. Back before our blogging and travel planning days started, D was a part-time computer gamer – limited to the computer game Starcraft II. When I would be cooking… 

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Japchae – Korean Glass Noodle Stir Fry


Japchae is a Korean dish made with glass (sweet potato starch) noodles and vegetables. I have had glass noodle dishes before but never been served them by Koreans, so when our couchsurfing hosts in Gyeongu, South Korea mentioned that Japchae would accompany the acorn jelly salad for dinner I was elated.

Korean Acorn Jelly Salad

acorn jelly salad

After a whirlwind 2 weeks in Japan we ferried over to South Korea. Just a heads up – make sure to figure out if you are prone to sea sickness before you board a 13 hour overnight ferry. I had been on a cruise once with my parents and got terribly sea sick but then… 

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Quinoa with Eggplant and Roasted Red Peppers

Quinoa with Eggplant and Feta

How is it August 21st already? Where has the time gone? How is it possible that I’m turning 24 in only a few days!?!?! When I was younger I used to think that when you turned a certain age you just started to feel that age (or how I  thought you should feel at that… 

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Okra, Tomatoes and Bacon Saute

okra, tomato and bacon saute

Well after a long weekend of family fun in NJ- bbqing, lounging by the pool, pool jumping contests, building human pyramids, ping pong tournaments, walking around NY and having food and drinks at the Russian Vodka Room (how appropriate right?) it’s Monday and back to work in DC.

Daring Cooks July 2012 – New Orleans Style Shrimp en Papillote

new orleans shrimp en papillote

  This month’s daring cooks challenge was hosted by Sarah from All Our Fingers in the Pie  and the mandatory component was to prepare a dish ‘en papillote.’ French for ‘in parchment paper,’ en papillote sounds so much more sophisticated though doesn’t it? I am familiar with cooking in aluminum foil, but I have never… 

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Quinoa with Rainbow Chard and a From the Farmer DC Delivery

quinoa with rainbow chard and a sunny side up egg

Yesterday I received my first delivery from From the Farmer DC. What’s that you say? The organization describes itself as “a weekly farm-to-consumer delivery company with an emphasis on fresh, high quality, local produce and an added dedication to connecting farmers with their consumers.” I’ve always wanted to participate in the recently booming CSA (community supported agriculture) trend…. 

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Grilled Chicken Thighs {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

Grilled Chicken Thighs

 A Grilled Chicken Thighs recipe that is both gluten free, dairy free and incredibly tender thanks to this awesome citrusy marinade. Easy and quick to make too!  Get My Weekly Meal Plan Plus My FREE GF/DF Avocado Recipes Ebook.   Ready for another grilling recipe? As I mentioned in my last post, now that I… 

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Swordfish and Vegetable Kebabs

swordfish kebabs with zucchini red pepper and mushrooms

One of my favorite things about summer is that it’s grilling season. No need to turn on the oven or the stove just head out to your grill and cook everything there. Meat, fish, shellfish, vegetables, it all cooks to perfection on the grill. One of the downsides of city living is the lack of… 

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