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Spicy Sesame Mushroom Lo Mein

Spicy Sesame Mushroom Lo Mein with ChopsticksQuick meals are a must for many cooks.  Having a few easily adaptable recipes makes quick meals that much more simple – you can use what you have on hand and skip the trip to the grocery store.  Spicy Sesame Mushroom Lo Mein is fresh and fast to put together on those busy weeknights without much time.  Continue reading

Vegan Fried Rice

Vegan fried rice

Fried rice is such an easy meal to whip on a weeknight, I tend to make this vegan fried rice a lot.  Having a few different variations on a classic recipe makes it easy to eat this simple food frequently and not get tired of it.  Pineapple Fried Rice is another great variation to a classic.   Continue reading

Tomato Coconut Curry with Cauliflower and Chickpeas

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Curry is one of those dishes that can be made in about a million different ways, with so many different ingredients!  It can be hard to narrow down what you want to try when it comes to making a curry recipe.  It can also be difficult to find all the ingredients locally available.  This tomato coconut curry with cauliflower and chickpeas is made with simple ingredients and spices, so it will be easy to make and enjoy! Continue reading

Southwest Baked Egg Rolls

Baked SW Eggrolls5If you thought egg rolls were for cabbage only, you were wrong!  These egg rolls are packed full of veggies, and given a little cheese to balance.  Oven baking these egg rolls makes them light and easy to prepare, as well.  Southwest baked egg rolls make the regular rotation at my house! Continue reading

Apple Date Chutney

Apple date chutney ingredients

Chutney is a great way to add a huge layer of flavor to a dish or recipe.  If you are unfamiliar, it is a condiment or side dish traditionally used with many Indian dishes.  Most are made with fruit, vinegar, and spices.  This combination of sweet, acidity, and spice pairs well with almost any dish! Continue reading

Bok Choy and Mushroom Soup

The farmer’s market here is finally over.  Finally seams inappropriate because I will miss it so greatly until April rolls around.  Saturday mornings in the spring are like Christmas for me.  What surprises will there be? What will I not be able to go home without after its first appearance at the market? For this soup, I let the lingering fall produce make my selections.  Bok choy was only $1.00!  I coudn’t leave it behind, and hence this soup was born.

Bok Choy and Mushroom Soup

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Thai Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup is so creamy and smooth.  It’s a big bowl of warm and cozy that is comforting as the cold weather starts to creep in.  This butternut squash soup has a twist from the original.  It’s infused with Thai flavors that make it even more rich and special.  And a little bit spicy, because that’s how I roll…!

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Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice with ScallionsIn my kitchen, fried rice is not a way to use up leftover rice.  It is a way of life.  Fried rice is a great idea to use up leftover rice, but I rarely have enough to make a batch…unless I plan for it and make lots of extra!  Fried rice is so easy to make, you won’t need to get takeout fried rice after trying this Pineapple Fried Rice recipe! Continue reading

Asian BBQ Salmon Burgers with Quick Pickles

When I think about turning fish into a burger, I want to see flavor.  I eat a fair amount of fish.  I love it, but it needs to be different sometimes.  These burgers are different in so many ways. Asian style, barbecue sauce,  quick pickles, ‘nough said.

Salmon Burgers with Quick Pickles

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Homemade Sushi with Smoked Trout

The first time I had sushi was in Sydney Australia when I took my study abroad trip in college.  I was uncertain about the idea of eating raw fish… Will it taste weird? Will the texture be off putting?  As it turns out, sushi and I must have been long lost friends!  I loved the flavor explosion.  In a roll, the majority of the texture comes from the rice and veggies.  The rice is seasoned and sauces are used to add flare and flavor.  If you have never tried sushi I highly recommend it.  Most restaurants have varieties that use cooked fish and seafood if the raw aspect sends you screaming.A_DSC_7496

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