Steamy Kitchen Triple Whammy


In any normal situation, I wouldn’t take a photo of myself right after an hour’s worth of tennis playing in 95F Florida heat, where the air is so muggy, thick and humid you practically chew every breath. I think one of my eyelids melted off. (Don’t ask my why I live in South Florida until January, when I’m in my flip-flops and shorts on my patio, relishing in the sunshine with a frozen piรฑa colada)

But this isn’t any normal situation – first off, Steamy Kitchen is featured in three different magazines this month. That never happens unless you’re a Princess who just gave birth or Justin Timberlake.

Actually, editors work several MONTHS in advance of an issue – and so I had forgotten when these features were coming out and honestly had no idea that it would all hit the same month.

If you’re at the store, pick up a copy! There are some fantastic recipes either from my new cookbook or that I had created:


Taste of Home’s Sept/October 2013 issue is so full of recipes – the cover touts 223 recipes & tips. The magazine contacted me a while ago, asking to feature me as a “Blogger We Love” (I love you back!)

The recipe that I shared in the book is from Steamy Kitchen Healthy Asian Favorites: a healthy Kung Pao Chicken Recipe.


There is a really sweet picture of the family, minus Buster Blue. This photo was taken just before we got him. Oh, don’t feel bad, you should see what that troublemaker DID TO OUR CAR.


Seriously, WHAT KIND OF DOG CHEWS ON CARS!????? Is he missing some iron in his diet?


Let’s move on.

Before I work myself in a furious frenzy all over again.

wdy_cvr-lgThis was a fun feature! Woman’s Day asked me to create a meal for 4 people with only $6. Yup – that comes out to $1.50 per person. It was fairly easy – Asian food can be so inexpensive to cook!

I made Korean Tacos with Asian Slaw. The tacos are made with ground beef, and the slaw has carrots and cabbage. This recipe goes on my family’s “Greatest Kitchen Hits” list. The beef is seasoned with soy sauce, ginger and a touch of brown sugar.

The slaw is so simple – vinegar, soy sauce and red pepper flakes. Everything comes together in 29.5 minutes…..Take that, Rachael Ray! <– just kidding!




sara_toccoverThe last mag is the local Sarasota Magazine, in their “All Things Asian” issue. This is the way I should take pictures all the time…..NOT sweaty and exhausted. Hey, I’m “Asian 2.0”! Love it.


The recipe is Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Roast Pork, from that book.


Have a fabulous weekend everyone!


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Comments 20

  1. Kenna R

    Congrats Jaden!!! So happy for you!!! On the flip side… Your car!! I thought it was bad when I brought my new puppy home and he started chewing on the concrete and bricks on my house!! Keep smiling!!

  2. Bonnie N

    I’ve already got the Taste of Home issue and love it. I’ll be looking around to see if I can swipe the others somewhere. Gotta believe they’re online somewhere. Failing that, I’ll just go around begging from friends.

    You got a big doggie? Really big doggie? He may need added iron or…..get some big rawhide chews and keep them around. Or….get him a car of his own!!!!!

  3. Karen Lynch

    Great job, you look much better than I would after playing tennis even if the temps were in the 60s. I will have to pick up the mags in the store, though I probably won’t find the Sarasota one the midwest.

  4. Cheryl S

    Congrats! I’ll have to check my digital Taste of Home magazine. So nice to be able to celebrate with you online.

    Cheryl S.a/k/a Kitchen Toys Make Cooking Fun

    Follower of your website, youtube, Facebook, Twitter (twice).

  5. Denise @ Creative Kitchen

    Congratulations!! The recipes all sound amazing. I’m in shock that your dog did that! Wow…..I’ve never imagined a dog could/would chew on a car. Crazy….

    Yes…the August heat is starting to get to me. I’m so looking forward to fall….we’ll eventually cool off a bit. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Jen M O

    Congratulations! What exciting news! Also, my dog seems to eat everything so I’m sure not going to let him near my car so thanks for the heads up.

  7. Steve Moskun

    Congratulations. That was very exciting news and we are happy for you and your staff.

  8. Angela

    I was actually really excited to see your korean taco recipe in Woman’s Day, the other day. We managed to run to the grocery store and quickly whip them up which was wonderful since our original dinner plans didn’t quite work out like they were supposed to. They were awesome!

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