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Crock Pot Pho (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup)

    It’s no secret that good Pho broth requires a gazillion hours of simmering time. Time that I just don’t have. Tony, a boyfriend from a lifetime ago, told me his Dad used to simmer giant vats of pho broth overnight for his little pho restaurant in Houston. So, one day, I thought it would be really genius to …

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Japanese Noodles with Shimeji Mushroom

[imagebrowser id=9] As promised, here is the start of my Japanese Mushroom Lovefest Recipe Collection. The first recipe I made was a super-simple noodle dish that came from my #1 Japanese cookbook – The Japanese Kitchen, Kimiko Barber (hmmm…should we do a giveaway for this cookbook?) I used a mixture of these two Japanese Shimeji mushrooms: Though, if you don’t …

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Tofu and Soba Noodles with Lemon Ginger Dressing

If Heidi Swanson, cookbook author – Super Natural Cooking: Five Ways To Incorporate Whole and Natural Ingredients into Your Cooking and food blogger of www.101cookbooks.com says that this is one of the very best recipes, you’d better believe it. In fact, you might as well cut this article out and make it this week. Heidi specializes in whole, natural foods, …

Bribing You in the Steamyest Way Possible

Yes, I know Steamyest isn’t correct spelling, but I don’t like the way “Steamiest” just looks stupid. Do you see why I barely squeaked through grade school?? If I wasn’t doing this food thing professionally, my husband would think I was having a steamy love affair with the UPS guy, FedEx man and the Postwoman. Every day it’s like and …

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Sushi Superhero: I lovehatelove him

[imagebrowser id=4] There are 4 photos in the above photoset! All photos courtesy of Casson Trenor from his book, Sustainable Sushi I’m deeply, truly, utterly and fantastically in love with sushi. Well, let me be more specific. I love GOOD sushi, none of that supermarket crap. It’s an indulgence that I allow myself once a month (it’s sooo expensive!) and …

Fish so ugly only a grill could love

I was prepping for my regular segment on Tampabay’s CBS 10, and decided to feature seafood, just so I could show off this brag photo! I went to Cox Seafood, a local fishmonger in Tampa, highly recommended by my friends the Culinary Sherpas, to pick up some fresh seafood to talk about on-air. Since I’m all about teaching Andrew and …