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Review: Ninja Ultima Pro Blender vs. Vitamix Blender

    The Ninja Ultima Blender was sent to us for review. No other bribes were exchanged. All opinions are my own and my kids’ jaden A few weeks ago we released “First look at the Ninja Ultima Pro Blender” – here’s our full video review! This review has been long overdue! As my parents and brother can attest to, I’m …

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20 Minute Sriracha Sauce

Like my label!? LOL Back before Sriracha was a “thing” – we just called it “red sauce” and squirted it on just about everything, including scrambled eggs. The original “rooster brand” Huy Fong recipe was so perfect that they had a virtual monopoly at Vietnamese restaurants and competitors didn’t even try to imitate their formula. Fun fact from Forbes: Huy Fong …

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Healthy General Tso’s Chicken

White meat or dark meat? I’m definitely a wing and dark meat gal, preferring the juicier, more flavorful, more tender and harder-to-overcook parts of the chicken. I think most Asians prize the dark meat (I know it’s a gross generalization, but I’ve never met an Asian who didn’t like dark meat!)   Scott, on the other hand, is breast meat …

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Review: Trader Joe’s Quick Cooking Brown Rice

One of my most popular posts on this site is How to Cook White Rice in the Microwave. It’s a real time-saver and I kept getting requests about brown rice. So I just recently tested and posted that! Check out How to Cook Brown Rice in the Microwave (it takes only 30 minutes!) And since that was so successful, I …

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How to Cook Brown Rice in the Microwave

At our house, we only use the microwave for 3 things: making popcorn, warming up leftovers and cooking white rice. I love cooking white rice in the microwave because it cuts down the time to 15 minutes and I don’t have to lug out my heavy rice cooker (though I still love her dearly). Since you can cook white rice successfully …

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Behind the Scenes and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Cookies

This post is sponsored by Truvia ~Jaden The snippit of time between coming back from Hong Kong and Tokyo….and Thanksgiving, I was asked by Kin Community, my new YouTube partner, to fly to LA and shoot a video for YouTube. We scrambled to make everything happen last minute and in a fit of holiday craziness + video shoot I made …

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No Cook, 3-Ingredient Miso Almond Sauce

When all else fails, the answer is always Zen, especially in all matters related to food. With the exception of Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache & Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (more!more!more!) or if anyone wants to make me a big ol’ plate of Lobster Nachos (pile it on baby!) For the ultimate in Asian sauce simplicity, I found the …

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Gifts for the Cook: Kitchen Storage and Utensils

This edition of kitchen product reviews just proves that I need a bigger kitchen! Oxo sent a big box of goodies – my all time favorite kitchen item award now goes to the Oxo 9-Piece Nesting Bowl and Colander. Watch the video to see why! Gift Ideas for the Cook: Kitchen Storage and Utensils     Core Kitchen Grip Strip …