Pressure Cooker White Bean Chili Frito Pie

White Bean Frito Pie Recipe

Prior to 6 months ago, my motto for beans was, “love to eat ‘em, hate to cook ‘em!” Cooking beans the regular old way requires forethought the night before to soak the beans. But the problem with that is that usually, the night before, I’m too full from dinner to even think about what I’d possibly want to eat the …

Chicken Vindaloo

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*waving hello!* Hey guys! I’m still in the middle of getting the new house ready and packing boxes in our old house. We’re almost done painting every single wall, baseboard and ceiling trays. Three more days until the big move! I’ll post some photos later today. Lots of love, Jaden We are so thrilled to introduce you to Prerna, from Indian Simmer. …

Malaysian Chicken Noodle Soup with Asian Greens and Chili-Soy Sauce

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[imagebrowser id=18] Malaysian Chicken Noodle Soup is called Ipoh Sar Hor Fun in Malaysia. “Ipoh” is the town that this dish originates from. I’m a bad, bad blogger. One who eats crumbly chocolate chip cookies while editing photos on a very expensive laptop with nose 2 inches from screen, thinking out loud “is this shade of green more greener than …

Grilled Whole Fish with Chili Soy Dipping Sauce

Slideshow shows step by step: how to grill whole fish: [imagebrowser id=15] I have yet to go fishing in the local waters here, well okay maybe I need to count the time I friend Judy took me and the kids to the state park. We used squirmy worms as bait on their kiddie fishing poles and caught fish so small …

Stephanie Izard’s Steamed Mussel and Fennel Escabeche

Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard I am SO guilty of slacking on my recipe posting duties. Forgive me. I’ve come up with several really good excuses: 1) I’m still editing my cookbook. Working on my intro chapter (why is it that the intro chapter is the last chapter I wrote? Shouldn’t it be a “this !(*%&!_#@ cookbook is killin’ me!” …

Red Lantern Grilled Sirloin with Chile, Garlic, and Ginger

Photo of Red Lantern’s Grilled Sirloin with Chile, Garlic and Ginger courtesy of Secrets of the Red Lantern Cookbook I love my friends! I needed a few more shots for the cookbook, and asked my good friends Matt and Dannika of MattikaArts if he’d like to take a shot {pun intended..haha i soooo funny! snort.} at photographing some Asian ingredients …

Stir Fried Shrimp, Eggs and Peas + Stir Fry Secrets

Cooking Chinese for the Olympics! This is the 2nd recipe in the series…see the end for links Oh…and there’s a contest in the middle of this post!!! *** Last fall, my parents treated Scott and I to a 10 day group tour around China. Our first stop was Beijing, and first thing I noticed was how clean the city was. …

“Meat” Fried Rice – Four Ways

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My editor, Jeff Houck, sent over a picture of pan-fried Scrapple slice and my heart fluttered like crazy. “Scrapple? Scrapple! What’s Scrapple? I asked him,” and within 30 minutes was off to the supermarket to find Scrapple, a distant cousin to Spam. Yes, I have an odd fascination with meat that comes in it’s own coffin. “hmmm…I wonder if I …

Orange-Chilli-Ricotta Frozen Yogurt

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I am certainly not as talented as Gattina, who created a perfect Orange & Chilli Ricotta Cheesecake . Even her description of the cheesecake is so poetic….”a little shy girl who needs a little nudging to shine in the spotlight.”So, you know where I’m going with this. My version, not so elegant, is like …