Quinoa Fried Rice Recipe

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I really had a lot of trouble naming this dish. It’s Fried Rice. But with quinoa, not rice. Fried Quinoa? That just sounds funky. Anyways, it’s subbing the heart-healthy, protein high ancient grain, QUINOA for the rice. I cook the Quinoa Fried Rice exactly in the same style that I cook Chinese Fried Rice. You know what? I like it …

Carrot, Pea and Mint Salad Recipe

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Hi everyone! I’ve been traveling quite a bit this month (okay, traveling A LOT) and I have so much to tell you about, including a offshore fishing trip with Hank Shaw, meeting wonderful bloggers at BlogHer Food and introducing you to 2 brand new members of the Steamy Kitchen team! I’m finally back home on Saturday and hopefully will be …

Peas and Bacon

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I honestly had trouble naming this dish. Peas and Bacon? Or Bacon and Peas? In the marketing world, I guess you’d have to consider the target market. In my case, it was our family friend, Shawn, who is a true carnivore. 99.6% of his dinner plate is meat. The remaining 0.4% of his plate is the occasional herb garnish on …

Pasta, Bacon and Peas

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I feel like that commercial for Beggin’ Strips… baconbaconbaconbacon…BACON! It’s a recipe I’ve adapted from Marcus Samuelsson’s brand new book, New American Table….recipe for Pasta, Bacon and Peas.

Fresh Pear and Shrimp Stir Fry

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Every time I’m back in Hong Kong, I head straight for a good dim sum restaurant. If you haven’t had dim sum before, it’s as close to competitive eating as I’ve ever experienced. And I’m not talking about the amount of food consumed, either. In Hong Kong, many dim sum restaurants don’t have a nice, orderly wait list, buzzing beepers …

Peanut Pesto and Peas Pasta Salad

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In the Tampa, Florida, Summer began sometime like in March. No kidding. The season RIGHT NOW is called too “*!%!$@*$ HOT.” The moment you step outside into 99.9% humidity coupled with 98F temps, you wonder why you even bothered to dry yourself after a shower. But never mind, because while Summer Fest is almost unbearable in my backyard, it’s in …

Shrimp Fried Rice

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Beautiful Shrimp Fried Rice photo! The first time I attempted to cook fried rice on my own, I was a teenager and my parents and little brother were on vacation. I stayed home to attend summer school and to enjoy a little freedom living on my own for a couple of weeks. Since my Mom was the queen in the …

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. …