Crock Pot Pho (Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup)

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...

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Sesame Seared Tuna with Lime Ginger Vinaigrette

Sesame Seared Tuna with Lime Ginger Vinaigrette

In conjunction with my podcast with Michael Ruhlman'sRatio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking. And true to the book's goal, I didn't use a recipe to develop the Lime-Ginger Vinaigrette for the Sesame Seared Tuna. After a quick check in the...

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Japanese Noodles with Shimeji Mushroom

Japanese Noodles with Shimeji Mushroom

Here's what you'll learn: 20-minute easy Japanese mushroom noodle dish Use any type of mushrooms Use any type of pasta or noodles As promised, here is the start of my Japanese Mushroom Recipe Collection. The first recipe I made was a super-simple noodle dish that came...

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Tofu and Soba Noodles with Lemon Ginger Dressing

Tofu and Soba Noodles with Lemon Ginger Dressing

This quick and easy Tofu and Soba Noodles recipe is your key to recreating a restaurant-quality dish that takes little time and very few ingredients! If Heidi Swanson - cookbook author of Super Natural Cooking: Five Ways To Incorporate Whole and Natural Ingredients...

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Delicious Days’ Asian Sesame Chicken Noodle Salad

Delicious Days’ Asian Sesame Chicken Noodle Salad

I have a special section in my bookshelf called "Inspiration and Eye-Candy" and only a handful of lucky titles get a coveted spot on that shelf. These are books that I reach for when I'm feeling hungry-but-not-hungry-but-hungry, which really means I want to eat but I...

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Red Lantern Grilled Sirloin with Chile, Garlic, and Ginger

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...

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Grilled Shrimp with Lemongrass and Ginger

Grilled Shrimp with Lemongrass and Ginger

I can never resist buying jumbo shrimp when they are on sale. I'm talking GIGANTOR shrimp, that really could be mistaken for small lobster tail. The best thing to do with this monsters is to grill them whole, shell-on with a lemongrass and ginger marinade. So, how do...

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Chinese New Year Recipes – Party Like It’s 4707!

Chinese New Year Recipes – Party Like It’s 4707!

Don't put away your party shoes just yet! I know you think that the new year celebrations are over, but for many Asians all over the world, the biggest holiday is yet to come! January 26th is the beginning of Chinese New Year, a 15-day long celebration and the start...

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Honey Soy Skirt Steak with Shitake Mushroom Recipe

Honey Soy Skirt Steak with Shitake Mushroom Recipe

The trouble with food writers writing about their favorite things is that one of two things usually happens: Either the product runs out or the prices get jacked up. Sometimes with enough hype, both happen. It pains me so much that I used to be able to buy skirt steak...

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Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Mayo Recipe

Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Mayo Recipe

This was one of the recipes that I had wanted to include in my cookbook, but totally forgot about it! Too late now, as all my recipes and photos have been submitted to the publisher. boo for me but yay for you! And yay for Nathan, who loves Coconut Shrimp with Sweet...

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Lamb Kabob with Spicy Mango Chutney and Whipped Feta Recipe

Lamb Kabob with Spicy Mango Chutney and Whipped Feta Recipe

Click for 6 additional photos of Lamb Kabob with Spicy Mango Chutney and Whipped Feta It's not easy trying to come up with great recipes I think you all will enjoy. Some weeks, I just want to cuddle up on the couch and French kiss a bag of Styrofoam cheese puffs. But...

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Duck Breast with Sweet and Sour Cranberry Chutney Recipe

Duck Breast with Sweet and Sour Cranberry Chutney Recipe

Ming Tsai's Duck Breast with Sweet and Sour Cranberry Chutney I had a chance to chat with Asian superstar chef Ming Tsai a few weeks ago - andI'm too lame to learn how to turn our recorded phone convo (.wav format) into a podcast. Too busy too figure it out too! Plus,...

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Crispy Crepes with Apple, Brie and Prosciutto

Crispy Crepes with Apple, Brie and Prosciutto

(click on above image for 6 additional photos) Thanksgiving is always about the dinner, and it seems as though every food story and recipe out there features the turkey, side dishes or dessert for the main meal. So, I thought I'd do something a little different and...

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Stir Fried Beef and Nectarines Recipe

Stir Fried Beef and Nectarines Recipe

Click on image for a photoset of 9 additional images (including one shot taken with my point and shoot camera) What you'll learn: How to properly cut your nectarines (or peaches!) for this Stir Fried Beef and Nectarines Recipe The ideal way to fry (not steam!)...

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Broccoli Beef Recipe

Broccoli Beef Recipe

After moving out of the dorms in college, I found an apartment to share with 3 others. My job was to cook, and as long as what I put out on the dinner table was better than instant ramen, I didn’t have to clean the kitchen or vacuum. A mighty fine trade of labor, if...

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Warm Fig, Apple and Gorgonzola Flatbread

Warm Fig, Apple and Gorgonzola Flatbread

Update 12/8/09 I'm thrilled to share that I'm a featured blogger for Oprah's Holiday 2009 where this recipe is being featured! *** While I love to make my own pizza or flatbread dough from scratch, sometimes I just don't feel like getting my hands all messy with...

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Lamb Chops with Curried Pears

Lamb Chops with Curried Pears

See shot-by-shot commentary of photos that led up to the money shot. Rock Star Chef Kerry Simon A couple of weeks ago during a trip to Los Angeles, I bumped into rock star chef Kerry Simon at every kitchen fanatic's dream bookstore, The Cook's Library. What elevates...

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Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

(click on photo for shot-by-shot food styling and photography analysis of some of the photos that led up to the "money shot") Chinese restaurants in China don't really have Chinese Chicken Salad on their menus, it's a creation of Chinese-American restaurants!...

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Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken

When Elise asked me to be a guest writer for Simply Recipes, we decided to take Chinese favorites and make them better, lighter and easier to cook at home. So, I grabbed a take-out menu from the local Chinese restaurant and I will be working my way around those...

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Thai Curry Beef Skewers + Guest Writer for Martha Stewart

Thai Curry Beef Skewers + Guest Writer for Martha Stewart

I'm a guest writer over at Martha Stewart Everyday Food! Have you been to their website? They've got thousands of recipes, all of them simple and perfect for dinner tonight. My kids made Thai Curry Beef Skewers and Grilled Banana with Dark Chocolate for them. Come on...

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