Baby Bok Choy with Ground Chicken Stir Fry

Baby Bok Choy with Ground Chicken Stir Fry

What you'll learn: Simple, 15 minute stir fry recipe for baby bok choy Use any ground meat (chicken, pork, turkey, beef) Step by step video This is one of our "house recipes" - something I make quite often and practically with my eyes closed. There's no...

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Chinese Daikon and Carrot Soup Recipe

Chinese Daikon and Carrot Soup Recipe

This flavorful Chinese Daikon and Carrot Soup recipe, is very common in Chinese households. This is because the soup is so easy to make, so nutritious, and tastes so good! A delicious soup, made with pork, dried shrimp and veggies! Why This Chinese Daikon and Carrot...

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Grilled Chicken with Blackberry Sweet and Sour Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Blackberry Sweet and Sour Sauce

We don't get many choices in Chinese restaurants in my town - all the joints are a jumbled mish-mash of Americanized Asian food and they all serve sushi (because it sells really well with high profit margins). Last week, we went to one for lunch and Andrew ordered...

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Vegetable Thai Curry Noodle Soup

Vegetable Thai Curry Noodle Soup

We've been a little distracted for the past week, new babies, another new baby that is just learning how to waddle and getting quotes to build a new fence for animals (sheep! alpaca! bunnies!) Pretty soon, I'll have to rebrand this site to be "Steamy Farmer"...

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Chinese Grilled Shrimp

Chinese Grilled Shrimp

My parents grill outdoors quite often, they live in Las Vegas so they can pretty much grill year-round (though I bet during the hottest summer weeks, you could grill directly on the sidewalk). Mom is one of the best hostesses I know, always making sure that there is...

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Green Beans with Chinese Preserved Radish Stir Fry

Green Beans with Chinese Preserved Radish Stir Fry

I try not to create recipes using strange Asian ingredients that you all might be intimidated in trying, but there are exceptions. No, don't worry, I won't be having you ask for soy sauce duck tongue (a delicious Taiwanese beer snack!) or ancient Chinese bitter herbal...

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Fail-proof Easter Ham Recipes

Fail-proof Easter Ham Recipes

  I have grand plans for this Easter - but it involves Buddha and God granting a sunny but not too hot day to us. Instead of our usual lavish feast inside the house, I'd love to do a casual Easter picnic in our backyard - something not too fussy yet still...

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Kofta Meatballs with Sweet and Sour Cherry Sauce

Kofta Meatballs with Sweet and Sour Cherry Sauce

Last week, the boys were on spring break (does anyone remember when spring break was actually in Spring?) and we decided as a family to staycation the week instead of braving the crowds at Disney or spending money on traveling. With 5 acres, 2 dogs, 10 chickens,...

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Coconut Curry Shrimp with Coconut Rice

Coconut Curry Shrimp with Coconut Rice

There isn't a curry that I don't like. Well, as long as the spice level is is not outrageously crazy! This is a seafood curry that I made recently on television, and it's a Caribbean Creole curry from the cookbook, Flavors of Belize (I made Beef Satay with Habanero...

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Pressure Cooker White Bean Chili Frito Pie

Pressure Cooker White Bean Chili Frito Pie

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...

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Chinese Cod in Garlic-Ginger Broth

Chinese Cod in Garlic-Ginger Broth

This Chinese Cod in Garlic-Ginger Broth with Shiitake Mushrooms is hearty and delicious. It's light, healthy and the broth is warm and gingery. Ready in 30 mins! Why This Chinese Cod Is So Good The garlic ginger broth makes this dish so warm and delicious, perfect for...

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Kale Salad with Cherries and Pecans

Kale Salad with Cherries and Pecans

This past month, I've been to no fewer than 6 different bookstores - which is actually a difficult feat considering I live in a small town and all the local bookstores have closed (sob) actually, 4 of the bookstores were large airport bookstores (another sob - I don't...

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Prime Rib Roast with Miso Jus

Prime Rib Roast with Miso Jus

Prime Rib seems so intimidating to cook, but in all honesty, it's easier than roasting a turkey. There's no brining, stuffing a cavity, flipping halfway or injecting with marinade. Cooking the most tender Prime Rib only uses one cooking rule - slow 'n low. All you...

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Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki

Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki

This Pineapple Teriyaki Chicken is so easy to whip up and makes for one tasty weeknight meal. Chicken is marinated in a delicious homemade teriyaki sauce packed with pineapple flavor . Serve over white rice for a scrumptious dinner! Why This Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki...

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Beef Satay Skewers with Habanero Peanut Sauce

Beef Satay Skewers with Habanero Peanut Sauce

During recipe testing, there was an unanimous "MMMMM!!!" along with what may have been a little happy-dance from yours truly. This is hands-down, the very best Beef Satay I've ever had. And it's from a Belizean cookbook called, Flavors of Belize. I actually had to...

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Chicken Salad with Sesame-Miso Dressing

Chicken Salad with Sesame-Miso Dressing

Easy, healthy Japanese chicken salad enhanced with miso and sesame! I first met Nancy Hachisu in Mexico at our very first Food Blogger Camp that a few of us hosted back in 2010. What surprised me was not that she attended, but that she flew all the way from Japan...

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Thai Seafood Curry Recipe

Thai Seafood Curry Recipe

This is one of my go-to dishes when I've run out of time, have barely any fresh ingredients in the house and in need of a spicy fix. Thai curry only takes 15 minutes to make, from start to finish, including the rice if you use my microwave method. The recipe is crazy...

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Braised Tofu with Ground Pork

Braised Tofu with Ground Pork

Braised Tofu with minced pork is so easy to cook, and most of all delicious! It's warming and hearty, blocks of crispy edged tofu floating in a delicious chicken broth, sprinkled with succulent morsels of ground pork - you have to try it!  Why This Braised Tofu...

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Whiskey Miso Pork Chops

Whiskey Miso Pork Chops

We're back from a little family getaway to the Bahamas with our best friends, Shawn and Wendy. As a travel-bug and a bargain hunter, I felt it was my duty to allow the kids to ditch school in order to take advantage of an unbelievable Bahamas deal with daily access to...

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