Recipe: Gyudon (Japanese Beef Bowl)

Gyudon is a delicious and quick meal of thinly sliced beef that’s simmered in a slightly sweet and savory sauce served over steamed white rice. There are so many different styles and variations, but the basics of it remains the same. This recipe is mostly traditional, but has just a few tweaks that I’ve added…

Recipe: Easy Bacon Potato Soup

This soup is the easiest bacon potato soup to make that’s thick and creamy and delicious without using a ton of dairy (like milk and cream) or making a roux. So that means this is gluten free! Huzzah!! All together, this recipe comes together in just about an hour, so it’s perfect for those chilly…

Recipe: Olive and Spinach Pasta

Delicious carbs and pastaaaaaa. What I love most about pasta is that no matter what your diet is, you can usually find substitutes for the pasta or noodles to whatever fits your eating habits. For this dish, since it’s meatless and dairy-free, I like to use a whole wheat spaghetti noodle since it’s more filling…

Recipe: Mommy Mei’s Mapo Tofu

Growing up, my mom (Mei) would cook mapo tofu for dinner and it was one of my absolute favorite dishes that she made. I know some people hate tofu and can’t stand the taste or texture of it, but I love it. Maybe it’s because I grew up eating it and it was something familiar…

Recipe: Filled Lettuce Cups

We all have those days where it seems like cooking anything is too much trouble. These filled lettuce cups saves the day because they’re really quick to throw together, easily adapted to better suit your tastes, they can feed a lot of people with a few ingredients, and because I said so. It’s also a…

Recipe: Vegan Lemony Avocado Pesto

I don’t know what it is about rainy weather, but it always has me craving a pile pasta with bright and fresh veggies and flavors. So with an overripe avocado found in the back of my fridge, I decided to make my lemony avocado pesto. It’s quick and easy to put together and that’s my…

Recipe: Savory Cheddar Corn Waffles

Move over avocado toast, because avocado waffles are way more delicious! Recently, I splurged and got myself a mini-waffle iron. It was $10, so it was pretty hard to pass up. Sweet waffles for breakfast are fantastic, but savory waffles for lunch or dinner are even better. There is a small bit of sugar in…

Recipe: Vegan Chili with tofu.

Tofu is one of those things where you either really like or you hate it. I honestly think people who don’t like tofu hasn’t tried it well seasoned. But then again, I could be biased since I grew up eating the stuff and love it. This recipe for vegan chili is hands down my favorite…

Recipe: Cheese and Asparagus or Zucchini Tart

I returned from visiting with a friend in England about two weeks ago, where I had a lot of delicious foods. I didn’t take pictures of everything consumed because it’s not really something that they do there. I didn’t want to be the weirdo photographing everything before anyone can eat. I was also distracted by conversation…

Recipe: Bacon Fried Rice

Fried rice is one of those things that I don’t really have a recipe for. I never plan to make fried rice…and whenever I do make it, the creation tends to be based on whatever ingredients I have around. It’s also my default “end of the pay period” type of meal because you can make…