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: Cold Quinoa Veggie Salad

Quinoa is one of my new favorite things to make. It’s like couscous, but nuttier. It soaks up the flavor of what ever you’re cooking it with. It’s very filling. It’s delicious hot or cold. And it’s quick and easy to make! I’ve made this salad many times before. When I’ve brought it to potlucks, there…

Recipe: Fruit Preserves Cake

When I come up with different recipes, they’re usually jotted down on a piece of paper that floats around my kitchen and office space with numerous edits scrawled on it…Until I get the recipe right and transfer it to another piece of paper that floats around for a bit until I file it away in…