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: 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: 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: Lemony Zucchini Fettuccine

My coworker Larry, who has the greenest thumb and can grow so many fruits and vegetables, mentioned to me that since zucchini (also called courgette) are coming in now, I should do a recipe on my blog with them. This dish is my favorite way to eat zucchini and I’ve been making it for years….