Recipe: Onion Thyme Dip

You know that onion dip that you can make by mixing a soup seasoning packet into a tub of sour cream? I have fond nostalgic memories of that and I think it was one of the first things that my parents had allowed me to cook as a kid. But now that I’m grown up,…

Recipe: Bean Sprout Salad

Hands down, this salad is one of my favorite foods that my mom made. When I was younger, I used to sneak to the fridge and eat more of this after dinner because it was that good and I was that addicted to the deliciousness of it. It’s really simple ingredients and doesn’t take much…

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…

Video Recipe: Cilantro Lime Dressing

While I was home in December, I ended up filming a series of short videos with recipes for HMSA’s Well-Being Hawaii blog and website. For those of you that don’t know, HMSA is a health insurance provider in Hawaii. A good friend of mine, Fernando, produces content for Well-Being Hawaii and asked if I could…

Video: Fancyfied Electric Lemon Bars

In a new video for my “Grub & Gab” series that I’m posting on YouTube, I decided to make a fancyfied version of my Electric Lemon Bars. It’s a really simple and super easy addition, but creates a delicious twist to a classic dessert. All you have to do is add put a layer of jam…

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: Cardamom Pistachio Pear Cake

Is it just me or are a lot of cooking and recipe videos floating around social media really annoying and obnoxious? I know music is copyrighted and there’s a limited pool of free-use songs, but it seems like everyone picks the same obnoxious song. Since I couldn’t really find the cooking videos that I liked…