Roasted jalapenos, sharp cheddar, and creamy hummus make these the most unique spring rolls you have ever tasted.
A twist on the classic Chinese Mapo Doufu that is loaded with veggies and served as soup.
Sweet and spicy beef, kimchi, edamame, and a cucumber salsa make these Korean inspired nachos addictive.
Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, and Pork Belly are browned up nicely and tossed in a sticky sweet and sour Indian-Chinese sauce.
I had planned on making a Korean fried rice, but got lazy and put everything into a baking dish instead. It came out great!
Chicken thighs are marinaded in a Korean sauce spiked with The Black Grouse scotch. Serve with kimchi, grilled veggies, and rice. And more scotch.
A Mash-Up of summer grilling flavors with a Vietnamese style noodle salad.
This fried rice has tons of fresh flavor from the herbs and a nice background sweet creaminess from the coconut.
This twist on Crab Rangoon uses fresh salmon, hummus, and cucumber for the filling.
Salmon burgers usually have an asian flair to them at least when I have seen them out at restaurants, but I was more in the mood for very simple flavors that really felt like spring and showcased the fresh salmon. I grabbed some vibrant green beans and ramps at the store and put together a quick slaw with a mustard vinaigrette as a topping for these burgers. Some hard boiled eggs and nice whole grain rolls pulled everything together. Some of you are probably grilling this weekend, and I highly suggest trying out these burgers as something different for a small get together.
I’ve been dying to get together with my blogger friend Bianca to cook some Filipino food for years, and the stars finally aligned to make this happen a few weeks ago. She recently quit her job so she could finish up her degree and we realized that we both have Wednesday afternoons completely free. Check out her blog today for more on this same recipe, and again later this week for some other stuff that we cooked that day. Hopefully we can do this again a few more times before her semester is over so I can taste more of this delicious cuisine I have never been exposed to before!
If you told me 5 years ago that my coffee table would not only host my own cookbook, but also a cookbook written by a friend of mine, it wouldn’t even be something that my brain could grasp and I would probably just laugh it off. But here we are, and that sentence is a reality.
Nick from Macheesmo was a once rival, turned friend and also powerful ally in the world of food blogging, and his book Love your Leftovers, comes out in a few days! Love your Leftovers is an epic tome of meal planning that teaches you how to cook in large batches and then repurpose the leftovers into dinners later in the week. Nick is modest on the cover when he says there are “over 100” recipes in the book, because many of the recipes feature variations and twists with full ingredient lists. I asked him what the true recipe count was, and he said it comes to 187!!!
As I flipped through the book wondering what to cook the other night, the Vietnamese Noodle Salad that uses leftover grilled flank steak caught my eye (because I could eat vietnamese noodle salads every day of my life) and it did not disappoint.