Tom Kha Soup

tomkha

I love love love LOVE Thai food. Cant get enough. You’ve heard me say this before and I’ll say it again—Thai is the food culture that, to me, has the perfect balance of sweet, salty, sour and hot.  Its basically taste-bud nirvana.  And if you had to take this perfection and put it in a bowl with… 

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Asian Glazed Baked Wings

wings

Sooooo…. yeah, I’m sorry — I know I haven’t posted in 2 months — major fail on my part. The last two months have involved a ton of travel (pictures of delicious Italian food to come), some much needed family time at my parents’ house and a crazy-busy month at work.  All that being said… 

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Thai Poached Fish with Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms

paiche

Poaching  is one of those underused and unappreciated cooking techniques that, when remembered, makes you think, “why don’t I do this more?”  Poaching is just cooking something gently in liquid  — and fish is the perfect candidate. Its a delicate protein that often needs a gentle cooking method and is a great canvas for a variety of… 

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Soba Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing

udon peanut

Soba noodles are these amazingly toothsome, earthy noodles that are made out of buckwheat and are absolutely delicious eaten cold.  I adore the fantastic, almost nutty, flavor and they have the additional benefit of being whole grain and gluten free. My favorite way to prepare them is to combine them with my favorite crunchy veggies… 

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Tuna Tartare with Avocado and Radish

tartar

Today is my bridesmaid Ashley’s birthday! Nope… I’m not getting married. Neither is she. We’ve just been calling each other that for 10 years — way before I even thought I ever wanted to get married. I don’t know how it started or why it keeps going on, but its hilarious to see the reaction… 

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Shrimp Fried Rice

shrimp fried rice

PART II As college Freshmen, Ang and I decided to go to Puerto Rico for spring break and told our parents it was for a volunteering trip. We did volunteer while we were there, but gave our parents the distinct (and false) impression that it was a school-sanctioned, school organized trip (I’m sorry mom and… 

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