Super Micheladas

One of my favorite things to order and I look forward to it every time I go to a Mexican Restraunt is Super Micheladas! I love the grilled/seared shrimp-rimmed goblets to go with the ice-cold refreshing beer. I love it so much that I decided to get special schooner-style goblets to make my own Micheladas... Continue Reading →

Seafood Tacos

When mom visits for dinner, I always try to step up my cooking game to impress her. I stepped up my Taco game by grilling Octopus, Shrimp, and Scallop on the Weber for seafood tacos. I seasoned the seafood with my grilled fish taco seasoning and it came out perfect. The spicy and earthy Mexican... Continue Reading →

Tacos Gobernador (Cheesy Shrimp Tacos)

Gobernador de Camarón are ooey-gooey, cheesy, delicious, and amazing tacos. If you're unfamiliar with these tacos, Tacos Gobernador is a taco but prepared and cooked like a quesadilla so it’s like a shrimp quesitaco. So yum!!These colorful and delicious tacos were inspired by my super awesome foodie friend @homemade_always on Instagram. The tacos are super... Continue Reading →

Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Sizzling Crepes)

Banh Xeo, Vietnamese Sizzling crepes, is super addicting and great to eat at any time because of the insane amount of fresh and crisp veggies that accompanies the whole banh xeo eating experience.  I normally make salad wraps with my banh xeo and dip it in prepared fish sauce, but recently saw lots of people... Continue Reading →

Pan-Seared Shrimp with Garlic Noodles

It's been a wild week for us in Northern California.  We experienced a week-long heatwave that triggered power outages and internet outages all over town, a random lightning storm that sparked wildfires all over the Bay Area causing evacuations, and the first full week of kid's school online.  With all the craziness going on around... Continue Reading →

Canh Rau Den (Vietnamese Amaranth Soup)

Every time I eat canh, I think back on some of the best childhood food memories I have of mom cooking my favorite family-style meals for dinner.  The traditional family-style meals we ate always included at least one savory braised protein dish, a bowl of hearty green canh, and a pot of freshly cooked steamed... Continue Reading →

Pad Kee Mao

Pad Kee Mao, also known as Drunken Noodles, is the supercharged aromatic and herbaceous Thai version of Chow fun using the same wide flat rice noodles.  I can eat Pad Kee Mao anytime and definitely do not need to be drunk to enjoy it. The girls and I love Pad Kee Mao.  The pungent, well-balanced... Continue Reading →

Pad Thai

I recently watched Padma Lakshmi's Taste the Nation show on Hulu and the Thai Food episode was amazing.  In the episode, I learned about how the Thai community was developed in Las Vegas in the 1970s by brave Thai women who left their homeland for a better quality of life for their families, built the... Continue Reading →

Grilled Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Last summer, I experimented with different robust seasonings and zesty marinades for grilled shrimp. The cilantro lime marinade for this recipe instantly became a family favorite and also enjoyed by everyone that tasted it. The cilantro lime marinade contains fresh classic Mexican flavors. The herbaceous cilantro and tart lime juice brighten up the succulent shrimp... Continue Reading →

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