Stir Fry Pea Shoots

Every time we eat at Chinese Restaurants, I hate ordering stir-fried pea shoots with garlic because it’s usually about $20 a plate, but it’s so tasty, delicious, and necessary to balance out all the other yummy dishes ordered. It’s also a veggie dish that the girls really enjoy eating too, so it’s all good. The... Continue Reading →

Sweet and Sour Pork

East Lake Chinese Restaurant is my favorite Chinese restaurant in San Jose serving up the best Cantonese-style dishes. I’ve been wanting to recreate some of my favorite dishes from there and recently the girls picked Sweet and Sour Pork because they love the dish.Sweet and Sour Pork was pretty eazy to make and even though... 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 →

Beef and Broccoli

Weeknights are super busy!  The girls are receiving plenty of homework and projects from school and participating in various extracurricular classes after school.  While I'm at work, even if it's at six in the morning, I am constantly thinking about food and what to cook for the girls for dinner.  I always think to myself..we're... Continue Reading →

Spicy Thai Basil Beef

Lately I've been trying very to save money by bringing food to work for lunch instead of spending $7-$10 eating out for lunch every day.  Also, I need to pack lunch for Jane every time she goes to work because she doesn’t have long lunch breaks to go out and get food.  My goal for... Continue Reading →

Lomo Saltado

Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives is one of my favorite shows on the Food Network.  Guy Fieri goes to some cool places around the states and eats bomb-ass food.  This Lomo Saltado dish was inspired by a Triple D episode I saw months ago where Guy goes to Taste of Peru in Chicago.  When the owner... Continue Reading →

Chinese Sausage and Spam Fried Rice

This fried rice brings back memories from my elementary school days.  Since my parents worked a lot, my mom's aunt (Bà Cô) watched my cousins, sister, and me after school until about 6pm everyday.  While other kids went home to PB sandwiches and Mac and Cheese, Bà Cô hooked us up with Fried Rice with... Continue Reading →

Tofu and Asparagus Stir Fry

I grew up eating tofu and never quite understood why people didn't like tofu and call it gross and nasty.  Tofu is one of most versatile foods to cook with, tasty if prepared right and really good for you.  Tofu is also low in calories, low in fat, contains iron and packed with 8-9 grams... Continue Reading →

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