Vegetable Chow Mein

I am still feeling rather inspired from my trip to Hong Kong and decided to whip up some Chow Mein- even though I cook a ton of Asian food year round.  I decided to go for a simple, delicate flavor (sort of like the traditional Hong Kong street noodles) with veggies, mostly because I failed […]

Chicken & Veggie Stir Fry

If you have been following my blog a bit you have probably noticed that I make a lot of “Asian inspired” dishes, and you’re right, I do!  Because to me they are my comfort food- obviously besides my dad’s dishes. Last night I decided to try out a simple stir fry dish because I was […]

Pork Rib Sandwich

I decided to take a risk at the grocery store and buy a cut of meat that I had never prepared before… to be fair.. I only decided to get it because 1. I was in the mood for pork and 2. it was pretty dang cheap. Anyways I decided to do a dry rub […]

Japanese Style Stir Fried Noodles

What you Need: Some sort of noodle (I used thin rice noodles) Carrot (cut into strips) Shiitake mushrooms (either fresh or dehydrated.. I used dehydrated because that is what I had, and in that case just make sure to soak them in water for about 20-30 minutes before use) Sesame seeds for garnish (optional) Sriracha […]

Minestrone Soup

As Fall is starting to set in (slowly but surely) DC, it leaves me craving warm and hearty food.  With that being said I did a version of a classic Italian, belly-warming dish.  I was inspired to make this dish because my good friend just got back from a trip in Italy AND brought me […]

Eggplant Parmesan

I have come to the conclusion that anything slathered in pasta sauce, breaded and covered in cheese is amazing.  There is literally no way it can be bad! Anyways, I had a bunch of frozen homemade pasta sauce so I decided to put it to good use and make some eggplant parm!  Now usually eggplant […]