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…