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simple supper

simple supper

While I love roasting a bird or crafting a batch of quinoa sliders from scratch, my favorite suppers are the ones that come together rather unintentionally and without fuss. I'm usually pretty good at planning out a dinner menu in advance, but sometimes, like everyone, I get caught up in the day's activities and arrive … Continue reading

shrimp al fresca

shrimp al fresca

If you ever find yourself in Silver Spring, MD and rather hungry, head to Adega, a great little resto overlooking an enormous stretch of AstroTurf filled with sunbathers, frisbee-throwing twenty-somethings, scary youths, and friendly families. I know, I can't believe I'm recommending a place that's remotely near youths, but this eatery is totally worth it. … Continue reading

chinese carbonara

chinese carbonara

One of the best things about growing up an American is the variety of foods available. We are so spoiled! In most places in the U.S. you have access to a full range of cuisines – Lebanese, Vietnamese, Armenian, you name it. With an Asian mother and a Southern father, our family dinner table was … Continue reading

chinese soul food

chinese soul food

My mum was born and raised in Hong Kong. She came to the U.S. at 18, where she met my father and soon introduced him to the simple deliciousness that is Cantonese cooking. Contrary to what you get at Chinese take-out joints, most Chinese food is very simply prepared, relying on fresh ingredients and zesty … Continue reading

quinoa con ceci e nocciola

quinoa con ceci e nocciola

Quinoa con ceci e nocciola. Quinoa with chickpeas and hazelnuts. Why does everything sound better in Italian? O bocca bella, o sole mio, volare o…They all have a nice ring, don't they? Once in college, while practicing some Italian aria during my piano lesson, I stopped abruptly to ask my teacher, a petite Italian firecracker, … Continue reading

tuscan lamb loin chops

tuscan lamb loin chops

Meat is rarely featured on this blog, as meat is rarely eaten in our house. It's not an ethical thing (although I used to be a vegetarian) it's a budget thing. Meat can be pretty pricy! Buying a surplus of beans, lentils, grains and eggs enables me to get much more meal mileage than a … Continue reading