Morels and Halibut

Nothing screams spring more than local farmers’ markets and…morel mushrooms.  If you have never heard of morel, trust me, you are not alone! We just discovered the wonderful world of morel mushrooms at our farmers’ market recently. And I could NOT get enough of MORELS. Each of these little umbrellas are full of woodsy, nutty, … More Morels and Halibut

Baked Black Chickpea Falafel Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

I remember the first time I ever tried falafel. It was in a small Mediterranean joint. I felt in love with the flavors and textures immediately!! At that time, my knowledge of Mediterranean food was limited to hummus, baba ganoush, tabbouleh and Greek salad. I had never heard of falafel up until that day. Hey, … More Baked Black Chickpea Falafel Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Soy Sauce Chicken

I have put this classic Cantonese dish on a pedestal for way too long. It’s time to make it easily reachable (like in our fridge easily reachable). No more special trips to Chinese BBQ shop! No more awkward stares by the butcher when I ask for the “triple order to go, please” because we don’t … More Soy Sauce Chicken

Mediterranean-Inspired Oven Roasted WHOLE Steelhead Trout

Did you know steelhead trout is the sea-run variant of coastal rainbow trout? Steelhead is actually more closely related to Pacific salmon than other trout. However, unlike salmon, some steelhead can spawn many times. I didn’t know the difference between steelhead and rainbow trout until recently, until we saw this beautiful, glistening, humongous whole fish at … More Mediterranean-Inspired Oven Roasted WHOLE Steelhead Trout

Shrimp Potstickers 

Nothing reminds me of home more than potstickers (aka Wor Tip in Cantonese, Guo Tie in Mandarin)! Growing up in a Chinese family, we made our own potstickers or dumplings at every holiday gathering, big or small. Especially around the Chinese New Year, our family and extended family would gather together and make these from … More Shrimp Potstickers 

Roasted Pork Shoulder

Sometimes having a boyfriend who doesn’t know much about grocery shopping is frustrating. Like he doesn’t recognize half of the items on your shopping list (kudos to him, he has improved a lot over the years!); like you need to send him a Google image of fennel to go with your fennel request; like you … More Roasted Pork Shoulder

Moroccan Chicken with Preserved Meyer Lemon and Green Olives

  I let my taste buds guide me, to an imaginary trip of Moroccan after the “land of hummus”. The truth is my preserved lemons are finally ready! After weeks of peeking at the jar every time I open my fridge door (that’s a LOT of times), my patience finally paid off. No words can … More Moroccan Chicken with Preserved Meyer Lemon and Green Olives