Meatball Penne Pasta in Marinara Sauce

If you’re like me, making your picky toddler actually eat is a challenging task in itself. Some days you just want to create a quick side meal for your toddler or if your toddler is being picky from the main meal that you’ve already cooked, luckily this basic dish will be easy and fast toContinue reading “Meatball Penne Pasta in Marinara Sauce”

SOY SAUCE

Soy sauce is it’s own beast in the overall Asian cuisine, not just to Southeast Asians. It’s used in many of its Southeast Asian dishes and is often used as a condiment and/or a marinating flavoring ingredient. Soy sauce is a salty savory umami flavor made from soybeans (which means it’s vegan/vegetarian approved) and isContinue reading “SOY SAUCE”

Homemade Stuffing

If you’re ever in the mood to take on the challenge of making some homemade stuffing, I got you covered. I have been eating stuffing my whole life from Stove Top Stuffing Mix and it never fails. But this year is different in every way and all this pent up creative energy I took itContinue reading “Homemade Stuffing”

Crockpot Split Pea with Ham Soup

The only time we ever make this Crockpot Split Pea with Ham Soup is if we have leftover ham. Probably one of the best leftovers we make with leftover ham, but unfortunately, we make this meal at least once a year and typically around the holidays. But this upcoming year will be different as IContinue reading “Crockpot Split Pea with Ham Soup”

FISH SAUCE

Fish sauce is essentially fermented fish. By itself, it’s savory and very salty and has that pungent fishy aroma. But on the contrary, it’s a perfect acidic and salty balance to any Southeast Asian cuisine. For many dishes, fish sauce is used as a substitute for salt and for adding that umami flavor. Fish sauceContinue reading “FISH SAUCE”

Aloha and Mahalo

Our trip to Maui was all booked with excursions and flights three months in advance prior to setting off on our adventure. My husband and I, along with 4 of our other friends were setting off on this exciting vacation together. This trip was set for six days and five nights from Wednesday, March 4,Continue reading “Aloha and Mahalo”

Homemade Vegetable Stock

The first time I ever heard of a homemade vegetable stock was many years ago when a former co-worker casually mentioned that she made her own vegetable stock at home with veggie scraps. The idea stuck with me as it was such a genius idea and I heard it again when I purchased a bookContinue reading “Homemade Vegetable Stock”

What Are You Making for Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is a week from now. If you’re like me, I’m thinking up a storm of what to make. Of course, social distancing is still a must, my little family unit of my husband and kids will be feasting on Thanksgiving Day. Which come to mind, I think this will be our first Thanksgiving DinnerContinue reading “What Are You Making for Thanksgiving?”

Crockpot Chicken

Note: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Serving Size: 3-4 | Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 8 hours Ingredients: Whole Chicken (3.5 pounds) Oyster Sauce (1/4 cup) Soy Sauce (1/4 cup) Salt (1/2 teaspoon) Black Pepper (1/4 teaspoon) White Jasmine Rice (optional) Kitchen Essentials: Crockpot Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl AluminiumContinue reading “Crockpot Chicken”

Pork Belly Stir Fry

On this particular day I was craving some authentic Asian food for dinner but I wasn’t in the mood for cooking. So I took my sweet time looking at Teahouse paper menu that we have at home and made my careful selection of dishes I wanted to order. I made a list and everything! PickedContinue reading “Pork Belly Stir Fry”