Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Chicken

Does anyone else grow lemongrass in their garden? I love the flavor and discovered a few years ago that it grows really well here in North Carolina in the summer. I’ve been growing it ever since. It can be frozen by trimming the top of the stalks, peeling off the hard outer layers, and freezingContinue reading “Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Chicken”

Thai Chicken with Chile Jam

I have an amazing ingredient to share with you guys. I learned about Thai chile jam from an amazing Thai cookbook that I unfortunately can’t remember the name of. The jam is so complex and it allows you to create a dish with so much depth in a matter of minutes. If you are lookContinue reading “Thai Chicken with Chile Jam”

Karaage Chicken (Japanese Fried Chicken)

Karaage is a Japanese type of fried chicken. Small, bite sized pieces of chicken thighs or chicken breasts are marinated for a few hours in soy sauce, garlic and ginger. They are then coated in a mixture of flour and potato or corn starch and deep fried. Karaage Chicken is typically served with lemon wedges,Continue reading “Karaage Chicken (Japanese Fried Chicken)”

Quick Vietnamese Cucumber and Roasted Peanut Salad

Does anyone else struggle with getting enough fruit and veggies into their family’s diet? My kids love fruit, and I love vegetables, but it still feels like are never eating as many as you are supposed to. In the interest of time I often fall back on basics like steamed broccoli or green beans. NoContinue reading “Quick Vietnamese Cucumber and Roasted Peanut Salad”

Salt and Pepper Tofu

I love pretty much any salt and pepper seafood dish. The combo of salt, Sichuan pepper, hot peppers and herbs is so good. This salt and pepper tofu from Wok of Life is equally delicious. Where do you all stand on tofu? Personally I absolutely love it. It is so amazingly versatile and it soaksContinue reading “Salt and Pepper Tofu”

Beef and Onion Stir Fry

My kids had afternoon appointments today, so I knew I needed something super quick to make for dinner after. This beef and onion stir fry is another recipe from Woks of Life, which I have mentioned before. I have loved everything I have made from their site so far. This is a super simple dish.Continue reading “Beef and Onion Stir Fry”

Budae Jjigae – Korean Army Stew

Like many delicious foods, budae jjigae is a fusion dish of two different cultures. Born out of hard times, the soup came to be in a time of food scarcity after the Korean war. Items from American military bases like Spam, hot dogs, and baked beans were added to Korean soup, noodles, rice cakes andContinue reading “Budae Jjigae – Korean Army Stew”