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Mushroom, Kale, and Quinoa Enchiladas

I may be a little late to the kale craze, but keep in mind, I have been living in Asia for the last few years!  The whole “organic” and “farm-to-table” concept in Asia seemed to only really take off maybe three years ago.  When I first moved to Hong Kong in 2014, there were only a couple organic food and vegetable-focused … Continue reading

Portobello Pizza

My friend’s mom (Mama G!) whips up these tasty Portobello Pizzas in just 30 minutes, and they are so simple and flavorful.  Plus, the no-carb vegetarian pizza idea is quite ideal for those looking for a healthy appetizer or snack.  I didn’t list the actual ingredient measurements as they will vary based on the size … Continue reading

Sautéed Asparagus with Mushrooms

Besides roasting asparagus, another favorite way to cook these delicious spring vegetables is to sauté them with mushrooms and onions.  I enjoy this same mushroom and onion combination when I sauté brussel sprouts as well!  Only charge is that I leave our the garlic, as I think it’s an uncessary flavor add to asparagus. Similar … Continue reading

Gourmet Game Day

I am not much of a sports fan… I mean I enjoy playing sports but I am a fairly apathetic spectator.  Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that the only sports I did were pretty boring to watch, such as crew or swimming…  However, I am clearly a fan of food, so … Continue reading

Mushroom Duxelles Sliders

When preparing the menu for our “Gourmet Game Day,” I was psyched to make sliders.  It should be noted that I had never made sliders before — I had never cooked regular-sized burgers for that matter.  Also, I am not any kind of burger connoisseur as many of my male friends are, but I do appreciate … Continue reading

Stuffed Baby Bellas

Woohoo! A new cookbook! I recieved Rachel Ray’s Look + Cook book on Christmas and I was super excited to try some of her mouthwatering recipes.  I decided to take on the Stuffed Baby Bellas, which is a lighter version of the traditional stuffed mushrooms. My first attempt at making stuffed mushrooms seemed to go … Continue reading

Chicken and Artichoke Fricassée with Mushrooms

After a weekend of bar food and stadium fare, I wanted to make something healthier and more homey. And I wanted leftovers for lunch. I started perusing recipes on epicurious, and stumbled upon this one, which originated from a 2007 issue of Bon Appétit and appealed to me.  The original recipe calls for morels, which … Continue reading

Our Thanksgiving Eve Dinner!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving and ate delicious food to your stomach’s content! For Natalya and me, it’s a bit too far to fly home to California for Thanksgiving (plus we work on Friday) so for the past few years, we have just stayed in New York.  We decided to host a Thanksgiving … Continue reading

Mushroom Risotto

Growing up in a Chinese household, I ate steamed white rice by the buckets.  When I had first heard of risotto, the idea of essentially soggy, mushy rice did not sound too appealing. It was not until recently that I tried risotto that I realized I had been missing out! I was preparing a meal … Continue reading

Brussels Sprouts with Mushrooms

It is unfortunate Brussels sprouts have such a stigma in popular culture; I grew up thinking “Brussels sprouts” were synonymous with “ew stinky” as that is what everyone would say while wrinkling their noses.  And by “everyone” I really mean characters from television shows.  Due to this misguided train of thought, I had never tasted … Continue reading