Posts Tagged: asian inspired

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Honey Lime Sriracha Sauce
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Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Honey Lime Sriracha Sauce

As I have mentioned before, I am not much of a deep fry cook.  I like deep-fried food, but I leave it to the experts.   The food that I deep fry ends up burnt on the outside and raw

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Honey Lime Sriracha Sauce
/ Erin

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Honey Lime Sriracha Sauce

As I have mentioned before, I am not much of a deep fry cook.  I like deep-fried food, but I leave it to the experts.   The food that I deep fry ends up burnt on the outside and raw

Simple Curried Quinoa with a Crunchy Kale and Coconut Topping

Simple Curried Quinoa with a Crunchy Kale and Coconut Topping

I tend to be skeptical about health food.  Spending my childhood in the Pacific Northwest and in Hawaii, I was always around glowingly healthy hippies who claimed that some ridiculously healthy thing they had taken to eating was “delicious”.  You

Simple Curried Quinoa with a Crunchy Kale and Coconut Topping

Simple Curried Quinoa with a Crunchy Kale and Coconut Topping

I tend to be skeptical about health food.  Spending my childhood in the Pacific Northwest and in Hawaii, I was always around glowingly healthy hippies who claimed that some ridiculously healthy thing they had taken to eating was “delicious”.  You

Gluten-Free Pork and Shrimp Dumplings/ Travels in Taiwan
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/happy-lunar-new-year-gluten-free-shrimp-and-pork-dumplings-inspired-by-travels-in-taiwan/
/ Erin

Happy Lunar New Year!/ Gluten-Free Shrimp and Pork Dumplings (inspired by travels in Taiwan)

Happy Lunar New Year!  I always feel a little bit more excited about the beginning of the Lunar new year than the I do about January 1st.  Maybe I just need another month to get excited about the idea of

Gluten-Free Pork and Shrimp Dumplings/ Travels in Taiwan
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2014/02/02/happy-lunar-new-year-gluten-free-shrimp-and-pork-dumplings-inspired-by-travels-in-taiwan/
/ Erin

Happy Lunar New Year!/ Gluten-Free Shrimp and Pork Dumplings (inspired by travels in Taiwan)

Happy Lunar New Year!  I always feel a little bit more excited about the beginning of the Lunar new year than the I do about January 1st.  Maybe I just need another month to get excited about the idea of

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Black Sesame and Ginger Poached Pear Tart (Gluten-free)

This tart would be good as part of a fancy tea menu, although I mostly packed it for lunch and ate it along with cold soup.  Are you noticing the packed lunch theme across the recent posts here?  That is

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Black Sesame and Ginger Poached Pear Tart (Gluten-free)

This tart would be good as part of a fancy tea menu, although I mostly packed it for lunch and ate it along with cold soup.  Are you noticing the packed lunch theme across the recent posts here?  That is

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Kim Chee Sauce
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/roasted-brussel-sprouts-with-kim-chee-sauce/
/ Erin

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Kim Chee Sauce

I am planning on making these Brussel sprouts for Thanksgiving.  They are unconventional, but delicious.  I ate this dish at Star Noodle in Lahaina when I went home to visit my mother on Maui last spring.  Star Noodle is an AMAZING restaurant,

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Kim Chee Sauce
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2013/11/16/roasted-brussel-sprouts-with-kim-chee-sauce/
/ Erin

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Kim Chee Sauce

I am planning on making these Brussel sprouts for Thanksgiving.  They are unconventional, but delicious.  I ate this dish at Star Noodle in Lahaina when I went home to visit my mother on Maui last spring.  Star Noodle is an AMAZING restaurant,

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Bethany’s Mom’s Fresh Homemade Rice Noodles/ My Mom’s Healthy Ramen

I pride myself on figuring out how to make all of the foods I like to eat at home.  That said, I maintain a short list of items that I have deemed too difficult to produce at home, and these

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Bethany’s Mom’s Fresh Homemade Rice Noodles/ My Mom’s Healthy Ramen

I pride myself on figuring out how to make all of the foods I like to eat at home.  That said, I maintain a short list of items that I have deemed too difficult to produce at home, and these

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Tea Time in Taipei/ Black Sesame and Lemon Tea Cake (gluten-free)

This October, my husband and I returned to Taiwan for two weeks.   This is our third time traveling to Taiwan, and we love it more each time we visit!  Last year, we were teaching a puppetry workshop for the

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Tea Time in Taipei/ Black Sesame and Lemon Tea Cake (gluten-free)

This October, my husband and I returned to Taiwan for two weeks.   This is our third time traveling to Taiwan, and we love it more each time we visit!  Last year, we were teaching a puppetry workshop for the

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Lemon Mochiko Cake

Mochi flour, also known as mochiko flour, sweet white rice flour or glutinous rice flour is used to make delicious sweet treats in Japan.  In Hawaii, where  spent the second half of my childhood, American style cakes made with mochiko

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Lemon Mochiko Cake

Mochi flour, also known as mochiko flour, sweet white rice flour or glutinous rice flour is used to make delicious sweet treats in Japan.  In Hawaii, where  spent the second half of my childhood, American style cakes made with mochiko

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Black Sesame Shortbread with Candied Ginger (Gluten-Free)/ Travels in Taiwan

In October, my husband and I went to Taiwan to teach some puppetry workshops.  We ended up getting stuck there for four extra days because the big storm hit NYC the day we were supposed to get home.  I haven’t

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Black Sesame Shortbread with Candied Ginger (Gluten-Free)/ Travels in Taiwan

In October, my husband and I went to Taiwan to teach some puppetry workshops.  We ended up getting stuck there for four extra days because the big storm hit NYC the day we were supposed to get home.  I haven’t

Broiled Eggplant with Miso Honey Glaze
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/broiled-eggplant-with-miso-honey-glaze/
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Broiled Eggplant with Miso Honey Glaze

I ate this dish way, way too often in college.  Eggplant is the mainstay food of reluctant vegetarians, because it is really very meaty and absorbs fat and seasoning well.  I have taken a LOOOOOOOONG break and I am happy

Broiled Eggplant with Miso Honey Glaze
http://bigsislittledish.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/broiled-eggplant-with-miso-honey-glaze/
/ Erin

Broiled Eggplant with Miso Honey Glaze

I ate this dish way, way too often in college.  Eggplant is the mainstay food of reluctant vegetarians, because it is really very meaty and absorbs fat and seasoning well.  I have taken a LOOOOOOOONG break and I am happy