So it’s that time of the year again and I’m feeling a little beset. Chinese New Year is the traditional time for reunions and visiting and lots and lots of food. The only problem is that most of the food is completely carb-laden and so the entire season is filled with land mines for me. … More Almond Dainties
I’m not really a cake person. But once in a while it is nice to end off with a sweet dessert. And so I have to thank Carolyn Ketchum of the All Day I Dream About Food blog who has given me the handles to make lots of desserts that have ensured that I don’t … More Coconut Cream Birthday Cake
There are moments I’m impressed by myself 😁. Today there was an amazing confluence of great ingredients in the house (thanks E for the ducks eggs and the anchovies in truffle oil!). And somehow, perhaps because I had been watching Chopped over the weekend, the inspiration to do something creative with my ingredients was … More Duck Eggs En Cocotte
So now we are in that very odd season between Christmas and Chinese New Year. This is when retailers sweep away the Christmas decorations and start putting up red banners and lanterns. I confess I come from a very untraditional Chinese family as we do have the reunion dinner as well as the visiting for … More Chinese Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
The things we do for noodles. There is something primal about the need for rice and noodles for an Asian and going low carb is probably unimaginable for many Chinese because of this. Hubs sees a lot of older diabetics in his clinic and they are usually appalled that he would suggest cutting back … More Zoodles for Noodles!
So it feels like I have been on this road trip for the longest time – we left before Christmas and got back just the day before. It doesn’t help that I am pretty jet-lagged and I keep waking up at 3 in the morning, which is why I’m blogging in the wee hours … More Guacamole rocks (what you do with squishy avocados)