Beef Asparagus

Ingredients 1 lb beef 1 lb asparagus stalks (hard cut-off), sliced into inch length 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 3 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp mirin or cooking wine 1 tsp Hondashi (optional) salt and pepper to taste Directions Chop your steak into thin slices, across the grain (putting it in… Continue reading Beef Asparagus

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Steamed Turkey Buns

(Makes 16 buns) Growing up around Chinese families, dim sum has been a part of or so-called “diet”.  We would have dim sum as a meal or a snack. There was this popular dim sum place known for their meatball steamed bun. It was called “Bola Bola Pao”  or “Baozi” They even have a variation that… Continue reading Steamed Turkey Buns

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Coffee Rub Pulled Pork

  When we got our slow cooker,  the very first thing we wanted to cook was pulled pork.  We did not want just the regular pork and bbq sauce recipe.  We want it to be something different and unique. We ground coffee to a fine powder and mixed it with several spices.  It turned out… Continue reading Coffee Rub Pulled Pork

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Grilled Sesame Zucchini

I have raved about zucchinis for quite some time now.  I can eat any time of the day.  When I was younger I told myself that I will never have vegetable for breakfast.  When I got older, I realized that I need to eat more vegetables and I will grab any chance to add fiber… Continue reading Grilled Sesame Zucchini

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Persian Flatbread (Nan-e Barbari)

My husband made this bread to go with the Middle Eastern meal I fixed a while back. It is a classic Persian flatbread that gets crisp and golden in the oven.  I love the different textures in this bread from the crispness of the dough to the nuttiness of the sesame seeds.   Ingredients 1… Continue reading Persian Flatbread (Nan-e Barbari)

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Gluten Free & Oil Free Zucchini & Goat Cheese Quesadillas

Easy & healthy quesadilla using low calorie zucchinis and any cheese of your preference. My cheese of choice (I mean, what I had on hand) is goat cheese. Since zucchinis are a little bit taste free, the creamy and a little bit of tartness of the goat cheese make this a very interesting dish. Zucchinis are outstanding… Continue reading Gluten Free & Oil Free Zucchini & Goat Cheese Quesadillas

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