Being Chinese and NOT Eating Rice Often

I rarely cook rice at home.  I haven’t even used my rice cooker since November 2014!  And I’m of Chinese descent.  As a child, I ate rice nearly daily – always at dinner as I ate western-style breakfasts (eggs and… Continue Reading

Blue Dragon Stir Fry sauce Recipe 1: Sweet and Sour Beef

I was contacted by the PR company who works with Blue Dragon, a company that makes a series of delicious stir-fry and other Asian-inspired sauces before the holidays.  As I was going away, I asked that they hold of sending… Continue Reading

Hearts for Fickle Viet-Chinese Cuisine

Fickle Viet Chinese Cuisine certainly has been getting a lot of attention since it opened on June 17, not only because of its name, but because of restaurant’s interesting decor – heart shapes all over its walls, ceilings and even… Continue Reading

Healthier Eating with Steamed Stuff Peppers

Now that 2011 has arrived, many of us are trying to follow our New Year’s resolutions and for a great deal of people, it means living a healthier lifestyle.  One way to do this is by making less fattening meals… Continue Reading

An Asian-Inspired Turkey for (Canadian) Thanksgiving

My family and I just had a wonderful turkey dinner, my first as host.  I bought the turkey earlier this week, and was lucky to find a smaller one – we were only going to be feeding four people (my… Continue Reading

Asian Inspired Steak Strips and Veggies

Ingredients: Striploin Grilling Steaks Asparagus Peppers Minced Garlic 1. Trim fat and cut steak into strips of approximately 1 to 2″ in width. 2. Marinate beef with minced garlic and a bit of terriyaki or soya sauce.  Refrigerate for approximately one hour.… Continue Reading