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May 26: KISS and Caprese

I decided to scrap the whole thing because it was feeling unnecessarily hard.

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May 19: Perfection & Pizza Beans

I used to identify myself as a perfectionist, believing that it was a good thing to be, something to strive for.

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May 12: On Tom Brady and Cauliflower Wings

So TB is only my current “case study” on how powerful the human mind can be.

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May 7: Job interview and power muffins

I came back down to earth and joyfully made these muffins for my family – a permanent job I will always be grateful for.

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May 6: Feelings and Anchovy pasta

It was one of the first things that solidified our love for each other, for food, for sharing a dish we love with…yes,  anchovies!

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May 5: Joy, Grief and Ginger Bread Loaf

It’s the juxtaposition experiencing the joy of seeing your children successfully moving forward on their journey and the sorrow of no longer being needed by them. 

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May 4: Why are we here and Lentil minestrone

While it’s been fun to learn, many years later, I no longer have an answer to why we are here.

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May 3: Games and Curry

I learned how to play mahjong for the first time a few months ago with some old friends in California.

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May 2: An Edible Hug

I didn’t grow up with many hugs from my parents, friends or other loved ones. 

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May 1: May Day

It was Spring time in New England, my first one as a foreign student in America.

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cranberry sauce

Maple Cranberry Sauce

My favorite dish at the Thanksgiving table has always been cranberry sauce. I would have every bite include a tiny bit (or a lot) of cranberry sauce if possible! Sometimes I wonder if I like it that much because of its taste, or is it more sentimental? I didn’t grow up with cranberries – they […]

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quinoa salad

Roasted Butternut Squash & Quinoa Salad

This recipe is a good one! It’s versatile and can stand on its own, or be a star side dish at any table – fancy or not. It is one of those dishes that is almost too pretty to eat.

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chocolate pudding

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

With a few ingredients that you may already have in your pantry, this recipe comes together in minutes. It serves a nice portion for 3-4 people. Add berries, a little cinnamon or just eat it alone. You won’t regret it!

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Zucchini Bread

The wonderful thing about all of it is that… this relationship is designed, decided, and controlled by me and only me! The baked goods have no say, nor should they. Sweet or sour, I get to be in charge. 

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Salmon Curry with Summer Vegetables

I pretty much grabbed whatever vegetables I had, thawed the salmon, mixed some curry paste (leftover) with coconut milk… and voila, a dish that’s actually worth sharing with your friends!

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shrimp fried rice

Shrimp Fried Rice

Fried rice, when done right, is beyond rice. This means, it’s even better than regular plain rice because it’s got all the extras that elevate the rice itself.

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Korean pancakes

Vegetable Pancakes

Either I wanted to live up to her comment of me, or it’s just how I was programmed, I am a good eater. I will try anything, especially, any vegetables. 

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chia pudding

Chia Pudding

Chia pudding is relatively new in my repertoire, and I was not always a fan. But I am all about easy, simple things I can make myself with what I have on hand. 

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soba salad

Soba Noodles with Zucchini & Edamame

Even though my first cuisine is Thai, and it sure holds a special place in my heart, Japanese food brings comfort, and all the umami flavors one could ask for. 

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Molasses cake

Molasses Cake

Sometimes, life can be that simple. Bake a cake, just because. 

I think you should, too. Especially THIS cake. That’s all I will say. As simple as that! 

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kale salad

Kit’s Kale Salad

I’ve made this salad many many times, and each time, I’m not only grateful for the gift that continues to give, I’m just grateful that there’s a recipe for a salad that our whole family loves.

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Thai shrimp curry

Thai Green Curry with Shrimp

This is a really simple way to make a dish that explodes with Thai flavors without requiring exotic ingredients.

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banana bread

Black Sesame Banana Bread

THIS recipe is special in that it uses two ingredients that aren’t common and yet they make two humble sad looking bananas into something quite magical. You will just have to try it for yourself!

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chickpea salad

Chickpea & Herb Salad

When your kids beg you to make a salad, you oblige, with glee. 

This is that salad!

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lemon cake

Yogurt Lemon Cake

This is the cake that I make for them on their half birthday which just happened. It’s simple, but delicious, and comes together so quickly. It’s from Molly Wizenberg’s first book: A Homemade Life.

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pesto

Kit’s Pesto

The best things in life are simple. 

Don’t you agree?

Take pesto. It’s a combination of a few really good ingredients that can be enjoyed in so many ways.

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Tahini cookies

Cashew Tahini Cookies

I was surprised at how 4 ingredients can make these most decadent cookies ever!

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roasted cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower & Garlic Pasta

Those times have past, thankfully, and I now enjoy pasta when I want. Life is so much easier and more pleasurable with it in my life. 

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oatmeal banana bar

Oatmeal Banana Bar

In honor of the No Sugar Challenge Summer Reset, I created this recipe with overripe bananas hanging around the kitchen. 

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