Category Archives: Recipe

Q&A, Edition #1

I recently announced a Q&A session on Facebook telling fans that they could ask me whatever question they wanted, and guaranteeing an answer to every question. Here are the questions I received and my responses. Which cities/states in the US have … Continue reading

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Chipotle Southwest Potato Salad

Hey guys! Thought I’d post a quick recipe. I came up with this one quickly one day while at work, and the end result is pretty tasty (one of my favorite salads I’ve made yet, and I make a LOT … Continue reading

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Cooking for a friend

Check out these AMAZING photos that were taken while I had the opportunity and honor to cook for a dear friend that had just given birth. Photo credit to all of these are to Ikigai | Photography by Katherine Fan   … Continue reading

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Human Chew Toys

Remember the last recipe I posted? I told you to not try to hard to take the meat off of the bones. Here’s why: you can make delicious snacks/little morsels to gnaw on while watching TV/drinking beer/etc. Be aware that your fingers … Continue reading

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Pork rib pizza with Roasted Garlic/Jalapeno sauce!

A few days ago, I went through my classic “How can I make dinner using what I have without needing to make a trip to the grocery store” thought process. The night before, I found a package of pork finger … Continue reading

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Braised Chicken in “Ato” Stew

My parents left for China a few weeks ago, leaving me in my enormous house all by myself. It’s not as glamorous as it sounds…let’s just say that even if I had all the money in the world, I’d probably … Continue reading

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Chocolate Souffle (First Try)

So I tried making Chocolate souffles for the first time. Souffles are notorious for being temperamental, and so with my parents out of town I thought it would be the right time to challenge myself. Never mind that it was … Continue reading

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Garlic Chives!

If you didn’t know already, the answer to yesterday’s mystery ingredient is Garlic Chives. They differ from chives and scallions in that they have flat (not hollow!) leaves, have a much milder/less oniony/more garlicky/sweeter flavor, and are almost always cooked … Continue reading

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Pan-roasted Salmon with Caramelized Kale and Watermelon Salsa

A few days ago, I posted a photo of this dish on my Facebook. When I cook, I cook using my senses. Very rarely do I follow a recipe strictly (unless it’s baking, a whole different ball game). When I … Continue reading

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