Pork Cannelloni with Chorizo Sauce and Bechamel

  The warmth and comfort of cannelloni Cannelloni always connotes a feeling of comfort and heartiness that I can’t think of any other pasta dish as having.  I love the softness of the pasta, the creamy bechamel, the tang of the sauce all wrapped around a meaty or cheesy center.  It’s a tasty meal in…

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Pork and Celery Stir Fry

  For over a decade, I taught preschool all around the world.  Which means that I have seen kids’ lunches from Seoul to Seattle.  Not only that but I’ve experienced the universal struggle of getting children to sit at a table and eat food.   Whether each meal is delightful or dreadful really depends on what’s…

Indian Spiced Fish Cakes

      Bring environmental sustainability into your diet Indian spiced fish cakes are full of flavor but more importantly are why I desire most for my diet, sustainability.  I’m a big fan of buying less desirable but highly sustainable cuts of meat and fish.  Not only is it better for the environment, but also…

BLT sushi rolls

  Why on Earth would you make BLT sushi rolls? Years ago, I took a sushi-making class with a friend of mine. After the class, I started practicing my new skills.  I bought sushi-grade fish to roll up and experimented with different types of Korean gimbap.  Then, I started to think, ‘What else could I…

Foolproof Minted Peas

  Mint and Peas? I don’t know about that… Although it may not seem appetizing at first, fresh peas sauteed in mint, butter and garlic is quite a heavenly vegetable dish.  I’m quite a fan of minted peas myself and can not fathom a plate of fish and chips without them.   How this recipe…

Amazing Dumplings!!

    Without dumplings, is it really Chinese New Year?  Could it be celebrated without an onslaught of fireworks, red envelopes filled with cash and a big steaming plate of dumplings?  No…它不能!!!!   So, after 5 years or so of living in China, I finally asked a friend’s mother to come and teach me how…