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Chinese New Year – 3 recipes

This coming Saturday (January 25th) is Chinese New Year.  I love celebrating holidays like this in even a small way with my family.  Food is a great way to introduce our families to other cultures.  It gives our children even a small insight into how people might live differently than us.  They have different food,… Continue reading Chinese New Year – 3 recipes

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Mu Shu Pork Burritos

Growing up, my family ate the same few things from Chinese restaurants: sweet and sour pork, cashew chicken, and beef and broccoli. Don't get me wrong. Those are delicious and easy crowd pleasers with kids. But as an adult, I've branched out a bit more and discovered and AMAZING world of options. One of those:… Continue reading Mu Shu Pork Burritos

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Peanut Butter Quinoa

Shortly after my husband and I got married, we put together a picnic dinner. I was so excited to make a delicious quinoa salad. We started eating, and I noticed my husband wasn't eating any of my salad. I asked him, and he said he doesn't care for salads like that. I had just bought… Continue reading Peanut Butter Quinoa

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Tangy Braised Cabbage and Asian Cabbage

Every year, cabbage goes on sale for a week or so in March, and most of us eat a little out of obligation on St. Patrick's Day. Cabbage is a strong flavor, so it doesn't usually come up as a favorite veggie for many. But it really can be delicious. Like all cruciferous vegetables, cabbage… Continue reading Tangy Braised Cabbage and Asian Cabbage

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Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches

It's National Vegetarian Week. While I'm not a vegetarian, I definitely see the health and financial benefits of following the diet. My family follows a flexitarian diet: mostly vegetarian meals but meat occasionally. We all know that fruits and veggies are good for us. But since drastically reducing our meat intake, our food budget has… Continue reading Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches