Best Beef Stew
Best Beef Stew
Whether it’s Boeuf Bourguignon or Hayashi Rice, practically every culture around the world has their version of beef stew. While I love these ethnic stews...
Grape Jelly
Grape Jelly
If you’re anything like me and dislike the funky flavor that gelatin imparts on desserts, I have a great plant-based alternative for you in my post this w...
Best Chocolate Pudding
Best Chocolate Pudding
I’m not much of a chocolate guy. After a big restaurant meal, I’ll usually pass over chocolate desserts in favor of something light and fruity. If after...
Curry Scallop Pasta
Curry Scallop Pasta
With every food blog, magazine, and TV show flooding you with holiday recipes, I’ve decided to take a break from the regularly scheduled programing of roa...
Green Mac & Cheese
Green Mac & Cheese
With only 5 ingredients, this creamy macaroni and cheese is both easy and delicious. The vegan edamame cheese sauce is not just “green”, it’s ...
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Best Beef Stew

Best Beef Stew

Whether it’s Boeuf Bourguignon or Hayashi Rice, practically every culture around the world has their version of beef stew. While I love these ethnic stews, when someone says “Beef Stew” to me, it conjures an image of supper in a frontier cabin. A half-day trek from nearest town, these settlers are self-sufficient, growing their own…

Grape Jelly

Grape Jelly

If you’re anything like me and dislike the funky flavor that gelatin imparts on desserts, I have a great plant-based alternative for you in my post this week on PBS Food. Agar powder is a gelling agent made from seaweed that’s colorless and odorless, which makes it perfect for setting your favorite juice into a…

Best Chocolate Pudding

Best Chocolate Pudding

I’m not much of a chocolate guy. After a big restaurant meal, I’ll usually pass over chocolate desserts in favor of something light and fruity. If after reading that, you’re thinking I must be from another planet, rest assured, I’m human and I do get an occasional chocolate craving. Perhaps it’s my palette’s way of…

Curry Scallop Pasta

Curry Scallop Pasta

With every food blog, magazine, and TV show flooding you with holiday recipes, I’ve decided to take a break from the regularly scheduled programing of roasts, stuffings, cookies and pies to bring you some easy comfort foods that I enjoy eating between all the epic holiday meals. This Curry Scallop Pasta is done in about…

Green Mac & Cheese

Green Mac & Cheese

With only 5 ingredients, this creamy macaroni and cheese is both easy and delicious. The vegan edamame cheese sauce is not just “green”, it’s literally green. Dr Seuss would be proud. Head over to PBS Food for my full post and recipe. continue →

Quick Chili

Quick Chili

With fall turning into winter and white stuff falling from the sky, it’s officially cold. This is the time of the year when my salad spinner works its way to the back of the cupboard and my dutch oven comes to the front. While cool weather and hearty fare go hand-in-hand, the unfortunate reality of…

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The House in Hong Kong

The House in Hong Kong

Walking through the doors of The Upper House, life slows down a beat or two. The minuscule lobby is more like a decompression chamber to shed a little energy before taking a serene ride up an escalator designed to mimic a row of torrii gates. There is no front desk in the traditional sense because…

Dueling Wontons

Dueling Wontons

When I mentioned on Twitter that I’d be heading to Hong Kong for a few days, the food recommendations came pouring in. Everyone had a favorite, but the one place I consistently heard as a must-go spot was Mak’s Noodle for their Wonton Noodles. It’s a third generation Hong Kong institution and while the one…

Fullerton Bay Hotel Feels Like Home

Fullerton Bay Hotel Feels Like Home

As much as I love traveling, staying in hotels night after night gets tiresome quickly. It’s around this time that I crave the comforts of home: like knowing how to turn off the lights, having a dock for my iPhone, and waking up in a bed that doesn’t make my back hurt. This last trip…

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