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How To Make Sushi Rice and a Zojirushi Rice Cooker Giveaway!

by Valerie September 7, 2011
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This week, Karen and I got to make one of my favorite foods of all time: sushi. I've often posed the question to friends and family of what their last meal on earth would be if they could choose it and although I personally waver between tacos, pizza and chocolate chip cookies for my second […]

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Bibimbap

by Karen August 8, 2011
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Bibimbap is one of those dishes that makes that adage about eating with your eyes entirely true.  This classic Korean dish is a beautiful mélange of colorful fresh vegetables, a little bit of meat, and often topped with a bright runny fried egg and then mixed together with rice and deep red gochujang, a spicy […]

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Thai Green Mango Salad

by Karen June 13, 2011
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Summertime means mangoes and thankfully for a mango-lover like myself they're popping up all over the place. As you squeeze your way through a crate full of mangoes in search of that perfect give, make sure you don't pass up those rock hard green mangoes. Many cultures around the world make use of these under-ripened […]

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From the Other China: Uighur Lamb Kebabs

by Karen May 18, 2011
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Last week I made a very common Chinese dish, Chinese tea eggs. However, when we speak of Chinese food we're typically referring to the food of Han Chinese, which is an ethnic group that makes up about 92% of China's population. But at a population of 1.3 billion people, the seemingly meager 8% constitutes a […]

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From the Other China: Xinjiang Oasis Salad

by Karen May 18, 2011
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This is a perfect summertime salad inspired by the hot and dry summers in the Xinjiang province of China.  It reminds me of a shirazi salad, which isn't surprising given Xinjiang's location along the Silk Road.  The dressing for this salad is a simple mixture of fresh herbs and some salt.  Enjoy this cooling salad […]

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Chinese Tea Eggs

by Karen May 12, 2011
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Eggs, how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.  I love thee soft-boiled with some kaya toast dipped into the runny yolk.  And scrambled with some herbs and melty cheese.  And simply cooked over-medium in melted butter.  I love eggs any way, any time of the day.  One of my earliest egg-lovin' memories […]

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Japanese Potato Salad

by Karen April 19, 2011
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One of the highlights of a Japanese meal for me is the potato salad. Leave it to the Japanese to elevate something so prosaic into a light, subtle and creamy dish, the farthest thing from the heavy oily mess that we often associate with potato salad. One bite of this delight and it transports me […]

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Chinese Scallion Pancakes: Pancakes Gone Global

by Karen February 28, 2011
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I’ve been looking forward to this post for a while now. Some fellow food bloggers OMG Yummy (@omgyummyblog), Chow and Chatter (@chowandchatter), Yumivore (@yumivore), and I were tweeting about our love for pancakes, when Rebecca from Chow and Chatter informed us that Pancake Day was just around the corner on March 8st. I took this […]

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Perfect Pavlova

by Karen February 25, 2011
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There are few desserts as easy and beautiful as pavlovas. It’s simply a meringue topped with fresh whipped cream and fruit. The gorgeous white fluffy layers of the pavlova reminiscent of a tutu was inspired by famous Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova. During the early 1900s, she began touring around the world and one of her […]

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