Recipes

Strawberry Pistachio Pie

Strawberry Pistachio Tart

When I was 19, I moved out of my dorm room into a house with…

arroz con leche

Mexican Arroz Con Leche (Rice pudding)

Every week, my friends and I get together for family potluck dinner. Everyone is in…

Chicken and Rice Pilaf

Saffron Rice Pilaf with Rose Water, Almond Milk and 5 Spices

The sun started flooding our apartments about two weeks ago, causing everyone in LA to spend the…

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Chicken à l’Orange and Herbs

It’s been raining a lot in the last few weeks which has given me a…

Canneles Bordelais

Cannelés Bordelais

Cannelés Bordelais are my specialty! They are my little pride and joy. I love individual desserts…

Crêpes Farcies (Ham and Cheese Crêpes)

These crêpes represent every French person’s childhood. My mother used to make these a lot when…

Galette des Rois

Galette des Rois (King’s Pie)

Galette des Rois is a cake baked for the Epiphany on January 6,  a religious…

Lemon Lavender Madeleines

Lemon Lavender Madeleines

The day before I left for my holidays in Hong Kong we had two friends…

Chocolate Mendiants

Chocolate Mendiants

Chocolate mendiants are a traditional confection that you’ll find around Christmas and New Years in…

Rosemary Chocolate Pudding topped with Whipped Cream, Olive Oil and Fleur de Sel

Rosemary Chocolate Pudding topped with Whipped Cream, Olive Oil and Fleur De Sel

It’s already the 31st here in Hong Kong and we are in the middle of…

Pistachio, Pomegranate, Butternut Squash Quinoa Winter Salad

Pistachio, Pomegranate and Butternut Squash Quinoa Winter Salad

When it starts getting cold outside, it’s nice to come home to a warm meal.…

Miso-glazed Eggplant

Miso-glazed Roasted Eggplant with Sesame Seeds

When you come home and don’t feel like cooking, skip the pasta and opt for…

Brussel sprouts with pistachios and pear

Pear and Pistachio Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Admit it, you used to hate brussel sprouts too. I don’t know why our parents…

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Chai Glaze

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Chai Glaze

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I am writing this post from snowy Connecticut. It’s been a while…

Persimmon, Pomegranate and Pear Fruit Salad

Persimmon, Pear and Pomegranate Fruit Salad

With the arrival of fall comes the persimmon season. I have great memories of my…

Apple Cider braised chicken and squash

Apple Cider-Braised Chicken and Roasted Squash with Hazelnut Sage Pesto

This is a fall-themed meal I have really enjoyed making lately. The farmer’s market always…

Miso Orange Cookies

Miso Orange Cookies

I may have started with more traditional cooking but in the last few years I…

Lavender Scones

Lavender Scones with Strawberry Rose Jam

  One of the most popular things to do when you visit Hong Kong is…

Miso Edamame Hummus

Miso Edamame Hummus

Here in LA the weather is fluctuating constantly. Since they’ve painted the building roof white,…

Rosemary Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Lemon Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Ah roasted potatoes. The one dish (other than dessert) that I have a bottomless stomach for.…