restaurant: Taiwan Bear House 台灣便當

when i have a hankering for Taiwanese food i think back to the delicious meals from Taiwan – not the fancy restaurants though. instead, i crave the simple meals of rice, seasoned eggs and meat or veggies. now, i can have them whenever i crave!

recipe: fig and prosciutto sandwich

so m and i stopped at Le Pain Quotidien for dinner and m gets a prosciutto, fig and pear tartine with ricotta, honey and wild arugula. standard to have your child try new things is introduce one new thing at a time for 3 days straight and observe any changes. we’ve introduced a variety of…

homemade breakfast sandwich

i don’t love the places in my neighborhood for breakfast. since i had a little time, i made it myself! this time a breakfast sandwich – a little quicker than an omelette with sides – a sausage with vegetable omelette and a side of mashed potatoes. cooking tools 2 medium mixing bowl potato masher 1 medium frying pan 1 large…

Fourth of July – basic burger & veggie skewers

burgers happen to be something that our whole family can eat together despite k’s allergies. so it was a easy Fourth of July meal: easy peasy burgers and grilled vegetable skewers! cooking tools frying pan grill wood skewers – and/or – mini straws circle cookie cutter ingredients

quick and delicious: Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat – Dal Bukhara

another dish in the Kitchens of India Just Heat & Eat family: Dal Bukhara / Black Gram Lentils Curry. if you asked me a few years ago to eat lentils, i’d say “no thank you!” but since i’ve been cooking for k, and i see how much she likes it, i have been more receptive to foods i previously avoided….

recipe: spaghetti with broccoli and shrimp in butter

since the little one can’t have garlic, m & i don’t keep fresh garlic in the house anymore. common foods,  including tomato sauce and snacks, that often include garlic we try to keep sealed or don’t eat when k is around. so i wanted to have a quick meal the other day and was going to…

resurrecting the hardened brown sugar

i have avoided using brown sugar because after using a little bit that a recipe called for, it would sit in my cabinet for a while and then when i need to use it again, it would be hard as a ROCK! knowing it would happen, the next time i bought it, i try to…

homemade breakfast

like many others sometimes we go out to eat and we think to ourselves: “so expensive! i could have made it myself!” but the thing is, we don’t always have the time. however, when you do have the time and can make something, i.e. a homemade breakfast, yourself, it sure is worth it! this morning, it was buttered…

recipe: fish congee

since it’s already April, i thought we avoided cold season but it turns out the interim between winter to spring is another season for catching a cold. k got it first and then i caught it – first a cough and then a sore throat. what is the best thing to eat at when you have both? congee….