pork dumpling

recipe: pork dumplings in bánh tráng / rice wrapper

i was finally going to share dumplings with my little one and i was so excited! so i created a special filling with pork, pork dumplingvegetables and chives. instead of using eggs to bind the mix together, i used ground flax. it was a great mixture of ingredients. Continue reading “recipe: pork dumplings in bánh tráng / rice wrapper”

recipe: roasted potatoes with lemon and chives

i had these amazing lemon and garlic potatoes at a Greek restaurant a few years ago and i have not been able to forget them! normally i’m not a big fan of overly buttered and oily food but the lemon and garlic potatoes were spectacular. Continue reading “recipe: roasted potatoes with lemon and chives”

recipe: grilled chicken with tamari and orange sauce

grilled chicken with tamari and orange sauceafter making the grilled mahi mahi with tamari and orange sauce, i had a lot of sauce leftover and i didn’t want to waste it so i saved it for another dish. i picked up some chicken breast and asparagus and dipped them in the leftover tamari and orange sauce. score! with the sauce on the grill, i was able to dilute it and lightly fry some leftover rice with the flavor. Continue reading “recipe: grilled chicken with tamari and orange sauce”

recipe: orange glazed pork chops

orange glazed pork chopswhile i’m not usually a fan of the sweet and savory, i thought my little one would enjoy it. i didn’t have orange marmalade as in the original recipe so i used a peach and apricot jam.

i paired with the pork chops with some sweet potatoes and a healthy portion of stir-fry string beans and bell pepper using leftover glaze. Continue reading “recipe: orange glazed pork chops”

recipe: creamy and creamless stroganoff

creamy and creamless stroganoffi love beef stroganoff but i’m not a fan of sour cream. this pressure cooker recipe is perfect since you cook everything first and then add the sour cream afterwards so you can have it with or without! another option for those who are not a fan of sour cream but want a creamy version, use greek yogurt! Continue reading “recipe: creamy and creamless stroganoff”

recipe: chicken with lemon and rosemary

daycare Thanksgiving 2016for my little one’s daycare thanksgiving party, each family is to bring a dish for potluck. in addition though, i have to make a complete meal for the little one since i don’t know what ingredients other parents will use in their dishes. since we will be making a whole chicken for our family thanksgiving, i didn’t want to make another whole chicken for the school thanksgiving party. Continue reading “recipe: chicken with lemon and rosemary”

recipe: pressure cooker pot roast with vegetables

pressure cooker pot roast with vegetablesone of the easiest thing to make in a pressure cooker is pot roast. the meat is so tender and the vegetables are so soft and soak in all of the flavor. it is truly a wonderful, easy and no-fuss dish. i had some string beans that were going bad and just threw it in as well. delish! Continue reading “recipe: pressure cooker pot roast with vegetables”

recipe: red lentil chili

red lentil chili

i happen to have a bag of red lentils but had not decided what to make with it . then i opened my first pressure cooker and found this recipe in the cookbook that came with the cooker. it was the perfect way to break in my new machine.

i modified the recipe so my little one could have some (i.e. the chili powder, crushed pepper and smoked paprika) and I skipped the dates because I didn’t think the recipe needed the added sweetness. the result is still a hearty, delicious chili that we all enjoyed together. Continue reading “recipe: red lentil chili”

recipe: fig and prosciutto sandwich

fig and prosciutto sandwichso 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 cheeses, arugula and pear but there were several new ingredients: prosciutto, fig and honey. taking a step away from being the neurotic parents with a child with food allergies, we let our little one take a bite. k enjoyed it very much! Continue reading “recipe: fig and prosciutto sandwich”