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    String Beans Almondine

    As I write this post on Tuesday night (Election Night) the election results are still not all in and I’m freaking out. On the one hand it’s natural that they’re not all in because I think some of the west coast states’ polls are still open (I live on the east coast), but on the other hand I thought Hillary Clinton would be way ahead at this point so I’m so anxious I feel like I’m going to be sick. So, when this post goes up I’ll either be overcome with joy or trying not to cry my eyes out on my way to work. Seriously. So to distract myself from these…

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    Baked Chicken Flautas

    I’m back with another food post that is perfect for the fall and if you are looking for some more Sunday football food ideas, this one is for you. I found this recipe for Baked Chicken Flautas through Pinterest last year and have made it a handful of times and it never disappoints. I followed the recipe (linked above) pretty closely but made minor adjustments. Follow along to see what I did! First, I minced garlic, diced an onion, and shredded some chicken. I went the semi-home made route and bought a rotisserie chicken. In a skillet, I cooked the onion and garlic until soft and then added the corn. After a…

  • Thin Mint Ice Cream Shake

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    Thin Mint Ice Cream Shake

    Have you all gotten your Girl Scout cookies? Thin Mints are my all-time favorite Girl Scout cookies so when I got my hands on a few boxes I wanted to try out something new other than just eating them like regular cookies. After Googling some ideas, I decided to make a Thin Mint Ice Cream Shake. Don’t worry, I only used a handful of the cookies for this shake so I still have plenty of cookies to eat! So the shake is really easy to make and the amount of each ingredient depends on your preference as well as how much of the shake you want to make. I used thin mint…

  • Naan Pizza

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    Naan Pizza

    Naan, a flat bread hailing from South Asia, has become increasingly popular in the western world for quite some time now. Every once in a while I like to make my own pizza at home. Making pizzas at home has been something I’ve done with my family since I was in middle school probably. Over the years the kinds of pizzas I’ve made have changed. I’ve used frozen pizza dough and made whole cookie sheets of pizza. That changed to buying pizza dough from local pizza shops and making pies at home. These days, I’m into making personal sized pizzas and using naan bread is the perfect way to do this.…

  • Tofu & Vegetable Stir-fry

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    Tofu & Vegetable Stirfry

    Tofu has been somewhat a staple in my diet all my life. As I’m Chinese-American, it’s a food that’s been regularly used in my meals. One easy way to incorporate tofu into your meals is by doing a stir-fry and pretty much everyone loves a good stir-fry. You can stir-fry tofu and any vegetables you want. For my example, I used tofu, cloud ears (a type of funghi), pea pods, and chinese okra. First, I sliced up some squares of tofu and dipped/coated them with flour. Then, I pan-fried them. I then cooked all the vegetables in a wok, added in the pan-fried tofu, and gave it all a good stir…

  • Pan-Fried Shrimp Salad

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    Pan-Fried Shrimp Salad

    With all of the rich foods and sweets I’ve been consuming over the holidays, my body has been craving vegetables. This is a salad I made a while ago, but I thought now would be a good time to share it in case, like me, you also feel like an extra intake of veggies is needed. I even went out to lunch with my friend the other day with the express goal of getting a salad. Now this salad is not exactly that healthy, but hey, baby steps right? We wouldn’t want our bodies to go into shock after the steady diet of cookies and gravies. For this salad, I…

  • Sweet Potato Cupcakes & Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

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    Sweet Potato Cupcakes & Toasted Marshmallow Frosting

    The calendar may say that winter is just around the corner, but the weather here would say otherwise. Usually by this time of year it’s quite chilly outside in the mornings and evenings and I’m using my seat warmers in my car on the way to work. Apparently El Nino (the weather pattern, or phenomenon or whatever it is) has other plans for us and it’s been feeling like spring lately. So in a nutshell, it’s almost winter and Christmas time at that, feels like spring, and I’ve got a fall treat for you today so I’m just all over the place today! A little background on this recipe. Last…

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    Spinach & Feta Puff

    I love spinach. I love feta cheese. I love the Greek dish spanakopita, which is what this Spinach & Feta Puff reminds me of. This recipe is super easy and I mostly followed a recipe from Epicurious. The only thing I changed was that I didn’t add dill to mine. I cut puff pastry dough into squares. I mixed together spinach, feta cheese, onion, olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic. I filled the puff pastry dough with the spinach & feta mixture and folded the corners in. Tip: I only made 6 puffs. Whenever you have empty cupcake/muffin spaces you should fill it with water to ensure even baking and avoid burning. I…

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    Easy Asparagus Side Dish

    Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables – to be fair I like most vegetables – but I feel like asparagus often gets overlooked! The only time I usually see pictures of asparagus on Instagram and the like is when it’s wrapped in bacon or prosciutto or something savory like that. But, today I’m going to share with you all one of the most common ways I’ve been eating asparagus my whole life. I know, I like to say that most of the recipes I share on here are fairly easy, but this one takes the cake! I snap the ends off the asparagus and then rinse them. Then, depending…

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    Tuna & Macaroni

    Summer is flying by — too fast for my liking. It’s no secret that I love food and sharing food posts here on the blog and a common summer food is salad, whether it’s all different kinds of green salads or even more of a summer staple – pasta salad. When I was little, my mom would often make a macaroni salad with tuna especially in the summer since it is a cold salad. I recently recreated it and thought it would be a perfect time to share it with you today! I know I often say that the recipes I’m sharing with you are fairly simple, but seriously this…