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Peanut Noodles

Peanut Noodles

Peanut noodles were a popular dish in 10-year-old-Christy’s repertoire (and also one of five things in said repertoire). As a 10 year old I would smother my noodles in lao gan ma chili crisp – clearly, not much has changed. This recipe makes enough sauce Read More

Tofu Wontons

Tofu Wontons

One of my goals is to be more conscious about my meat consumption. However, so many of my favorite Chinese foods have meat in them so I’ve been actively experimenting with new variations. These tofu wontons are bomb and while different from the standard pork Read More

That Dinner Party: Taco Fiesta

That Dinner Party: Taco Fiesta

Hello hello! As many of you already know, I love to have people over. Intimate dinners, larger parties – I love them all. I am convinced that in a former life I was an Italian grandmother who loved to feed people. I constantly get asked, Read More

Braised Oxtail

Braised Oxtail

I’ve always found oxtail really intimidating to cook – something about the way it looks.. I think. However, once I started cooking oxtail, I realized that it’s really not that hard at all and it was aalll in my head. Ingredients: 2 pounds oxtail 2 Read More

Cai Fan (菜饭) – Rice with greens and Chinese sausage

Cai Fan (菜饭) – Rice with greens and Chinese sausage

I have memories of my mom making this in our old house in our trusty rice cooker, usually during the winter. She would tell me things like “winter bok choy is the tastiest” and “Canadian sausage is the best”. While I didn’t manage to find Read More

Cheesy Tomato Bake

Cheesy Tomato Bake

Do you ever eat just half a baguette and wake up the next day to find that it’s gone stale and hard? No? Me neither. I too always eat the *entire* baguette as it would be sacrilegious not to. But, for your friends who have Read More