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Black Pepper Beef

Black Pepper Beef

There’s been a slab of steak in the freezer staring at me for two months, it was left over from a meal-kit that I never made and since we’re in the moving-but-currently-stranded-so-I-should-eat-everything-in-my-freezer stage of life, that steak was put to work in a v v 

Hoisin-sriracha Shrimp

Hoisin-sriracha Shrimp

A fun fact about the boy is that he uses hello fresh — a few weeks ago, his box had a hoisin shrimp dish and that was the inspo for this spicy-sweet shrimp recipe! I used: To make:

Steamed chicken and shiitake

Steamed chicken and shiitake

Steamer basket meals are back!! This is a riff on a pretty classic chinese braised chicken and shiitake dish except like… steamed and all-in-one with the veggies. Most of these meals will feed me and @designhangry.  For rehydrating dried shiitakes — if I know I’m 

Nuo Mi Fan (Chinese sticky rice)

Nuo Mi Fan (Chinese sticky rice)

My mom used to make this a couple of times a year and I would always look forward to it!! Though she’d tell me that I couldn’t eat too much because glutinous rice is harder for the stomach to digest and I’d get a stomach 

What I’m getting my friends for the holidays this year [2022]

What I’m getting my friends for the holidays this year [2022]

Every year I struggle with the best format to deliver this quasi-gift guide. Ultimately I just want something that you can scroll through quickly to see if any of my gift ideas resonate with the people on your list, and hopefully this fits the bill! 

Ginger-steamed fish and tofu with soy-scallion sauce

Ginger-steamed fish and tofu with soy-scallion sauce

Say the title of the blog post 10 times fast. jk. My friend Jessie made steamed fish tofu and bok choy, so naturally I had to do the same. I love this because it’s basically the steamed fish with scallion hong shao sauce (sweet soy