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Yogurt Coconut Curry

Yogurt Coconut Curry

Like most of you, I’m remaking some of my go-to recipes with pantry staples and shelf-stable items. Curry is an easy one because once you have the base and spices, you can add in whatever you had in your fridge or freezer. The Base: 1 Read More

Zhajiangmian (soybean paste noodles)

Zhajiangmian (soybean paste noodles)

Another childhood favorite of mine. Zhajiangmian, similar to but different from Korean jajangmyeon, is made with fermented soybean paste. Salty, thick, with just a touch of sweetness, it goes great over your favorite noodles or zoodles. Ingredients: 1 king oyster mushroom, minced 1/4 lb ground Read More

Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow)

Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow)

Thai basil chicken (Pad Krapow) is so flavorful and easy to whip up. In these quarantine times – frozen chicken breast, green beans, and birds eye chilis are your best friend. This recipe feeds 2 Christy’s.. use your best judgment on if that’s one or Read More

Chinese Sausage + Shiitake Congee

Chinese Sausage + Shiitake Congee

I’ve been eating a lot of congee lately – my freezer is full of chicken broth and there’s few breakfasts more perfect than a cozy bowl of chicken congee. But, what happens when I don’t have chicken soup and want something a little bit more Read More

Chopped Cheese Rice Cakes

Chopped Cheese Rice Cakes

What is a Chopped Cheese? From the always trusty Wikipedia: “Chopped Cheese, also known as “a chop cheese”, is a type of sandwich originating from New York City. Found in bodegas throughout the Bronx and Harlem, it is made on a grill with ground beef, Read More

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