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Crispy Curry-Spiced Wings with Herby Yogurt Dip

Crispy Curry-Spiced Wings with Herby Yogurt Dip

Deep frying is my nightmare, and it’s not just the oil splatters, I hate the before, during, and after. It’s temperamental, the cleanup sucks, and you’re left dealing with a big vat of oil!! But all good because it has helped me master the art 

Miso Clam Soup

Miso Clam Soup

Clams are hands-down one of the easiest things to prepare but they always feel kinda fancy and impressive, especially when you’re serving them to others, and this miso clam soup is a great example of that. I love the natural umami of clam stock and 

Soy-butter steak with mushrooms

Soy-butter steak with mushrooms

I generally try to avoid eating large quantities of meat, especially red meat, but every once in a while, we’ll have a steak as a ~treat your self~ type of meal. I also feel like my body is more open to the idea of red 

Savory Tang Yuan (pork-filled mochi dumplings)

Savory Tang Yuan (pork-filled mochi dumplings)

In Chinese culture, tang yuan 汤圆, mochi-like glutinous rice dumplings, are often eaten during the holidays as a symbol of family unity and harmony. Most tang yuan are sweet and filled with things like red paste or sesame paste, and can be found in the 

Creamy Smoked Trout Cucumber Bites

Creamy Smoked Trout Cucumber Bites

I classify these cucumber bites as “luxury on a budget” because it feels like the kind of hors d’eouvres you might get served at a charity gala or a wedding, but it’s made with just some creamy dairy (I used greek yogurt and mascarpone, but 

Strawberry-Rose Candy Cane Pastry

Strawberry-Rose Candy Cane Pastry

This strawberry-rose candy cane pastry is kinda meal-agnostic, in the sense that I feel like it could be serve at a Christmas brunch, as a sweet appetizer at a party, or even as dessert with some ice cream! I used creme fraiche and a strawberry-rose