Thai Red Curry Lime Wings

Thai Red Curry Lime Wings

We made these wings on a smoggy Saturday afternoon, stuck inside watching way too many episodes of The Naked Chef on DVD (incidentally, we’d been cooking out of this cookbook long before we ever saw the show). I love having the ability to whip up a meal with whatever is in the fridge—to look at(…)

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Hong Kong Egg Tarts

Hong Kong Egg Tarts

Hong-Kong style egg tarts are probably my favorite pastry. Period. And the best part is…they can be made at home. Chinese egg tarts can be found in Hong Kong, Macau, and other parts of China. The Hong Kong and Macau versions differ slightly. Macau’s version was brought over by Portuguese colonizers, and they have more(…)

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Cantonese Salt and Pepper Pork Chops

Cantonese Salt and Pepper Pork Chops

Chinese Salt and Pepper Pork Chops are the best! I remember this dish from when I was a chubby kid growing up in the small resort town of Liberty, NY. Every month, my family would make the two hour Saturday morning pilgrimage in our white Chevrolet station wagon to Manhattan’s Chinatown. Kind of reminiscent of Little House on(…)

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Loaded Crispy Tofu Tacos

Loaded Crispy Tofu Tacos

The idea for these tofu tacos was 1) My dad’s, and 2) Of the rather harebrained variety. When he first suggested it to me–distant memories of dry, cardboard tofu cubes from the barren wasteland that was my college dining hall’s “Vegan Station” suddenly resurfacing–my initial gut reaction was just…”no.” When he threw out the idea to Kaitlin over Skype one(…)

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