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Grilled Baby Bok Choy with Hoisin Honey Glaze

May 22, 2017 • Posted in Cook, Eat,

I’m always looking for ways to take the most humblest of ingredients, and transform them into a flavor-packed dish that is truly unforgettable. This desire comes from my own childhood, growing up as...

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Make Your Own Vegetable Stock

April 27, 2017 • Posted in Cook, Eat, Mindful, San-J Family,

Food has a way of bringing people together. In my mom's family, our gatherings always include a pot of soup. And why not? With just a few simple ingredients and minimal effort, you can throw together...

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Memories and Celebrations of Sakura, Japanese Cherry Blossoms

April 05, 2017 • Posted in Cook, Eat, Japan, Mindful, San-J Family,

In Japan, cherry blossoms are praised for more than just the arrival of spring. Also known as sakura, cherry blossoms are symbolic of the beauty and mortality of life, paired with optimism of a fresh...

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A Springtime Guide to Growing Asian Vegetables

March 21, 2017 • Posted in Cook, Eat, Japan, Mindful, San-J Family,

It's time for Spring gardening! For the past two years, we've been living in suburban Las Vegas, Nevada. Our Spring gardening this year is a modest patio garden, with our essential Asian herbs and...

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Spring Vegetables with Asian Flavor

March 03, 2017 • Posted in Cook, Eat,

I look forward to spring each year. The world just seems to come alive all over again. The trees are budding, flowers are starting to bloom, and oh those spring vegetables! Asparagus, baby peas,...

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A Simple Stir-fry in 3 Steps

February 13, 2017 • Posted in Cook, Mindful, San-J Family,

My favorite way to cook, hands down, is stir-frying. It's my go-to when I'm cooking to share and to impress. It's also practical for the times I'm just cooking for one, because it's as simple as...

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Chinese New Year Celebrations

January 17, 2017 • Posted in Cook, Eat, Mindful,

Chinese New Year, also known as Lunar New Year, falls on January 28 this year. This year marks the arrival of the Red Fire Rooster, a year that is going to be blessed with great progress, harmony,...

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