Black Bean Salad

Another flexible recipe that will adjust to whatever you have on hand, but as always, the more colorful, the better-looking (for your eyes) and the better for your health. This one had: 1 cup dried black beans, which I brought to a boil with water to cover in a...

Shrimp Pad Thai

This is the dish I turn to when I need some Thai comfort food. I’ve adapted it from Chez Pim’s recipe from years ago. It was the first pad thai recipe I tried that actually worked for me and so I’ve kept it as part of my regular arsenal and whip it...

Fresh Spring Rolls

It’s spring!! The perfect time to make spring rolls! These can be made vegetarian simply by omitting the shrimp or substituting tofu. Or, you can add on more meat like barbecued pork, grilled chicken breast, and the like. The vegetables also are very flexible....

Fried Mini Spring Rolls (Gluten-Free)

There are many many recipes for spring rolls, fresh and fried. This is a simple one I prepare for the kids when they are craving something small and crunchy. I like eating these wrapped in lettuce leaves and dipped in nuoc cham. It can be served with other dishes as...

Ddeokguk / Tteokguk / Korean Rice Cake Soup

This soup is one of my go-to Korean dishes that the whole family loves. If you’re gluten-free, look for the rice cakes/ovalettes that are made without wheat. They look like this and usually come vacuum-packaged in the refrigerated section of your Korean or Asian...