Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe 墨西哥酪梨醬

Guacamole is one of my favorite American-Mex appetizer. It’s so easy to make, but taste so good. I normally make salsa and guac the same time since it contains very similar ingredients. Chopping double the ingredients saves time and can have two different dip at the same time. Awesome!!

To make a good guac, you don’t need skills at all. Just mix all chopped ingredients together and adjust the taste to your preference. The guacamole could go with chip, wraps, or into sandwiches. Sometimes, I even just use a spoon and eat it all directly. Love the creamy and spicy texture and taste. 🙂  Continue reading Spicy Guacamole Dip Recipe 墨西哥酪梨醬

Fresh Basil Salsa and Shrimp Cocktail 雞尾酒鮮蝦佐羅勒莎莎醬

Gotta try something Mexican this week!!!!

Salsa is one of my favorite kinds of Mexican side dish. The refreshing, spicy sauce with chips is the best appetizer.

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Thai Spicy and Sour Fish Salad 泰式酸辣魚片沙拉

As the weather become warmer, this citrusy, refreshing appetizer would be the best as a starter for dinner. It’s really easy to prepare and so healthy. Completely zero fat and low carbs. The sweet, sour, and spicy sauce could match all kinds of meat and salad. Especially seafoods.

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Japanese Mackerel Meal Set and Basic Miso Soup 薄鹽鯖魚定食與基礎日式味噌湯


As the weather become warmer, J and I started to plan getting rid of the couple pounds we still carry since our holiday and winter fest. However, I would never sacrifice the taste and enjoyable meal experience to fight with my weight. Here is one completely healthy Japanese pan fried Mackerel meal set with Japanese style salad, sesame sauce okra and eggplants. miso soup, and rice. Not only the whole meal contains minimum amount of oil, but it is very tasty and filling. Not to mention good looking when you place them all on table.

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Drunken Mussels 蒜香白酒淡菜

The weather is getting warmer, and the spring is coming. This dish totally illustrates my impression of spring. A little bit of refreshing, savory, citrusy, and aromatic from the wine, the herbs, the shellfish, and the lemon juice. Adding a string of fresh thyme and the lemon zests really brings up the flavor to the next level.


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Spinach rolls, the healthy low carb diet 清爽健康的開胃菜,胡麻/ 蒜蓉菠菜卷

This is one of J’s favorite dishes. It’s so simple and easy to prepare, but with incredible taste. Quoted from him: I could just inhale a whole pack of spinach like this!! 🙂

Just to bare in mind the spinach would shrink rapidly after you boil them and especially after you squeeze out the water. I used one whole bag of spinach (about 10-12 heads) and turned out to be the small plate I shown in the picture (about 3 rolls.) I normally serve this cold as an appetizer or side dish. Therefore, you can prepare it ahead of time while you cook other dishes without worrying the dish turns cold.

Best of all, it contains minimum amount of oil and is really healthy for your diet. It tastes really refreshing but flavorful. Works really well with all kinds of main dishes. Continue reading Spinach rolls, the healthy low carb diet 清爽健康的開胃菜,胡麻/ 蒜蓉菠菜卷

Pan-fried Stuffed Buns (Shui jian bao) 夜市小吃: 高麗菜水煎包

This is one of typical Taiwanese street vendors food. If you ever visit Taiwan, one place you must not miss out is the “night markets” where there are full of food stands, little shops, and drinks. Shui jian bao is one of the very common food you would see in these street markets.

It is very tasty with freshly made, soft on top but crispy at the bottom skin with juicy stuffing. Be careful, it is really hot!! Add a little bit of hot sauce or hoisin sauce… mmm just taste amazing. Continue reading Pan-fried Stuffed Buns (Shui jian bao) 夜市小吃: 高麗菜水煎包

No Knead Herbs Bread 免揉香草牛奶麵包

Need a loaf of bread to go with your dinner? Try out the simple no knead bread!! All you need is time and natural science to make a great rising dough. The aroma and the crunchy crust but soft and chewy body texture of the right-out-of-the-oven-bread constructs the happiness of a home. Continue reading No Knead Herbs Bread 免揉香草牛奶麵包

Bacon Hasselback Potatoes 培根烤風琴馬鈴薯

So easy to make but taste so good!! The the hasselback cut baked potatoes can easily absorb the smoky flavor from bacon which makes a perfect side dish. Continue reading Bacon Hasselback Potatoes 培根烤風琴馬鈴薯

Baked Zucchini Parmesan Chips 烤起士櫛瓜脆片

This is such an easy to prepare, healthy but flavorful dish that would be a great vegetable side for Thanksgiving dinner!! Continue reading Baked Zucchini Parmesan Chips 烤起士櫛瓜脆片

How to boil and pan-fry dumplings with dipping sauce recipes 煮水餃、雪花煎餃與沾醬做法

Boiled dumplings

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Homemade Chinese dumplings 包餃子

Dumplings are one of my favorite food, especially homemade dumplings. Since I was a kid, I always remember my parents working together in the kitchen all afternoon making hundreds of dumplings then stored them in the freezer. Once the dumplings been made, it could easily turn into a great meal either boil or pan fried within a short period of time. After their retirement, my dad even grows his own leeks that reaps once a month for the dumplings. Making my own dumplings is also my way of missing home. 🙂 Continue reading Homemade Chinese dumplings 包餃子

Japchae (Korean Stir-Fried Noodles) 韓式辣炒冬粉

Whenever I go to Korean restaurants, I always enjoy this appetizer a lot!! It can be either spicy or non-spicy, served either cold or warm, and the ingredients can be easily adjusted as the vegetables you like. Most of all, it’s very easy to make and really tasty~ Enjoy~ Continue reading Japchae (Korean Stir-Fried Noodles) 韓式辣炒冬粉

Thai Chicken Salad 泰式雞肉沙拉

The leftover chicken breasts from rotisserie chicken can easily become dry and tough when reheated. This is a dish with lots of healthy ingredients, colorful looking, and low calorie!!! Tired of ranch or Italian dressing? Let’s try Thai style today!! 🙂 Continue reading Thai Chicken Salad 泰式雞肉沙拉

Caprese Salad 羅勒蕃茄起士沙拉

The easy, healthy, refreshing, and good looking appetizer in the WORLD!!

A friend gave us so many tomatoes he grew in his own yard over the summer. This will be the best way to consume these fresh picked tasty tomatoes!! Let’s get started!! Continue reading Caprese Salad 羅勒蕃茄起士沙拉