Creamy Soy Milk Ramen (GF, Vegan, Vegetarian)

Not Your Ordinary Ramen under 30 minutes. Vegan, Gluten Free, Low Fat. Creamy, rich winter comfort food in a bowl. Slurping down the last strands of wheat noodles, I lifted the porcelain bowl to my lips to finish off the last mouthfuls of warm broth. It probably wasn’t “lady-like” of me at all, but it…

Mediterranean Poached Eggs (GF, Paleo, DF, Oil-Free, Vegetarian)

“I ate a dozen hard boiled eggs all the way on my 8-hour ride from Guangzhou back home” my dad proudly announced. As you can tell, my dad loves eggs. I had heard this story many, many times. So often at the dinner table or over the phone my parents would share stories from their childhood…

Special Soy Sauce Fried Rice (GF, Vegetarian, Oil-Free)

January 2017 Recipe Redux Challenge: Budget-Friendly Eats “How low can you go? Can you make a meal for less than $3 per serving? Whatever your budget, show us your healthy entree recipe to help keep food spending in check in 2017.” The bus engine roared as we pulled up to our little hostel where we…

Dairy-Free Creamy Salmon Alfredo (GF, Nut-Free)

Keys. Door Opened. Shoes off. Finally. Home Sweet Home. I watched as Zoe plopped on the couch – completely wiped out from hours of studying. My body ached; my legs cramped from sitting way too long and we were starving. Growing up back at home, the kitchen and fridge would never be empty. Boxes of crackers,…

Japanese Roasted Ratatouille Spaghetti (GF, Vegan, Vegetarian, Oil Free)

White linen curtains dressed the tall French windows. I watched as the early morning breeze lifted the ends of the opaque sheets, as if leading them in a slow dance welcoming the beautiful morning. Inevitably it brought with it the smell of fresh grass and buttery croissants. Each morning, my dad would hurry down the narrow…

Fluffy Coconut Flour Pancakes (Paleo, GF, DF)

1 strawberry, 2 strawberries…mm… Maybe 3 strawberries? Humming under my breath, I began the task of meticulously slicing the delicate strawberries. The knife revealed the pale soft flesh that diffused into the rich red color on the edges – perfectly sweet and ripe. It reminded me of all the reasons why I love summer. I love farmer’s…

Asian Lettuce Wraps: San Choi Bao (GF, Grain Free, Oil Free)

“I’m so excited” exclaimed the expecting mother. I was watching a video that a friend had sent me of a cute little Korean-Australian baby boy  being born to proud parents. The father, all dressed in scrubs, gently picked up his oldest boy to meet his wife and the new baby. In a few seconds, the camera swiftly moved…

Mediterranean Cauliflower Couscous (Grain Free, GF, DF, Vegan, Oil-Free)

“Guys what are we having for dinner tonight?” I looked up from the textbook as I heard my younger sister call out from the room  next door. I glanced at the clock: 7pm. It was dinnertime. Sighing, I scanned around the room. Textbooks sprawled over the floor. Dishes in the sink. Laundry to fold. Empty luggages to fill….

Oyakodon Japanese Chicken and Egg (GF, Paleo, Oil-Free, DF)

My stomach was grumbling and growling as I stepped out of the crowded elevator . I looked down with slight embarrassment, hoping no one else recognized the hungry culprit. Good thing it was lunch time. Any second longer I think I’d die of hunger. I gave the waiter the name, and he guided us rather…

Vegan Kung Pao Tofu (GF, Oil-Free)

“What do you want to do when you grow up?” “Wedding planner (without hesitation)…I just absolutely love weddings!” I love, love, love the feeling of dressing up, and watching the daddy and daughter dances, not to mention the wedding videos. All throughout the day the feeling of romance and love drifting in the air, so evidently bringing optimism…