Category Archives: Asian & Asian Influenced

Chinese Okra Stir Fry with Egg, Bean Sprout, and Chinese Chives

I think I have a thing for okra going.  (But as noted below, this veggie is NOT related to the African or western okra at all.)  Not long ago I posted a different okra recipe, the Paleo Baked Okra with … Continue reading

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Bitter Melon Stir Fry. Visiting the Korean Supermarket, H-Mart. Blue Zones.

  I’m currently in a local book discussion group, where monthly for four or five months, we are meeting to discuss the book by Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution:  Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People. The Blue … Continue reading

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Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos

Tex-Mex fusion with eastern Asia?  BTW, this recipe is vegan, and it turned out top notch, speaking as an omnivore.  I am looking forward to making this soon again.  Very soon. Tempeh originated in Indonesia, most specifically on the island … Continue reading

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Pyogo Jeon, Korean Stuffed Mushrooms, Lunar New Year

I started hunting around for a good Lunar New Year recipe from any appropriate Asian culture that celebrates this time of year.  I stopped dead in my tracks with this potentially gluten-free Korean recipe that incorporates… mushrooms!  And, you can … Continue reading

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An Eastern-Asian Soup

I haven’t driven since December 13th (recovering from surgery), and my pantry in my new home is not yet installed, so some of my foodstuffs are not readily find-able.  But I was in the mood for a nice winter-body warming … Continue reading

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Galbi: Korean LA-Cut Short Ribs

You’ll see the name spelled Galbi, and you’ll see it spelled Kalbi. Due to the fact that I’m still not driving after surgery, I didn’t follow the following recipe exactly.  My inspiration recipe is from Maangchi’s “Real Korean Cooking” book,page … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Cauliflower and Onion Pakora

Several months back, I stopped at an Indian restaurant, the Aroma Bar and Grill, on my way home, and ordered a meal.  My meal came with pakoras (among other things) on the side.  Seriously, those things ranked 10 out of 5, and … Continue reading

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