Category Archives: Asian & Asian Influenced

Vietnamese Bò Trộn Cải Xoong – Pan-Seared Beef & Watercress Salad, with Fish Dressing Sauce

Contains: Seafood in the dressing, with option to opt out.  Soy, with option to opt out.  Is:  gluten-free with the proper soy sauce, tamari, or coconut aminos.   The recipe I’d originally planned to make for the Asian New Year (of … Continue reading

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Korean Banchan: Pickled Tofu

Contains:  Soy.  Is:  Gluten-free, vegan.   The Korean people typically serve lots of small sides along their main course, and along with rice.  These they call banchan.  Now, typically I make one or two dishes for a meal, especially if … Continue reading

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Sea Scallops, Shrimp, Shiitake, Sprouts, Asparagus, Onion – Stir Fried

Winter Solstice is a big deal around here, raising hens.  From henceforth, there will be more daylight each day, until one gets to the point where the chickens notice, and will up the production line.  (Yes, one can keep lights … Continue reading

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Pumpkin/Butternut Squash Soup, Thai Variant

Stop PRESS!  My laying hens finally delivered two gorgeous brown eggs this past Tuesday!  And, later that day, a third one!  I don’t know who laid what, but hey… laid.  Do follow up on my homesteading journal at Homestead Journal … Continue reading

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Vegetarian Indian-Inspired Rice; Plus Eggplant (Aubergine), Bitter Melon & Okra Curry

Since there are a lot of meat-related dishes on my docket right now, I wanted to create something vegetarian that I’ve never made before.  Meanwhile, I was having a severe hankering for things Indian, and haven’t yet tracked down the … Continue reading

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Asian Coleslaw

Another hot-weather dish you don’t need to heat up your kitchen to make!  Although finally this week the weather has broke in this burgh. Typically, this will be a side. You will usually find shredded carrot in recipes for Asian … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Alo Saigon, Westfield, MA

This Vietnamese restaurant is by nearly all accounts quite authentic, and I highly recommend it. Alo Saigon 116 Elm St (Route 202) Westfield, MA 01085 I’ve eaten 6 dishes here from  three different visits.  I don’t usually get this down … Continue reading

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