Category Archives: Asian & Asian Influenced

Cambodian/Khmer Pork Head

Contains:  Offal, added sugar.  Is:  Gluten-free, nightshade free, dairy free, paleo.  All right, this is half a head.  It came with my late summer’s pork share – well, it was indeed optional, but I wasn’t going to reject a head … Continue reading

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Thai-Inspired Red Curry with Leafy Greens & Scallops

Contains:  Coconut, nightshades, seafood.  Is:  Gluten-free. Vegetarian/vegan option. After scoring a big batch of pak choy (a variant of bok choy, but with a whiter stem) I decided to make a Thai curry.  It’s not quite Paleo or Whole30, but … Continue reading

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Stir Fried Rice Infused with Tea

Contains:  Soy.  Is: Gluten-free, comes with vegetarian option. This is part of my culinary MeetUp’s tea challenge for the month of April.  Yeah, our group actually met during COVID-19 shut down — online.  We couldn’t taste or savor aromas of … Continue reading

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South Indian Egg Curry, with Veggies

Contains: Nightshades, eggs, coconut.   Is: Originally intended for festival of Holi, gluten-free, grain-free, vegetarian, dairy-free, paleo, Whole30. Everyone out there… stay safe.  Even if you think you aren’t at risk, some of the elderly or folks you know with … Continue reading

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Nuoc Cham – Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

Contains:  Seafood, added sugar, nightshades.  Is:  Spicy, gluten-free. I made this once before, to serve with Vietnamese summer rolls, in a misguided notion that it would work even without sugar.  Mistake.  Really inedible…   I ended up tossing it.  I … Continue reading

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Thai Soup: Tom Kha Gai (Chicken Coconut Galangal), for Asian Lunar New Year – Whole 30

Contains:  Fish sauce, coconut, optional nightshade.  Is:  Whole 30, Paleo, gluten-free. Prepared for the start of the Asian Lunar Calendar, Year of the Rat.  I absolutely LOVE Tom Kha style soups.  I’ve finally made one that I’m happy to bring … Continue reading

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Steamed Soft Tofu with Swiss Chard & Sauce

Contains:  Soy, legumes.  Is:  Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, quick and easy.   This what happened to the other half of my tofu from Friday’s recipe. I had the Swiss chard from a farmer’s market hanging around in my fridge, begging to be … Continue reading

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A Miso Soup: Mushrooms, Tofu, Bok Choy, Wine and Herbs

Contains:  Soy, legumes, nightshades.  Is:  Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free.   This idea just sounded relaxing, and the only things I bought when the idea occurred to me were the mushrooms (regular white button ones).  Seeing the mushrooms, and knowing what was … Continue reading

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Savory Vegetarian Korean Pancakes

Contains:  Gluten, added sugar, egg,  nightshade.  Is:  Vegetarian. In extra non-food-related news, I closed out and sold my old house yesterday.  YAY TEAM!  I received more than the initial asking price on advice of my realtor, but it meant the … Continue reading

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Shrimp Shirataki Asian Pasta Salad with Peanut Sauce: Low Carb

Contains:  Shellfish, peanuts, nightshades, soy, coconut, probably gluten.  Is: Quick and easy, low carb. This month over at Cookingbites.com, we’re challenging each other to make pasta salads.  I figure I’d make a couple of different ones, and that at least … Continue reading

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