Category Archives: Asian & Asian Influenced

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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Bharwaan Mirchee – Stuffed Bell Peppers (Indian)

This recipe is from Indian Home Cooking, by Suvir Saran and Stephanie Lyness.  Some years back I attended a 3 hour hands-on cooking class taught by Suvir Saran and bought this book then.  (He autographed it, too.)  Apparently, it is … Continue reading

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Miso Soup, and (Tuesday Tour Day) South River Miso Company

A good miso soup, not essentially Japanese but it does owe a lot from that cultural cuisine, AND definitely tasty!  Back mid-May, our Blue Zones study group took a field trip to the South River Miso Company, where the owners … Continue reading

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Lion’s Mane Mushroom Stir Fry – Gluten-Free and Vegan

About 3-4 weeks ago, I ran into something named Lion’s Mane mushroom at the Litchfield CT farmer’s market.  The taste is supposed to resemble crab meat. YAY WOW, something NEW I’ve never tried before!  Sussed isn’t quite the word! I … Continue reading

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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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