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Spring Fresh Rolls

Spring Fresh Rolls

Spring is here. I’ve been thinking to post this spring fresh roll recipe for a while, so no further due, I’m writing this simple recipe on my blog now. I invite you to make some fresh rolls with me before spring is gone. The fresh…

Collard Greens and Bacon Stir Fry

Collard Greens and Bacon Stir Fry

Collard greens are staple vegetable of the south. It reminds me of the Chinese cabbage that we consumed so much of during my upbringing in China. Although I have never seen collard greens prior my move to the States, this vegetable became one of my…

Slow Cooker Tea Eggs

Slow Cooker Tea Eggs

Bored with fried eggs, scrambled eggs or poached eggs? Try some tea eggs. It’s so easy and fun to make. My kids love to make tea egg sandwiches for their breakfast and lunch. Pick your favorite tea and spices and you’re half way there. I…

Slow Cooker Beef Curry

Slow Cooker Beef Curry

This creamy beef curry dish is a perfect meal for the winter season. The recipe is simple and it’s easy to make. Buy the beef stew chunks with the most visible marble in the store for your beef curry stew, this kind of cut yields…

Hot Hot 🌶 Pot

Hot Hot 🌶 Pot

Hot pot is the best meal for winter. Our family loves hot pot and can’t have enough of it. More details coming soon…

Pumpkin Seeds Chocolate Caramel Toffee Brickle

南瓜籽巧克力太妃焦糖砖

I’m always looking for a new ingredient to add into my cooking recipe for my family. With the holiday season is approaching, I was excited to create something new, healthy and sweet. There’re a good amount of leftover pumpkin seeds from my homemade pumpkin pie…

My Homemade Pumpkin Pie

我家里做的南瓜派

南瓜派是众所皆知的秋季年末假日甜点。南瓜派就像中秋节的月饼,渊源於庆祝秋季丰收。我的自制南瓜派的秘密是酪乳(或用稀酸奶)还有自制的南瓜籽焦糖碎。我家三个孩子们都最喜欢我做的南瓜派。所以他们也总是很迫不及待地帮妈妈忙!想要把这个南瓜派食谱和制作过程登到我的微博上已经有一阵子了,因为我真的很想和我的家人朋友们在这个艰难的2020年一起分享这个愉快的经历。这里我献给你们我的南瓜派。希望通过这个南瓜派食谱,你们会体验一下不同的糕点制作文化。

Baked Stuffed Eggplant Medallions

烤鸡肉馅茄盒子

This was one of the fancy dishes that my mom made when I was young in China. We didn’t and still don’t use an oven for cooking in China, so my mom would pan fry the eggplant medallions instead. I have made this dish a…

Red, Red Bean Bread

红豆沙面包

As you can see I have some red bean paste at hand for use if you’ve been following my cooking blog. I saved up some red bean paste from the sticky rice bamboo leaf dumplings. There’s only a little change to the recipe for the…

3 Kinds of Sticky Rice Bamboo Leaf Dumplings

鸡肉蘑菇,豆沙和红枣粽子

We call sticky rice dumplings Zongzi in Chinese. They’re like tamales wrapped in bamboo leaves. Zongzi was one of my favorite treats when I grew up in China. I could only have it once a year in June during the Duanwu Festival (Dragon Boat Festival).…

Summer Frittata with Spinach and Sausage

夏日意式菠菜肉肠煎蛋

I didn’t have the luxury to have eggs in our meal everyday in my early childhood in China. So there were dishes like eggs soup or fried egg & veggie pancake (a Chinese version Frittata) sometimes for my family of four in my childhood memory.…

Steamed Three Flavored Pork Bun

Steamed Three Flavored Pork Bun

Can’t say enough how much our family loves the steamed three flavored pork buns. They’re like dumplings except the dough is different. We use the yeast dough for the steamed buns. Steamed three flavored pork buns are made of chives, shrimp, eggs and ground pork…

Cold Noodle Salad

荞麦凉面色拉

Noodles are a staple food in many cultures, especially in Northeastern China where I grew up. I have little doubt that I started eating noodles as soon as I could eat solid food as a baby. Noodles were my childhood to adulthood food, snacks, breakfast, dinner…

Green Beans Stir Fry with Ground Turkey

火鸡肉馅炒豆角

There are times that I just love to go back to basic cooking. Green beans are one of the most popular Asian vegetables. They’re easy to cook and you can eat them raw. But green beans can also be easily overcooked. Here I’m showing you…

Hazelnut Chocolate Butter Rolls

巧克力栗子奶油卷

I bet we’ve all made more desserts in the past three months of shelter in place period than any given year. 😂 Well, I can say at least that’s the case for our family. But look at the bright side, this is the time we…

Garlic Broccoli Stir Fry

大蒜西兰花

My kids always have, and still do, love steamed broccoli with butter. Thank goodness for that. Broccoli has been my backbone & hero vegetable whenever I didn’t have time to cook other veggies or ran out of veggie ideas for the kids since they were…

Veggies in Creamy Coconut Milk

椰汁蔬菜

I cooked some of my favorite veggies in coconut milk two nights ago for dinner. My choice of veggies were cauliflower, eggplant, potatoes and tomatoes. We all enjoyed this rich savory dish very much. All the veggies tasted creamy and delicious and were full of…

Sunshine Tofu with Chives 郁金豆腐

Sunshine Tofu with Chives 郁金豆腐

We all loved the tofu dish from yesterday’s lunch. It was so satisfying and delicious. I cooked three packages of tofu after our Saturday long bike ride (overly ambitious). We were super hungry and couldn’t wait to eat right away once we were home. Tofu…

🌹🌹Happy Mother’s Day!🌹🌹

??母亲节快乐??

My kids (with their dad’s help) made mother’s day breakfast for me.

Chicken Stir Fry with Bell Peppers

彩椒炒鸡肉

This chicken dish uses a simple recipe. I hope the 5 minutes cooking a healthy and delicious dish makes it a very delightful and pleasant kitchen experience for everyone. Our family finished the dish in no time. The chicken tastes so light & tender, the…

Pocket Pecan Pie with Chocolate Chips

蜂蜜巧克力豆胡桃派

My twin boys asked me to bake together after dinner a few nights ago. It was on the late side so we all agreed to bake something quick. I’d suggested the pecans and honey, my boys brought out chocolate chips of course! We were all…

Coconut Cauliflower Yellow Lentil

椰汁菜花黄扁豆

Yellow lentils have become one of our family’s new favorite foods. I started introducing lentil dishes to my kids last year. I love lentils’ delicious earthy flavor, its texture & its rich source of numerous essential nutrients. Cooking lentils is very easy and there are many…

Mango Coconut Ice Cream

椰奶芒果冰淇淋

It seems like the right thing to do for the warm spring days ahead of us. I love any food that has coconut flavor, especially for ice cream. Any tropical fruit will go with coconut perfectly. I made Coconut Mango Ice Cream using my blender…

Chinese Style Slow Cooker Beef

慢炖五香牛肉

This slow cooker beef is the way to go with a big chuck roast. You can get away with making this dish if you only have soy sauce, star anise and peppercorns. So no worries about not having all the spices in this difficult time.…

Chinese Pupusas

馅饼

Chinese Stuffed Pie (Xian Bing in Chinese) is the equivalent of the Latin American Pupusas. I remember it as a street market’s delicacy, and Xian Bing restaurants were very popular when I grew up in China. People took their orders in their local morning food…

Banana Mandarin Bread

桔瓣香蕉面包

Banana bread is my to go baked food. It’s a relatively healthy and very fulfilling snack. My kids love them. It’s easy to make and I don’t need the recipe since it’s stuck in my head after many years of baking it. Today I’d like…

Raspberry Water Kefir Soda

Raspberry Water Kefir Soda

This drink has become my kids favorite drink. Its light sweetness and tartness from the raspberries are a wonderful combination for a bubbly drink. The best part is that it’s a very healthy probiotic drink because it’s made of the water Kefir. Water kefir drinks…

Chinese Fried Rice

Chinese Fried Rice

Fried Rice is one of my all time favorite dishes. It’s so yummy and comforting. It’s the magical mismatch from your leftovers in your fridge. It’s very easy to cook and is super versatile. You can never go wrong with it. Even the most picky…

Ling’s Dumplings

饺子

I love dumplings, you love dumplings, we all love dumplings! Dumplings are the best! Dumplings are not just the most delicious food, they’re also a part of me my culture. They are a key dish of family gathering times for Chinese New Year celebrations and…

Vegetarian Chinese Stir Fry

Vegetarian Chinese Stir Fry

This is a hearty and healthy family style dish. It meant to be served in a big quantity with a scoop of rice. The mixed flavors of Umami from the mushrooms, the sweetness from the searing potatoes and the earthy freshness from the asparagus are…

Devilcado Eggs

魔鬼鳄梨蛋

Everyone from my family loves Avocado. I decided to create a fun dish using some of the avocados from our fruit basket. I thought of the Deviled Eggs first, and then Voila! Devilcado Eggs came through!

Baked Banana Bliss

Baked Banana Bliss

A little sweetness for our daily routines sounds like a necessity during the shelter-in-place time. I think you and your kids will love this simple recipe.

These bacon nuts are NUTS!

These bacon nuts are NUTS!

We all crave for some healthy snacks at some point of the day. I’m really in mood for some savory taste nuts. Bacon lard and Maggi sauce are my picks as the main ingredients for creating the Umani flavored nuts. They are yummy snacks for…

Simple quick lunch Sandwiches from my hubby’s homemade sourdough bread

Simple quick lunch Sandwiches from my hubby’s homemade sourdough bread

My hubby had been obsessed with making his own sourdough bread two months ago. It turned out to be a huge success. We kept him busy with baking because we can’t stop eating his bread in so many fun ways.

Hamburger Hash

Hamburger Hash

This is a perfect hash for a weekend breakfast or brunch. It’s so simple and delicious. It will replace some of the good memories of those breakfast places that we used to go on Saturday mornings before the S.I.P. time. The potatoes are brown crispy…

Assorted Stuffed Peppers

Assorted Stuffed Peppers

This stuffed peppers are one of my kids’ favorites. The sweet tender hearty peppers and the rich flavored ground beef stuffing with the mozzarella melting are just a wonderful balance. This can be a very yummy veggie dish if you skip the ground beef and…

Simple Sichuan Spicy Tofu

Simple Sichuan Spicy Tofu

This tofu dish is my backbone dish. I know I can always count on it whenever I feel lazy to cook something big and complex. It’s a great dish for a no-meat day.

Cheeseburger Cauliflower Casserole

Cheeseburger Cauliflower Casserole

This dish was a completely spontaneous creation. I knew I’d like to cook the cauliflower that had been in the fridge for a few days. Checked out the fridge and saw the ground beef that my husband just bought today. It’s 88% lean, not great…

Coconut chicken with light curry

Coconut chicken with light curry

This delicious chicken dish is always a delight to my family. Especially my kids love this dish. My daughter says, “It’s super creamy. The mixed flavor of chicken, potatoes, carrots and onion in the coconut sauce is really yummy.”

Cute things from 3-D printer

Cute things from 3-D printer

I recently found great usage of my husband’s 3-D printer. 😉 Here are some cute things that I created that can be some nice art pieces or organizers for my house.

Amazing Skincare

Amazing Skincare

I’m enjoying RODAN + FIELDS everyday. I’ve been using the Redefine Regimen for a while now. I’m so happy that I found this line of skincare and can’t wait to share these amazing products with you.

Hair

Hair

Sending my warmest hugs & regards to my long time hair stylist Emily and her salon in this difficult time.


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