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Loving Luang Prabang For Southeast Asian Vacation

On April 9, 2012

Tranquil Yet Stimulating Vacation in Laos

Many world travelers consider Luang Prabang to be one of the top destinations in Southeast Asia. My recent trip there definitely puts it on the top of my list for favorite cities …

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Video Finale: Gluten-Free Thai Beef Salad

On April 5, 2012

Part 4 of 4: Tim Urban and I Enjoy Our Cooking

In this, Part 4 of 4, we conclude our feature showing American Idol finalist Tim Urban learning how to make a gluten and dairy free Asian recipe with lessons on searing beef …

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Lamb Is One Of My Favorite Easter Recipes

On April 4, 2012

Roasted Rack of Lamb Is An Easy Recipe And A Crowd Pleaser

I have a few friends coming over for an early Easter potluck dinner this weekend and we’re all preparing our favorite Easter recipes. My favorite, rack of lamb and roasted potatoes …

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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Thai Beef Mango Salad Video

On April 3, 2012

Part 3 of 4: Tim Urban and I Make The Dressing

In this, Part 3 of 4, we continue with our feature showing American Idol finalist Tim Urban learning how to make a gluten and dairy free Asian recipe with lessons on technique as we make the salad dressing …

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Teaching Tim Urban To Cook Thai (Part 2)

On March 29, 2012

Part 2 of 4: Tim Urban Has Fun With Ingredient Preparation

In this, Part 2 of 4, we continue with our feature showing American Idol finalist Tim Urban learning how to make a gluten and dairy free Asian recipe …

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Teaching Tim Urban How To Make Thai Beef Mango Salad

On March 27, 2012

Part 1 of 4: Tim Urban Prepping Thai Ginger

I love it when I can show people how easy it is to make healthy, flavorful Asian dishes at home … and recently got the chance to do that with American Idol finalist Tim Urban …

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Spring Break in Laos Awaits

On March 18, 2012

It’s Luang Prabang For Our Family Vacation

After living in Asia for nearly three years, my family has started to demand more adventurous types of vacations. While beach holidays are always nice, we now seem to gravitate toward smaller Southeast Asian cities…

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Miso Paste, An Indispensable Ingredient for the Asian Pantry

On March 14, 2012

Miso Paste May Be Used For One of My Family’s Favorites: Miso-Glazed Black Cod

When most people hear of miso, they think of the brothy iconic soup served at nearly every Japanese restaurant …