I had orig­i­nally intended to start a blog about food only. You know, be the next Smit­ten Kitchen, nat­u­rally. But I can’t help but write about life abroad and the pho­tos I’ve taken around China and on my trav­els. Still, my favorite thing is to keep it real in the kitchen, and share these recipes with you.

Chi­nese Food

A New Egg Roll

Scal­lion Pancakes

Smoked Tofu Stir Fry

Sweet Red Bean Soup

Start with a Drink

Pimm’s Cup


Mint Sim­ple Syrup


Cin­na­mon Rolls

Break­fast Potatoes

Baked French Toast

Poached Eggs and Chorizo on Eng­lish Muffins

Baked Eggs

Apps, Sides, and Other Small Tasties

Gravlax (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3)

Quick Car­rot and Daikon Pickles

Chi­nese Scal­lion Pancakes

Lentil Soup

Potato Suc­co­tash

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Veg­etable Drawer Soup (aka Hur­ri­cane Sandy Soup)

Mains: Meat & Fish

Oven Roasted Pork Belly

Shred­ded Chipo­tle Chicken Tacos

Pulled Pork Shoul­der (for Tacos and other goodies)

A New Egg Roll

Turkey Meat­balls

Mains: Veg­e­tar­ian Options

Panko-Crusted Tofu

Zuc­chini Patties


The Best Pizza

New York-style Bagels

Sauces, Dress­ings, Rubs, Mari­nades, Gar­nishes (The Good Stuff)

Cae­sar Dressing

Cucum­ber Mango Salsa

Green Salsa

Mint Pea Dressing

Mus­tard Seed Spread

Pico de Gallo

Pre­served Lemons

Rib Rub

Tomato Sauce


Black Sesame Ice Cream

Lay­ered Gui­ness Choco­late Cake

Other Random/Crazy Kitchen Experiments

DIY Pas­teur­ized Eggs


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