Green Tea Soba Noodle Salad

January sure is flying by, isn’t it? We’re already halfway through the month! This is crazy! Only 17 days ago we celebrated the new calendar year. But do you know ...

Mango Sticky Rice

In Dallas, there’s a modern Thai-Vietnamese restaurant called Malai Kitchen that has one of my—and my family’s—absolute favorite desserts: mango sticky rice. It’s to die for! I don’t even need to ...

Udon Stir Fry with Bok Choy and Vegetables

I’ve always loved udon noodles, whether it was in a stir fry or in a soup. Maybe that was a product of living in Tokyo as a baby, but I’m ...

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A Special Birthday at Rasika

If you don’t like Indian food, we can’t be friends. With a different mix of sauces and spices in every dish, there’s something about Indian food that I find truly special. There’s so much energy in Indian food—an energy that also moved east to Southeast Asia in the foods of countries like Thailand and Malaysia—that […]

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Food, Inc and the Columbian Exchange

Where do you think your food comes from? For most of us here in the United States, we think of large, sunny farms where animals roam around, eat grass, and live happily. However, a 2008 documentary called Food, Inc paints our food in a different light—one where both food and consumers alike are kept completely in […]

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Green Tea Soba Noodle Salad

January sure is flying by, isn’t it? We’re already halfway through the month! This is crazy! Only 17 days ago we celebrated the new calendar year. But do you know what other new year is rolling around? Chinese New Year is coming just around the corner, and I can’t exactly say I’m ready for it. […]

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White Toblerone Macadamia Cookies for 2014

Wow, it sure is crazy to think that 2013 is taking its last few breaths. Pretty soon, the full force of 2014 will be upon us! It’s weird to think how quickly this year went by. But as the seasons change and our calendars change dates, some things always stay the same. The last day […]

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Have a Merry Christmas!

Hi everyone! It’s about noon here in Dallas so I wanted to pop in and greet you all. Depending on where in the world you are, I hope you are either enjoying what’s left of your Christmas Day or that you had a great Christmas already! I really wanted to put out a Toblerone cookie […]

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Harry Potter Butterbeer Latte/Frappuccino

Back in the summer, my family and I made it out to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. Despite not being a big Harry Potter person (yet), I really enjoyed it! My younger brother is actually the Harry Potter person in the family—he’s reading the seventh book right now!—so he got […]

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White Chocolate Toblerone Fudge

It’s really crazy to think it’s already midway through October! It feels like it hasn’t been that long since school started in late August. Maybe it’s just the ridiculous amount of things I’ve been up to lately! Last weekend, I went to a homecoming football game and dance with an old friend at her school. […]

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Avocado Cilantro Cream Salsa

Labor Day has, unfortunately, come to a close. I found myself crying myself to sleep last night, solely because my extended three-day weekend came to an untimely end. Why me? I bawled. Why so soon? But of course, the end of breaks are inevitable. No matter how often I’d pray as a young child for some extension of […]

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Nutella Turon

Turon is one of the easiest, most delicious little desserts I’ve ever had. What’s turon, you ask? It’s a Filipino snack made of saging (banana), langka (jackfruit), and brown sugar rolled in spring roll wrappers and fried. Here in Dallas, it’s not exactly easy to get the jackfruit—or even the same bananas!—to make the truly […]

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Moo Shu Tofu

Ever since I was little, Mulan has always been my hero. She was one of my favorite Disney characters, only behind Lilo and Stitch. I always admired her bravery and courage, and like most children, I completely ignored the idea that she’s a fictional character. To make matters slightly more confusing, I’d met her and […]

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