Mapo Tofu: Chinese

Mapo Tofu: Chinese

As two folks invariably obsessed with cooking at home, we don’t normally order Chinese takeout. But when we do, mapo tofu is one dish that I’d be hard pressed not to ask for. It’s my addictively spicy yet savory, “always leaves your mouth buzzing thereafter” guilty pleasure. And why I was really excited to learn this dish. … Read more

Nasi Kuning: Indonesian Festive Rice

Nasi Kuning: Indonesian Festive Rice

Whenever Heather gets a new cookbook for the house, it’s always a good enough reason to have a celebration! This time around, she got a really delightful cookbook, Cradle of Flavor, that dives deep into some really exquisite looking Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean recipes. Needless to say that we’re both really excited to explore many more … Read more

Goi Cuon: Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

One of the greatest “grocery store discoveries” that we’ve ever made has been rice paper sheets for fresh Vietnamese spring rolls. For starters, they’re light and nutritious. Each individual sheet is only ~34 calories! And it’s also a source for fiber and iron. They’re incredibly inexpensive too! One packet of 35 sheets, which easily spans … Read more