Tom Yum Soup with Shrimp (Thai Hot and Sour Soup)

Tom Yum Goong Soup (Thai Hot and Sour Shrimp Soup)… My first taste of hot and sour soup was at a Thai restaurant when I lived in Hawaii. It was late October and I was homesick. I was particularly missing the cold, stormy fall weather that I was used to ushering in soup season (my favorite season!). What I remember most about my first encounter with this delightful soup, was that I hated my first spoonful! I had not had a lot of experience with Thai or Asian cuisine and when I took that first slurp, I was in for

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Spicy Chinese Jalapeño Chicken Stir Fry

This Chinese Jalapeño Chicken Stir Fry dish is one of my favorite dishes by my mom.  Once I have one bite of it, I can’t stop!  Next thing you know, I ate almost all of it and I’m complaining about how full I am but guess what – totally worth it!  Something about the jalapeno and the hot sauce combo just gives it the right amount of delicious kick.

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Paleo Coconut Caramel Brownies

I don’t usually bake. I’ve always been good at it, but it just never seems quite as fun. To me, baking is the flip-side of cooking: cooking is all organized chaos and anything goes, while baking is rule-heavy and chemistry reliant. So when the words “I’ll bake you something!” came out of my mouth as a bribe to get my supervisor at work to help me, I got a little scared when I realized I’d have to do something I hadn’t done in years — and this time, do it Paleo.

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Paleo Roasted Root Vegetables

Root vegetables are to fall as asparagus is to spring. And yes, you know a true foodie when their season’s are marked by the changes in produce not the changes in weather. And I know, Brussels Sprouts aren’t root vegetables, but the name of this recipe was so catchy I couldn’t help myself! Forgive me. This Paleo Roasted Root Vegetables recipe is not your typical roasted root vegetable recipe. Yes, there are herbs and rustic knife cuts. But, this method of seasoning makes it so every vegetable is slightly different and totally jazzes up what is typically a one note dish.

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The Ultimate Paleo Vegetarian Recipes Roundup!

October is Vegetarian Awareness Month!  Now, I know lots of people think that Paleo = Anti Vegetarian, but it’s really not true at all!  There are actually plenty of people who eat a more veggie based paleo diet!  For me, everyone knows I LOVE meat, but to be honest I can go a day without eating meat, but I can’t go a day without eating any veggies!  Looking for some Paleo meatless dishes?  Look no further!  Here’s a collection of delicious Paleo Vegetarian Dishes!

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Roasted Lemon-Thyme Chicken with Fall Veggies

I’ve lived in the lower-North East U.S. all of my life. From Pittsburgh, to White Plains, NY, landing in Philadelphia, and now in middle-of-nowhere Ohio. And in all of these places, fall seems to come on FAST and disappear into winter just as quickly. So we kind of have to jump from flip-flops-and-shorts to hoodies-and-hats very quickly, or we miss out on this season altogether.

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Grandma’s Dilly Beans (Pickled Green Beans)

I am not a breakfast fan, but I am a brunch fan. There is something to be said about a relaxing Sunday with a nice Bloody Mary (or Maria if you are me). The classic garlicky and spicy pickled green beans is the quintessential stirring stick of a bloody Mary. And best of all, to achieve this classic dilly bean, you just need is some basic canning equipment and patience.

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Taiwanese Three Cup Chicken (aka 三杯鷄)

As some of you might already know, I’m a Taiwanese-American. Growing up around these parts, my mom enrolled me in Chinese School.  It’s not like normal school – all it is is it’s a 2 hour class on Saturday where a teacher taught you Mandarin Chinese and Chinese Literature.  One of my fondest memories from back then was my mom and I would always grab dinner at the local Taiwanese restaurant and I would ALWAYS beg for Taiwanese Three Cup Chicken (aka San Bei Ji or 三杯鷄).

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