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My First Shanghai Family Magazine Article: Oatmeal Cups

My First Shanghai Family Magazine Article: Oatmeal Cups

It’s only fair to share…A few months ago I was contacted on Facebook by Darcie Hunter, a food writer for Shanghai Family Magazine. She told me that there was an opportunity for me with the magazine, could we meet up? A few days later we grabbed dinner at Commune Social […]

Ho Chi Minh Cooking Classes

Ho Chi Minh Cooking Classes

It’s only fair to share… We chose to spend Christmas and the New Years in Vietnam this year. The lure of exotic foods coupled with a relaxing stint on the beach is exactly what we were in the mood for. We’ve been to Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines so far but […]

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

It’s only fair to share…  Who doesn’t love a pipping hot bowl of tomato soup on a cold winter’s day? Paired with a grilled cheese it makes the perfect lunch. I will agree there is nothing easier than opening a can of Campbell’s Tomato Soup but keeping with my quest […]

Turmeric Turkey Stir Fry

Turmeric Turkey Stir Fry

It’s only fair to share…Still trying to hack through your turkey leftovers? I ended up freezing about 3lbs of leftover turkey this year. A lot less than last year but there were more guests this year. My kids begged that I not turn the turkey into a soup or noodle […]

Spiced Apple Hand Pies

Spiced Apple Hand Pies

It’s only fair to share…After living in London for less than a year, my only taste of Mincemeat Pies was right before I was leaving and my friend Kanika brought some over from Mark and Spencer. Nothing fancy but oh my were they delicious and nothing like I expected. I thought Mincemeat Pie […]

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Alfredo Rigatoni

Baked Chicken and Mushroom Alfredo Rigatoni

It’s only fair to share…I tried my hand on the Spaghetti Pie a few weeks ago. While not a complete success it was delicious. Not to be discouraged by my initial failed attempt at recreating a creative Italian dish, I decided to try it again. This time I used rigatoni noodles […]

Apple Carrot Crunch Muffins

Apple Carrot Crunch Muffins

It’s only fair to share…I was recently asked what is the best flour to buy in China. When I first moved here I would buy 5 lb Gold Medal Flour for a whopping 58RMB (nearly $10!). That’s expensive when you bake as much as I do, but I bit the bullet […]

Barbecue Slow-Cooker Brisket with Macaroni and Cheese

Barbecue Slow-Cooker Brisket with Macaroni and Cheese

It’s only fair to share…My favorite restaurant in Shanghai is Commune Social. It’s one of the many restaurants around the world owned by Chef Jason Atherton from the UK. I was shocked to know that he has a restaurant in shanghai. Not going to Pollen Street Social was one of my big regret about […]

Ancho Chili Mushroom Soup

Ancho Chili Mushroom Soup

It’s only fair to share… Expat life is fun. You get to explore new cultures, try new food and meet new friends. These are the kinds of friends who will stay with you forever, regardless of how many miles are between you or how often you talk on the phone. […]

Loobiya (Lebanese Green Bean and Tomato Stew)

Loobiya (Lebanese Green Bean and Tomato Stew)

It’s only fair to share…We eat Lebanese food at least once a week. Our favorite? Loobiya! Loobiya is a green bean stew with chunks of beef swimming in a tomato sauce. It’s super healthy and flavorful. An easy to make dish, Loobiya is served with Arabic Rice and a side […]

Spiced Apple Syrup

Spiced Apple Syrup

It’s only fair to share…   This was supposed to be a post for Apple Jelly, but the recipe did not quite work out as it should have. In the end the jelly never jelled so I was left with a slightly thick syrup. Being the notorious food hoarder that I am, […]