What's Going on in the Kitchen

Bean and Cheese Burrito

Bean and Cheese Burrito

It’s only fair to share…My husband and I have been on a 2016 healthy kick for about a week now. It’s going pretty good. We’re both using MyFitnessPal to track our calories and activity level. It’s amazing how many calories are in the simplest of foods. Take Kirkland’s Dried Fruit […]

Fasoolia (Lebanese Chili)

Fasoolia (Lebanese Chili)

It’s only fair to share…I’m pretty sure every country has their own version of Chili. and the Lebanese are no different. Fasoolia is a really simple kidney bean dish to make and it’s absolutely delicious. It’s part of my family’s regular Lebanese dish rotation and makes it on our table at least […]

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 […]