Ingredient: sesame oil

All Seasons, Asian, Crown, Dairy Free, Fall, Gluten free, Heart, Main, Paleo / Primal, Paleo/Primal, Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus, Spring, Sugar Free, Summer, Vegan, Vegetable, Vegetarian, Winter

Vegetarian Korean Rice Bowl

By Friday, I often find my pantry and refrigerator down to some greens, rice, and eggs. I remembered reading an article on Korean barbeque and specifically the dish, Bibimbap. One of the most iconic dishes of Korea, bibimbap, is a bowl of sticky rice topped with vegetables, meat or seafood and a fried egg. Here I have reserved the marinade usually used for grilling the meat or seafood for seasonal greens, added in some fresh raw vegetables, and topped it all with a fried egg. My kids had fun stirring the egg into the greens and rice, and eating with chopsticks!

All Seasons, Asian, Beef, Dairy Free, Fall, Gluten free, Main, Paleo / Primal, Paleo/Primal, Slow Cooker, Spring, Sugar Free, Summer, Winter

Slow Cooker Asian Beef and Broccoli

A bit of a twist on a popular Chinese dish, which is typically made with sirloin strips, this slow cooker version uses more economical and fuss-free lean ground beef. This is a staple for my family on Tuesday piano practice night when we come in late and need dinner in a hurry. I prepare my rice in a rice cooker just before we leave and keep it on warm for our return.

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Longevity Noodles

Longevity, or long life, noodles are a popular Chinese dish for both New Years and birthdays. They symbolize living to a ripe old age and the longer the noodle the longer the life. There are many variations but I like this vegetarian version for its simplicity and ease of preparation.

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Asian Pork Noodle Bowl

I remember my mom taking a Chinese cooking class and practicing on us at home the dishes she learned. The flavors were different than the Filipino cooking I was used to, but just as vibrant and most delicious. I was hooked! While I never took a class as an adult, I have tried my best to create authentic Chinese at home for my family via a step-by-step cook book I found in a discount store. There are some basic steps to a great Chinese stir-fry (cook meat, cook veggies, add cornstarch-based sauce, add back in meat) and my version below stays true to its Chinese roots. I love to make Chinese stir fries on nights I need a quick, one-pot meal. This pork noodle bowl fits the bill nicely!

All, American, Appetizer, Bbq/Grilling, Chicken, Main, Pizzas, Spring, Sugar Free, Summer

Grilled Barbequed Chicken and Pineapple Pizza

Serve with Romaine Salad with Quick and Easy Vinaigrette-

With the warm weather here to stay and not a mosquito in sight, I love to grill pizza on the outside grill. Grilling the crust adds a nice smokiness, and tastes as decadent as fast food but it’s really good whole foods eating!

We love this version- a bit more gourmet for the adults, but kid-friendly enough that they’ll ask for another slice, or two.

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Thai Turkey Sliders

Serve with Asian broccoli slaw-

We could not get enough of these (even the picky eater in the family)! It’s the perfect blend of all that we love about Thai food- a little spicy ginger, a little heat from sriracha sauce, salty fish sauce and fresh herbal cilantro. These make a fun dinner or a great appetizer at your next get together.