Vietnamese Salt & Pepper Calamari

At last weekend’s grocery shopping trip, I ventured into the frozen seafood section, realizing there are variations of squids for sale, each bag costs less than $5! I couldn’t believe my luck and picked up a bag. Growing up my Mama would make these delicious stir fried squid dishes, she would always warn us there’s…

Flat Noodle with Black Bean Garlic Sauce

Did everyone have a great weekend? It’s getting unbearably hot at Texas, so we mostly did indoor activities. I was able to re-organize my closet and that was a huge task, a fantastic one that still makes me smile from ear to ear! The whole project took less than $50, my little girl was especially…

Watermelon Granita

I don’t know about you, but here at Texas it feels like SUMMER! This is why when I saw The Comfort of Cooking‘s latest post yesterday, a trip to the grocery store was in order! As soon as I picked up little girl after Summer Camp, we made a quick run to the nearest HEB…

Agedashi Tofu

Hi everyone, hope you are having a great week so far! For those of us in the US, this has been a short week due to Independence Day, since I’ve been trying hard to catch up on work after our long San Francisco trip, the long weekend was a welcoming relief. I got to hang…

Herb & Lime Pan Fried Fish

Hello my old and new foodie friends! It’s been a very productive week, 4 meetings in 1 week, one of them was particular exciting, because I got to visit an award winning international cosmetic company! Just getting into their brand new office building was thrilling enough, who knew my client had some surprises in store…

Chinese Broccoli Pork Rolls

My dear readers, apologies for not posting for one whole month, thank you all for tirelessly visiting the blog even when I’ve been away, I really appreciate it! Other than being busy with work, my family and I actually went on a 10 day vacation to North California, we saw many beautiful sights and ate…

Dumplings dinner plate

On the nights when my hubby has to work late, little girl and I normally eat something semi-homemade. I have had the pleasure of reading up blog postings from ladies who make beautifully displayed bento boxes lately (Cooking Gallery and My Little Messy and Cheeky), even though I am not remotely as creative, but the…

Stir Fried Shredded Beef (From my friend Moureen)

I always admire ladies who are able to coordinate their lives even with a super busy schedule. My friend Moureen is definitely someone who can balance being a great Mom and run a successful frozen yogurt business, while still cook hot meals on a daily basis! I had lunch with her and another good friend…

Stir fried Udon

I have never actually had stir fried udon before (boy was I missing out!), though I know my cousin in law makes a mean one. She was gracious enough to share her Mom’s recipe with me, I also looked over Nami at Just One Cookbook’s recipe, of course realizing I didn’t have all the necessary…

Super Easy Thai Style Chicken Tenders

Hubby is not a big fan of chicken. Before we got married, I ate a lot more white meat than red meat, since my Mama is very health conscious. For the past 2 years I find myself cooking a lot of red meat because I want the whole family to enjoy dinner, but it’s probably…

Honey Orange Cake Loaf

How was everyone’s weekend? Due to the return of hot and humid weather here at Texas, my family and I did mostly indoor stuff. A lovely brunch then walk the mall for some people watching. On Sunday I took my little girl to the grandparents for play time with 4 little cousins, she always looks…

Hello my new and old friends!

I am so grateful to Nami from Just One Cookbook and her mention of my blog on Thursday night. The last couple of days have been so exciting, tons of traffic from fellow Foodies, and some wonderful comments have really motivated me to do better. Just wanted to leave you all a heart felt THANKS…