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  • Instant Pot Garlic Noodles Recipe (Copycat of Crustacean / AnQi / Thang Long)

    March 5, 2020Van

    This is my copycat of the famous Garlic Noodles from the An family restaurants – their Vietnamese restaurants are some the most popular destinations for celebrities, foodies and lovers of Asian cuisine. If you’ve never heard of them, check out this cool Eater article that tells the story of their rise to success. Helene An,…

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  • EASY Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Wings Recipe

    February 28, 2020Van

    These air fried Lemon Pepper Wings are very easy to prep and turn out perfectly crisp. Toss them in a lemon butter sauce and sprinkle on some Lawry’s Lemon Pepper Seasoning and you’ll have wings better than the restaurants! I use an Instant Omni Plus Oven (check current price here), but this recipe should work…

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  • Ram-Don Recipe from Parasite Movie aka Jjapaguri with Steak

    February 15, 2020Van

    “What the hell is ‘ram-don’?” the housekeeper asks – one of the most memorable scenes from the Oscar Winning movie Parasite. It’s a dish made with Chapagetti + Neoguri noodles served with delicious sirloin steak cubes – “ram-don” is a dish Bong Joon-ho invented for the film, jjapaguri noodles “classed up” with Korean hanwoo sirloin,…

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  • Instant Pot Sous Vide Steak Recipe

    January 22, 2020Van

    Every once in a blue moon I make steak, I pick out a nice cut and I want it to turn out amazing. Luckily my Instant Pot Ultra has a sous vide function – it evenly cooks your steak to the perfect temp, so you only have to sear it in a cast iron pan…

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  • Instant Pot Red Wine Braised Short Ribs Recipe

    January 21, 2020Van

    This is one of the most delicious meals you can make in the Instant Pot. The short ribs are so flavorful and extra tender – pair it with Instant Pot garlic mashed potatoes (recipe here) and you can truly have a 5 Star dining experience at home with this meal. If you use your Instant…

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  • Air Fryer Spicy Buffalo Wings Recipe

    January 11, 2020Van

    Easy Air Fried Buffalo Wings made with no oil! The wings turn out light and crispy and the buffalo sauce is the perfect balance of savory, spicy and tangy.

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  • Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff Recipe (from Frank Lloyd Wright’s A Taste of Taliesin West Cookbook)

    January 9, 2020Van

    I’m a huge fan of architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright in particular. As a kid on trips up to Los Angeles I’d see his remaining structures and wonder who was behind these fantastic pieces of art. A few years back my husband surprised me with an impromptu trip to Taliesin West—Wright’s Home in Scottsdale Arizona. We…

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  • Instant Pot Vortex Rotisserie Chicken Recipe

    January 4, 2020Van

    Thanks to big box stores and even local grocery chains, the rotisserie chicken has become a common “meal in a box.” But along the way, I feel also lost it’s flavor and texture. I’m rarely satisfied with the rotisserie chicken that I can find out, so when Instant Pot announced their new Vortex Plus Air…

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  • House Special Lobster Recipe (Copycat of Tang Cang Newport Seafood)

    January 1, 2020Van

    If you’ve never had Chinese Style Lobster, you haven’t enjoyed lobster at its best. Growing up, my family and I would celebrate special events by dining at Tan Cang Newport Seafood in Santa Ana, California for their “House Special” version of lobster. It was always an event. From selecting the live lobster, to smelling the…

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  • Instant Pot Kalua Pork with Cabbage Recipe

    December 29, 2019Van

    When it gets cold and rainy I always think back to my epic Maui vacation. My husband and I spent every waking moment swimming in the warm water and then hunting for unique eats. The food in Maui was marvelous. I found everything I wanted, from fresh fish, amazing sushi, delectable spicy garlic shrimp and…

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