• EASY Trader Joe’s Affogato Recipe

    July 14, 2022Van

    Affogato made with Trader Joe’s new Horchata Ice Cream + Cold Brew Concentrate. This is my quick & lazy version of affogato made in 30 seconds, you can use a pulled shot of espresso instead of the cold brew concentrate…

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  • How to make Sea Salt from Seawater

    July 6, 2022Van

    I’m going to show you how I made Sea Salt from seawater that I harvested from my favorite beach. I got the seawater from a marine protected area in Souther Calfornia, there’s no sewage drainage, no tourists – it’s a…

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  • 1-Minute Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Recipe

    June 17, 2022Van

    This is a super simple recipe for Strawberry Frozen Yogurt using only 3 ingredients: frozen strawberries, Greek yogurt and sugar.  You’ll need a high powered blender with a tamper like a Vitamix  or NuWave Infinity Blender to make this.  It’s…

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  • Trader Joe’s Hawaiian Ube Butter Mochi Recipe

    June 12, 2022Van

    Butter Mochi is a very popular treat in Hawaii, it’s made with Mochiko (Japanese Sweet Rice Flour) and a few other ingredients typically used to make cake. It’s the perfect example of modern day Hawaiian cuisine (local food) which is…

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  • Vietnamese Grilled Pork Chop Recipe (Sườn Nướng)

    June 10, 2022Van

    Sườn Nướng or Vietnamese Grilled Pork Chop is one of my favorite foods. The marinade is so delicious and flavorful, grilling it over charcoal gives it a wonderful smokey flavor. Enjoy it with jasmine rice or cơm tấm (broken rice)…

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  • No-Churn Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream Recipe

    June 8, 2022Van

    This is a super simple and easy way to make Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream without an ice cream maker.  You only need 3 ingredients: heaving whipping cream, sweetened condensed milk and instant Vietnamese coffee.  If you love cà phê sữa…

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  • EASY Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts Recipe

    June 6, 2022Van

    This is a super simple recipe for Air Fried Brussels Sprouts. You can also drizzle on balsamic glaze to enhance this dish! I use this Balsamic Glaze from Trader Joe’s – it’s sweet & tangy, adds a wonderful flavor to…

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  • Ebi Katsu Burger Recipe (Shrimp Cutlet Burger)

    June 2, 2022Van

    This Ebi Katsu Burger (Shrimp Cutlet Burger) is inspired by the ebi katsu burger served at Mos Burger, one of the most popular fast food chains in Japan. This is easy to make, since I use the shrimp burger patties…

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  • How to Grow Green Onions from Scraps

    May 31, 2022Van

    Did you know that it’s super easy to regrow green onions from scraps? This is after 9 days

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  • Iced Butterfly Pea Flower Latte Recipe

    May 30, 2022Van

    A beautiful non-caffeinated latte made with Butterfly Pea Flower Powder. Butterfly Pea is is rich in antioxidants and anthocyanins – it has a light floral and slightly earthy flavor. You could even make a warm version of this drink for something…

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