• Butterfly Pea Jasmine Lime Iced Tea Recipe

    Butterfly Pea Jasmine Lime Iced Tea Recipe

    September 23, 2021Van

    One of my favorite drinks is Jasmine Lime Iced Tea, it’s super refreshing and delicious – it’s the upgraded version of an Arnold Palmer!  I recently tried blue butterfly pea powder to naturally color some desserts and after finding out about the health benefits such as being rich in antioxidants and mood enhancer I wanted to incorporate it into other recipes as well.  I’ve been topping my Jasmine Lime Iced Tea with Blue Butterfly Pea,  and appreciating how pretty it looks already improves my mood… My go to for jasmine tea bags is Yamamotoyama, you can find this at your local Japanese or Asian markets You can order Blue Butterfly Pea Powder here

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  • No-Bake Matcha Mooncakes Recipe

    September 20, 2021Van

    Mid-Autumn Festival or Tết Trung Thu is an ancient festival considered “children’s day” in Vietnamese culture. It’s day to celebrate the harvest, spend quality time with your kids – spoiling them with toys, their favorite foods, paper lanterns & treats…

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  • Spicy Salmon on Crispy Rice Recipe

    September 17, 2021Van

    Spicy Salmon on Crispy Rice, one of the few items from a fusion sushi restaurant that’s pretty easy to make at home.  This dish was made famous by Katsuya in Los Angeles, the original version is made with tuna, but…

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  • Trader Joe’s Langostino Mac and Cheese Recipe

    September 15, 2021Van

    Langostino is the Spanish name for little lobster or squat lobster, they have a tender texture and delicate flavor.  Many people like to use langostino tails in place of standard lobster in lobster rolls.  I’m sharing my easy recipe for…

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  • Strawberry and Feta Spring Mix Salad Recipe

    September 11, 2021Van

    If you’re looking to make a healthy and unique salad, try this Strawberry and Feta Spring Mix Salad.  It’s dressed with a simple homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing that only needs 3-ingredients.  Not only is this salad nourishing and well balanced,…

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  • Iced Mango Matcha Latte Recipe

    September 8, 2021Van

    I love matcha, and have it some form almost everyday – desserts, drinks, I even love matcha soba! If you’re a matcha fan and looking for the most refreshing, delicious & BEAUTIFUL matcha drink, try this Iced Mango Matcha Latte.…

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  • Crab Rangoon Recipe

    September 7, 2021Van

    Crab Rangoons are crispy wontons filled with cream cheese + crab (typically imitation crab), you can find them on the menu at almost any Chinese-American restaurants.  Crab Rangoons have an interesting history, they originated at the tiki-style restaurant Trader Vic’s…

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  • Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna Recipe

    September 4, 2021Van

    Crispy Rice with Spicy Tuna is super trendy lately, but it’s been around for quite sometime. Many people know of this dish from Nobu, but Katsuya in Los Angeles also makes an amazing version. You’ll usually find it on the…

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  • Ube Cupcakes with Ube Buttercream Frosting Recipe

    September 2, 2021Van

    If you haven’t heard of ube (pronounced ooh-bey) yet, just search for the hashtag #ube on Instagram and check out all the gorgeous desserts made from this purple yam. It has a lovely nutty flavor, almost like a cross between…

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  • Easy Trader Joe’s Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

    August 31, 2021Van

    Chicken Tikka Masala is probably the most popular Indian dish worldwide and it’s easy to see why.  It’s explosive with flavor, the combination of yogurt marinated chicken cooked in a tandoor or grilled over charcoal with the tangy and creamy…

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