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Chopped Cheese Rice Cakes

Chopped Cheese Rice Cakes

What is a Chopped Cheese? From the always trusty Wikipedia: “Chopped Cheese, also known as “a chop cheese”, is a type of sandwich originating from New York City. Found in bodegas throughout the Bronx and Harlem, it is made on a grill with ground beef, Read More

Peanut Noodles

Peanut Noodles

Peanut noodles were a popular dish in 10-year-old-Christy’s repertoire (and also one of five things in said repertoire). As a 10 year old I would smother my noodles in lao gan ma chili crisp – clearly, not much has changed. This recipe makes enough sauce Read More

Tofu Wontons

Tofu Wontons

One of my goals is to be more conscious about my meat consumption. However, so many of my favorite Chinese foods have meat in them so I’ve been actively experimenting with new variations. These tofu wontons are bomb and while different from the standard pork Read More

That Dinner Party: Taco Fiesta

That Dinner Party: Taco Fiesta

Hello hello! As many of you already know, I love to have people over. Intimate dinners, larger parties – I love them all. I am convinced that in a former life I was an Italian grandmother who loved to feed people. I constantly get asked, Read More

Braised Oxtail

Braised Oxtail

I’ve always found oxtail really intimidating to cook – something about the way it looks.. I think. However, once I started cooking oxtail, I realized that it’s really not that hard at all and it was aalll in my head. Ingredients: 2 pounds oxtail 2 Read More

Cai Fan (菜饭) – Rice with greens and Chinese sausage

Cai Fan (菜饭) – Rice with greens and Chinese sausage

I have memories of my mom making this in our old house in our trusty rice cooker, usually during the winter. She would tell me things like “winter bok choy is the tastiest” and “Canadian sausage is the best”. While I didn’t manage to find Read More