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Portobello Mushroom Fries

Portobello Mushroom Fries

I first had portobello fries when I was in a restaurant, Bottega Louie in Downtown Los Angeles. They were very good that I kept thinking about them. Thanks to food blogger Amy from uTry.it. She made an oven version portobello [...]

March 12, 2014 Cook, Side Dish
Sweet Potato Polenta

Sweet Potato Polenta

I can’t believe Christmas is next week already. Since Thanksgiving was late this year, there definitely isn’t enough time to buy gifts and bake cookies. We just finished most of the shopping on Sunday. Later this week, I will be [...]

December 17, 2013 Cook, Side Dish
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Rosemary

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Rosemary

My neighbor has a huge bush of rosemary near his door. It started from a few sprigs to a 3 x 3-feet bush now. My neighbor is nice enough to let me pick use his rosemary. Woo hoo! Free herbs! [...]

March 13, 2013 Cook, Side Dish
Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli

Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli

After trying out this dish, you will fall in love with broccoli (even if you are a kid). The roasted broccoli is sweet and tender. Some freshness from the lemon juice and amazing fragrant from the zest. And who doesn’t like [...]

January 24, 2013 Cook, Side Dish
Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad

Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad

Bored of regular cold salad? Yes, I am not always in the mood for cold salad. As Chinese, I am never used to eating raw and cold veggie all the time. We always cook our vegetables. Steam, broil, stir-fry, or [...]

October 17, 2012 Cook, Salad
Southwestern Potato Salad

Southwestern Potato Salad

Bryan loves potato salad, and he always asks me to make some for dinner. I am fine with potato salad, but sometimes, I feel that they are a bit boring. This southwestern potato salad is definitely not simple. It had [...]

March 1, 2012 Cook, Side Dish
Zucchini Parmesan Bites

Zucchini Parmesan Bites

Happy New Year! To start of the new year, I share with you this healthy and delicious veggie recipe. The zucchini was soft and juicy in the inside and crispy on the outside. Delicious! This is a really great side dish [...]

January 6, 2012 Appetizer, Cook, Side Dish
Mini Popover

Mini Popover

I think I like popovers because of Gordon Ramsay. After watching his Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, I wanted to try yorkshire pudding so much. Later, I found out that American has a similar thing called “Popover”. Popovers are very easy to [...]

August 12, 2011 Cook, Side Dish
Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple

  I tried grilled pineapple in a Brazilian restaurant, and I fall in love with it. Luckily, I found this recipe online. Now, I can make this all the time. It is a great side dish with steak. The sweet [...]

April 26, 2011 Cook, Side Dish
Stuffed Bell Pepper with Mozzarella

Stuffed Bell Pepper with Mozzarella

  Bryan and I don’t eat bell peppers much. I was a bit hesitated to make this side dish. Surprisingly, Bryan and I both love the peppers. The peppers looked incredible. The juice and cheese almost oozed out. The pepper [...]

April 21, 2011 Cook, Side Dish
Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)

Pao de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread)

  When I first tried pao de queijo in a Brazilian restaurant, I immediately fall in love with it. The texture of pao de queijo is not really like bread. It is gooey, chewy and savory. The cheese makes the [...]

April 15, 2011 Appetizer, Cook, Side Dish
Easy Garlic Toasts

Easy Garlic Toasts

I love garlic toast, especially the ones in restaurants. It is good that I have found this recipe. It is way too easy to make. I will never buy the frozen garlic toasts in the supermarkets again. These new toasts [...]

March 28, 2011 Appetizer, Cook, Side Dish