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Pork Belly Marinated with Green Tea, Wine & Ancho Chili Olive Oil

Known for its fresh, bittersweet, earthy flavors, green tea seems to be getting increasingly popular as a flavoring ingredient for many desserts ranging from ice cream to cake to chocolate. Growing up drinking lots of green tea while appreciating its … Continue reading

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Oyster Pilaf

Romantic dinner for two? How about some oysters on Valentine’s Day? Being known for increasing sex hormones and testosterone, oysters are widely believed to be an aphrodisiac. Personally, oysters don’t quite work like “Viagra” for me, but I absolutely adore … Continue reading

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Curried Chicken Lentil Pilaf

In a wonder of nature, I was stunned by the sight of hundreds of elephant seal pups filling the sandy beach between the surf and brown cliffs with their gray, cylindrical bodies and cute round faces at the Año Nuevo … Continue reading

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Heirloom Tomato Salsa with Ancho Grilled Prawns

Every summer sun-kissed, colorful, juicy heirloom tomatoes get my mouth absolutely watery. Rich, deep and meaty, these tomatoes have fantastic flavors and texture. They also have such a great balance of sugar and acid that it’s easy to pop them … Continue reading

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Sautéd Watermelon Rinds with Tequila & Ancho Chili Olive Oil

Many years ago I had a roommate named Lisa in Berkeley. Lisa, who grew up in a simple Mid-Western society, believed in living with “as little waste as possible”. I found her way of living very inspiring. Under her influence, … Continue reading

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Farro Chickpea Salad with Lavender Citrus Vinaigrette

During the past Mother’s Day weekend, the intense Sun dazzled away the clouds, and the temperature went up to the mid 80’s in many parts of California. When it gets hot here, I can’t think of any better meal than … Continue reading

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Vegetable Tajine and Curried Couscous

In Denmark my biggest dilemma was what to buy for dinner, especially during the Winter. Imagine one cucumber being priced the same as a small whole chicken. An avid vegetable lover, I could have eaten that whole cucumber in a … Continue reading

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Amish Sauerbraten

When I was a kid in Korea, my parents used to take me to my Grandma’s house for a big family meal every Sunday. It was the most fun-filled day of the week. I got to share so many delicious … Continue reading

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Lavender Asparagus Chicken Soup

Spring is like a capricious kid. One minute it’s sunny and warm, and the next minute it’s rainy and wet. The climate changes are, in fact, so frequent that it’s hard to tell whether winter is really over. Whether it’s … Continue reading

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Grilled Mushroom Flank Steak

Gambling, Shopping, Fine Dining, What else can I do? That was my big question when I was working in Las Vegas all last week. To tell the truth, I am not a big gambler or a big shopper. And, my … Continue reading

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