Category Archives: Quick Meal

Spicy Italian Sausage Pasta with Vodka Sauce

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“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.”- Albert Einstein Fun time with great companies and … Continue reading

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A Nostalgic Affair: Sardines + Egg Baguetti

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Good afternoon, Everyone. It’s a gloomy and wet Thursday. These are the kind of days when I’m lost in nostalgia. I fixed myself a sardines + egg baguetti for a much-needed dose of childhood sentimental affair. Iberia or Marock’s canned … Continue reading

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Fuel After a Run: Spring Vegetarian Bibimbap

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Nothing beats a bowl of spring vegetarian bibimbap after a 18-mile training run, for lunch. It surely leaves you feeling refueled, recharged, and refreshed. To those who are suffering rising body temperature from the heat of the sun, refueling the … Continue reading

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Fish Tacos

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Hubby had been talking about fish tacos for a while, mainly because he missed the ones we had from this one restaurant, Orale Fish Tacos in Campbell, CA, which we usually would have for lunch after our long run on … Continue reading

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Rainbow Salad

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I love to make salad. It’s simple and fast, not to mention efficiency which I like. Another favorite reason is a way for me to clean out the fridge. Especially vegetables that I sometimes buy one too many, which we … Continue reading

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A Rustic Rendition of Shrimp Ravioli with Sun-Dried Tomatoes Salsa

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I love pasta, all kind, but something about ravioli that makes my heart skips a beat. A plate of heart-felt ravioli. Now, homemade dough is absolutely admirable but that’s not for me as it’s time-consuming to knead, roll, fill and … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year Dumplings

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Jiaozi (餃子) or dumpling is perhaps the most special food in people’s life thousands of years ago in China because it is served at a particular time and day. People, typically in northern China, have a custom to stay up … Continue reading

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Sunny Arugula Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Hello, Everyone! How’s your week been so far? Last few days, it was a playing “catch up” with my long-due list of to dos. Taking passport photos, renewing passport, booking hotels for Paris, and schedule appointment for annual body check-up … Continue reading

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Green Risotto with Seared Scallops

Hello, Everyone! How was your weekend? I had so much fun over the weekend playing Connect 4 and Candy Land with my little cousins. Okay, don’t be shock of what I will say next. This was my first time playing … Continue reading

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Apple Pomegranate Fall Salad

I mentioned this salad briefly in my previous post, Tartlette au Citron. Apple Pomegranate Fall Salad was prepared for a Friendsgiving get together over Thanksgiving holiday. It was a great hit so thought I should share it with you. Maybe … Continue reading

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Omurice, 蛋包飯 or Japanese Omelette

Just two more days till Thanksgiving! Are you excited? Do you know what feast you will be cookin’? I was cleaning all day yesterday to make the house presentable for Thanksgiving in case any friend comes visit. From laundry to … Continue reading

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The Pittsburger

W has been endlessly mentioning The Pittsburger here and there ever since that one morning he saw it on Rachel Ray Show while working from home. What’s a Pittsburger? Simple. Take two toasted slices of Italian bread. Top with a … Continue reading

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Butternut Squash Risotto with Lobster

During my sick days, I was craving craving craving for hearty comfort food. While others might crave for chicken noodle soup, I wanted food with powerful flavor, dense texture, and sweet lobster. What a woman wants is what a woman … Continue reading

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Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Shrimp Pasta

Happy Halloween, Everyone! It’s squash season! Spaghetti squash. It’s the bright yellow color. It’s the smell of freshness. It’s the feel of texture. Badly tempted me to bring one of these babies home. So I did. It is known for … Continue reading

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Pizza Italian Sausage Margherita

Get ready to put on your sweat pants for this Pizza Italian Sausage Margherita. Why not add a couple of beers (the adult way) to wind down for the weekend! Pizza is so common yet kids love it, adults love … Continue reading

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