Roasted Chicken & Vegetables

Definitely a Sunday night worthy dish… but I should have started it earlier in the day when I realized that it took about 90 min. to roast! However, the wait was truly worth it. The chicken came out super crispy on the outside from the butter and a hint of citrus from the orange juice….

My-Thai Chicken Wings

It’s still a developing recipe but just to give you a gist of what I used. Ingredients 2 small pack of chicken wings 1/8 cup fish sauce 1/8 cup sugar (if you have palm sugar, it works best!) Juice of one medium lime Generous black pepper 1-2 Garlic gloves mashed, not minced Directions Wash and…

Stuffed Bitter Melons Soup (Hu Qua Ham)

Bitter melon is definitely an acquired taste. Its bitterness is a deterrent for most people because of its strong medicinal taste. We grew up eating this stuff so we’re used to it and mom likes to make this at least once a week. Now that I’ve been out of the nest for decades, I have…

Rau Muong Xao Toi – GARLIC Stir-Fried Water Spinach

I can’t tell you how many generations back this semi-aquatic plant has fed, but it’s still a favorite in my house and forever will be. It’s native to Southeast Asia and considered as poor man’s food since they grow abundantly in swamps and rural areas. They’re usually frown upon and now even been banned from…

Taste of Alpharetta

My first Taste of Alpharetta event and I definitely wasn’t prepared for the heat, the walk and the amount of food I can pack down. From the parking lot to the actual event was about 2 miles each way… or seems like it. Anyways, the plan was to attack all the vendors that we haven’t…