Smoked Pork Vermicelli Bowls


Since we’re all on stay-at-home orders right now, I thought I’d delve into this recipe’s back story a little more so than I usually do. It helps distract me from spiraling into yet another black hole of Covid-19 news updates anyways, and if it helps distract you a bit too, fabulous! Otherwise, skip on over…

Leftover Makeover Lettuce Wraps


I love roasting whole chicken, especially in the winter. So when I decided to whip up a batch of cranberry chicken salad for a little Winter Solstice soiree, I utilized my leftover roast chicken to make this quick, healthy, Vietnamese inspired weeknight dinner. Ingredients 2 cups leftover roast or Rotisserie chicken, shredded 1 head Bibb…

Leftover Makeover Chicken Curry and Rice Soup


Ingredients 1 cup leftover roast chicken breast, drums, or thighs 1/2-1 cup leftover rice 4 cups chicken stock 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 cup frozen vegetables of choice 1 tsp Thai Red Curry paste 1/2 cup Thai Basil, rough chopped 1 tbsp fresh lemongrass, sliced 2″ inch piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and…

Coconut Braised Chicken


Ingredients 5-6 lb whole chicken 1 can full fat coconut milk 1/2 cup chicken stock, or water 1 tsp dried lemongrass 1″ piece fresh ginger root, peeled and minced 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 2 tabs of butter 1 carrot stalk, rough chopped 1/2 sweet onion, quartered Generous amount of salt and black pepper….

Soba Noodles in Ginger Lemongrass Broth with Mushrooms & Miso


Whenever there are unhappy tummies or a bout of cold viruses spreading through our house, noodle soups are my go-to cure-all remedy. In my opinion, there is nothing as healing as a warm bowl of broth spiked with fresh ginger, garlic, lemon, and herbs. Homemade broth is a familiar, comforting, deliciously medicinal mouthful of scrumptiousness…

Vermicelli Stir Fry with Tofu, Lemongrass, and Holy Basil


It’s been more than a year since I visited Newark Farmer’s Market, and we kind of went Christmas morning crazy this past Saturday while shopping there. The cart was loaded down with a variety of rice, bulk spices, dried chilies, oils, vinegars, wild caught shrimp, herbs, and vegetables. We cased the entire store in childlike…