Category Archives: Asian inspiration

Sesame beef noodle salad

I have been neglecting my blog a bit lately with good reason. A new job! It’s a lot of work and a lot of fun. When everything is new, there is just not that much time left over to be … Continue reading

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Toasted sesame cabbage salad with miso dressing

It’s time for another of my favorite summer salads. A side that goes  well with most grilled meats and poultry. Even though the salad consists of only three ingredients, you can play with the colors. Choose cone cabbage in red … Continue reading

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Chinese five-spice chicken & orange salad

Every diner in California serves a version of Chinese chicken salad. Here is mine. You can make it in less than 30 minutes, which makes it a good healthy choice for weekdays. It is fresh and flavorful. The original inspiration is found … Continue reading

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Black fried rice

Shopping for five takes time. Today I decided I would rather spend my time with a good book and a cup of tea in my hands than go grocery shopping in the rain. So tonight’s meal consists of vegetables from … Continue reading

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It’s all about matcha

  Matcha Matcha is high quality powdered green tea with a bright green color. The tea plant is covered before picking to accentuate the beautiful color. One of the many health benefits of matcha is the high content of antioxidants. Matcha is also rich … Continue reading

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Miso tahini soup with poached egg

So life is pretty packed these days with family life, full time job, communication studies, yoga, book club and friends. That’s when a recipe like this comes in handy. It’s fast, easy and oh so tasty. 6 cups / 1,5 l of water … Continue reading

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Green tea salmon soup

This is a family favorite in our home. It is not only beautiful, it is also light, flavorful and healthy. If you have leftover rice, you can make it in less than 20 min. You will need to make a trip to … Continue reading

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Salmon cakes de luxe

A new omega-rich family favorite. The salmon cakes cook up in no time and the combination of flavors is like en express trip to the far east. Salmon cakes de luxe 1 pound salmon fillet, skinned 2 green onions 1 egg 2 tbsps … Continue reading

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Salmon soba soup with sesame paste

I first saw black sesame paste on 101cookbooks.com and I just thought the shining black paste looked stunning. I have played around with several different versions since and this is the one I like the most. As Heidi writes in her post, the black sesame … Continue reading

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Noodle salad with beef

This is the kind of food that makes me happy. I had a moment today, which also made me happy. Long story short, I met a reader at a workshop. As in a real person who knows about and reads my blog. Best moment of … Continue reading

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