Category Archives: Asian inspiration

Spicy meaty tan tan noodles

The most time-consuming aspect of this dish, is measuring out all the ingredients used in the soup. If you like asian flavors, I’m pretty sure you’ll probably have most of these sauces in your kitchen already. The recipe is adapted from Noodle Comfort – Easy Japanese … Continue reading

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Asian style veggies

Here is a quick side dish before the movers come and pack everything we own into a container and send it off to sea and us into between homes limbo… with heavy suit cases stuffed with light clothing for our last weeks … Continue reading

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Rice salad with soy-sesame dressing

Whenever I cook rice, I always end up with leftovers, but never enough for a full second meal. Sometimes it gets lost in the back of the fridge and it ends up in the trash. I really try to minimize food waste, … Continue reading

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Japanese chicken with wasabi & avocado

In our home we call this dish Tamami’s chicken. Tamami is a beautiful Japanese woman, who married into our family years ago. She once told me about this dish. Now I make it (almost) every time, I have some white wine chilling … Continue reading

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Wasabi shrimp wrap

  East meets West in this idea for a quick dinner, which can even be prepared in advance.  Save some for the lunch box or wrap them well and take them outside for a picnic. 6 flour tortillas About 1 pound cooked frozen … Continue reading

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Salmon ginger stir-fry

  I took a couple of bites of this dish and thought, I have to share this. Very quick, very tasty, very healthy dinner. 1 pound salmon 2-3 cups / 5-7 dl packed vegetables of your choice (I used bok … Continue reading

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Green split pea soup with curried butter

If you ever thought that green split pea soup wasn’t a sexy dish, then you need to reconsider! This rich, spicy, flavorful, creamy soup was such a treat. Even my hungry husband agreed. Though I did make him some bacon to throw on … Continue reading

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Asian salmon with gingered rice pilaf

Salmon is one of my favorite fish. You can dress it up in so many ways or not. Today’s salmon has Asian flavors with ginger, soy, garlic and a hint of honey. I serve it with a gingered rice pilaf, but plain … Continue reading

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Seared ahi tuna with seaweed salad

What a wonderful surprise! In the back of my local Farmers Market, there was a guy with fresh fish this weekend. Fish guy may have been there before, but today I saw him for the first time. He had all … Continue reading

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Veggie stir-fry with cashews

This is a light yet flavorful stir-fry. You can use other vegetables, if you don’t have the ones I use. You can add meat or chicken in addition to or in place of the cashews. If you do that, then fry the meat in the … Continue reading

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