• Mini Samosas with Cilantro-Mint Sauce

    My hubby and I just rented the The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel over the weekend.  This sweet film transported us to Jaipur India in all its colorful glory.   Since then, all I can think about is Indian food.  I LOVE Indian food, especially samosas, although (between preschool pickups and cookbook editing) it’s highly unlikely that … Read More

  • Korean Shrimp Rice Bowl

    WBTT (Way Before the Twins) were born, I used to galavant all over Koreatown devouring Korean BBQ, Kim Chee Fried Rice and Chap Chae with my peeps before our weekly karaoke outings. I get to K-Town when I can these days, but whenever I start craving garlicky, sour, spicy and sweet Korean flavors I whip … Read More

  • Wonton Soup

    Now that the Fall season has officially kicked in (even though it was 90 degrees in Los Angeles this week!), I wanted to share this yummy wonton soup recipe with you. My family considers this to be Chinese comfort food in a bowl: savory wontons swimming in a light chicken broth spiked with ginger and … Read More

  • Udon Noodles and Wild Mushrooms with Miso Butter

    “Addicting!” This buttery, complex, melt-in-your-mouth udon noodle dish won raves when my friends Frank and Michael were in town vising from New York.  It’s so simple yet elegant and shimmery it makes me feel luxurious just thinking about it.  My 13 year-old stepdaughter Kyla loved it so much she whipped it up on her own for … Read More

  • Korean Beef Skewers

    Packed with sweet, spicy and savory flavors, this Korean beef skewer recipe will turn an everyday BBQ into the talk of the neighborhood. The trick to creating melt-in-your-mouth goodness is tenderizing the meat in kiwi puree which is a tip my Korean friend Diana’s mother taught me. You can substitute the kiwi puree with pineapple … Read More

  • Shu Mei Dumplings

    Oh my, shu mei! That’s what everyone says when they bite into these delicate dumplings which are juicy, light and delicious. Who knew how easy these steamed dumplings are to make and that you can use the same filling to make wontons and potstickers? You can substitute the ground chicken with turkey or pork or … Read More

  • Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

    In Japanese, “Teri” means luster and “Yaki” means grilled. Whatever the language, this dish is sweet, savory and succulent with fall off the bone tenderness. This is a recipe everyone in the family loves and it’s perfect for a quick weeknight BBQ. Chicken thighs are great for grilling because they’re moist, flavorful and cook quickly. … Read More

  • Asian Style Grilled Salmon

    Fishing for a light grilled salmon recipe for your Memorial Day barbecue? Well here it is! This salmon dish is a great way to add some Asian spice to the usual repertoire of steaks, chicken and burgers and it will satisfy your fishitarian/flexitarian friends. I love using fresh herbs from my garden in this dish. … Read More

  • Kung Pao Chicken

    Put the WOW in Kung Pao with this super simple recipe. You can make everyone’s favorite stir-fry dish and have dinner on the table in minutes with this method. I used red bell pepper in this recipe but it’s fun to use a variety of bell pepper colors. Feel free to turn the heat level … Read More

  • Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

    Hooray for Satay! I’m having 40 women over to my house tomorrow night for a fun night of pampering. I love to serve this chicken satay recipe because you can make it in advance and grill the skewers just before your guests arrive. You can also balance a martini in one hand while enjoying these … Read More