Yogurt with fresh berries and granola, the perfect breakfast!

Yogurt (Yaourt)

Yogurt has been around for a long time, but just in recent years, it’s gained popularity as a health food.  Today yogurt is touted by nutritionists and health food advocates as a must-have food in our daily diets.  Loaded with probiotics, animal protein and essential nutrients, it’s truly a super food and tastes so good!  To make yogurt at home (without a yogurt […]

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Made with ripe plantains, this cake is a popular Vietnamese dessert!

Steamed Banana Cake (Banh Chuoi Hap)

In honor of Mother’s Day, I am sharing my Mom’s simple and delicious recipe for Steamed Banana Cake.  If you don’t already know, my Mom is the amazing person who taught me everything I know about cooking.  As a child, I spent countless hours with her being her sous chef.  It was in the kitchen that my love for cooking and developing recipes started.  To […]

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A hearty and scrumptious soup that is so simple, you'll want this for your Top 10 easy meals.

Thick Noodles and Fish Cake Soup (Banh Canh Cha Ca)

When you think about making homemade noodles, you probably think about passing dough through a pasta press machine and expending hours of effort just to make a small batch of noodles.  Undoubtedly, fresh noodles are amazing. This recipe for Thick Noodles is completely different and much simpler.  It doesn’t require a lot of equipment, just a potato ricer.  If you […]

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Deep-fried to golden perfection, these fish patties are amazing!

Fish Cakes (Cha Ca)

If you’re not a big fish fan because of the ‘fishy’ taste or smell, these fish cakes are the perfect compromise.  The fish is lightly seasoned, processed into a smooth paste and can then be fried, steamed or baked.  You will love how amazing these cakes taste with their unique, springy texture.  The best part is they are […]

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Cured Pork enjoyed with your favorite adult beverage!

Shortcut Cured/Fermented Pork (Nem Chua)

If dishes could be classified as masculine or feminine, Cured Pork or Fermented Pork is a manly dish because it’s a favorite snack with the men when they’re hanging out and drinking beers.  The tartness of the appetizer in contrast to the cold, often bitter beer, spicy garlic and chilies is an addicting combination.  If you’re […]

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