For some reason, eggplant used to intimidate me. Its floppy texture, neutral taste, and seemingly over-involved cooking methods made me think it would be something I’d never master. I was wrong. Since getting my hands on my first eggplant last year, it’s become one of my absolute favorite fruits (yes, fruit, even though it’s a […]

Gluten Free Iced Lemon Pound Cake

This gluten free iced lemon pound cake is a moist and tender, sweet pound cake is just like those thick slices of lemon pound cake that stare back at you in the glass case at Starbucks. There’s room for disagreement about Starbucks’ coffee (I’m not a tremendous fan), but their pastries, cookies and cakes are […]


What, exactly, are the origins of Mongolian Beef? It’s definitely not Mongolian… In fact, in Mongolia, more often than not, meat is simply boiled and dipped in sauces–not exactly a stir-fry. Of course, everything is served with Bai Jiu, a stiff, white lightning liquor made of sorghum (usually 90 proof or higher!) that is very […]

General Tso’s Tempeh

I absolutely adore asian influenced flavors as shown in examples A and B.  One of my most favorite dishes when I ordered Chinese takeout in the past was General Tso’s Chicken.  There is just something about its deliciously sticky, sweet, and slightly spicy flavors that I just crave.   Today, I am pleased to share […]

Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Quick and delicious weeknight meal.. 🙂 Ingredients: 2 cups broccoli flowerets 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 teaspoons cornstarch 2 teaspoons finely chopped ginger 1 cup chicken broth 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 3 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons sugar Directions: Spray 12-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over […]