Beef Meatballs (Vietnamese)

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Beef Meatballs (Vietnamese) Vietnamese food easily wins my heart because of its pungent flavors and healthy ingredients. When I am around Vietnamese food I turn into Ms Pac-Man, munching on anything that’s in front of me. Nothing satisfies me more than a big bowl of pho and some crispy spring rolls wrapped in mint and lettuce when I… 

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Nasu Dengaku – Miso Glazed Eggplant

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Nasu Dengaku – Miso Glazed Eggplant Recipe Everyone has certain ingredients that give them trouble in the kitchen. Some people can’t cook rice without burning the bottom of a pot while others have issues peeling hard boiled eggs without taking half of the white out. One of my most hated ingredient is the eggplant; although… 

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Yaki Udon with Dashi Butter

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Yaki Udon with Dashi Butter I think it was a Tuesday evening, two nights before Ben was flying back to New York when my cousin and his family invited us out to dinner at their favorite yakitori bar in downtown Iizuka, Japan. The bar itself was quite small but to the side were private rooms for… 

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Kale Chips Recipe (Salt and Vinegar)

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Kale Chips Recipe (Salt and Vinegar) All I have to say is thank goodness these kale chips are healthy because I haven’t been able to stop eating them! This is actually the second batch I have cooked since yesterday and it looks like I might have to cook another one after I am done writing… 

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Tofu Edamame ‘Fish’ Cakes

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Tofu Edamame ‘Fish’ Cakes Recipe Whoever said tofu was boring and tasteless has surely never tasted these tofu edamame cakes! Crispy on the outside and silky on the inside, these cakes are also filled with a little ham and cheese. Dip them in sweet and tangy tonkatsu sauce and you have a dish that’s sure to be… 

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Ponzu Sauce Noodles with Avocado and Peppers

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Ponzu Sauce Noodles with Avocado and Peppers Mmmmm, every time I think about this simple ponzu sauce noodle dish I start to salivate! Created with leftovers I had in the fridge one day, it has since become a regular healthy and refreshing lunch at our house. Yum yum yum! The combination of citrus and soy from the… 

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