Salads

  • Chinese Chicken Salad

    I just went on Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family Show and made this delicious, fresh and easy Chinese Chicken Salad recipe from my new cookbook, “Everyday Chinese Cookbook: 101 Delicious Recipes from My Mother’s Kitchen!” It’s the perfect recipe for Mother’s Day and my new cookbook makes a great Mother’s Day gift! It’s available at … Read More

  • Lemongrass Thai Salad

    I had such an amazing time making this refreshing and gorgeous Thai Salad from my cookbook, Everyday Thai Cooking, on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family show the other day! It’s filled with vibrant colors and interesting textures from the purple cabbage, coconut, green beans and crushed peanuts. And then there’s the dressing…wow! The yummy salad … Read More

  • Mango Prawn Salad with Rice Noodles

    TV personality and my gluten-free gal pal Jeannie Mai popped over the other day and we decided to have some fun in the kitchen.   Her friend Jen just found out that she needs to be on a gluten-free diet as well so we whipped up this fresh and light salad gluten-free salad bursting with … Read More

  • Thai Steak Salad

    I’ve been in my hometown of Minneapolis this week and had the pleasure of making an appearance on KARE-11 TV with the fabulous anchor Pat Evans!  He was a great friend of my mom Leeann’s so I was especially honored to be visiting his set.   Click here to view my cooking demo on KARE-11! I … Read More

  • Prawn and Mango Salad

    I was so excited to appear on Good Day LA recently to demo light summer salads with hosts Araksya Karapetyan and Marla Tellez! I made this easy and delicious Prawn and Mango Salad from my cookbook, “Everyday Thai Cooking” made with juicy fresh mangos, red pepper, cucumber, cilantro, crushed peanuts, tender shrimp tossed in a … Read More

  • Thai Mango and Prawn Salad

    Year everyone!! After devouring my sister’s amazing Beef Wellington and grilled lobster on New Year’s Eve followed by my chocolate molten lava cake, I’m staring at my Fit Bit (Christmas present from hubby) knowing I’ll need to triple the steps I take this week to burn that dinner off. Don’t get me wrong, it’s okay … Read More

  • Southeast Asian Mango & Prawn Salad

    It you’re like me, it’s been so hot that I haven’t felt like cooking the last few days.  I recently visited the famed Lotus of Siam restaurant in Las Vegas known for its legendary and authentic Thai cuisine.  Chefs from around the world visit this gem tucked away in a nondescript mini-mall because the food … Read More

  • Crispy Calamari Salad

    If feels like spring has finally sprung everywhere (including Minneapolis where my sister Laura told me the 8 inches of snow that fell last week finally melted!) and it’s put me in the mood to re-post this delicious Crispy Calamari Salad. Why?  Because the bright colors and zingy dressing along with the crispy crunch of … Read More

  • Asian Pear and Gorgonzola Salad

    As many of you may know, I am a Culinary Ambassador to City of Hope and its Super Foods initiative.  City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Researchers there are developing cutting-edge treatments and technology to help find cures for these diseases.  They’ve also identified  … Read More

  • Roasted Beet Salad with Apple and Goat Cheese

    The twins picked some gorgeous red and yellow beets recently on a pre-school field trip. When my awesome sous chef Stacy Mears saw them peeking out of a bag on my kitchen counter the other day, she jumped for joy as she just LOVES beets. I sent her home with the beets and asked her … Read More