• Banh Mi

    To know me is to Banh Mi.  If you haven’t had this incredible Vietnamese sandwich, you must walk, no run, to your nearest Vietnamese bakery or to the grocery store to make it.  This is a classic Vietnamese sandwich that is completely addicting.  It’s loaded with fresh marinated veggies, succulent and flavorful chicken, aromatic herbs … Read More

  • Chicken Tikka Masala

    “Tikka” means bit or chunks.  I learned to make this delicious Tikka Masala dish from one of my roommates in college.  It means grilled or broiled chicken pieces served in a spicy, creamy sauce.  Although I ate Chinese food almost every day growing up, I had never tried Indian food until I was a sophomore … Read More

  • Easy Chicken with Broccoli Stir-fry

    Is it just me or is this a crazy week?  I’m gearing up for my cooking demo at the White House!  If you haven’t heard, I’ve been invited by City of Hope to do a cooking demonstration at the White House for the 135th Easter Egg Roll on  Monday, April 1st.  Make sure to follow … Read More

  • Lemon Chicken

    Love me, love my lemon chicken.  Pucker up, folks, because this lemon chicken is out of this world!  The batter fries up incredibly light crispy and the sauce is bright, fresh and of course, super duper lemony.  It’s the perfect balance of sweet and tart (like me, according to my hubby…haha) and is great to … Read More

  • Asian Chimichurri Chicken Breasts

    I joined my four year-old twins Dylan and Becca on a pre-school field trip to Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark, CA last week.   Not only did they get to scale bales of haystacks, they learned all about seasonal veggies and harvesting.  The coolest part was taking a wagon trip out to the fields where all … 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

  • 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

  • Stir-Fried Chicken With Asparagus and Mushrooms

    It was one of those days. I ran around trying to get plans together for Cooking for Love, the food and wine culinary event I co-host to benefit Break the Cycle (it’s happening on October 9th so get your tickets now!), work on the menu for my cookbook launch party coming up in 3 weeks, … Read More

  • Clay Pot Chicken with Shiitake Mushrooms & Lap Cheong (Chinese Sausage)

    This is an easy and scrumptious clay pot dish that I just demonstrated on Cooking Channel’s Food(ography)airing August 2nd 2011 at 9PM EST. Clay pot cooking originated in Asia centuries ago and the technique is loved by ethnicities across the globe as flavors permeate the ingredients resulting in a beautiful, fragrant and healthy stew. This … Read More