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Mixed paella recipe – first time for everything…

When you start to think about it, it’s pretty crazy how different cuisines across countries find commonalities, whether it’s Italian ravioli compared to Chinese dumplings or French bouillabaisse to Spanish paella.  It’s just different variations of the same kind of … Continue reading

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Okinawa purple sweet potatoes – the perfect asian dessert

Growing up in Korea, my childhood memories include eating vegetables/fruits considered to be savory or side dishes here in the US of A to savory dishes being eaten like desserts.  In winter – sweet potatoes (Japanese, Korean, me thinks same … Continue reading

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Meatless Wednesday – a quick, easy, tasty and healthy kale pasta

Kale – why does it get such a bad rep as being this granola hippie and not-very-tasty vegetable?  Maybe it’s because people don’t cook it the right way?  Or maybe it’s one of those “so-good-for-you-veggie” that you just assume it … Continue reading

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Candied kumquats – like little oranges but better!

Translated from Chinese as “gold orange“, kumquats are quite the beauty. It’s pretty amazing how these cute little guys pack so much punch!  Used in China as a cold remedy relieving cough and moving energy, they are in full season … Continue reading

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The sun will rise soon again in Japan – Green Day to share with the ones you love

I can only imagine all the sadness and turmoil experienced by the Japan earthquake, tsunami and now the scares of the nuclear plant catastrophe.  I’m also in awe by the calm and collectedness of the Japanese people uniting in a … Continue reading

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Here’s a challenge – Add two days of meatless dinners; Meatless Monday & Meatless Wednesdays

Didn’t matter that our household is equipped with a beautiful Smooth Fitness elliptical machine and a Concept2 rowing machine (the rower being used as a clothes drying rack), I had excuses.  Oh – we just moved.  Oh – we’re remodeling … Continue reading

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LudoBites nite @ bulthaup LA’s new showroom opening

aren’t u jealous;)  what a blast i had tonite. my brush with fame, the hot and happening Chef Ludo Lefebvre of LudoBites in celebrating bulthaup Los Angeles’s new showroom.  Ludo’s the real deal – not just someone who looks like … Continue reading

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Year of the Rabbit – Chinese New Year Chef Kelly-style~

Chinese New Year Cooking Event & Professional Women’s Networking Party hosted by Linda Press of Corpcommunicators and taught by moi. A great event held earlier this month introducing those perhaps unfamiliar with all-things-asian cuisine; hoped to have inspired if not … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year – celebrated with homemade dumplings & korean rice cakes

CNY or Chinese New Years is today, February 3rd but guess it could also have been yesterday since they’re a day ahead of us here in the USA. The year of the rabbit according to the holidayspot says that 2011 … Continue reading

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Bon appetit mag brownie recipe – tweaked

Latest weakness lately? All things chocolate.  So when this month’s issue of Bon Appetit arrived in the mail with a cover page of luscious brownie – I had to try out the recipe. Mine turned out bit fudge-y and VERY … Continue reading

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