Pasta alla Norma

Pasta alla Norma

Unfortunately, I don’t have the luxury to cook every night, but I do make an effort to try 1-2 times a week. It’s not always something fancy, in fact it is usually something quick and simple and pasta is an item that makes it to our dinner table quite frequently. Last night was one of those nights I wanted to whip up a healthy meal quickly and decided on the vegetarian Pasta alla Norma. Read more >>

Steamed Eggplant with Minced Pork

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Up until now, most of my recipe posts on this blog have been very western style. And I was starting to worry that you might think I’m this gwei mui jai who knows nothing about her Chinese food. For those who know me, you would know that couldn’t be further from the truth. I could easily blend in as a Hongkie, and it always gives me great pleasure when people tell me they think I’m local. I don’t know why, but I feel very proud when I’m told that.

I love Asian cuisine and especially Chinese food. I grew up eating home-cooked Chinese meals every night, despite living in Canada. My mom who worked full-time, always put up a delicious meal for us every night. She is the one who inspires me to cook, even with my crazy working hours. [Mom, you’re really amazing and I miss your cooking everyday]. Read more >>