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Chinese Walnut Chicken

Chinese Walnut Chicken

Chinese walnut chicken was one of my most ordered dishes hen Alona and I lived in Beijing (for four years mind you). There was a restaurant on the corner of her apartment complex called Meal and Grill. This was one of our favorite places in 

Mandarin Orange Chicken

Mandarin Orange Chicken

If you’re like me (and most of the world) you think Mandarin oranges are far better than regular oranges. So, why not make a classic American-Chinese takeout staple, Orange Chicken, with Mandarin oranges? Yes, I said American-Chinese, because orange chicken isn’t authentically Chinese at all! 

BBQ Chili Mackerel

BBQ Chili Mackerel

It’s the middle of summer and that means camping. One of the most popular things to cook while camping here in Ukraine is mackerel (the dried version is a popular beer snack). Luckily this fish is abundant in the frozen section and due to the 

Baking Powder Chicken Wings

Baking Powder Chicken Wings

If you’ve always wanted to know how to get the crispiest baked chicken wings possible, the answer is simple. Baking Powder. Now, you don’t need a lot, but a little goes a long way. You’ll be left with the crispiest chicken wings you’ve ever had 

Shrimp Fajitas

Shrimp Fajitas

Fajitas are one of the most recognizable Tex-Mex dishes around. Their popularity extends from Southern California to East Texas, and even over the border into Northern Mexico. Traditionally fajitas are made with skirt or flank steak, however I find these shrimp fajitas to be a 

Korean Gochujang Prawn Skewers

Korean Gochujang Prawn Skewers

These Korean Gochujang Prawn Skewers are one of my favorite recipes for entertaining, and go back to the roots of the blog. I always like to throw a few surprising appetizers in there when hosting a dinner party. Partly to give people the chance to 

Cauliflower Pancakes

Cauliflower Pancakes

Cauliflower pancakes are a delicious, lower carb alternative to classic potato pancakes. As someone who lives in Eastern Europe I rarely make potato pancakes for myself because so many restaurants serve them. However cauliflower pancakes are great if you are trying to be (a little) 

Zucchini Pancakes

Zucchini Pancakes

In Japan there’s an extremely popular dish known as Okonomiyaki. It is essentially a stuffed pancake that originated on the streets of Osaka, and is now popular all over Japan. I remember trying it on my first trip to Japan when I was 10, and 

Roasted Cauliflower-3 Ways

Roasted Cauliflower-3 Ways

If you are a fan of quick and easy sides when cooking dinner, you are probably already a big fan of roasted vegetables. While there are the staples like roasted carrots and roasted asparagus, roasted cauliflower is a perfect veggie for the oven. In fact, 

Pineapple Mango Shrimp

Pineapple Mango Shrimp

It seems recently everyone has been raving about the Bang Bang Shrimp from Bonefish Grill in America. This is not Bang Bang Shrimp. This is however my absolute favorite shrimp recipe, which I end up making every time I can get large quantities of shrimp