Vegetarian

Roasted Za’atar Spiced Eggplant with Labneh

Roasted Za’atar Spiced Eggplant with Labneh

My friend Wuen has a natural talent for creating improvised dishes that always turn out beautiful and delicious. She invited us over for a Middle Eastern food fest at her place and I helped her cook a couple of dishes, one of which was grilled […]

Oven Roasted Veggie Stack

Oven Roasted Veggie Stack

I’ve been thinking a lot about food plating lately. Taste is of utmost importance of course, and I’m happy to eat a plate of ugly food if it’s delicious. But lately I’ve been thinking of how we can get that fancy restaurant plating at home […]

Spicy Omelette Inspired by The Hundred Foot Journey

Spicy Omelette Inspired by The Hundred Foot Journey

Food-centered books and movies take our minds on culinary adventures to India, France, Italy, China and many more amazing food destinations. One of my favorite books, The Hundred Foot Journey, does just that by melding the food cultures of India and France into a delectable […]

Vegetarian Japchae: Korean glass noodles

Vegetarian Japchae: Korean glass noodles

I first discovered Japchae ages ago at an all-you-can-eat Korean BBQ restaurant in Los Angeles. The side dish consisted of sweet potato “glass” noodles that were perfectly coated with soy sauce and sesame oil and tossed with an array of vegetables. I was hooked. I […]

Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower

Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower

I have to confess, I’m not a huge cauliflower fan especially when it’s served raw or steamed without any other flavoring. However, a beachside café in Australia served up a roasted cauliflower dish that knocked my socks off! This may not be an exact recreation […]

Black Bean Veggie Patties

Black Bean Veggie Patties

My friend Maria is a genius at throwing things together and coming up with delicious dishes. A few years ago, she made black bean burger patties with flavors that were seared into my memory. This recipe is very much inspired by her addictive dish. To […]

Asian Inspired Vegetarian Spaghetti

Asian Inspired Vegetarian Spaghetti

Italian food is wildly popular in many countries across the globe and each country has its own take on pasta and pizza. What I’ve noticed is the proliferation of Asian-Italian fusion restaurants in Asia, especially in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore. Even though I’m […]

Joyce’s Spicy Thai Pomelo Salad

Joyce’s Spicy Thai Pomelo Salad

One of the best things about traveling is the opportunity to invigorate the taste buds with a myriad of flavors, textures and sensations. When it comes to having food that is not only scrumptious but also incredibly exciting, Thailand can’t be beat. My friend Wuen […]

Coconutty Roasted Veggies

Coconutty Roasted Veggies

My friend Wuen is a really good cook and knows how to magically throw together dishes that not only look good but taste amazing as well! Oh a whim, she decided to roast a bunch of veggies with coconut oil and top it with a […]

Vegetarian Quinoa Enchilada Soup

Vegetarian Quinoa Enchilada Soup

This soup is ridiculously easy to make and is ridiculously delicious as well! My friend Dianne, the creator of this recipe, works full time and is a mom to three young active boys. She doesn’t have time to cook complicated meals so she threw together this soup one day and it […]