Tag Archives: Asian

Vietnamese -inspired pasta and vegetable salad

A flavourful vegan dish that’s also great with fish, chicken or beef! I love pasta salad, though definitely NOT with creamy dressings – I’m a vinaigrette girl all the way (unless, of course, I’m using pesto thinned with the hot … Continue reading

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Better Than Takeout Sweet & Sour Shrimp

When I was a kid, as soon as saw the words ‘sweet and sour’ on any Chinese restaurant takeout menu, I simply had to have it. I didn’t care if there was a cup of icky red food colouring in … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup (Pho Bo)

For winter warming, there’s not much that beats a hot bowl of soup. In my neighbourhood, there are several great spots to enjoy pho, the Vietnamese soup that has entrenched itself as a worldwide favourite. I feel inclined to add … Continue reading

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Sautéed Mixed Greens

I have always been a huge fan of greens. As a kid, one of my favourite jobs in our family’s large vegetable garden was thinning the beets because I knew it meant later that day I’d get to enjoy a … Continue reading

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Grilled Salmon with Asian Flavours

Grilling is such an easy way to prepare fish. Not only is it super speedy, since fish cooks very quickly over high heat, it’s also healthy and flavourful. Salmon’s mild flavour lends itself to all kinds of seasonings and I … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Chicken or Shrimp Salad

I love crunchy salads that are packed with flavour and colour so this one is a real winner for me. I find the hot-salty-sour-bitter-sweet flavours of Vietnamese food absolutely irresistable and appreciate that Vietnamese food is also considered to be … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Coleslaw

Crisp, refreshing salads are a staple of my summertime menus. Coleslaw is a particular favourite, especially when made with a vinaigrette rather than a temperature-sensitive mayonnaise based dressing. I’ve long been a fan of a simple lemon-garlic-olive oil-oregano combination but … Continue reading

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