Traditional: Khmer Lok Lak

My mother would make Lok Lak for one simple reason, to get us to eat vegetables. Not that we hated veggies, we just liked our veggies better with a side of seared beef! Lok Lak is a glorious hot salad with a bed of crisp whole lettuce leaves, juicy tomatoes, cool cucumbers and sharp raw…

Bits, Bites and Blog Love

Weekly recap of the stuff I loved, the stuff I ate and the blogs I stalked! Updated my spring wardrobe with a bunch of these tops in different colors. Spring is here and I refuse to wear long sleeves anymore! Photo courtesy of OldNavy.com

So Simple It’s Silly: BBQ Pork Brown Fried Rice

So Simple It’s Silly is a series of incredibly easy sweet and savory recipes. Minimal ingredients, great short cuts and not at all time-consuming. Today is a good day, in fact it’s down right amazing. Not only did I get to spend most of the day with my super cute niece, I also took the…

So Simple It’s Silly: Hoisin Apricot Glazed Chicken Wings

So Simple It’s Silly is a series of incredibly easy sweet and savory recipes. Minimal ingredients, great short cuts and not at all time-consuming. I’ve been so incredibly tired when I get home lately, dragging my feet, grunting every other word tired. As if my brain can barely get up the energy to form sentences…

Sunday Bolognese

I’m in love with Sundays. Sundays means most of my family is out doing something and the house is quiet. It means I get to blast music in the kitchen and zen out cooking something that takes hours and not feel guilty about occupying such a heavy traffic area of our house. I’ve craved Bolognese…

Duo of Cinnamon Raisin Scones: Vegan & Vegetarian

I adore scones, I’ve only been making them for the past few years. After I learned the basic scones recipe, I went crazy with creativity. We all know the basic scones recipe don’t we? 2 cups flour 3/4 cup liquid (milk, cream, buttermilk, vegan milk etc) up to 1/3 cup sugar 1 tbsp baking powder…