Kimchi is seasoned, fermented cabbage, commonly served at Korean restaurants and found in Asian grocery stores. We love kimchi around our house! We eat it as a snack straight out of the fridge and love adding it to recipes.
A lot of kimchi contains anchovy paste or fish sauce, making it not suitable for a vegetarian or vegan diet. To make Vegan Kimchi Fried Rice, I started searching for Vegan Kimchi. Luckily, I didn’t have to look far!
All of the grocery stores I regularly shop at carry at least one brand of Vegan Kimchi. It’s typically found in the refrigerated vegan section of the grocery store, near the tofu and soy chorizo.
Whenever we go out for dinner, there’s an 8 out of 10 chance I’m going to try to convince Kurt to go to Koon Thai. It’s my favorite Thai restaurant and one of my overall favorite restaurants in San Diego!
They make the most delicious pan fried roti bread, curries and noodle dishes. They also make the best Tom Kha soup I’ve ever had! After our last visit, I decided it was time to try making my own Tom Kha soup at home.
What is Tom Kha Soup?
Tom Kha soup is a Thai coconut soup. It’s made with coconut milk, lemongrass, Thai chili peppers, cilantro, mushrooms, fish sauce and lime juice. While it’s typically made with chicken, you can also find versions with shrimp, pork or tofu.
What is the difference between Tom Kha and Tom Yum Soup?
Tom Yum Soup is made with a base of boiled meat, such as shrimp or pork, water and herbs. It is sour and spicy in flavor. Tom Kha Soup is made with a coconut milk base and is more sweet and spicy in flavor, than sour.
Blistered Shishito Peppers sauteed in Soy Ginger Sauce are an Asian restaurant favorite that you can now easily make at home with this simple 20 minute recipe!
Over the years I’ve turned hundreds of friends and family members on to the deliciousness that is a Shishito Pepper! Ok, maybe that’s a slight exaggeration, but lets just say I’ve introduced a lot of people to these amazing little peppers and everyone has loved them!
What are shishito peppers?
Shishito peppers are a sweet pepper from East Asia, often served as a starter at popular sushi restaurants such as Nobu, Ra and Katsuya. The fun thing about these peppers is that they’re a mild, sweet pepper, yet about one in every ten is spicy! Surprise!
I call them the “Russian roulette” of peppers because you never know when you’re going to get a spicy one!
Up until a couple of years ago, I was only able to find fresh shishitos at the Asian markets around San Diego. Now I see them at most major grocery stores, including Sprouts and Trader Joe’s.
Avocado adds an extra rich, creamy flavor and texture to this Thai Green Curry Sauce, perfect for simmering with veggies in this Vegan Avocado Curry Recipe!
We’re on the brink of moving into our new house (OMG SO EXCITED!) and if you want to catch a behind-the-scenes look at our fixer upper, check out my Instagram story, I’m always updating it with the latest changes on the house!
One of the things that excites me so much about the new neighborhood we’ll be living in is that there’s a brand new Asian market just about 2 miles away and it’s huge! I decided to stop by a couple of weeks ago before heading over to the new house for a meeting with our contractor and pick up some red and green curry paste.
Don’t worry though, if you don’t have an Asian market near you, you can still find red and green curry paste in the Asian section of your local grocery store, or you can order the same Green Currry Paste that I found at my local Asian market on Amazon.
Sesame ginger marinated & grilled chicken tops these Healthy Asian Chicken Rice Bowls filled with oranges, almonds, veggies & tons of flavor!
I simply can’t get enough of the current “bowl trend”! For me, it’s a fun and delicious way to eat healthier without just eating a salad every day!
But of course, I do have to admit that this recipe was inspired by A SALAD (ironic, I know!) at one of my favorite San Diego restaurants, Coffee Cup. Their Chino Citrus Salad is a combination of mixed greens topped with orange slices, carrots, bean sprouts, cilantro, grilled chicken and their delicious homemade dressing.
After eating it for lunch last week, I decided to come home and recreate the salad as a bowl!
This easy Chinese Pork Chop Suey recipe combines pork, veggies & a delicious Asian sauce, served over white rice, topped with crispy chow mein noodles!
We’re only one week into March and this month has already been crazy with travel! I started the month in Gainesville, FL at the “Cox Smart Home” event with Cox Communications, where I showed local media and guests how to make their kitchen “smart” using Cox high speed internet.
Now if you’re wondering how to use high speed internet in the kitchen to do more than just browse WhitneyBond.com for new recipe inspiration, I’m here to tell you, there are lots of fun ways to do so!
At the “Cox Smart Home” event I shared with guests how to use my Amazon Alexa App “Whitney Bond’s Recipe Search” which will verbally walk you through any recipe on WhitneyBond.com totally hands free! I also shared how to use WiFi devices in the kitchen, like this WiFi Crock Pot and WiFi Coffee Maker.
The event was so much fun, and I’m already gearing up to join them for another “Cox Smart Home” event in Phoenix next month!