Archives for January 2013

Easy Slow Cooker Pork Loin with Honey and Balsamic Glaze (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Easy Slow Cooker Pork Loin with Honey and Balsamic Glaze (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Walk into my house on any given day and you will witness exclamations of “Maaaaaaa!!!”, “Kiityyykittyyykittyyy!!!”, “Gogogogogogo!” and a number of baby sign language gestures like “food”, “more”. In all my life of working as an IT Consultant in high-pace, demanding environments, noone has had me running around as much as this one pint-sized tyrant. […]

General Tso’s Chicken (Paleo, Gluten Free)

General Tso’s Chicken (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Prior to the big move to America in 2009, I had only visited this country once before on a work trip and spent most of that in an office. There were many things that amused me when I first got here… most of it involved what I found at Walmart and of course the novelty […]

Homemade Hoisin Sauce (Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Homemade Hoisin Sauce (Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Since going Paleo, lots of store-bought sauces are not accessible to me anymore. I have been hoarding this bottle of hoisin sauce in my fridge for months. Today, I finally let it go and throw it in the trash. Fortunately for me, I have been able to make a Paleo-friendly version with these ingredients. It […]

Fijian Palusami (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Fijian Palusami (Paleo, Gluten Free)

“Where are you from?” is a question that can be a bit tricky for me to answer. I was born in China but immigrated to Nauru and Fiji when I was a few months old. I spent my childhood in Fiji and then moved to New Zealand to go to college. I lived in New […]

Fukien Crispy Sweet and Sour Fish (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Fukien Crispy Sweet and Sour Fish (Paleo, Gluten Free)

EDIT: I had a laugh when a reader remarked that “Fukien” may come out sounding rude so in case you are interested and didn’t know, it’s pronounced “Foo-Key-Anne” 🙂 My Sweet and Sour Chicken is always a hit with the family from my husband down to the pickiest of kids. The main components of that […]

3 Ingredient Yummy Tropical Shake (Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

3 Ingredient Yummy Tropical Shake (Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

Since going Paleo, my Starbucks card has been collecting dust in my wallet. I don’t really drink coffee but I used to drink the Coconut Creme and Strawberry Creme. I don’t even want to think about all the sugar and chemicals that probably went into those but here is my own tropical shake recipe – […]

Chinese Steamed Chicken with Ginger and Green Onion (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

Chinese Steamed Chicken with Ginger and Green Onion (Paleo, Gluten-Free)

“Uurrghh – You’re so Chinese Housewife!” The words rang in my head like a siren. I was a young college student living away from my family for the first time in my short life, trying to figure out who I was and just learning simple things about living by myself including laundry, cleaning and yes, […]

Sautéed Ginger Scallion Lobster (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Sautéed Ginger Scallion Lobster (Paleo, Gluten Free)

There is something about seeing fresh garlic, ginger and scallion (or green onion) in the kitchen that brings back waves of nostalgia for me. It’s like I am 5 years old again sitting in the family’s kitchen watching an aunt or my grandmother prepare dinner. These three basic ingredients form the foundation of many a […]

Julia Child’s SautĂ©ed Chicken in Herbs with a Hollandaise sauce/Poulet SautĂ© Aux Herbes de Provence (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Julia Child’s SautĂ©ed Chicken in Herbs with a Hollandaise sauce/Poulet SautĂ© Aux Herbes de Provence (Paleo, Gluten Free)

I had some plans for chicken soup tonight due to feeling a little under the weather but my husband forgot a couple of things at the grocery store so I had to change tonight’s dinner menu at short notice. I turned to Julia for inspiration and she did not disappoint with this wonderful sautĂ©ed chicken […]

Chinese Minced Beef with Egg/Watan Oyok without the Fan (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Chinese Minced Beef with Egg/Watan Oyok without the Fan (Paleo, Gluten Free)

Growing up in a Chinese family, you can expect to see a lot of Chinese recipes on this blog. This particular dish is a favorite in many Cantonese restaurants. It’s not gourmet by any standard but it is extremely satisfying and easy to prepare at home. You can omit the rice entirely or substitute with […]