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5 Element Food: Miso Glazed Cod

Japanese cuisine is one of my favorites. It is most likely because I spent my early years in Japan, but there is…

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5 Element Food: Simple Carrot Salad

I’m one of those people who like raw Carrots much more than cooked Carrots, unless they are made into a soup. The other…

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5 Element Food: Chorizo and Potato Soup

When I was in my 20s and first living on my own, my apartment was down the street from an…

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5 Element Food: Crisp Oat Cookies

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I’ve been busy baking cookies. Of course, I make several of my usual favorites like Molasses…

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Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Sausage, Tomatoes and Zucchini

I’m very fond of sheet pan dinners as they take so little effort as almost everything cooks together in the…

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Smothered Pork Chops with Gluten Free Onion Gravy

After celebrating Thanksgiving with a Chinese version, I was still craving some Dressing, which has always been my favorite part of the…

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Green Beans with Mushrooms and Fried Shallots

I got inspired by a recent recipe by Ben Mims from the LA Times (thanks Ben), which featured Green Beans with…

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Cranberry Sauce with Asian Flavors

It is Thanksgiving here tomorrow in the US and we’ve started preparing. My son, Stephen has decided that we are going to do…

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5 Element Food: Turnip Puree

  Turnips are not considered a very exciting vegetable, but I want to champion them a little. I wrote a previous blog…

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Butternut Squash Soup with Sage and Brown Butter

I was out looking at my container garden and realized that I had lots and lots of Sage and hadn’t…

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5 Element Food: Coconut Caramel Sauce

  I’ve been meaning to post this recipe for quite some time as I made it last for a dinner party…

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Red Cooked Pork with Napa Cabbage

  Red Cooking is a classic Chinese braising technique that really just means that you cook meat of tofu in Soy…

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