Cambodian Lemongrass Grilled Chicken Wings

Sometimes I really do surprise myself when I come up with a super simple and easy dinner! And the best part, my whole family devours it, I’m talking about my husband and my 2 toddlers! Nothing makes me happier than seeing my family enjoy my cooking. This recipe is normally used for beef skewers, but I adapted it for chicken wings. Especially since my husband and I bought a few pounds from Costco. I loved grilling them, it gave the wings the perfect char and added that extra smokey flavor.…

Bun Cha – Vietnamese Pork Meatballs with Vermicelli and Herbs

I’m taking a slightly different direction with my blog and focusing mainly on Asian cuisine and how to make them healthier and, if applicable, a Paleo version. As many of you may be aware, I’m very partial to Asian food and love being able to cook some of my favorite dishes at home. So I’ve been picking the brains of some of the incredible cooks in the family and asking them to pass along their delicious recipes. I am giving these recipes my own spin though, without sacrificing any of…

Chicken and Lime Soup

The day started off with a wintry mix and I’m feeling a little under the weather. So when it comes to dinner time, I really wanted some good ole comfort food that my mom used to make to lift up my spirits. Not wanting to venture out on the roads, I looked to what I had already on hand. Lucky for me, I had stopped at MOM’s Organic market a few weeks ago and had a whole chicken sitting around. I’ve made my mom’s chicken and lime soup before, but feel as…

Lemongrass and Garlic Shrimp

I’m trying to add a bit more diversity in our dinners and tonight I made a dish I remember my dad making when I was younger. Nothing says easy to me more than a quick shrimp saute. The key to this dish is getting the sauce correct. My dad would make this using shrimp with the head and shell still on. I remember how much fun it was getting my fingers sticky and enjoying the delicious sauce! But for this version, I decided to remove the head and peel the…

Quick and Easy Lemongrass Stir-Fried Chicken

My mother in law has made this dish for me countless times; she loves the recipe because it’s so simple and quick, yet really tasty! I haven’t been able to get the real recipe from her, so I decided to make my own variation. Cook time: 10 minutes Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs 2 lemongrass stalks, finely mince only the green stalk 1 tsp red curry paste dash of salt 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil cooked Jasmine rice Wash the chicken thighs under cold…

Lemongrass Grilled Shrimp

My mother in law makes an amazing marinade that she uses for her pork chops; I like to refer to this sauce as the magic marinade. Luckily for me, she made a big container of the marinade; and since it’s grilling season, I’ve been using the sauce on just about everything to make a super easy meal after a long day at work. For this meal, I had a pound of large tiger shrimp and recreated my own marinade to make a delicious grilled dinner. Ingredients: 1 lb large tiger…