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April 29, 2018

Sesame Salmon on Greens

Post by Cinde Little

Sesame Salmon on Greens is a delightful main course salad that reminds me of spring. When asparagus is in season I have a long list of recipes to make and this is one of them. Main course salads are a refreshing change from the hearty soups and oven-baked dishes of winter. To make a salad […]

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April 6, 2018

Asparagus with Black Bean Butter Sauce

Post by Cinde Little

Asparagus with Black Bean Butter Sauce is a tried and try recipe that I make every spring. I only make it at this time of year when the asparagus is at its’ peak. After enjoying asparagus simply steamed with butter I’m ready to try something different. No surprise that it is an Asian sauce that […]

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February 3, 2017

Noodle Soup with Peanut Sauce

Post by Cinde Little

Noodle Soup with Peanut Sauce is my homemade version of Ichiban-style noodles. It doesn’t come in a Styrofoam cup and it doesn’t contain food additives, loads of salt, saturated fat or gluten. It is plain old rice noodles with a tasty, peanut broth. For years it has been reported how unhealthy instant noodle soups are […]

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January 27, 2017

Lion’s Head Meatballs

Post by Cinde Little

Lion’s Head Meatballs is a flavourful winter dish from Huaiyang cuisine. The giant meatballs are said to represent a lion’s head and the shredded cabbage represents its’ mane. This dish is perfect to celebrate Chinese New Year and welcome in the Year of the Rooster. The oversized meatballs are traditionally served on a platter and diners scoop […]

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January 6, 2017

Beef and Bok Choy Stir Fry

Post by Cinde Little

Beef and Bok Choy is one of those everyday recipes my family enjoys. I know my pantry includes the necessary ingredients; gluten free hoisin sauce, fish sauce, Chinese five spice powder and rice noodles. Knowing this I can simply add bok choy to my grocery list and make this quick weeknight stir-fry anytime. This post […]

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November 11, 2016

Pork Tenderloin with Asian Flavours

Post by Cinde Little

This recipe for Pork Tenderloin with Asian Flavours is amazing. One of those recipes where just a few ingredients are combined to create a unique and delicious Asian inspired sauce. You just have to try it! Pork tenderloin is a step up from pork chops but it also cooks quickly so works for an everyday […]

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May 20, 2016

Salmon with Chinese Pesto

Post by Cinde Little

Salmon with Chinese Pesto is one of those awesome Asian fusion recipes. It is perfect for entertaining but easy enough to qualify for an everyday dinner. I’m not sure why but I always seem to make this dish in the spring. The Chinese pesto sauce is easy and can be served on plain steamed, baked […]

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March 11, 2016

Gado Gado Salad

Post by Cinde Little

Gado Gado is the premier salad of Indonesia. There is no better way to expand your culinary taste buds than exploring cuisines from around the world and this Indonesian salad is a feast for the senses. A combination of fresh and cooked vegetables served with a delicious Peanut Sauce Dressing. This post may contain affiliate […]

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October 15, 2015

Everyday Vegetable Stir Fry

Post by Cinde Little

I call this an everyday Vegetable Stir Fry because the recipe is more like a guide than a recipe. It uses whatever vegetables I have in my fridge so is different every time. I’ve made it so often I can put a pot of rice on the stove and make this recipe in twenty minutes. […]

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October 14, 2015

Smoked Salmon Sushi Pizza

Post by Cinde Little

This is a Smoked Salmon Sushi Pizza recipe, a nice easy way to serve sushi for those not inclined to take on the task of buying sushi mats and hand rolling individual sushi. It is also a healthier version without deep frying the rice layer. According to Wikipedia Sushi Pizza may in fact be a Canadian […]

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October 13, 2015

Gluten Free Kecap Manis

Post by Cinde Little

Homemade gluten free kecap manis, also spelled ketcap or kejap, is a common ingredient in Indonesian cuisine. It is a sweet, thick soy sauce that can be bought in Asian grocery stores but I have not yet found a gluten free version. The solution…make it. I know…some days it feels like I have to make every ingredient to […]

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October 13, 2015

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Post by Cinde Little

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce, one of my favourite dishes. Whether you spell it satay or sate people love this Indonesian specialty. Delightful little skewers of juicy cooked meat served with creamy peanut sauce. If you love the taste but think the skewers are too much effort just skip to the bottom of this post […]

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October 12, 2015

California Roll Salad

Post by Cinde Little

I call this Sushi Salad and my friends love it but technically it is a California Roll Salad. Whatever you call it this rice salad is a delicious combination of all the elements in a California Roll tossed together in a bowl. The kind of big salad I like to make for a Pot Luck event. […]

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October 11, 2015

Hoisin Glazed Pork Ribs

Post by Cinde Little

Two of the first gluten free ingredients I searched for were gluten free soy sauce and gluten free hoisin sauce. Both are used in this recipe for Hoisin Glazed Pork Ribs and they are now staples in my pantry. Ribs, whether pork or beef, seem to cross all seasons and please everyone. They are fantastic slightly charred […]

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September 10, 2015

Mongolian Pork Chops

Post by Cinde Little

I love this unique marinade for Mongolian Pork Chops that has been an everyday dinner in my house for years. It is served with grilled peppers, zucchini and steamed rice plus Lemony Hummus. It may sound unusual but that is what fusion food is all about and the whole combination is amazing. As with most recipes the catch […]

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September 10, 2015

Chinese Black Bean Sauce

Post by Cinde Little

This is my gluten free Chinese Black Bean Sauce recipe for Asian cooking. I couldn’t live without it! When I first started cooking gluten free I couldn’t find a gluten free version of Asian black bean sauce so I dug out this old recipe and just made it. I have no idea where the recipe […]

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