Sesame chicken and napa cabbage stir fry

Sesame Chicken & Napa Cabbage Stir-Fry

This quick and easy Sesame Chicken & Napa Cabbage Stir-Fry is the perfect solution for the busy week-night cook. Quick and easy stir-fry recipes are the perfect dinner for the busy week-night cook. I love the fact that you can squeeze in several servings of vegetables without offending even the

Ground beef and cabbage stir fry

Ground Beef and Cabbage Stir-Fry

This quick and easy ground beef and cabbage stir-fry recipe is made with ground sirloin and Napa cabbage sautéed with ginger, garlic, sesame oil, and soy sauce. It’s delicious served over rice or wrapped in lettuce cups. It should come as no surprise to those who have followed me a

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Beef Satay Skewers with Peanut Dipping Sauce

These mouth-watering Thai beef satay skewers with peanut dipping sauce are tangy, tender, and perfectly balanced with a cool and creamy dipping sauce. We are big meat eaters here in our house so you will always see various cuts of Certified Angus Beef in our refrigerator including ribeye, porterhouse, sirloin

Chicken and green bean stir fry

Chicken and Green Bean Stir-Fry

A fast, easy, and healthy dinner recipe, this flavorful Chicken and Green Bean Stir-Fry comes together in just 20 minutes! Hands down, one of our weekly go-to recipes is always some variation of an Asian inspired stir-fry. Fast, easy, and full of protein and other nutrients, you really can’t go

Dipping crispy oven baked egg roll

Crispy Oven Baked Egg Rolls

These healthy and delicious homemade baked egg rolls are filled with a fragrant mixture of pork and vegetables and baked until crispy. You’d never know they aren’t deep fried! My boys absolutely LOVE egg rolls. However, they are often deep-fried which adds to some unhealthy fats and calories. My solution?

Asian cabbage slaw with ginger vinaigrette

Asian Cabbage Slaw with Ginger Vinaigrette

This bright and flavorful Asian Cabbage Slaw with Ginger Vinaigrette is the perfect side dish for stir-fries or Summer grilling. Inspired by classic Asian flavors, it’s healthy, delicious and filling. When mixing up my weekly salad routine, I like to pull inspiration from all over the world. Since my pantry

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Japanese Quick Pickled Cucumbers

These crunchy Japanese quick pickled cucumbers are easy to make and the perfect salty, sweet, and sour low-calorie snack to serve before or with a meal. Pickles are one of my favorite low calorie snacks, and these Japanese Quick Pickled Cucumbers do not disappoint. With cucumbers being in season mid

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Mixed Vegetable Stir-Fry

Made with fragrant ginger and toasted sesame oil, this quick and easy mixed vegetable stir-fry is ideal for using up whatever veggies you have on hand. Ready in 15 minutes or less! Full of fresh vegetables and loaded with flavor, you’re never more than 15 minutes away from a healthy

Beef Stir Fry with Flat Wide Noodles

Beef Stir-Fry with Rice Noodles

Tender strips of beef are cooked with ginger, scallions, garlic, and sesame oil to make this delicious beef stir-fry with rice noodles. Growing up, my family would get Vietnamese food every weekend when I was a kid. I have fond memories of those meals, and love recreating some of my

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Ginger Salad Dressing

This is the healthy version of your Japanese steakhouse favorite! Made with just five simple ingredients, you’re going to love this ginger salad dressing! Sushi Saturday was a weekly occurrence growing up, a tradition started by my dad when I was around 7 or 8 years old. All five of

Pork asparagus stir fry

Pork and Asparagus Stir Fry

Tender, delicious, and ready in 20 minutes, it’s hard to resist this pork and asparagus stir fry. When trying to eat healthy on a budget, it’s a good idea to use the fruit and vegetables that are in season. With spring just around the corner, I am so excited for

5 Minute Wonton Soup

Easy 5 Minute Wonton Soup

This fool-proof, light and brothy, easy 5 minute wonton soup is packed with classic Asian flavors and delicious ingredients! Recently, I was in search of a quick and easy meal that I could throw together in minutes with items I already had on hand in my pantry. With my busy

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Shrimp Soba Noodles in Peanut Sauce

A perfect balance of sweet and spicy, these shrimp soba noodles in peanut sauce make a delicious and quick weeknight dinner. We all know we should be eating more whole-grains, but brown rice can get a little old for dinner. The way I switch things up? I’ll make a stir-fry

Cashew chicken stir fry 2

Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry

Packed with ginger, garlic, toasted sesame oil and roasted cashews, this bright and fresh Cashew Chicken Stir-Fry comes together in just minutes! Stir-fries are healthy, versatile, and quick-cooking which is why we eat them at least one or two nights a week. In the summer months when produce is abundant, nothing is

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Ginger Teriyaki Grilled Chicken Breasts

This fresh and flavorful ginger teriyaki grilled chicken is a family favorite, but the marinade is also delicious with pork, beef, or grilled vegetables. I’ve been grilling for as long as I can remember thanks to my dad who always let me be in charge. Whether it was juicy steaks,

Asparagus pasta salad

Asparagus Pasta Salad

This Asian inspired Asparagus Pasta Salad is tossed in a creamy, flavor-packed peanut dressing made with lime juice, garlic, and ginger. My Asparagus Pasta Salad with creamy peanut sauce is ideal for outdoor dining, picnics, BBQ’s and more because it can be prepared in advance and lasts in the heat. In

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Ramen Broccoli Slaw

This healthy Ramen Broccoli Slaw is perfect for entertaining outdoors because there is no mayo to spoil in the sun. Nothing tastes better with grilled meats or picnic spreads than a refreshing salad. This tart and tangy Ramen Broccoli Slaw is perfect for outdoor entertaining. Is ramen the healthiest ingredient

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Soba Noodle Salad with Sesame Ginger Soy Vinaigrette

This easy and flavorful Asian-inspired soba noodle salad is perfect with any veggies you have on hand, and can be served cold, warm, or at room temperature. I love a good pasta salad, and that doesn’t have to mean the Italian dressed salad that usually first comes to mind. Noodle

Brown rice and ground turkey stir fry 2

Brown Rice and Ground Turkey Stir Fry

Full of protein and fiber, this brown rice and ground turkey stir fry is quick and easy to prepare. Stir fry is the perfect busy weeknight dinner. Quick and easy to prepare, you can use any combination of whatever protein or vegetables you have sitting in your refrigerator. This week,

A plate of food with chicken and green beans and sesame seeds

Sesame Chicken and Green Bean Stir Fry

Tender chicken cubes are stir fried with fresh green beans and carrots in a ginger-scented garlic sauce, served with brown or white rice. I love a good stir fry. It’s a perfect way to clean out the fridge with any veggies you have on hand, and you can use any

squeezing lime on turkey lettuce cup

Low Carb Ground Turkey Lettuce Cups

These protein-packed lettuce cups are made with ground turkey simmered in a sweet and spicy sauce made with garlic, ginger, sesame oil, and YOWZERSTM red chili peppers. They’re crunchy and sweet with a kick of heat and naturally low carb. Lettuce cups are one of my favorite meals for many

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Teriyaki Baked Chicken Thighs

Teriyaki baked chicken thighs are marinated in a sweet and tangy Asian teriyaki sauce made with ginger, pineapple juice and sesame oil. Chicken thighs sometimes have a bad reputation because many people think they are unhealthy due to their higher fat content. However, chicken thighs are high in healthy fats

spicy chicken ramen bowl

Spicy Chicken Ramen

A quick, weeknight version of the traditional Japanese noodle soup, spicy chicken ramen is warm, satisfying, and oh-so-comforting. I’m sure most of us remember those ramen packets in college when microwave cooking was about the only option we had. Quick dinner with the roommates before heading off to night class

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Thai Basil Chicken

This 15-minute Thai Basil Chicken stir-fry recipe is made with fragrant basil, tender chicken breast, and red bell peppers. I love Thai food because it captures and balances all the flavor elements. Common flavors in Thai food come fresh (rather than dried) herbs and spices like garlic, galangal, coriander/cilantro, lemon

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Sweet and Spicy Baked Salmon

This sweet and spicy baked salmon recipe is cooked to perfection in 15 minutes and packed with protein, vitamins, and balanced flavors. Could you use a little spice in your life? This easy salmon recipe is the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. Since my weight loss journey began, I

Vietnamese Shrimp Pho with Rice Noodles and Jalapenos

Pho-Inspired Vietnamese Shrimp Noodle Soup

My pho-inspired Vietnamese shrimp noodle soup is a faster, easier weeknight version that doesn’t require hours in the kitchen making the traditional bone-marrow broth. This aromatic shrimp noodle soup is warm, satisfying, and full of flavor thanks to all of the herbs and spices. When I was pregnant, I craved

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Vietnamese Shrimp Salad

This light and refreshing Vietnamese Shrimp Salad is made with crisp cucumber, meaty shrimp, and tangy chili paste to emulate your favorite fresh rolls in a bowl! Do you follow my blog? If so, you probably know that I grew up having “Vietnamese Sunday Dinner” at Mr. Lee’s restaurant across

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Filipino Chicken Adobo

The juiciest chicken you’ll ever make, this Filipino Chicken Adobo is stewed in a mixture of soy, vinegar, and garlic and served over brown rice. Chicken Adobo is a classic Filipino dish that involves stewing chicken in a combination of soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves and black peppercorns. Traditionally,

Pad Thai Salad

Asian Chopped Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

This fresh and flavorful Asian chopped salad is made with crunchy veggies that are tossed in a creamy, gingery peanut dressing. We live just down the street from West Michigan’s largest farmers market making it super easy for us to take advantage of the vast amount of fresh produce grown

Chicken Lo Mein

Chicken Lo Mein

Ditch the takeout menu and make your own Chinese chicken lo mein at home! Made with juicy chicken, crunchy veggies and a fragrant ginger-soy sauce, you will love this 15-minute dinner recipe. We love eating Asian food of all kinds from Vietnamese pho to Japanese ginger salad dressing to Korean

Asian Sauteed Bok Choy

Garlicky Bok Choy

This 5-minute vegetable side dish recipe is a staple in my house. Ideal for any greens you have on hand, bok choy is tossed with garlic, ginger, and soy sauce until tender and fragrant.  Bok choy is one of my favorite veggies to enjoy for a quick lunch or a

Slow Cooker Pork Teriyaki Recipe

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pulled Pork

Pork shoulder is slowly cooked in a sweet and tangy Asian teriyaki sauce until fork-tender. Perfect for serving over rice, in a wrap, on salads, and more. With the business of everyday life as a mom, homeschooler, and business owner, I am always looking for time-saving tips in the kitchen.