In Laos the new year is celebrated over three days in spring. A traditional Lao papaya salad, crunchy and bursting with complex flavors, is just the thing to welcome warmer weather.
Chorizos made with poblano peppers have a sweet fruity flavor with hints of cherry, prune, and fig. Enjoy them as sliders with a side of fresh guacamole.
This history and mystery of General Tso's chicken has sparked much curiosity. Recreate the ubiquitous Chinese-American dish at home and serve with rice and your favorite steamed veggie for a better-than-takeout dinner.
Valentine's Day can often mean a boring box of assorted chocolate. This year, give your sweetheart a gift tailored to his or her taste, homemade truffles. Black sesame seeds make a bold coating, but you can roll your truffles in any topping you like.
Skip the salting and frying often associated with eggplant, and try a miso marinade and the microwave. In just 10 minutes you'll have a salty, sweet, and spicy side dish.
Avocado flesh is dense and creamy, the perfect base for smoothies, sweet drinks, and desserts. This recipe is gluten free, and can easily be transformed into a vegan lower-fat version, too.
Use a sugar cookie to make the base and then add matcha powder and white chocolate chips to the mix. Matcha powder is available at specialty tea shops and Asian markets.
Tired of being assailed by cans of pumpkin purée everywhere you look, or maybe you just don't really care for pumpkin pie? Hollowed-out sugar pumpkins are filled with coconut custard in this delightful Cambodian dessert
Try making your favorite spice blends from scratch: garam masala, taco seasoning, Cajun spice, pumpkin spice seasoning, and more. All of these blends are easy enough to make at home using organic spices without any additives.
Still feel like summer in your neck of the woods? Hit the season's last cookouts with this ramen slaw, which has a basic coleslaw or broccoli slaw base, punctuated by crunchy ramen bits.
This delicious noodle dish features chicken and mushrooms in this rendition of an Indonesian classic. With an array of spices and condiments including onions, garlic, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and even homemade chicken oil, the combination of flavors makes this a meal to savor.
Thai fried eggs are made crispy around the edges from the hot fry oil, but can stay as runny as you like in the center. Great for breakfast or lunch, as an add-on or on their own, these eggs are a quick and easy go-to meal.
When it comes to deciphering the language of greens, use a delicious basic dressing like this easy miso-mustard recipe that tastes great on every kind of lettuce or vegetable. Try it on grilled veggies or tofu as well.
Sometimes it doesn't matter if a dish is culturally authentic as long as it tastes good. Rather than hunting for sesame paste at the Asian market, use peanut butter and ingredients you're likely to have at home.
Whether you're gluten-free or just experimenting in the kitchen, almond meal is a great flour substitute. These simple cookies are flexible, stick with just three ingredients for a quick bake, or jazz them up with a few extras.
A successful bento box should be visually appealing and have a mix of protein, grains, fruits and veggies, plus a little something sweet. Try these matcha mochi cupcakes for a fun treat!
Kaya is a curd-like coconut jam often served as a toasted sandwich for breakfast. Adapting a Martha Stewart recipe for lemon curd brings a taste of Singapore home.
A rice cooker isn't the only way to cook a perfect pot of rice. Here are three ways, two for the stove top and one for the microwave, that will work just as well.
Green beans combined with the salty sweet taste of preserved radish will have even your children asking for seconds.