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Gyoza, Japanese Potstickers

Gyoza, Japanese Potstickers

Gyoza, or Japanese potstickers, are very similar to Chinese fried dumplings (jiaozi).  The only difference is that they tend to be more delicately seasoned and the wrappers are generally almost transparent. Visiting New York City’s immense Chinatown recently was an incredible treat and I can’t […]

Spicy Oven-Baked Cauliflower Bites

Spicy Oven-Baked Cauliflower Bites

These Spicy Oven-Baked Cauliflower Bites are bound to become a new family favorite.  A healthy and tasty snack for every day eating. This Oven-Baked Cauliflower Bite recipe is inspired by my love for pakoras, an Indian snack.  I adore the fried version.  However, like everyone […]

Crispy Baked Baby Fennel

Crispy Baked Baby Fennel

This crispy fennel dish makes an ideal bar snack.  The delicate flavor of the fennel is complemented by a hint of balsamic vinegar for a lovely, addictive munch. This dish came about by happy accident.  During my early years in Johannesburg, I experimented a lot […]

Baharat Roasted Eggplant Salad

Baharat Roasted Eggplant Salad

This delicious roasted eggplant salad can be served either warm or cold.  Seasoned with Lebanese style Baharat, a Middle Eastern seasoning mix, this light, creamy dish has a rich, warm flavor — perfect for early spring or early fall. As I was working on my […]

Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Marinated Pork Tenderloin

This divine pork tenderloin is a hostess’ best friend.  It is easy to make, flavorful, and improves with age.  In addition, the tenderloin’s Asian flavors — marrying orange and hoisin — are almost universally loved. In my home town, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, cocktail parties […]