endives

Grilled Stuffed Endives with Vermicelli

  Happy New Years everyone! We hope you’ve all had a festive holiday–we sure did, hopping from one party to the next with seemingly nonstop eating. So we’ve been eager to get back into the kitchen and get cooking...

porchetta

Asian Inspired Porchetta

  Recently we’ve been on a culinary quest to make a holiday pork roast with the most irresistible crispy, crackly, and bubbly skin possible–the type of crispy crackling that will have guests fighting over and craving for more. What immediately came...

coco bliss

Coco-Bliss

  In keeping with both our desire to stay relatively fit and healthy during the holiday indulgences, we present to you this creation of ours we delightfully call coco-bliss, a dessert with equal parts refreshment and decadence.  Vietnamese desserts...

zucchini crudo

Zucchini Crudo

This holiday season we’ve been balancing feasts of gluttony with jaunts to the gym, putting our P90X and Insanity workout videos to good use. This zucchini crudo is light, refreshing, yet tasty and perfect to cleanse the palate and...

pom party

POM Wonderful and Welcome Back Party

The thought planning, decorating, cooking, and hosting dinner parties can be intimidating to some, but for Kim, dinner parties couldn’t come often enough.  But since we’ve were living and blogging from two different states and visiting each other on...

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Char Siu Pulled Pork Banh Mi with Asian Slaw

  We’ve been guilty of it many times. Guilty of staring through the windows of Chinese BBQ’s with our mouths watering at the red, glistening, long pieces of barbecue pork hanging by the dozens–watching each droplet of pork fat...

blood

Vietnamese Blood Sausage Doi Huyet

  The mere mention of blood can make some people squirm and uneasy, let alone the thought of eating it.  But we thoroughly enjoy all forms of food made with blood and are not squeamish one bit.  So to...

cariga4a

Ca Ri Ga Vietnamese Chicken Curry ..in a Pot Pie!

  As summer wanes and the autumn leaves turn hues of bright red and orange, we instinctively turn to warm comforting foods like curry. Not a single spice, curries encompass a broad range of spices unique to the geographic...

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Melrose Market: Sitka & Spruce and Why We Heart Seattle

Seattle holds a dear place in our hearts. It’s where I spent 5 wonderful years of work after graduation and where Kim and I first met.  We recently took a trip back and wanted to post a snapshot of...

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Canh Kho Qua Bitter Melon Soup

  You either love bitter melon (khổ qua) or you hate it and nothing in between. Growing up Kim loved it and ate bitter melon soup (canh khổ qua) and stir fries routinely while I, on the other hand,...