Star Anise Asian Beef Stew

Time: 2.5 hours Serves 6 This is a stew that a friend of the Philippines used to make for our kids. The flavours are amazing and the beef becomes like butter. It is easy to make, it just needs to cook for a few hours to get the full effect of the flavours. My oldest…

Green Onion Cakes

Makes 10 Music Selection: Kermit – Rainbow Connection “Why are there so many songs about rainbows, and what’s on the other side?” A platter of green onion cakes… trust me! These are so easy to make and excellent for breakfast, lunch, dinner! We like them for supper, as a side dish, but we make extras…

Brekkie Won Ton Soup?

Time: 20 minutes Music Selection: Katie Melua – 9 Million Bicycles I am always looking for fast, hearty and healthy meals for breakfast. My kids love ramen, pho and pretty much any type of soup, so I decided to try it for breakfast. The jury results: kids LOVED it, but my hubby, not so much……

Breakfast Cheat – Steamed BBQ Pork Buns

Time: 15 minutes Music Selection: Mulan Soundtrack – A Girl Worth Fighting For This is another very quick breakfast cheat as I buy the frozen BBQ pork buns. I always have a bag handy in the freezer for the mornings where I keep pressing the “snooze” button OR when the alarm doesn’t go off (or…

Breakfast Cheat – Gyoza

Time: 15 minutes Music Selection: The Vapors – Turning Japanese Ingredients Favorite bag of frozen gyoza ¼ cup soy sauce Optional: 1 tsp chopped green onion Optional: ½ tsp minced ginger Optional: ½ tsp sesame oil Instructions Heat large pan with 3 Tbsp oil on medium-high heat. Fry dumplings, leaving space between them, until crispy…

Fried Rice – Dinner? Lunch? Breakfast?

Serves 4 Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: Cher – Believe As Dr. Seuss wrote in Green Eggs & Ham, “Would you? Could you?”…. Would you eat fried rice for breakfast? “Believe” it or not — I made fried rice, sunny side up eggs and gyoza for my kids one morning AND… they ate it. In…