Change Up Your Typical Pasta Dish with Crab

Crab Pasta Recipe and Tomato Sauce

Having a well-stocked pantry can be a real lifesaver when work starts overflowing into your personal time. By “well-stocked pantry”, I’m not talking about boxes of mac and cheese and Styrofoam cups of instant noodles. I’m talking about a made-mostly-from-scratch meal that tastes like it could have come from a good Italian restaurant.

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Celebrate Chinese New Year with Orange Peel Shrimp

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Make the most of your juicy winter citrus with this Chinese take-out favorite! Orange peel shrimp is, hands down, my favorite dish to order at any Chinese restaurant. I love that mix of spicy and sweet!

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Explore Singapore Street Food

Chinatown Complex Food Centre

Despite its diminutive size, Singapore is second to none when it comes to eating street food. With four official languages (Chinese, Malay, English and Tamil), Singapore is a melding pot of people from around the world, and it shows in their cuisine.

While economic prosperity has brought fine dining from around the world to the city-state, the best food is eaten on plastic stools, where your sleeve fills in for a cloth napkin.

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Add Some Kale and Bacon to Your Spaghetti

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Kale is in season right now and this quick and easy pasta dish is my absolute favorite way to eat it. Alone, kale can taste quite bitter and has a tough, fibrous stalk that usually deters people from this healthy green…

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Stock Up on Proteins with Carrot Salad

Carrot Salad Recipe with Avocado and Tuna

It’s the New Year and many of us are well into making amends for the dietary sins we committed over the holidays. Unfortunately produce isn’t exactly at the height of freshness in January, and the cold weather demands something a little more filling than a leafy salad.

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Channel Your Inner Julia Child with Beef Bourguignon

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For years, I had been hesitant to make this typically heavy and rich beef dish. I prefer to eat lighter dishes that energize and fill me up without weighing me down. Beef stew? No thank you.

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Braise Ham with Red Wine for Extra Flavor

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I’ve never been a big fan of ham. It’s often salty, seldom tender, and quite frankly boring. About the only thing going for it is that it’s a pre-seasoned hunk of meat that will feed a lot of people, which is probably why it’s been a popular choice for parties.

If you can get past the salt though, ham does have an incredible amount of flavor locked up in the meat, which is why I like using it in soups and stocks. One way to quell the salt is to braise it in a sweet liquid.

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Whip Up Milkshakes for New Year’s!

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Need a quick New Years Eve dessert that comes together in three minutes and can feed a crowd?

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