Slow Cooker Asian Lettuce Cups and Thai Chicken Wings

Slow Cooker Asian Night

Where I love my slow cooker with a passion that sometimes is a little peculiar in a public setting, sometimes I’m reminded that like all things, it can let you down from time to time. See, slow cooking is all about flavors and sometimes a recipe can just fall flat if the components aren’t there the way they need to be. Sadly, that’s how this recipe started. I wanted a mouth watering, aromatic punch in the face with these Asian themed meal. Something that would have me salivating. But when I actually got to into the kitchen and starting tossing […]

Beef Pho Unfiltered

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It’s been cold and wet and something about that has things weighing down on me. There is a lot on my plate and it gets you thinking. Sometimes you just can’t help it. My mamma was the type of woman who could pack a car in less than an hour and hit the road without looking back. I guess there’s part of me that admires that. Wonders what it would be like to let things go and drive off into the sunset. Sometimes I look around at things, working all day, every day, and sitting here alone at night and Handsome works late again, […]

One Skillet Dinner: Chicken Pad Thai

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The other day we found ourselves at a mountain bike store (go on, show me your surprised face) for gear that would keep us just a wee bit warmer with the recent temperature drops. We only purchased two things but our bill was just shy of $100.00. I would have never known bicycling was an expansive hobby. My lowest bill yet in a store was $50 or so I think. And that was just for tubes in the tires. (To be fair, they are fancy tubes that promise to not go flat, called tubeless… but you get my point). Between mountain biking, […]

Slow Cooker Hoisen Pork Tacos with Broccoli Slaw

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For reasons unknown to me, I woke up and decided to cut the soda habit on Saturday morning. We can call this a quarter life crisis or something, but it’s time to make some changes. I allowed myself one Pepsi on Saturday while at work and haven’t had once since. I’m staying strong. Pray for me. Now, I don’t think drinking soda is an unhealthy habit, I think drinking lots of soda when I should be drinking water is a terrible habit. I’ve also quadrupled our vegetable intake just in four short days. Yep, guess it was time to make […]

Grilled Thai Turkey Salad

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Hope everyone had a great Father’s Day weekend! We took a little trip down to a town called  St. Michaels for an antique boat show with Handsome’s parents on Sunday.  There were tons of old wooden boats docked for people to look at. The town was beautiful too, with little shops and tons of ice cream parlors! We had a fantastic dinner at Akai Sushi & Cafe and then wondered around some out let stores. If we had fit in a little mountain biking it would have been a perfect Sunday. Now for some healthy Monday post weekend detox type food.

Grilled Miso-Ginger Salmon & Doris

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  A few weeks ago, from four rooms away – while blow drying my hair – I heard what sounded like an semi truck parked in front of our house. I went to investigate finding that the over sized truck was actually my refrigerator… Not good. Being female, I couldn’t find a way to express this to my boyfriend without him believing I was exaggerating so the other day I redeemed some points when I got a phone call saying the fridge sounded like it was preparing for taking off and that we were in need of a new one. Ha! So, […]

Asian Salmon Sliders

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As you can tell, I am prepped and ready to do a whole lot of nothing on Easter Sunday. It actually sneaked up on me without me even realizing the big family get together was this weekend. Normally, I love savoring the idea’s of which foods we will be enjoying and dividing up the dishes. This year we had plans to put a new garden in on Sunday… until I realized we already had plans. Last year we celebrated with a week of Easter candy packed awesomeness but as far as this year goes, thank goodness I remembered to post that carrot […]

Chinese New Year Dinner: Potstickers and Scallion Pancakes

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I hope you didn’t think our Chinese New Year celebration was over when these savory little pockets of love and pancakes of tastiness were left unaddressed. I know you already saw this set of photographs yesterday, but I wanted to give you all of the recipes I used and not just the meatballs. Potstickers are a must in this house hold. I spend all afternoon making them in large batches and freezing small batches for later use. Handsome loves them and I am always looking for new ways to change them up. His mother’s will always hold a place in […]

Chinese New Year Dinner: Lion’s Head Meatballs

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It’s Chinese New Year today and we are going to bust open our fortune cookies and have a great celebration of Chinese food today. I’ve always been told that American Chinese food isn’t really Chinese food at all. I believe this to be 99% true, in the way that Olive Garden isn’t Italian. Sure it’s still pasta and sauce, but the delivery probably isn’t anywhere near close to traditional. But lucky me (or unlucky) my family didn’t do Chinese takeout growing up. I don’t remember having it. Ever. It was late into my teen years before I ever bit into […]

Flank Steak with Peanut Butter Noodles and a Philly Bloggers Meet-up

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  This weekend was awesome. First off all, I had off. For those of you who work in retail or have a non-9-to-5 job, you get what I’m saying. Second, I got to meet some great food bloggers at R2L, an awesome event organized by Wendy at La Phemme Phoodie! R2L is a stunning restaurant located on the 37th floor of Liberty Place and Chef Daniel Stern did a wonderful job of pulling out all the stops by serving wonderful appetizers, drinks and preparing a flawless selection of dishes for us ‘foodies’ to photograph and  indulge upon. Photographer Eric Mencher […]

Spicy Cashew Chicken

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I love my big, black, sturdy… wok. Yeah, it rhymes, but I promise I wasn’t going there. Now, get your mind out of the gutter and back to the food. Seriously, my wok has got to be one of the most valuable things in my kitchen. My cherry red Kitchenaid stand mixer is amazing. I will never dispute that, but the things it does, I could do myself (just not as quickly, effectively, or without complaining later about how sore my arms are). My food processor, just as awesome, but I would never tell a new cook they must have one. […]

Redemption with Fried Pot Stickers

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Things may look all peachy keen when you come to visit Pass the Sushi but my kitchen is like everyone else and some days things just don’t work out. Those days are always when we have company. Of course, witnesses. And always when I’m serving pot stickers. Go figure. When I make these for Handsome and I, they are perfect. Wonderful little steamed pockets of ginger spiced pork. When my parents are headed over and I need to put something together in a pinch – they all froze together and wont come apart. When Handsome’s cousin is coming over and […]

Quick Dinner Fixins: Tonkatsu & Facebook burns

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Tonkatsu is a Japanese pork cutlet for those of you who are wondering how that made it through spell check. Don’t ask me how to pronounce it… Has anyone else noticed that facebook can make you hate people you would have otherwise not of had an opinion of? It seems that no matter what age you are there is always some sort of drama circulating that you can tap into via one of your 4,792 friends and by God, they want you to know about it. I’m also shocked when someones feelings are hurt when someone drops them on facebook. […]

Hoisin Pork and Asian Slaw Egg Rolls

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Sometimes it’s all about a good concept. I had seen several times before the idea of a BBQ egg roll and lately the idea of a hoisin pork had been running through my head. Hoisin pork teamed up with an Asian slaw. All wrapped up in an egg roll wrapper and fried. Yeah, that idea has been tempting my pallet for a few weeks on the to do list. Hoisin Pork Asian Slaw Egg Rolls A little mix of me and some Emeril, Guy, and google. Hoisin Pork Ingredients: For the Pork: 1/2 cup hoisin sauce 1/4 cup soy sauce […]

Curried Turkey Pot Pie

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Even though we had several people join in our Thanksgiving feast, it just wouldn’t be the same without leftovers. And despite everyone’s best efforts, there were plenty of leftovers. My parents sent us home with a giant plate of turkey, an entire pie and the trimmings. But, as much as I love a simple turkey sandwich on white bread, this much turkey needed to be used up before it went bad. I had seen a show the other day where the chef made a curried chicken pot pie and new that’s what I would be doing with my Thanksgiving day […]

Pork Black Pepper Stir Fry

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My last trip to Trader Joe’s brought home several new jarred sauces that I have been really anxious to try. The ingredients on the back had me excited things were more healthy then other jarred options and the flavors on the labels seemed promising.Often, I’m not a fan of pre-made options (we all know homemade just tastes better) but some nights having shortcuts lined up in the pantry is just what you need – especially if you hide them next to the strong liquor. Inspired by a post that in hindsight looks nothing like what I have created here (really […]

Tasty Thai

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I <3 Thai food. It’s amazing – simple, clean and delicious. Each and every component is distinct and yet not one taste overwhelms the other.   I wasn’t introduced to Thai until my 20’s (heck, I wasn’t introduced to any Asian cuisine until my 20’s), but ever since I love every chance I get to try Thai dishes, different curries and anything of the sort. I hadn’t prepared any Thai at home though. Why? Because I am a giant wuss and the simplicity of the flavors seemed like too big a challenge for me.  Dumb, I know.  

Chicken and Broccoli Stir-fry

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Remember that old saying, “You’ll catch more flies with honey than with vinegar?” Its a statement that pretty much defines how you should always treat your client in the business of sales (though, I’m pretty sure it should be bees and not flies). The thing is though, I’m seeing more and more rude sales people every day.   The other day I over heard a salesmen get downright disrespectful to my boss as his time was ‘being wasted’ and my boss ‘didn’t trust’ the salesman. We let you come in, sit down, and go into your pitch – we have […]

Pot Stickers for the 4th of July

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Somehow this holiday weekend has turned into a 3 ring circus of sorts for me. Ever since the BF and I got together the one thing I have been looking forward to is fireworks on the 4 th of July. I should have known better…. Somehow I’m working Saturday til 3, meeting my parents somewhere to ride horses (>.> yeah, not sure bout that one either), rushing home to get to the BF’s parents to watch fireworks. Oh, did I mention now my parents are coming tot he BFs house with me? Sure why not (this would be when its […]