Archive for the ‘Superfoods’ Category

postheadericon Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Shrimp

As the Culinary Ambassador to City of  Hope, I just demonstrated how to make Vietnamese Summer Rolls at an “In the Kitchen” event held at a private residence.  The event was co-sponsored by the City of San Marino in celebration of its centennial.  We had an amazing turnout of enthusiastic guests excited to learn all [...]

postheadericon I’m a Citizen of Hope

As many of you may know, I am a Culinary Ambassador to City of Hope and its Super Foods initiative.  City of Hope is a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Researchers there are developing cutting-edge treatments and technology to help find cures for these diseases.  They’ve also identified  [...]

postheadericon White House Easter Egg Roll

As the Culinary Ambassador to City of Hope and its Super Foods initiative I did a cooking demo at the 135th Easter Egg Roll at the White House this past Monday.   Yep, that’s the White House behind me!  I made two dishes that day, Blueberry Banana Boats and Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups, that included [...]

postheadericon Quick Udon Noodle Soup

I don’t know about you, but it seems like everyone I know is under the weather right now (including my twins, step-daughter and hubby).  Here’s a quick and soul satisfying  soup you can make in under 15 minutes.  It’s made with healing chicken broth, rich miso paste and yummy veggies.  Whether you’re nursing a cold [...]

postheadericon Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (Tom Kha Gai)

When I think of my poor friends (Frank, Michael, Jamie, Raquel, Cady, Katie and Sophie — this means you!) in NYC whom are suffering through Hurricane Sandy, all I want to do is make a big pot of Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (Tom Kha Gai) and magically beam it over to them.  This soup is [...]

postheadericon Southeast Asian Vegetables with Tofu

I was so honored to participate in City of Hope’s KNBC Channel 4 Los Angeles segment in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  As City of Hope’s (COH) Culinary Ambassador, my role is to educate people about the 5 Super Foods – mushrooms, pomegranates, blueberries, cinnamon and grape seed extract – that Dr. Chen and [...]

postheadericon Wonton Soup

Now that the Fall season has officially kicked in (even though it was 90 degrees in Los Angeles this week!), I wanted to share this yummy wonton soup recipe with you.  My family considers this to be Chinese comfort food in a bowl:  savory wontons swimming in a light chicken broth spiked with ginger and [...]

postheadericon Japanese Style Stir-Fried Vegetables

The twins just started preschool again yesterday so I’ve been running around like a crazy woman trying to get everything together.  Between finding the new lunch boxes I bought two months ago and learning the new teachers, I realized I forgot to shop for dinner tonight.  Luckily, I had all of the ingredients on hand [...]

postheadericon Udon Noodles and Wild Mushrooms with Miso Butter

“Addicting!”  This buttery, complex, melt-in-your-mouth udon noodle dish won raves when my friends Frank and Michael were in town vising from New York.  It’s so simple yet elegant and shimmery it makes me feel luxurious just thinking about it.  My 13 year-old stepdaughter Kyla loved it so much she whipped it up on her own [...]

postheadericon Shu Mei Dumplings

Oh my, shu mei!  That’s what everyone says when they bite into these delicate dumplings which are juicy, light and delicious.  Who knew how easy these steamed dumplings are to make and that you can use the same filling to make wontons and potstickers?   You can substitute the ground chicken with turkey or pork [...]