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Ga uop xa: lemongrass chicken

The sister of a friend recently wondered why I haven’t been posting recipes.  Well, clearly she hasn’t read my last few posts about the juggling of work and family.  Hopefully, she’ll see this post and know that it’s for her! … Continue reading

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Family food: com gia dinh

Sometimes dinner is just dinner–nothing fancy, nothing complicated.  Way back in the day when my family ran a restaurant in SoCal (a venture that failed rather spectacularly), we offered com phan gia dinh (family dinner).  Every evening, families who had … Continue reading

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Spice-rubbed salmon with mango salsa

I got so many requests for this recipe so here it is!  This is a super easy and tasty meal for those hectic weeknights–now if I can just get Souper Boy to like salmon we’d be all set! 1 1/4 … Continue reading

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Hoanh Thanh Mi — Wonton soup with noodles

As children, my brother got to run and play outside, while I was, begrudgingly, sequestered in the kitchen with my grandmother, mother and aunts, rinsing and cutting vegetables and herbs and washing dishes.  I highly resented this sexist divide and … Continue reading

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