tofu bean sprout stir fry
Food

Tofu and Bean Sprout Stir Fry

The wok is proving to be a handy kitchen tool. I used it to make this quick and easy weeknight vegetarian dinner. This dish can be served on its own, or with rice or wraps. It's satisfying without sitting heavy in the stomach, and it's super easy and quick to make, so it works well… Continue reading Tofu and Bean Sprout Stir Fry

20 Tasty + Easy Dinners cookbook ATB
Books, Food

20 Tasty + Easy Dinners

Just a quick post to let you all know that my cookbook, "20 Tasty + Easy Dinners," has just published on BakeSpace! It's a digital collection of recipes that's ideal for busy adults who don’t want to forgo a nice, home-cooked dinner at the end of the day. These meals are designed to be delicious… Continue reading 20 Tasty + Easy Dinners

Ous Treat Fiji kimchi pickled daikon chiles marinading in oil
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A Sampling of Ou’s Treat: Chinese Food in Fiji

After the pandemic hit Fiji, hubby and I noticed a proliferation of locally produced food products by small business owners. It was heartening to see people being so resourceful, and we happily support these small indie producers when we see products that interest us. One new product we saw on the shelves of our neighborhood… Continue reading A Sampling of Ou’s Treat: Chinese Food in Fiji

spiral pasta salad
Food

Spiral Pasta Salad

We have a bottle of specialty olive oil from Israel in our pantry, and I love how it adds a touch of luxury to this dish. The chickpeas add nutrient density, and the majority of the flavor comes from the parmesan (I used at least 1/2 a cup). This dish makes for a relatively quick,… Continue reading Spiral Pasta Salad

wok fried vegetarian noodles
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Wok-Fried Vegetarian Noodles

We bought a wok a few months ago at an Asian specialty grocer in Suva. We've never had one before and discovered there is a bit of a learning curve. We did an initial pre-heat treatment on the stove top, which temporarily causes dark spots in the carbon steel. Over time, the wok should get… Continue reading Wok-Fried Vegetarian Noodles