Category: XiaoCooks

Banana Pancakes

Pancakes were one of the first things I ever learned how to cook, back in middle school home economics class. The basic ingredients are cupboard essentials and there’s an endless number of variations with fruit, nuts or chocolate. Somehow, I always have bananas in my freezer. This recipe from, with the addition of cinnamon, is

Chayote with Beef Flank Steak

There are the week nights when I’m too lazy to cook and grab a quick dinner out. Then there are the nights when I just want to get home and don’t even want to leave the house again for food. A quick stir fry on those nights are my usual solution and weekend prep is

Asian Slow Cooker Beef Short Ribs

The BF loves our Ninja 3-1 slow cooker, and I mean loves to the point where we actually use it weekly. One of the best conveniences is that it allows you to saute ingredients directly in the pot before switching to the slow cooker mode, reducing the number of dishes to wash. We’ve been testing out