Category: XiaoCooks

Sichuan Peanut Noodles

I love grocery shopping. I am the kind of shopper who will wander every aisle, compare different brands of products and my cart always fills up with shiny new things. When the opportunity came through my inbox to collaborate with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to test out unique food products from

Sweet & Sour Turkey Karaage

We’ve made it through 8 weeks of physical distancing! Juggling work full time and taking care of Alivia has been a real challenge. Stephen and I have figured out a routine that’s manageable but some days are harder than others. Some days, we’re both on calls in the morning and I’m heating up lunch as

Ramen Noodle Recipe

The first bowl of ramen (#StephensRamenShop) we made was over 3 years ago on our condo balcony. We used store bought somen and it was a solid bowl. After a few more weekends of spending 8 hours on the broth, each bowl was better and better as Stephen tweaked his tonkotsu broth. We tried different

Smoked Turkey Legs

6 months ago, Stephen and I started thinking about our travel plans for 2020. We seriously contemplated re-visiting Japan, almost bought tickets for Vancouver and wondered if Alivia was too young for Disney World. Our indecisiveness saved us from having to cancel travel plans once the seriousness of COVID19 became evident. Like many others, my

Spicy Turkey Lettuce Wraps

While January this year seemed to crawl, February flew by and we are already in March! Not just March, but March with double digit temperatures outside (in Toronto) and that is amazing. As the thermostat begins to rise, I start coming out of my winter hibernation, switching gears from stews and hotpot to salads and