Category: XiaoCooks

Stir Fried Pork Kidney

My mom is an amazing cook. Growing up, she made everything from scratch and from dumplings to tong yuan to the best red braised pork belly. She’s the one who ignited my love of food, specifically eating, and I loved spending time in the kitchen as her sous chef. For special occasions, she’d plan out

Coconut Shrimp Curry

I admit, I put some kind of hot sauce on 98% of my food before eating it. Our fridge is filled with various bottles and jars because every dish has a different and appropriate spice pairing. Stephen makes his own chili oil for me, which I’ve already gotten Alivia into, and my parents made their

Crispy Fish Bites with Salsa

Continuing to explore quality food products from Virginia, I had the chance to taste 3 unique salsas from Gunther’s Gourmet. We always have salsa in our fridge and a backup jar in the cold room. I like salsa with corn chips and tacos like all normal people, but my biggest consumption of salsa comes from

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