Category Archives: spices

4 Tips to Add Flavor to Any Dish

SPICE RUBS… I ADORE dry spice rubs, how did Chef Patty Ruiz know? She brought me a gift of her three handcrafted spices: Harissa Dry Spice Rub, Zaatar Spice Blend and Chinese Five Spice Blend.  If you’re in Miami, she also gives cooking instructions and can create a magical event for you, her styling is…

Why Grill and Stir Fry in one dinner?

Even though I teach easy, healthy, one-dish wok meals, here’s a simple weeknight dinner idea that will make you a rock star and that’s to grill and stir fry in one dinner!  Grilling a batch of protein is a very efficient way to produce many meals.  While the grill is going, fry up some veggies. …

Yin and Yang (updated)

Malaysian buffet table at Rasa Sayang Hotel. We had a FEAST and a blast.We didn’t stop talking about it for days. I chose the topic of yin and yang, hot and cold, the balance in Asian food. So, hot spicy chilies and cold toufu. Lady snipping red chilies with her bare hands! I asked her…