• Food

    Mussels in White Wine

    Mussels in a white wine sauce is definitely my absolute favorite way to cook and eat mussels. It’s so easy and tastes oh so delicious. Here’s the recipe I used to cooked these mussels and it only took about 15 mins including prep time. Ingredients: 2 cups white wine 4 large shallots, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 teaspoon salt 2 pounds mussels 1/4 cup chopped parsley 6 tablespoons butter Directions: Rinse and scrub mussels under cold running water. Make sure to get rid of all the beard (strings) from them. In a large stockpot on medium heat, melt butter and simmer shallots until cooked (about 2-3 mins).…

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    Bun Rieu just like your mama’s

    Omg. Seriously when I posted the videos of me making bun rieu on instagram, I did not think so many people would care. But I got sooooo many responses from it, and so many people asking me for the recipe! And in case you don’t know what bun rieu is, it’s a Vietnamese noodle soup dish. The dish usually contains noodles, crab and shrimp meatballs, tomatoes and fried tofu topped with lots of veggies. This was my first time ever cooking bun rieu and it literally took me about 4 hours to cook this dish but it turned out soooo good! Here’s how I made it. (Some of the measuring…

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    How the Keto diet worked for me… until it didn’t

    The Keto diet is a low to no carb diet while intaking high fat and an adequate amount of proteins. I know, how do you lose weight by eating fat?! Let me tell you, this was one of my favorite diet. I could eat all the bacon I wanted, all the cheese I wanted, but I couldn’t eat bread or rice. That was kind of ok because I just made tons of keto bread (Oopsie bread) and made lots of cauliflower as replacements for rice and pizzas. I’ll post some  of my favorite recipes below. So basically, this diet works because after a certain amount of time without carbohydrates, our body…

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    Favorite Thanksgiving recipes

    Eek! Thanksgiving is this week! I love prepping and cooking for a big Thanksgiving dinner. In my family, I’m usually the designated planner. So if Thanksgiving were to be hosted at my parent’s house, I got to cook basically everything! I love it! Here are some of my favorite basic recipes. Roquefort pear Salad This salad is actually one of my favorite salad recipe. You make the dressing and it’s a sweet tangy taste. Super delicious and highly recommended. Ingredients 1 head leaf lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces 3 pears – peeled, cored and chopped 5 ounces Roquefort cheese, crumbled 1 avocado – peeled, pitted, and diced 1/2 cup thinly…

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    My top 4 favorite sushi restaurants in Houston

    I used to hate sushi. I didn’t like the smell of seaweed and the thought of eating raw fish was gross. Whenever I would go to a sushi restaurant I would order a rice dish. Yes. I was that person. Finally one day, I was forced to try it. I guess I was curious and was trying to not be so resistant to my (at the time) new boyfriend. I hesitantly placed a piece of fish in my mouth and to my surprise, it wasn’t that bad. However, the thought of eating raw fish was still lingering on my mind. As months went on and I kept trying it, the…