nigiri vs sashimi

Sushi vs Nigiri vs Sashimi: What’s The Difference?

Have you ever felt intimidated about going to a sushi restaurant or are confused about how to order sushi? Learn the basics between nigiri sushi and sashimi with this post and expand your sushi knowledge beyond the popular California roll or spicy tuna roll!  “Sushi” meaning & the most popular types of sushi Sushi technically refers to the prepared sushi…

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hand rolls, cut roll, nigiri and inari

Sushi Guide for Beginners: What To Try & Dining Etiquette

Want to try sushi but don’t know where to start? This post will teach you what to expect when you eat at a sushi restaurant, different types of sushi for beginners, how much to order, and other sushi etiquette. You’ll be a sushi addict in no time! What is sushi? Sushi is a famous Japanese dish made of seasoned, vinegared…

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the bean sculpture in Chicago

The 13 Best Restaurants in Chicago (My Personal Favorites)

Our Chicago trip was a blast–there were a ton of fun activities and sightseeing we got to do. And to our delight there was no shortage of amazing restaurants in this city. We snuck in some tours, a magic show, and hit up farmer’s markets but hit up so many good restaurants in between. I must admit that the beer…

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Vietnamese banh bo nuong

Bánh Bò Nướng Recipe (Vietnamese Pandan Honeycomb Cake)

Whether you call it bánh bò, cow cake, or honeycomb cake–bánh bò nướng (baked bánh bò) is a delightful Vietnamese dessert full of coconut and pandan flavor. It’s light and fluffy from eggs, but it has a slightly chewy texture we know and love from tapioca flour. I learned how to make this baked Vietnamese treat from my mom and…

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cold seasoned broccolini salad

Cold Broccolini Salad w/ Sesame Dressing

Want to have a healthy side dish but feeling a bit uninspired? Try this refreshing cold broccolini salad with a sesame seasoning dish for your next dinner. If you want something delicious and new for your meal prep, you can save time during the week by prepping the ingredients for this recipe. Why eat cold broccoli? Cold seasoned broccolini salad…

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seasoned rice with side dishes

Easy, Buttery Seasoned Rice Recipe

Why bother buying boxed seasoned rice at the store when you can make your own extra fluffy grains of rice seasoned with spicy paprika, savory garlic and onions, with earthy herbs like thyme and parsley. This easy stovetop rice pilaf recipe can also be customized based on the seasonings you have on hand too! What is seasoned rice or rice…

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plate of Korean tteokbokki

Tteokbokki Recipe (Korean Spicy Rice Cakes)

Soft and chewy rice cakes simmering in a sweet and spicy glaze, this tteokbokki recipe is easy to make at home and doesn’t need too many ingredients to make. You can even learn how to make your own anchovy stock from scratch and get the ultimate spicy and savory snack for your next refreshingly cold beer.   What is tteokbokki and…

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topping bacon egg drop sandwich with sauce

Korean Egg Drop Sandwich Recipe

This egg drop sandwich is your next brunch favorite with light and fluffy eggs with melted cheese and crispy bacon pieces sandwiched between two thick brioche slices spread with a sweetened mayo sauce. Learn how to make this famous Korean toasted sandwich at home with tips and tricks to get ultra-tender eggs in a pocket of golden brown toasted bread. …

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strawberry Japanese fruit sandwich

Japanese Fruit Sandwich Recipe (Fruit Sando)

Bite into this refreshingly light Japanese fruit sandwich full of sweet whipped cream, juicy and plump ripe fruits, and soft milk bread slices. This recipe will teach you how to make your own whipped cream from scratch and properly assemble the fruit, so you get kawaii fruit sandos at home.  What is a Japanese fruit sandwich and what does it…

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air fryer frozen pot stickers

Air Fryer Frozen Pot Stickers (Dumplings / Gyoza)

If you’re on the hunt for something quick, easy, and delicious, then learn how to make your own crispy air fryer potstickers straight from the freezer. This recipe will teach you how to make air fryer frozen dumplings, gyoza, and potstickers at home in under 15 minutes.  Can you air fry frozen potstickers? You can definitely air fry frozen potstickers,…

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plate of air fryer biscuits

Air Fryer Biscuits (4 Brands Canned, Refrigerated Biscuits)

If you love a quick and easy side for a weeknight dinner, this air fryer biscuit recipe is for you. Learn how to make premade refrigerated biscuits faster than a conventional oven by using an air fryer to get hot and fresh biscuits in under 10 minutes! Can you make biscuits in an air fryer? There seems to be a…

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the Anova Precision Oven

Anova Precision Oven Review (Testing a $600 Combi Oven)

The combi oven – combination of a convection oven and a steam oven – was first invented for the food-service industry for the purpose of producing many racks of food all perfectly cooked in the exact same way. The combi oven can be programmed for dry or moist heat and can automatically shift between the two during the cooking process. …

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