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Microwave Hot and Sour Soup

Microwave hot and sour soup in a mug! Make a single serving of this flavorful spicy savory Chinese soup without a stove. This soup cooks in about 4 minutes. 

Keto Microwave Pumpkin Cheesecake

A creamy single-serving keto low carb pumpkin cheesecake that cooks in the microwave in about 2 minutes. This easy cheesecake combines pumpkin and fall spices with creamy cheesecake for the ultimate Fall dessert. No...

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Chinese Cooking: Basic Ingredients Plus 23 Recipes to Try

With the right ingredients on hand, making homemade Chinese food is easier than ordering take-out and it tastes so much better. In this post, I’m sharing ten basic ingredients for Chinese cooking including how...

Mikami Revolving Sushi & Bar

Mikami Revolving Sushi & Bar recently opened a few days ago and is in its soft opening phase. The spacious restaurant features conveyer belt sushi as well as a separate bar area for drinks.

Instant Pot Pepper Steak

This easy, one-pot meal is cooked completely in the Instant Pot. Make this popular Chinese take-out dish at home in less than 30 minutes.

Keto Pumpkin Mug Cake

This single-serving pumpkin mug cake is low carb and keto-friendly. The cake comes out fluffy, moist and tastes of pumpkin and warm pumpkin spices. The cake cooks in the microwave in less than 2...

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Keto Pumpkin Chaffles

A sweet version of chaffles flavored with pumpkin and pumpkin spice for Fall. These low carb and keto-friendly waffles are easy to make and a fun twist on traditional savory chaffles. Unlike other chaffle...

Paradise Dynasty (Taiwan)

Paradise Dynasty is a Singapore based chain famous for their signature eight flavors of xiao long bao, a delicate Chinese dumpling filled with pork and soup. During my visit to Taiwan earlier this year,...

Microwave Steamed Egg

A quick and easy shortcut method for making steamed eggs. This method is faster than the traditional steamed method for cooking, but still produces an egg custard dish with a silky and smooth texture.

Costco October Edition

Sharing my Costco grocery haul from October, including new products, monthly coupon book items, and some of my go-to favorites. I also have a low carb items section towards the end of the post.

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Keto Low Carb Macaroni and Cheese

Low carb and keto-friendly pasta covered in a rich and creamy cheese sauce. This comforting macaroni and cheese tastes very similar to the real thing and is just 6 net carbs per serving.


JRDN is one of my current favorite brunch spots with a beach view in San Diego. The restaurant is inside Tower 23 Hotel in Pacific Beach. Located right on the boardwalk, it’s a great...