Lotus Root Chips

Sprinkled with salt and pepper, these lotus root chips are crispy and delicious. It’s an Asian inspired snack that’s both healthy and easy to make.

 Lotus Root Chips | Cooking with a Wallflower

Last week, my best friend and I went to a dumpling restaurant because we’re both obsessed with Shanghai dumplings, the ones with the soup in the center. While I was browsing through the menu, I noticed that they offered lotus root chips as an appetizer. I didn’t order them, but all of a sudden, I had this craving for them. I know. Odd, right? How can you crave something you’ve never had before? But I did.

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Shrimp and Vegetable Teriyaki Udon

Japanese inspired udon stir fry with shrimp, sliced mushrooms, zucchini, sweet corn, and peas in delicious teriyaki sauce. This dish is both healthy and easy to make, a great choice for a quick meal.

Shrimp and Vegetable Teriyaki Udon | Cooking with a Wallflower

It’s Father’s Day this weekend. Have you made your plans yet?

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Shrimp and Lotus Rootlet Salad

An Asian inspired salad filled with red cabbage, sweet carrots, refreshing basil, crunchy lotus root, and juicy shrimp.  Simple to make and healthy, this salad is a great option for the summer season.

Shrimp and Lotus Rootlet Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! How did you celebrate? I’d love to know what everyone did.

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Pho Thai

Vietnamese pho noodles in Thai spicy and sour soup with shrimp, mushrooms, and refreshing basil, a quick and easy recipe for a cold dreary day.

Pho Thai | Cooking with a Wallflower

Vietnamese pho + Thai Tom Yum = Pho Thai

This Vietnamese and Thai fusion noodle soup is so delicious I have to share it with everyone at Fiesta Friday!

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Superfood Avocado Salad

A healthy salad filled with creamy avocado, edamame, sweet corn, basil, and diced tomatoes and drizzled with strawberry balsamic vinaigrette. Quick and easy and oh so very delicious, this salad is perfect as a starter to any meal.

Superfood Avocado Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you have a wonderful day =)

Since it’s Mother’s Day, we need to make something special.

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Strawberry Lychee Yogurt Parfait

A creamy yogurt parfait topped with fresh strawberries and lychee fruit, perfect as a delicious healthy breakfast or as a snack.

Strawberry Lychee Yogurt Parfait | Cooking with a Wallflower

Yogurt parfaits are one of my favorites! What’s not to like? You get to have your favorite yogurt and top it with fruits and granola and whatever it is that you like. This isn’t much of a recipe, I know. But it’s meant to be paired with my Crunchy Honey Almond Granola recipe so I hope that you will enjoy both =)

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Strawberry Mango Coconut Sticky Rice

Slightly sweetened sticky rice with a hint of coconut topped with sliced strawberries and mangoes. A little twist to the traditional mango sticky rice, this dessert is simple to make and delicious, perfect for an indulgence after dinner.

Strawberry Mango Coconut Sticky Rice | Cooking with a Wallflower

I love mango sticky rice. It’s one of the things I look forward to when I eat at Thai restaurants. One of the things I look forward to but almost never order because I’m too full from dinner. Now, if I can make it at home, then I can have it any time I want, right?

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Garlic Asian Glazed Swai Fillet with Fresh Mango

Moist Swai fillet topped with a garlicky sweet and mildly spicy glaze over a bed of shredded cabbage and a side of diced mango. This Asian inspired dish will be perfect for a quick and easy dinner.

Garlic Asian Glazed Swai Fillet with Fresh Mango | Cooking with a Wallflower

Need an idea for dinner? This will be the perfect dish for a last minute dinner. Ready in under 30 minutes, this Asian glazed Swai fillet is perfect for a cheap, quick and easy dinner. You’ll love the sweet and mildly spicy glaze that gives the Swai fillet an extra kick. The basil and garlic add extra flavor and diced mango is a great complement to this Asian inspired dish.

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Iced Lychee Mint Green Tea with Strawberries

Iced mint green tea sweetened with lychee and strawberries, a perfect beverage for a warm summer day. 

Iced Lychee Mint Green Tea with Strawberries | Cooking with a Wallflower

Have you ever had lychee before? It’s a sweet Asian fruit with a tough reddish brown outer skin and a big black seed in the middle. No? You should really try it.

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Vietnamese Chicken Salad

Spicy and savory, this salad is delicious with shredded chicken and cabbage and hints of basil and mint in every bite. Vietnamese Chicken Salad is perfect as a meal for an individual or as a starter to any dish.

Vietnamese Chicken Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

I wanted to share a Vietnamese dish with you today. I grew up eating Vietnamese salads similar to this one. Asian salads tend to be very savory because of the addition of fish sauce. This salad is no different. Traditional Vietnamese Chicken Salad, called Goi Ga in Vietnamese, usually includes thinly sliced cabbage, sliced chili peppers, shredded chicken, torn mint and basil, and sometimes carrots and onions. These salads are usually topped with crushed peanuts and drizzled with fish sauce and lemon or lime juice.

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