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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Strawberry Peach Smoothie

Sweet strawberries and peaches blended into swirls of red and yellow orange for a healthy and delicious smoothie. This beverage is summer in a glass, perfect for a hot day. 

Strawberry Peach Smoothie | Cooking with a Wallflower

 Hope you had a fun Father’s Day! I certainly did with tons of food and cake. Pictures to come later =)

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Spicy Garlic String Beans

String beans stir fry with garlic and crushed red pepper for a simple and healthy side. This dish is great for a quick dinner idea after a long day at school or work.

Spicy Garlic String Beans | Cooking with a Wallflower

String beans and garlic are a staple in my house. If we want something quick to make as a side for noodles or rice, we prepare string beans, add a little bit of garlic, a dash of salt, maybe a little bit of crushed red pepper flakes. Simple but oh so very delicious. Give it a try and let me know what you think =)

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Spicy Cauliflower and Tomato Stir Fry

Cauliflower and tomato stir fried in a slightly spicy ketchup based sauce, a simple but tasty dish to accompany rice or noodles.

Spicy Cauliflower and Tomato Stir Fry | Cooking with a Wallflower

This cauliflower dish is one that I grew up with. It’s one of my family’s “I’m too lazy to go grocery shopping” dishes.

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Summer Pasta Salad

Penne pasta mixed with sweet mango, fresh strawberries, and creamy avocado in every bite and drizzled with strawberry balsamic vinaigrette. This pasta salad is light and delicious, perfect for a spring or summer meal. 

Summer Pasta Salad | Cooking with a Wallflower

This refreshing summer pasta salad is exactly what I needed after partying this weekend.

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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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Avocado Smoothie

Slightly sweetened with condensed milk, this avocado smoothie tastes delicious and creamy. The richness of this smoothie will keep you full for a long time, a perfect afternoon snack to keep away the need to munch. Quick and easy, this smoothie takes less than 10 minutes to prep and make.

Avocado Smoothie | Cooking with a Wallflower

Most people use avocadoes in salads, burgers, crepes, eggs benedicts, and so much more. Its rich and creamy texture is a great compliment to many foods. I love avocado in my foods.

But my favorite way of eating avocadoes? Smashed avocadoes or an avocado smoothie. If you have no idea what they are, you’re in for a treat!

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Mini Apple Pie Tartlets

Warm diced apples covered in cinnamon brown sugar in a buttery croissant crust, perfect as a snack or a dessert. 

Mini Apple Pie Tartlets | Cooking with a Wallflower

I hope you guys had a wonderful Thanksgiving. There’s been so much to be thankful for even though 2013 has been a difficult year for me. I hope you had a lot of yummy foods on your table. I know we did. But we ended up with so much leftover, I think we have enough to last us another week! Here’s a peek at our Thanksgiving dinner table. There was so much food that we didn’t know where to put the turkey! Or the brownies!

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