Miso Noodle Soup with Tofu and Chicken (Instant Pot or Stovetop)

Miso soup is one of those unusual things even my youngest, super picky, only wants to eat chicken nuggets and spaghetti daughter will eat despite turning her nose at the mere idea of tofu or, God forbid, seaweed. Ewwww. But at some point in her life she tried it and apparently liked it. I don’t…

Filipino Style Ground Pork w/ Upo & Chayote

Both upo and chayote are squashes used in traditional Filipino cuisine and I absolutely love them both! They’re similarly mild in taste but tend to pick up flavors quite well. You can certainly only use one or the other in this recipe instead of both.   Though any kind of ground meat can be used,…

Sautéed Long Beans with Garlic, Red Pepper and Lemon

Long beans used to scare me. Super long and gangly and gnarly and they can easily be overcooked, then gaining a weird texture where they become “squeaky” and almost painful to the ears to eat. Yikes. But I love them when cooked right, and though I usually use them in other recipes rather than as…