A Chao making tasty chow wherever she is in the world.
  • Today's Bento: Pasta alla Genovese (5.24.16)

    Today's Bento: Pasta alla Genovese (5.24.16)

    Today's bento consists of mostly frozen-prepared items, including pasta alla Genovese and Chinese stewed pork. I included a stewed egg, sliced khachapuri (Georgian cheese bread, one of my favorites!), Swiss chard leaves and pickled stems, and red pepper.

  • Today's Bento: Chili (5.23.16)

    Today's Bento: Chili (5.23.16)

    Today's bento lunch includes Maple Chili Bell Pepper, hot dog octopus, nori tamagoyaki, blanched swiss chard with bonito flakes, tsukuda ni kombu (mushroom and kombu relish), and beef chili. Recipes coming soon!

  • Steak & Mushroom Bento

    Steak & Mushroom Bento

    I'm back at the bento game with this delicious steak with sauteed mushroom wine sauce. Add in the side salad and Ritter for a balanced meal. ;) Check out my Steak with Mushroom Sauce recipe for more details!

  • Steak with Mushroom Sauce

    Steak with Mushroom Sauce

    One of my favorite dinners has always been steak with potatoes, generally baked or mashed. Since my potatoes went bad ( :'( ) and I'm trying to improve my veggie intake, tonight's dinner involved a quickly-seared steak with mushroom sauce and side salad with balsamic vinaigrette. It was surprisingly delicious ...

  • Prosciutto Mushroom Pizza

    Prosciutto Mushroom Pizza

    One thing I enjoy doing is making a large batch of pizza dough and then freezing the dough balls individually. When I want to make pizza, I can just remove one from the freezer to the fridge the night before, and then get a fresh, piping hot pie in under ...

  • Chicken Miso Ramen Bento

    Chicken Miso Ramen Bento

    Ramen bento using one of my favorite lunch boxes. I've found that with each new place I visit, I pick up a new, interesting way to pack my lunch. This particular one is from Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. Check out my recipes for Smoked Chicken Miso Ramen and Pressure ...

  • Potato Leek Soup

    Potato Leek Soup

    Some nights after a long day at work, all you want to eat is something warm and comforting. Tonight was one of those nights for me, so I prepared myself a bowl of potato leek soup. The only thing that could have made it a more comforting meal would have ...

  • Pressure Cooker Chicken Stock

    Pressure Cooker Chicken Stock

    Please enjoy my very first recipe video! This is how I make chicken stock every couple of weeks. To see how I use this stock, check out my recipe for Chicken Noodle Soup.

  • Smoked Chicken Miso Ramen

    Smoked Chicken Miso Ramen

    I was doing a little experimentation tonight. I wanted to smoke a chicken breast (for the first time)....but also make miso ramen. It worked out better than expected! Check out my bento post to see how you can pack the leftover ramen for lunch. :)

  • Chicken Katsu

    Chicken Katsu

    Winner winner chicken katsu dinner. Crispy panko breading paired with super juicy meat make this a perfect dinner option.