Chicken and Coconut Broth

Chicken and Coconut Broth ...more

Fried Rice

This is fried rice the quick and cheating way - using a package of frozen mixed vegetables....more

Fried rice

In just no time you can turn plain white rice into something so delicious, with just a few simple ingredients, offering a different texture and a nice blend of the different flavours, soaked up by the rice, while frying.This dish can easily prepared in advance and reheated in the microwave or oven.   ...more

Chicken stir fry

A stir fry is an excellent way to eat lots of crunchy vegetables with plenty of vitamins retaining their original texture and flavour. Every time I prepare this dish, it varies. I open my fridge and use whatever I have available at that moment....more

Jeremy Lin: What He Means to Asians, Athletes, and Dreamers

I’ve been watching the whole Linsanity phenomenon with a mixture of exhilaration and anxiety. While I don’t generally follow basketball, I am certain that Linsanity means something—to Asian Americans, to the world of sports, to anyone who’s ever had a dream and been told no. I watch and follow and devour any analysis, because Lin is part of my community — I am, like Jeremy Lin, a second generation Taiwanese American, raised in Silicon Valley by engineers....more
Grace, I think you're right that your coach was blocking you. The curt answer of "No" without an ...more

Finally! Characters in Romance Novels Who Look Like Me – and Maybe You, Too

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we are spotlighting women of color who are bringing diversity to the Romance genre. I’ve never really been a big fan of romance novels. They just seem so… unrealistic. You know, the mysterious hero with the heart of gold, the innocent—yet not so innocent—maiden, and all that creamy ivory skin. Always ivory skin. Never golden, brown, or mahogany. It doesn’t help the preferred settings--the Wild West, Ye Olde England, and Medieval Europe--don’t exactly lend themselves to anything but… ivory skin. ...more
@Grace Hwang Lynch The romance novels I have read in the past were by authors like: Linda Lael ...more

One Year After the Tiger Mother: The Way We Talk About Parenting Will Never Be the Same

Exit the Year of the Tiger. Actually, 2011 was officially the Year of the Rabbit… but you wouldn’t know it from the talk about Tiger Moms and Butterfly Moms and Wolf Dads, and the multitudes of cross-bred animal analogies that were spawned from Amy Chua’s book Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, which was released right before the last Chinese New Year. Many Asian Americans would prefer that whole catch phrase would just go away, but the parenting landscape will never be the same. And you know what?...more
I thought Amy Chua's book was very entertaining - my son (14) also read it and was laughing out ...more

What Chinese New Year Means to My Body Image

Chinese Lunar New Year is just around the corner. What this usually means for me is another one of those potlucks at church, where there’s way too much food prepared by way too many aunties, or a yis as I fondly call them. Like most people, I can’t wait for the hot pots and steamed fish, but as a person who has struggled with my body image, the huge feast brings up complications. In order for me to get my hands on the delicious dishes that they’ve prepared, I have to brace myself for the string of, “Lisa! You’re back! You ______ (insert either lost/gained in blank) weight!”...more
Great article. I'm lucky enough to be from a "big boned" family and so, even though I was teased ...more

Prawn & Coconut Rice Paper Rolls & Thai Supper Club

Prawn & Coconut Rice Paper Rolls & Thai Supper Club  It is hard to believe that we are now half way through our third...more

Teaching My Asian Daughters to be Strong and Confident

By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang A few years ago, I took a seminar called, "Raising Strong and Confident Daughters." My husband laughed at me. "Could our daughters be any stronger or more confident?" ...more
Awesome post!  Thank you--another addendum I add to story time, if it happens to be of the ...more