It certainly is no secret, but the best part of cooking is being able to change a recipe in your own way, to suit your own tastes. One of my favorite things to do is find interesting ways of presenting flavor combinations. It just so happens that mixing smooth sweet flavors and kick in the mouth spiciness, is one of the simplest and most timeless combinations in a chef’s arsenal. Continue reading “Can’t Beat Classics”
It has been many years since lifeofZEN has seen an update. When I first started this adventure, I was only just beginning to seriously explore my culinary curiosities. Continue reading “Comeback is King”
Salmon has always seemed like a big challenge to cook, but I found it is relatively simple to make! Better yet is rather simple to make deliciously. To make it a meal I just threw together a salad of baby spinach with croutons and a raspberry vinegarette. Continue reading “Grilled King Salmon with Lemon and Herbs”
This recipe is my own take on traditional pho, a dish I have grown to liking quite a bit these days. There is something home-style about the dish that keeps me coming back to its rich brothy depths. Continue reading “Pho tai”
This recipe is inspired by something I purchased outside of a pho restaurant during Pride in Seattle earlier this summer. It was very simple to prepare and cook, and would probably make for a great party snack. Continue reading “Midnight Snackies”
I happened to have made some incredibly delicious lemonade, and since it is summer, I felt it was essential to share it. I wish I could write more about it, but you may just have to make it to believe it for yourself!
Continue reading “Refreshing Summer Beverage”