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Quinoa Stuffed Pumpkin


Quinoa stuffed pumpkin


Do you have family members who don’t like to have certain vegetables? Are you looking for a trick to make them eat vegetables? I would like to share my trick! It’s called a chop chop trick. My husband doesn’t like carrot, celery, mushroom, spinach, etc. I chop those vegetables into small pieces and mix with other things, then he doesn’t complain about eating his least favorite vegetables.

When I cook, he often comes to the kitchen and ask me what we are going to eat. I tell him what I’m cooking, but I don’t tell him what is inside! Shhhhhhh…. 🙂

Today, I cooked stuffed pumpkins with quinoa, lentils, and vegetables, then baked in the oven with cheese on the top. Enjoy!

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Soba Noodles


Soba noodles


A couple of years ago, when we went to Korea, we stopped by Japan on the way home. It was the first time that my husband experienced the cold Japanese noodles called soba. He loved it so much! We had soba noodles everyday while we were staying in Japan. We came back to the States, and he wanted to have soba noodles so badly! We could not find a restaurant which serves soba noodles in town. That’s how I started making soba noodles at home! Making the soba sauce may look little bit complicated and time consuming, but I promise you, once you have the sauce you can serve soba noodles dinner in 10 min! The sauce can be stored for 6 months in the refrigerator, so the only thing you have to do is just boiling the noodles! It’s a good deal for busy weekday dinner!

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Coq au Vin


Hello! This is the first post on my blog! After I decided to open a food blog, I was wondering what recipe should be the first one. So many dishes came to my mind! Then, I decided that I would cook and post something special for my husband. Romain (my husband) gave me lots of help opening this blog. It wouldn’t have been possible to have without him!  My husband is from France and loves chicken, so here we go! I made French chicken cuisine for him and love to share the recipe with you!


Coq au Vin is a classic French braised chicken dish cooked with wine. It takes several hours to make (prep + actual cooking time). I made this on labor day weekend because it was 3 day weekend, so  I could enjoy some serious cooking time.


I used to make Korean version of braised chicken dish with lots of garlic and other kind of Asian Herbs, but it was my first time to make a French version of braised chicken! For other chicken dish, I usually use chicken breast, because my husband doesn’t like chicken with bones. For Coq au Vin, I used boneless chicken thighs for him, and drumsticks for me. You can use a whole chicken or only chicken breasts if you prefer.


Here is my recipe for Coq au Vin, and I hope you enjoy it!


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