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Zhajiangmian (Noodles in Soybean Paste)

Zhajiangmian (Noodles in Soybean Paste)

Zhajiangmian As promised in response to my don’t-want-to-study-for-finals Facebook polling a few weeks back, here is the long-awaited recipe for my Zhajiangmian. This is a good recipe to closely follow my Braised Sichuan Eggplant because 4 out of 5 of the seasonings in this recipe are the exact same! Score! Now please, if you’ve been … Continue reading

Braised Spicy Sichuan Eggplant

Braised Spicy Sichuan Eggplant

Braised Spicy Sichuan Eggplant with Minced Pork Eggplant is my favorite vegetable – especially the long and skinny Japanese variety. It is so savory with its ability to soak up sweet, vinegary, and salty flavors – all hallmarks of this classic Sichuan dish. In Chinese, the dish is called “yu xiang qiezi” – or “fish-fragrant” … Continue reading

Cumin and Thyme-Rubbed Pork Chops

Cumin and Thyme-Rubbed Pork Chops

Cumin & thyme-rubbed pork chops on a green salad I am lucky enough to live within 15 minutes of a Trader Joe’s. Never have I been glad enough for a reverse migration of Californians back out to the Midwest. I’m one of such transplants, and I’m glad TJ’s was thoughtful enough to make sure to … Continue reading