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Category Archives: Fruit

Apple Fried Rice

Yes, I’m still enjoying creating dishes featuring apples. This time fried rice! You know, many Thai restaurants serve pineapple fried rice, and the idea came from it. Apples get caramelized and create wonderful flavors. Apples and tempeh were cooked first, rice and green onion were added and then they were fried together. Looks good, doesn’t […]

Nectarine Bow Tie Pasta

It was one of those “lucky” dishes that I didn’t plan to make but ended up super tasty. I had leftover homemade pasta. I had these beautiful vined tomatoes and nectarines (not in the pic). (This time of the year I almost always have nectarines in the house.) Homemade bow tie pasta, mini tomatoes, nectarine, […]

Earl Grey Cardamom Nectarine Toast

This is a great time of the year for someone like me who loves stone fruit. I like them all, but my favorite is probably nectarine. When I look at the shelf where peaches, nectarines, and plums are displayed next to one another, I typically go for the nectarine, mostly because when it comes to […]

Bulgogi JF Tacos

Happy Taco Tuesday! These tacos were famous Korean meat dish, Bulgogi, inspired ones. Bulgogi means “fire meat” according to Wikipedia, and my beautiful jackfruit from Trader Joe’s was cooked over high heat after marinated overnight. The trick is that you really want to get the charred look and flavor to the “meat” at this point. […]

Uchi Pizza with Pistachio Avocado Cream

My husband and I had Uchi Pizza for lunch today, because we were both working from home. What’s Uchi Pizza? Well, “Uchi” means “home” (in Japanese), and as you can guess, this was made and eaten at home. This pizza was not only homemade, but also a result of good teamwork. My husband made the […]

Monkey Tacos

Just saying “Monkey Tacos” makes me smile! It’s fun! I read somewhere that if you give a funny name to a veggie dish at school cafeteria, kids will eat more veggies. (Unfortunately, this trick did not work on my husband, who is not a big fan of banana.)  🙁 Toasted tortillas, sunflower butter, and banana […]


The color of cantaloupe is just so pretty. It screams “princess”! The ingredients are simple: cantaloupe pureed with sugar and lemon juice, vodka, and seltzer. I like cantaloupe, but I usually hesitate to buy one, because some of them are just not sweet at all, and there is no way to know before you buy […]

Beautiful Planet Open Sandwich

Welcome to my new blog, CT Side-B! I think this is a very appropriate first post. Lots of fruit! The #1 dietary risk factor is reported to be “not eating enough fruit” (source: ). It’s not an issue at our house! I always have fresh fruit in the kitchen, but on the weekend I […]