Shanghai Steamed Soup Dumplings (Xiaolongbao)，steamed dumplings stuffed with shrimp，Small steamed bun.Shanghai Soup Dumplings, or xiaolongbao (小笼包)—perhaps the most perfect single bite of food ever conceived by man—does not require much
Roasted Corn Chowder with Coconut Milk, Lime and Cilantro / My edits: Add more of each spice. Double the roasted tomatoes, add corn or more sweet potatoes if no chicken/tofu. Add lime juice to taste instead of juice from two limes.
cheesy salsa chicken - chicken thighs browned in a hot pan, smothered in salsa, shredded, and then sprinkled with cheese. delicious alongside rice & beans or inside of a taco or burrito. leftovers are perfect for hash the next morning.
spiced & roasted sweet potato & chickpea salad - roasted sweet potato wedges and chickpeas seasoned with lots of pepper, cumin, cayenne, coriander, mustard, and nutmeg, assembled into a salad with arugula, sun dried tomatoes, crumbled feta, and dried cranberries
pho rare beef - broth simmered for a few hours until the beef is tender, flavored with star anise, cardamom, coriander, cinnamon, onion, and ginger. finished with rice noodles, topped with thinly-sliced rare beef, raw onions, scallions, and lots of sprouts, cilantro, culantro, thai basil, jalapeno slices, and a bit of lime juice