The Bodhi Tree (Restaurant Review)

      Bodhi Tree  in Orange County, CA Address: 501 Main St, Huntington Beach, CA 9264 Phone:(714) 969-9500  Cuisine Style: Vegan Pan-Asian: Vietnamese, with Japanese and Chinese influences. While the food is slightly niche (Vegan/ Vegetarian), it seems to wants to have something for everyone.  Parking: Typical of downtown Huntington Beach. While there is parking in

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How To Cook White Rice Perfectly

So, im going to start off by saying that im the only one I know that insists on making rice by stove top. And its not because I am without a rice cooker, because I actually DO have one tucked away somewhere. Perhaps it’s because I get a weird sense of pride from doing things the

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Cottage Pie

Let me start by saying I often get a bit of flack for pushing distinction between terms, but there is a bit of ambiguity between “Shephard’s Pie” and “Cottage Pie”. They are often used interchangeably, but this would be incorrect (bear with me!). Shepherd’s pie is only such if it contains lamb (which is what

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Potato Mashers

It nearly goes without saying that I am a huge fan of potatoes. I adore the different varieties and how much you can do with them. I love the skins of the Red potato, and the inside color of a Adirondack Blue. I love the baking power of a nice Russet (Au Gratin~), and the perfect

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Australian Pie Floaters

While most of my exposure to Australian Cuisine  is through Pie-Not’s in Costa Mesa, I do also happen to have a few friends that live over in Oz. We often joke about cultural differences, which more often than not end with me screeching like an eagle while shouting about freedom (‘Murica). This post is mostly

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Enchiladas de Queso

Growing up in Southern California, a large part of what I eat tends to be Mexican inspired. 3am and hungry? Drive-through burritos. Need a sugary pick me up, but not feeling the soda? Large Horchata. One of my go-to’s for lunch, wether it’s a sit down or a drive through, is Queso Enchiladas. And once

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Homemade Enchilada Sauce

This sauce tastes best the day after it has been made (the flavors have had a chance to stew in themselves). After having made this recipe, I have honestly never gone back to the canned stuff. There is just a world of a difference, and there comes a certain pride of being able to say

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Guinness Vegetarian Chili

  Quite often, people are surprised to learn that I am vegetarian. I get questions such as: “How do you work in the kitchen!?”, or “What do you even eat??” And here, dear readers, is the answer. This recipe has been my guiding star on cold winter nights and lazy lunch leftovers. It is quick, it is

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Pate Choux, I choose you!

Never heard of Pâte à choux?  Well, you will now! What is “pâte à choux“? ‘Pâte à choux‘ (Pronounced: pat ah shoe) is a French pastry used to make many things, such as Profiteroles, Croquembuche, Eclairs, St. Honores or even Beignets! There are many ways that you can dress these, such as: ganache, spun caramel, craquelin, pearled sugar, or even powdered

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