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Explore The Internet's Most Buzz-Worthy Recipes

We explore, taste, and review the internet's most talked-about dishes. From viral hits to undiscovered treasures, my global journey infuses each review with distinctive insights and a touch of humor.

Conversations Over Coffee - or Hot Cocoa If You're Like Me ;)

Each blog post is a genuine conversation, like catching up over coffee. Engaging and heartfelt, I share life's highs and lows. It's about nourishing the body AND the soul, with content that speaks to your values.

Easy Meal Plan Inspirations for Your Family's Table

Save yourself time by peaking into my kitchen and see what's cooking each week. I share meal plans that come straight from what's cooking in my world. I promise simplicity, variety, and a dash of adventure.

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Meal Plan: Asian

January 09, 20242 min read

Asian Meals

**NOTE: I do not claim all recipes as my own. I cite all recipes that came from another source.

These are 6 of my favorite asian-flavored meals!

In this blog post, I share the recipes and when I recommend to make them:

(click each link for a printable version)

Meal #1

NOTE: This is one of the easiest, most flavorful, and fun dishes to have as family! The uniqueness of the lettuce cups are great for kids and the recipe is spot on from the restaurant. I like to put all the dinner pieces in the middle of the table and have everyone serve themselves.

PF Change Recipe

Meal #2

NOTE: What I love about this recipe is it's SO versatile and you can use whatever you have in your fridge and pantry! It's one of my family's "Go To" Meals because it's easy, fast, and healthy.

Fancy Fried Rice


Meal #3

NOTE: My husband LOVES this recipe because of the noodles. It's so fast to prep and also versatile for whatever you have in the fridge and pantry!

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Meal #4

NOTE: Making Chicken Katsu by hand can be so time-consuming, so using this hack of buying chicken that is pre-breaded makes this meal so easy. And you can try one of my FAVORITE sauces: Bulldog Sauce! You can find it at your local asian market.

Easy Chicken Katsu

Meal #5

NOTE: I found this recipe online and fell in love. Yes there are a lot of ingredients, but you can pick and choose what to add. Pssst, if you don't want to make the sauce at home, just buy a pre-made packet from the store ;)

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Meal #6

NOTE: I'm not going to lie, this is time consuming. So this is why I recommend making this a fun activity for the family! Get the kids involved and it will be an incredible memory - and of course delicious in the end.

sushi

asianramenkatsusushicalifornia rollpad thaipf changlettuce wrapfried rice
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Andrea Befus

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Meal Plan: Asian

January 09, 20242 min read

Asian Meals

**NOTE: I do not claim all recipes as my own. I cite all recipes that came from another source.

These are 6 of my favorite asian-flavored meals!

In this blog post, I share the recipes and when I recommend to make them:

(click each link for a printable version)

Meal #1

NOTE: This is one of the easiest, most flavorful, and fun dishes to have as family! The uniqueness of the lettuce cups are great for kids and the recipe is spot on from the restaurant. I like to put all the dinner pieces in the middle of the table and have everyone serve themselves.

PF Change Recipe

Meal #2

NOTE: What I love about this recipe is it's SO versatile and you can use whatever you have in your fridge and pantry! It's one of my family's "Go To" Meals because it's easy, fast, and healthy.

Fancy Fried Rice


Meal #3

NOTE: My husband LOVES this recipe because of the noodles. It's so fast to prep and also versatile for whatever you have in the fridge and pantry!

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Meal #4

NOTE: Making Chicken Katsu by hand can be so time-consuming, so using this hack of buying chicken that is pre-breaded makes this meal so easy. And you can try one of my FAVORITE sauces: Bulldog Sauce! You can find it at your local asian market.

Easy Chicken Katsu

Meal #5

NOTE: I found this recipe online and fell in love. Yes there are a lot of ingredients, but you can pick and choose what to add. Pssst, if you don't want to make the sauce at home, just buy a pre-made packet from the store ;)

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Meal #6

NOTE: I'm not going to lie, this is time consuming. So this is why I recommend making this a fun activity for the family! Get the kids involved and it will be an incredible memory - and of course delicious in the end.

sushi

asianramenkatsusushicalifornia rollpad thaipf changlettuce wrapfried rice
blog author image

Andrea Befus

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My name is Andrea and there are 2 things that matter to me most: cooking yummy foods & being with the people I love! Having traveled to over 30 countries and enjoying every cuisine I've ever tried, and being willing to fail in the kitchen, it has led me to develop skills that I want to share with others!

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