Char Siu Bao (Steamed Pork Buns)

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal My re-entry into the world of corporate America has cut back on the prolific cooking, writing, and photography that I enjoy.  Today I vowed to change that.  With my rare 3-day weekend starting, I awoke at the same time, 4:30 am, probably because I got a full 5 1/2… Read More »

Crispy Baked Chinese Egg Rolls

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal What’s the deal with egg rolls?  They don’t contain eggs, and they aren’t bread.  (If you got that I was channeling my inner Seinfeld, then we can definitely be friends.)  I had a craving for egg rolls for lunch.  Chinese restaurant egg rolls were not going to do.  I… Read More »

Wyoming Cowboys Green Chili

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal Tailgating in Wyoming is special.  Wyoming is 50th in the U.S. for population and 10th in overall size.  You do feel like you know everyone.  Even if you don’t, the next person you meet from Wyoming will be a fast friend.  That’s how we roll.  Wyoming is home to… Read More »

Photos from Albuquerque

After learning a new photo editor and practicing for two days with my iPhone pics, I decided to try the shots I’ve taken with my Canon, you know, the real camera I have but rarely use.  I have to say I’m hooked now.  I always find that it’s much easier to take landscape photos than… Read More »

20 Fast and Fresh Dinner Recipes

Have you checked out my new eCookbook yet?  I make dinner planning easy and healthy.  You’ll get 20 dinner recipes that are ready in under 30 minutes.  I introduce a variety of cuisines, including vegetarian.  Most of the meals are easily made gluten-free and dairy-free.  I have also included a complete grocery shopping list, organized… Read More »

Sukiyaki Dinner Party

My maternal grandmother is Japanese.  She always made sukiyaki on Christmas Eve.  It was a tradition that always made me proud.  She no longer cooks, but I enjoy making this dish for my beloved friends and family.  She didn’t have a recipe, so I had to recreate it.  The beauty of this dish is you… Read More »

The New eBook is Here!

The New eBook is Here! Cyndi Gets Fresh – 20 Fast & Fresh Dinner Ideas Available now on Kindle for Amazon. Don’t have Kindle yet?  Get it FREE here Or through your App store (iOS/Apple and Android platforms) I’ve created 20 new recipes, one for each weeknight in a month, complete with a grocery list… Read More »

Denver Dining Picks – Part 1

I love restaurants.  I love pouring over the menu online before arriving.  I love interacting with servers and bartenders.  And of course, I love trying new food combinations that I’ve not yet imagined.  Denver does all right with the restaurant scene.  In a city of 2.5 million people, you’re bound to find some delicious options. … Read More »

Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Savory Mushroom White Wine Sauce

Last night’s dinner included my lovely friend, Sophia, some Sauvignon Blanc, and a new recipe, which she brilliantly captured for me on her totally awesome digital camera (I must have one!). The recipe is remarkably simple and can be made in 30-40 minutes on a weeknight, but it felt elegant and decadent enough to serve… Read More »