Almond Pu-erh Protein Shake

I’m always surprised by the kitchen sophistication of my 14-year-old niece. When we hang out, she often brings a long list of homemade cooking projects she wants to accomplish. Our latest hang-out session included crepes, walnut bread, cardamom buns, granola, seed crackers, and four-bean chili. All of which we tackled over two days. This simple…

Potato Pu-erh Curried Soup

Pu-erh is quickly becoming one of my favorite cooking teas. Most Pu-erh has a strong, rich flavor that can stand up to a lot of other ingredients. That’s why it works perfectly to flavor the broth base of this curried soup. Pu-erh falls into its own category of tea. It’s a Chinese tea that’s processed…

Tea Foodie’s top 5 recipes for 2012

2012 commemorates the year I started my tea foodie blog. I’ve tried to post something once a week to journal my cooking with tea explorations and tea foodie finds. It’s fun to look back and see how much content I’ve built up in less than a year. It’s also fun to finally have my cooking…

Pu-erh Kimchi (Say What?)

Say what? Many people have no idea what I’m talking about when I say “Pu-erh” or “kimchi”. So it’s really confusing when I put them together in one dish. As most tea connoisseurs know, Pu-erh (pronounced “poo-air”) is its own category of tea in which the tea leaves are allowed to age and undergo a…