Steamy Kitchen creator Jaden Hair, top Asian cooking blogger, gives a healthy and truly inspired overhaul to more than 120 classic Asian recipes, making them accessible and easy for home cooks.
As the creator of the beloved blog Steamy Kitchen, Jaden Hair knows how to make Asian food accessible—and exciting—to home cooks. Now, with humor and a can-do attitude, Jaden presents this collection of her quick and flavorful recipes for healthy Asian dishes, most of which are naturally gluten-free and light on meat. With her infectious passion for cooking, Jaden teaches you how to shop for the best Asian ingredients, stock your pantry to streamline weeknight meals, and master delicious Asian cooking at home.
Featuring good-enough-to-eat photography shot by Jaden herself, this book speaks to a new wave of healthy eaters without sacrificing flavor, ease, and fun. Jaden makes Asian foods seem approachable, not intimidating, and also offers new material for experienced Asian cooks looking to expand their repertoires. Doing away with gloppy sauces, oily stir-fries, and high calorie counts, these vibrant and unquestionably unique dishes are inspired makeovers of authentic dishes from China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. Recipes such as Chicken-Mango Lettuce Cups, Seafood Curry Noodle Soup, Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Grilled Tofu, Korean Tacos My Way, and a Thai-inspired Peach and Basil Smoothie are perfectly suited for everything from casual dinners to impromptu parties and gatherings.
Jaden’s conversational style will make you feel as if you have a knowledgeable friend in the kitchen, guiding you through the process. With Jaden on your side, you can learn to cook fast, fresh, tasty Asian dishes that family and friends—from seasoned foodies to picky kids—will enjoy and request time and time again!
About the Author
Jaden Hair is a food writer and up-and-coming television star who teaches Asian cooking. She authors one of the world's top rated and trafficked food blogs, "SteamyKitchen.com" and appears regularly on live spots on Tampa Bay's CBS (WFLA), Sarasota's ABC (WWSB) and has a regular bi-monthly segment on the syndicated show "Daytime." Jaden lives in Florida with her family.
Ree Drummond began blogging in 2006 and has built an award-winning website, where she shares recipes, showcases her photography, and documents her hilarious transition from city life to ranch wife. She is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling books Charlie the Ranch Dog; The Pioneer Woman Cooks; The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier; and The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays; as well as Charlie and the Christmas Kitty, Charlie Goes to School, Charlie and the New Baby, and Charlie's I Can Read adventures. Ree lives on a working cattle ranch near Pawhuska, Oklahoma, with her husband, Ladd; their four kids; Charlie; and lots of other animals.
In Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites, Jaden brings down to earth all the irresistible Asian recipes that many of us love ordering in restaurants but could never imagine making at home. Everything from a simple Egg Drop and Tomato Soup all the way up to a Salmon Honey Teriyaki and even an impressive Chinese Hot Pot Party is presented in a straightforward way, using ingredients that most anyone can get at a supermarket. It makes Asian cooking possible for real home cooks like me, and it challenges me to tackle new frontiers in my kitchen.
— Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman
“Should we ever tinker with the classics? Absolutely! In her Healthy Asian Favorites, Jaden Hair offers every Asian food lover and home cook one hundred new recipes that are lighter, healthier, and more reflective of today’s taste and lifestyle. On behalf of my ten thousand taste buds, I say: Thank you!”
—Martin Yan, master chef and host of Yan Can Cook
“Jaden’s wonderful tales of eating and sharing great food, along with her incredibly flavorful recipes, will whet your appetite.”
—Ming Tsai, restaurateur and author of Blue Ginger
“Asian food is one of my favorite cuisines, and leave it to Jaden Hair to make it healthy while retaining the vibrant, exciting flavors that I love. And all simple enough so anyone can master them. Get your chopsticks ready!”
—David Lebovitz, author of Ready for Dessert
“Jaden’s latest concoctions embody both tradition and innovation. The recipes are fresh, intentionally healthful, and just indulgent enough to need to sneak back into the kitchen for second and third helpings.”
—Joy Wilson, author of Joy the Baker Cookbook
“The thing I love most about this book is Jaden’s emphasis on bright flavors, fragrant spices, and fresh produce. Her enthusiasm is infectious, and translates into a substantial book filled with heart and achievable weeknight inspirations.”
—Heidi Swanson, author of Super Natural Every Day
“I love Jaden! She’s the Queen of Fun. Now she’s bringing the party to your kitchen with her new spin on classic Asian dishes. The recipes are completely doable for the home cook, utterly delightful to eat, and as an added bonus, easy on the waistline.”
—Elise Bauer, creator of Simply Recipes
“Jaden Hair’s Healthy Asian Favorites showcases her love of food and her desire to share the many tricks and terrific recipes she’s mastered. Jaden’s recipes are snappy and approachable, and she wisely leaves the “healthy” part implicit, focusing instead on the pleasure—the fun!—of Asian cooking.”
—Amanda Hesser, co-founder of Food52.com and author of The Essential New York Times Cookbook