I am not a professional cook, just a daughter/wife/mother/sister/friend who has happily cooked for family, friends and colleagues for nearly 30 years.  I am a home cook who cooks daily, so I like easy recipes that are satisfying and simple.  These recipes are the ones I use often, or have been taught to me by close friends who are all fabulous cooks.  They have been tried on many people who enjoy a good meal together.  I hope you will add these to your family menus too.


  1. Hello Jenny Nakao Hones,
    I found your link through a google search seeking more insights upon the self healing master Xiao Hongchi.
    Before I left decided to take a closer look at who was behind “Asian Lifestyle Design”,well I must say that’s the smartest thing I did today.
    Of course you wouldn’t know I’m a Chef, Culinary Institute of America, alum ’82’ with approaching 30yrs in the hospitality fields.
    Among a few other interest: newest one healing through whole foods, now healing myself for free with just my hands. (nice)
    Within other areas of my life a few people have suggested I do a blog,it’s clear to me you have a full plate but if your willing to share some of your insights upon this rather neat online presence you’ve created here, I’d be most grateful.

    Thanks for doing such a good job,what I see is quite professionally done.
    Oh, and I like the recipes in the food area too.

    Take good care,
    Douglas R. Jones

  2. Hi Chef Douglas,
    You are too kind and I’m happy you like the recipes! Healing through foods is wonderful! Asians truly do believe this concept. I don’t know how I can be of help to you, but I’d be happy to assist in any way I can.
    Warm regards,

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