A table full of Vietnamese dishes
From the Magazine

My Global Table: Vietnam

October 4, 2018 Tessa Nguyen

Vietnamese food has gained popularity over the years in the United States, especially after the influx of immigrants following the Vietnam War.

From the Magazine

Zesty Shrimp Sauté

April 30, 2018 Tessa Nguyen

Juicy shrimp with a hint of spice make a tasty lunch, potluck dinner or weeknight meal. Serve this protein-packed dish hot or chilled.

July-August 2017

Banh Mi Burgers

June 30, 2017 Tessa Nguyen

Bright cilantro and citrus paired with spicy sauce and quick-pickled vegetables pack plenty of flavor in this turkey burger spin on the traditional Vietnamese sandwich. Servings: 4 Serving size: 1 burger with 1 tablespoon citrus

Swiss Diamond Knives
Kitchen Tools

Kitchen Gems — for the Right Cook

May 16, 2017 Tessa Nguyen

Products Reviewed: Swiss Diamond 5” Utility Knife 8” Chef Knife 8.5” Bread Knife As both a chef and RD, testing out new knives is like being a kid in a candy store. I love seeing

Stone Soup

Tips for a Healthful Dining Out Experience

March 22, 2017 Tessa Nguyen

Spring has arrived, with the sun making longer appearances and bright buds ready to bloom. It also means National Nutrition Month is here, full of healthful tips and tricks of the trade provided by registered

Stone Soup

Vegan Creamy “Mac and Cheese”

December 18, 2015 Tessa Nguyen

p>Now that we're officially past "pumpkin spice" season, I’m ready to show some love to another winter gourd, butternut squash. With a lovely hue of orange, butternut squash delivers fiber and vitamins A and C

Salt Rox
Kitchen Tools

This Foodie Plate Does Triple Duty

December 18, 2015 Tessa Nguyen

Product Reviewed: Salt Rox Himalayan Salt Cooking Plate The versatile Salt Rox Himalayan Salt Cooking Plate does triple duty as a foodie’s must-have: it cooks, it seasons and it looks great for serving! But, there are

Stone Soup

Grandma’s Galumpkis

April 30, 2014 Tessa Nguyen

Galumpkis (pronounced “gwumpkis”), also known as stuffed cabbage, are a staple in many Polish households. These are one of the first foods I remember eating as a kid. My Hungarian grandmother made these for her

Stone Soup

A Favorite Pho Recipe

March 4, 2014 Tessa Nguyen

You don't have to know me for long to realize that pho (pronounced "fuh") is one of my favorite foods. Pho is a traditional Vietnamese beef noodle soup that is served with fresh and aromatic herbs.