Chinese Five Spice & Sriracha Deviled Egg Recipe


Some of the best recipes are born of tragedy.

As was the case with my Chinese Five Spice & Sriracha Deviled Eggs. I looked up this recipe by Joanne Chang for inspiration. I made a mental note of the ingredients and servings and went to work. Flaunting cooking 101, mind the recipe.

So, a dozen eggs later and a lot of soy sauce, I had a deviled soup on my hands. Which led to a google of how to fix watery deviled eggs. The obvious solution, cook more eggs. Which I did. The not so obvious, add some finely chopped egg whites to the mix. Done and done.

The result was delicious. Utlizing the ingredients from a recipe in a way they weren't meant to be used, to a delicious end. 



10 hard boiled eggs

Chinese 5 spice powder (to dust on top)

sriracha (for topping, and 1/2 tsp for filling)

mayo (1/4 cup)

green onion (1/4 cup)

cilantro (chopped for top)

soy sauce (1 tablespoon- put in slowly!)

fresh grated ginger (1 tsp)

honey (1/2 tsp)



Peel eggs, and cut in half to separate white from yolk. Place yolks in a bowl with mayo, green onion, ginger and sriracha. Add honey and soy sauce to taste, making sure the mixture remains thick.

Fill whites with deviled filling. Top with chopped cilantro, dust with Chinese 5 spice powder, and add sriracha to taste on top.


I served with the ginger bubbly cocktails I posted last week, as a nibbly before a feast of Chinese take out. Semi-home made entertaining at its finest!


Fall Fashion for BostInno

Above: Sea NY dress via The Tannery, Zara pumps and leopard jacket, Corey Lynn Calter clutch via Mint Julep, J Crew bubble necklace (old), Enttra necklace via Mint Julep


Flashback to forty weeks pregnant, my official last pregnant outfit post and only fall fashion project, for BostInno's Fall Lookbook.

The challenge from BostInno: to create a fall look, based around a neighbohood (in this case Boston's South End), using local shops, all for under 500.00. Challenge accepted.

Luckily, I was able to score this drop waist Sea NY dress from the Tannery. Drop waist, being pretty much the only waist that would accommodate the 9 month bump. The LBD is parfait; it is not only maternity-wearable, but will be a great basic transitional item post baby. Drop waist dresses are everywhere I turn (check out these particularly cute fit and flare numbers by Issa and BCBG) and with such a flattering cut, I definitely want to add another to my closet. 

This bird clutch from Corey Lynn Calter, and Enttra necklace, both from Mint Julep are bright, fun, whimsical, and totally easy to work into any outfit. My favourite item has to be the yowza bright yellow satin pumps from Zara. I was just looking for an excuse to buy them. BostInno came to the rescue. Walking around in them, totally off balance with a bump? Not easy. I can't wait to break them out again- when I can maintain my balance without the aid of a fence....

Be sure to check out the rest of the looks here!


Budget Friendly Leopard Maxi

Above: H&M Maxi (H&M currently has 30% off online right now!/similar maxi available via TopShop), Zara sandals, Etoile Isabel Marant wrap (way old), Jerome Dreyfuss Carlos tote


Adventures in post baby dressing. It necessitates some shopping. Your maternity clothes are too big. Your normal clothes are too small. So make like goldilocks and good luck finding something that is just right, for right now.

For the in between, I have turned to H&M and Zara. I don't want to go fast fashion, but I also don't want to invest in anything that might not fit in a few months. This maxi is a great H&M score for the right now, 'me'. It rang in under $20.00 and feels like a totally luxe material, though, you know it isn't. I'll take the warmer weather we have enjoyed this month if it means I can scrape by wearing maxis and sandals a little longer. This will also look great layered up with a chunky sweater and some boots, no?

Other adventures in post baby-ness. I took the plunge and signed up with a trainer for a few months. If success in sessions is measured in pain, then today must have been an off the charts successful. I am laying off the diary as well, doctors orders! Our lady D has a cow's milk allergy. This has been a blessing and a curse. It has jump started a health kick for me, exploring a dairy free life but it has also left me wondering what else to eat besides fruits and veggies. Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook has been a pretty interesting resource but I am on the look out for new ideas and new recipes. Help!

At least non of my cocktails involve dairy products......