Asian food is my second favorite type of food. Living in Tex-Mex country, I’m contractually obligated to love Mexican food the most–sorry it’s the law. But Asian food definitely comes in a close second. I absolutely love the sweet, salty, aromatic flavors. Almost every night that I spend at home I pass my time either reading food blogs or cookbooks (the other nights at home are spent shopping online-obviously). Lately, I’ve been drawn to Asian flavors and there are so many good blogs and cookbooks that focus on Asian inspired cuisine. So this is a relatively new area for me and I’m doing lots of experimenting–some good (like this one) and some not so good (we won’t go there). This recipe is adapted from one of my all-time favorite food blogs- Half Baked Harvest. Her site is absolutely amazing.This recipe is full of flavor–pineapple, spicy chili oil, soy & hoisin sauces, chicken, loads of vegetables and cashews top it to give it a dynamite crunch. All atop a bed of delicious jasmine rice.