Q&A With Chloe Chiang

Chloe Chiang is a 2011 UT graduate who has been in real estate for four years now and loves every minute of her job and the city that she lives in. Last week I sat down with Chloe to ask her a few questions about Austin, TX and real estate, two of her favorite things!

Mary: Where are you from?

Chloe: Born and raised in the Houston Texas area in Missouri City.

Mary: Why real estate?

Chloe: I enjoy all the different aspects of real estate. I never get bored and I’m always learning something new. It’s about being educated about everything in the city and around you. Plus, I’m my own boss. I don’t have any one telling me where to be or what to wear. I have a lot of freedom being a real estate agent. I set my own goals, not some company goal.

Mary: What are some of your favorite places to eat in Austin?

Chloe: Uchi, Uchiko, Food Heads, Eddie V’s and Ramen Tatsu.

Mary: What are you favorite things to do in Austin?

Chloe: I like going to the lake, music festivals, relaxing, watching TV series, working out, hanging out with my dog and happy hours.

Mary: What’s the one place you would like to visit if you could go anywhere in the world?

Chloe: Thailand! I hear the beaches and food there are amazing.

Mary: Do you have any pets?

Chloe: I have a 10lb maltipoo named Mia Bella.

Mary: What suggestions do you have for people who would like to get into real estate?

Chloe: Do your research. Pick a real estate company and interview multiple of them. Make sure the one you pick is the right one for you. They need to be good mentors and support you through all the steps that you take.

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Garlic Asparagus

Everything about asparagus screams summer…the color, how light it is when you eat it and the actual name a-s-p-a-r-a-g-u-s.

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This is one of my favorite ways to eat this super healthy veggie.

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If I can ever avoid salt I make sure to do so and use lemons every chance I get.

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The combination of the all the ingredients helps the asparagus bring out its flavor without it taking over and becoming too overwhelming.

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Garlic Asparagus

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

  1.  Wash the asparagus and set aside.

  2. In a skillet add wine, minced garlic, olive oil, 1 juice of lemon, and black pepper. Add washed asparagus and cover lid of skillet. Let simmer on low for about 15-20 minutes or until the asparagus are tender. Serve immediately.

Makes 2 servings.

Spicy Feta and Pita Chip Salad

Summer is rolling right in and I’m a huge fan of salads when the weather starts warming up. Especially super light salads that you can toss together really quick when all you want to do is run outside and bask in the warm summer sun.

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Do I have you thinking about sunblock, water and swimsuits? That’s a good thing because the time has come, especially here in the south.

This salad is kind of one of those things where you can adjust accordingly depending on if you’re using it as your side salad or if you’re going to eat it as your actual meal. When I’m eating it as a meal I like to throw in some more feta and pita chips…the two things that will help fill me up. I hope you enjoy the simplicity of this salad as much as I do.

Spicy Feta and Pita Chip Salad 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of mixed greens, rinsed
  • ½ cup crumbles of Stacy’s Pita Chips
  • ½ cup feta cheese crumbles
  • 1 cucumber, washed and peeled
  • 1 lemon, squeezed
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

 Directions

  1. Put washed and rinsed mixed salad greens into a bowl, then cut cucumber and jalapeno and add to the bowl. Also add crumbled Stacy’s Chips and Feta.

  2. For dressing mix olive oil, salt, pepper, 1 lemon, and cayenne pepper together.

  3. Pour dressing over salad bowl and mix.

Makes 2 servings.