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Get ready to wok your world: Pad Thai

23 Jan

My fondest memory of pad thai is at the floating markets in Thailand.   Floating markets are the traditional Thai way of life for those who live along the river banks with no road access.  I remember dozens of small wooden boats laden with fruits, flowers, vegetables and other produce from nearby orchards, which made a colorful and bustling scene.  During our trip to the market, we spotted a boat that specialized in making pad thai.  I ordered my pad thai and watched as the chef whipped up my dish, stopping only for seconds to rinse off the cooking utensils in the river water (unsanitary much? Who cares!  It was still delish).  

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PRIfessionals only.  This is a complicated recipri.
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Broccoli and Tofu in Hot Garlic Sauce

18 Jan

Broccoli is not something most sane people enjoy eating plain.  But – no one can deny the health benefits of broccoli and therefore, I was determined to find a way to make it taste good.  This recipe is great because the Asian sauces soak into the florets, enhancing the blandness and giving the florets an unbelievably delicious taste.  

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Q: What did the Chinese chef say to the bumbling waiter?
A: Quit steppin’ on my toe, foo!
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Enchiladas

16 Jan

The first time my boyfriend took me on a date, he took me to a cute little Mexican restaurant.  The food looked scrumptious but I barely ate anything because I was so in awe of him and everything about him.  Today, I decided to make enchiladas, re-create our first date, and actually eat this time.  🙂

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Want to hear my tortilla joke? I must warn you . . . it’s really corny.
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A Naan-Traditional Pizza Recipe

15 Jan

My good friends, Shilpa and Sean, were in town for MLK weekend.  They had a flight to catch and we needed to fill their bellies quick!  So, in under an hour, we went to Trader Joe’s, picked up our ingredients (most of which we already had at home), and cooked this quick and delicious twist on pizza for dinner.  Thank you Meera Patel for the lovely idea!

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Wanna hear a good joke about pizza? . . . Nevermind, it’s too cheesy.
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Pho Sho: Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup

8 Jan

When I was in law school in Seattle, I was always excited for finals week to come around.  Call me crazy, but listen first:  There was this small family-owned restaurant right across the law school called “Ginger Lime.”  When finals week came around, I’d spent countless hours in my library nook and only leave for one thing.  And no, it wasn’t a book.  It was my bowl of veggie pho.  I’d put on my snow boots, snuggle up in my winter jacket, wrap a scarf around my neck and walk down to my favorite Vietnamese restaurant.  There, I’d enjoy great service and an extra large bowl of veggie pho.

After three years of going no where else but Ginger Lime for pho, I moved to San Francisco.  In San Francisco, I didn’t have the same luck.  It was near impossible to find a restaurant that offered 100% veggie pho – no chicken broth and no beef stock.  But . . . there was certainly no shortage of Asian grocery stores.  So, I learned to make my own.  

Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup is absolutely delicious and has a unique flavor compared to the standard Chinese hot & sour soup, which is what most people resort to when it comes to homemade Asian soup. Try out this recipe and I promise you won’t be let down.  It takes less than 30 minutes and I guarantee you, after you have it once, you’ll definitely make it a weekly favorite.

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It’s PRIzza Time: Pizza

6 Jan

Everyone’s favorite vegetable is pizza.  Around the world, pizza is an all-time favorite food but it’s not something most people would think to make from scratch (Baboli crust is not REAL pizza, people).  However, homemade pizza is truly delicious and can taste even better than eating out.  Try this quick and easy recipe for a healthy homemade alternative.

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Q: How do you fix a broken pizza?
A: With tomato paste!!
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