Friday, May 4, 2018

Donut Bread Pudding

This is really good.  Dangerous but good.  The Dunkin donut's near our church gave us a bunch of donuts... so you know. Why not try a bread pudding with them.  I've seen it made before, but I've never had it. I've also never had that many leftover donuts. 
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Cave Tools Meat Shredding Claws- Review

Cave Tools Stainless Steel Meat Shredding Claws.
Hello everyone! As I'm writing this post it is 76 degrees outside. It's so beautiful! I think Spring should be the longest season of the year, it's always the shortest it seems. I hope that it's a beautiful day where ever you are reading this post from. I haven't done very many product reviews lately. I tend to be more picky about what I'll review anymore. For one my posts aren't paid for by anyone and they take so much time to write. Pictures to edit. It just takes a lot of time.
The thing is we really enjoy the products we've used from Cave Tools and I have been on the fence about getting a set of Meat Claws lately. Mostly so I can lift roasts out of the pressure cooker or out of pans to place on to cutting boards. So when they contacted me I couldn't resist. They have also offered a coupon code for any of you all who would like a set. I'll post that with links below.
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Friday, April 13, 2018

Nam Vahn Sakoo- Tapioca Pudding with Taro Root

Nam Vahn Sakoo- Tapioca pudding with Taro root.

Nam Vahn Sakoo is a tapioca pudding in coconut milk with tender pieces of taro in it. I've seen it in Lao, Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. Nam Vahn Sakoo or Nam Van Sakoo is the Lao pronunciation. Generally this dessert is served warm with toppings like sesame seeds, crushed peanuts, or coconut flakes. I prefer it with no toppings, and will even eat it out of the fridge cold. This isn't an overly sweet dessert but you can add more sugar if you prefer it sweeter.

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Birds Nest Crispy Noodles

Isn't this a cute dish for Spring or even Easter for something non traditional? The little quail eggs in a nest made from Chinese egg noodles. I made these egg nest noodles like my Mee Korb, or Chinese Double Pan Fried Noodles dish. This is still a family favorite here. For the Egg Noodles I used this recipe posted HERE, but you can also purchase fresh Chinese egg noddles for this.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Baby Bok Choy Stir Fry


This is a very simple way to prepare baby bok choy. I don't always add sesame seeds or coconut amnios- fish sauce or soy sauce (not for Whole30 though) can be substituted. Often times other than the garlic and chilies I don't add anything. It seems like it would be bland but the bok choy has great flavor and we like it. This can be served as a side dish. We've had it with Curry Pork Chops, with broiled or baked fish, with steak, over rice or quinoa.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Vegetarian Red Curry

I love red curry, it's probably my favorite Thai curry. This is a Whole30 compliant dish, it could be used as a side with fat built in from the coconut milk. If not on a Whole30 round I like to add medium firm tofu to this. I usually pan fry the tofu first to get it crispy, then make the curry and stir it in after. This is an easy dish to make. If you're going to be pressed for time you can even prepare all the vegetables the day before. This can be made Vegan if you use a vegan curry paste and leave out the fish sauce, subbing for salt.
I have two store bought red curry paste brands that I have used. Both are Whole30 compliant, only one is vegan. That brand is Thai Kitchen brand. The other brand of paste I use is Mae Ploy brand. Which is very yummy but it has shrimp in it. I like both brands, the Mae Ploy does have more umami flavor to it.
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Peasread: Carnegie's Maid


Carnegie's Maid
Marie Benedict
Pages 288
ISBN 9781492646617
Publisher SOURCEbooks

At 288 pages Carnegie's Maid is a quick read, perfect for a lazy afternoon. Once I started I couldn't put it down. This book is about Clara Kelley who is an Irish immigrant. She arrives in Pittsburgh to find work so she can send money back home to her family. Clara is mistaken for a girl who was experienced to come work as a lady's maid. Clara takes on the missing girls identity and takes on the job of lady's maid for Mrs. Carnegie, Andrew Carnegie's mother. 
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