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Cold weather calls for hot soup

Yesterday, I made a really good chicken curry soup. It’s basically a tweak on the famous Tom Kha Gai soup, and it was pretty tasty!

Here’s what you need:

16 ounces chicken broth (homemade is great, if not, use an organic kind)

1 can coconut milk

2 tablespoons red chili paste (or less if you don’t want it too spicy)

3 tablespoons curry powder

1 chopped red onion

1 chopped red bell pepper

2 garlic cloves

2 celery sticks

1 cup mushrooms

Juice from one lime

Fresh cilantro

4 chicken breasts (if you want vegetarian or vegan, you can use veggie stock and double up on vegetables instead.. or experiment with tofu)

You can also grate some fresh ginger, if you like the taste

Cut the chicken up in pieces, sauté in frying pan with olive oil.

Chop up onion, garlic, bell pepper, shrooms, celery and let it simmer with the chicken.

Meantime, pour the broth and coconut milk in another pan, heat to a boil, then simmer. Add lime juice, curry, chili paste and salt and pepper to taste. Add the chicken and veggies, and let simmer for about 40 minutes. Add cooked noodles, or boiled rice on the side. Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges.

Bon Appétit!

Oh, and I added some carrots as well... :)

Oh, and I added some carrots as well… 🙂

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A quick snack for the hungry and grumpy

Last night I was too busy doing paperwork to make dinner, and my dear hubby didn’t take my grunts as hints for “get your ass in the kitchen and make your woman a steak”, so I succumbed and peeked into the fridge. Not much to choose from, but that’s the time to get creative.

I sliced up some bacon that I fried in oil. Then I added minced garlic and some onion, which I let simmer. Then I tossed in some sliced mushrooms, baby corn, bean sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower. Give it all a good dash of salt, pepper, crushed red pepper and paprika, and voila! A perfect seemingly healthy snack. Even Jamie agreed it was perfection. I mean, it’s so easy I don’t need to add a recipe here, you can figure it out. If you don’t want bacon, use something else, like fauxbacon or that Morning Star stuff, which is really yummy! 😀

Bob apetit!

18: Star shaped food!

Does it get any cuter than this? I think not! Ideas for your next theme party, or just when you feel like looking at stars… before eating them!

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Fun fun FRIDAY!

Cheers to the freaking weekend! What better way to celebrate the end of a stressful work week and the completion of a papers and other dreadful chores than to crank that wine open and cook and bake! That’s what the BFF and I did! Enchiladas and a half-improved brownie (thanks to a lack of some crucial ingredients) made from scratch (and partly while being cheerfully buzzed)!