Sitaw with Rice Noodles

Sitaw with Rice Noodles

We just love these Thai rice noodles and we have been cooking them with every opportunity that we get. This is my version loosely based on our two favorite Thai Noodles, the Pad Thai and Pad See Ew.  The Yard Long Beans were from our garden. Which makes me now itch to get back there and start planting!

Yard long beans, if you didn’t know, are also known as asparagus bean, Chinese long bean, garter bean, snake bean, and in the Philippines, we call them Sitaw. You can cook them pretty much anyway that you would a regular green beans, but they have a distinct flavor that is just unforgettable.

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The Corned Beef Myth on St. Paddy’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day came and was gone before I could even cook corned beef or buy any St. Patrick’s Day Candy. Maybe it was because it fell on a Monday and it was gray and dreary and so winter like. Usually by St. Patrick’s Day, it is already feeling like spring and it’s sunny and warm. Not this year! This is what it looked like this year.

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Cleaning Commercial Kitchen Supplies

 

photo credit: Cayusa via photopin cc

photo credit: Cayusa via photopin cc

More modern home kitchens are utilizing commercial kitchen designs because of their durability and practicality. For cooking enthusiasts, using commercial kitchen supplies just completes that ‘feeling like a pro’  vibe. However, when it comes to commercial kitchen supplies, you cannot just throw everything into the dishwasher and expect it to come out as good as new. Remember that commercial kitchens are held to a very high standard. Everything has to be cleaned thoroughly before it is used again. There are a few tips that can make sure that this happens.

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Why You Need to Eat Your Veggies

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There are several reasons people embrace the vegetarian lifestyle. For some, it’s a matter of morals and a desire to protect all life. Others, however, recognize the key health benefits associated with eating more fruits and vegetables. Or, like my daughter, just prefer the taste of fruits and vegetables over meat.

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The Not So Secret Heath Toffee Cookies


You can tell it’s almost Halloween as the candy aisles in the stores are again bulging with temptations for your waistline and your teeth. I actually made these cookies last year after Halloween, when all the candy and chocolates have been decimated except for these Heath Toffee bars. I guess no one else in this house likes them but me and I can’t very well eat all this on my own, so like every thing else that they don’t like to eat, I simply repackage it and present it to them again without mention of the offending ingredient.

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