Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sticky Rice (Jung)

My mom taught me how to do this recipe, over 25 years ago, so this is a tribute to you, Mom! It took me all day, but I was so excited and so proud that I could do this, remembering back from my childhood, and trying to do it just like Mom did.

Vietnamese or Thailand Sticky Rice
Bamboo leaves
Red beans
Black eye peas
Dry shitake mushroom
Green onions
Chinese 5 spice
Vegetable oil
Strings (for tying)

It takes some practise to get this done. However, it is fun to make Jung with friends, neighbours and family members.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"No More Orida" French Fries

Money can be tight. Don't buy frozen french fries, when you can make them for pennies. It's so easy to make french fries. And bake them, they're even healthier!
  • Peel a couple potatos
  • Cut them in julienne slices
  • Put them right on the cookie sheet
  • Add a little olive oil, salt and pepper
  • Mix everything together
  • Put evenly on the cookie sheet
  • Bake in oven at 375 degrees until brown



Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Simple Salsa

Salsa's a very healthy snack that you can whip up in under two minutes. Again, here I added my leftovers - I had some extra golden raisins and believe it or not, some cocktail onions that were at the back of my fridge. I chopped some fresh tomatos and garlic, took out my favorite Sun Chips and sat down and enjoyed a little tv with my healthy salsa snack. Go ahead, take a load off, rest your feet on your table, and crunch away!