Thursday, October 22, 2009

How to make real coconut milk - video!

Check out this quick video on how make make "real" coconut milk!

Of course, since it's much easier to buy the canned version...we won't be squeezing out the milk like this in my class too soon....

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Thai Chicken and Ginger Soup

This soup is really known as "Gai Joo Khing", and is particularly good for mothers who just gave birth has it helps heal much of the body.

You can use chicken for this tasty dish or fried fish. To make good Gai Joo Khing, you must fry the chicken with garlic and ginger until the aroma and flavor of ginger is prominent in the chicken before you add water.

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups chicken, cut into bite size
1 half head of garlic, peeled and crushed
1/2 cup sliced ginger
2 tablespoons yellow bean sauce (soybean paste)
2 cups water or soup stock
1/2 tablespoon thin soy sauce
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Thai pepper powder
1/4 cup spring onion cut into one inch long
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
fresh red chili pepper cut into long strip for garnish (optional)

Heat oil in a wok on medium heat until hot. Add chicken stir fry until start to cook, add garlic and ginger cook until aromatic. Stir in yellow bean sauce and water, bring to a boil for about 5 minutes. Season with thin soy sauce and white pepper powder. Add spring onion and cilantro remove from heat.

Transfer to serving bowl top with red chili pepper. Serve with steamed jasmine rice.

Recipe Source: Thai Supermarket

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Mommy & Me Classes

I am about to host new Mommy & Me classes soon! Enjoy this class with your child and learn 3 easy dishes tailored to include and engage your child so both of you can experience the joys of cooking together. Your child will be exposed to basic cooking techniques that are hands-on, safe and fun for everyone.

I know the types of things that kids like (noodles, sauces) but if you have any suggestions for this class, please feel free to tell me! This class is for you and yours to enjoy.