Home-Style Chicken and Dumplings

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Nothing beats having chicken and dumplings for a tasty, satisfying meal. This hearty comfort food has plenty of vegetables, chicken and dumplings, perfect for a special weekend dinner. To make things easier, we use a store bought rotisserie chicken. The dropped dumplings puff up like balloons on top of the chicken stew, fluffy and light, a beautiful one-pot meal.

Saute some vegetables to get the flavors going. Add the shredded rotisserie chicken. Make it thick by adding a little bit of flour, stir until no more white. Add chicken broth and water, simmer until creamy and mellow. Spoon and drop Continue reading

Pickled Thai Cucumber Salad

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Apple cider vinegar is made by fermenting the sugars from apples. During the making process, fermented sugars become alcohol, bacteria are added to the alcohol solution, which further ferment the alcohol and turn it into acetic acid. In French, the word “vinegar” actually means “sour wine.” Learn something new everyday.

Organic apple cider vinegar is all natural, antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. Besides adding flavor to a salad or canning fruits and vegetables, apple cider vinegar with honey can also help to soothe your sore throat. Apple cider vinegar diluted Continue reading

Simply Delicious Curry Chicken

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There are so many ways to cook chicken with curry. You can make satay and stew. You can pan fry, grill, braise, add vegetables and coconut milk. Japanese style curry chicken is widely popular. Toss a few of your favorite Japanese curry cubes into a pot of water with chicken and vegetables. When it is almost done, add coconut milk to thicken the sauce and add more flavor. You can make it in a pressure cooker or rice cooker, a true one-pot meal to serve with rice. Of course there are many others like Filipino, Malaysian, Korean, Indian, Vietnamese…, just to name a few. The thing to remember Continue reading

Cantonese Homemade Congee (aka Jook 粥)

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After eating more than my share of holiday food this past few weeks, I am ready for some good old Chinese comfort food. A bowl of steamy, creamy, thick and flavorful congee is just what I need. For those of you who never had congee before, congee is just very thin rice soup cooked down to a soft, creamy texture. Some people like to eat it plain, and some people like to add meat, seafood, eggs, vegetables or other interesting ingredients to their congee. The important thing is it should be served Continue reading