Chicken Chow Fun (The Kids Cook Monday)

Chicken Chow Fun (The Kids Cook Monday) - Andrea Meyers

Chow fun is a classic Chinese noodle dish often served with beef. The fresh rice noodles (ho fun) typically used are very wide and sliced into strips before cooking, but I’ve never seen them in our local international groceries, so I substitute L or XL bahn pho (dry Vietnamese rice noodles). Though not authentic, it’s… 

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Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps (The Kids Cook Monday)

Andrea Meyers - Chinese Chicken Lettuce Wraps

When our boys see Asian dishes on the menu, they tend to get excited. Builder Guy inevitably asks if we’re having Chinese dumplings with the meal, Top Gun requests Chinese chicken and broccoli whether it’s on the menu or not, and Monkey Boy says he just wants chicken (or a lollipop). Fortunately Monkey Boy generally… 

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Eggplant, Potato, and Chickpea Curry

Eggplant, Potato, and Chickpea Curry Recipe - Andrea Meyers

That cold snap we had last week really messed with my internal calendar. Even though the wall calendar still said September, my body was thinking November and that set off all kinds of cravings for hot comfort food. I had curry on the brain because along with soup, it’s one of the first things I… 

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Asian Tuna Salad (LifeCafe)

Asian Tuna Salad (LifeCafe) - Andrea Meyers

A few weeks ago our Lifetime Fitness location hosted a Culinary Night that was sponsored by Toyota, and Michael and I thought it would be fun to see the cooking demonstration, which featured dishes from the LifeCafe. There were plenty of samples to go around and everyone received a handout with recipes, so of course… 

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Thai Green Sticky Rice with Mango

Thai Green Sticky Rice with Mango - Andrea Meyers

Last spring my sister came out for a visit and we had a girls’ day of shopping and of course a dinner out together. We both like sushi and headed for a little Thai and sushi fusion restaurant nearby and ordered our favorites. We also noticed a card on the table advertising their Thai mango… 

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Cucumber Salad with Tomato, Bell Pepper, and Spicy Thai Lime Vinaigrette

Cucumber Salad with Tomato, Bell Pepper, and Spicy Thai Lime Vinaigrette - Andrea Meyers

Juicy cucumbers are one of my favorite summer vegetables, and I like to slice one up and eat it with a bit of salt for an afternoon snack, but using them as a base for salads is my favorite way to eat them. We’ve been on a cucumber salad binge lately, trying different vegetable combinations… 

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Thai Grilled Chicken with Coconut Milk Marinade

Thai Grilled Chicken with Coconut Milk Marinade - Andrea Meyers

Whenever we make a trip to Costco, I always stop to browse the books aisle, and every once in a while I come across some finds that make their way into the cart. Earlier this summer I found a big paperback book simply called Thai & Asian by Deh-Ta Hsiung (previously published as Thai and… 

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Chicken Stir-Fry with Asparagus and Snow Peas, and My Thoughts on Carbon Steel Woks

Chicken Stir-Fry with Asparagus and Snow Peas - Andrea Meyers

My carbon steel wok is 13 years old and a treasured part of my kitchen gear. I found it for $5 on a clearance table and snapped it up, and that little bargain has proven invaluable over time. It wasn’t my first wok as I had given the nonstick woks a try, but after going… 

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The Daring Cooks Make Steamy Kitchen’s Pho Ga

The Daring Cooks Make Steamy Kitchen's Pho Ga Recipe - Andrea Meyers

[NOTE: I made this dish as part of a Daring Cooks challenge. This means it was an experiment that I most likely only made once, maybe twice, before posting here.] The October 2009 Daring Cooks’ challenge was brought to us by Jaden of the blog Steamy Kitchen, and the recipes are from her new cookbook,… 

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