Happy Sunday Everyone!
Halloween right around the corner. All decorations are out-Spooky-and ready to say " Trick Or Treat."
I am enjoying the Halloween decoration around in the city and my neighbors: Spiders, ghosts, bats, Jack-o'-Lanterns, witches, skulls and all scary kinds.
What about pumpkins that we decorate, carve, bake or cook.....
In Thailand, we use pumpkin to cook as main dishes and desserts. My favorite dish is "Stir-fried pumpkin with eggs" with a hinted of garlic, basil flavors and eggs make this dish a great fall dish, umm delish. I will put that up in a note to make it for later because since we getting close to the Halloween so let make something spooky like "Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Pancakes". It is a brilliant idea if you have kids :)- fun to make it with your kids even for yourself. It is an easy and quick recipe. Kids love to help you whip pancake better with their little cute muscle arms. - Continue Reading and for recipe -
Happy Friday everyone!
70 degrees, It is unusual in October, we are lucky so far!
So Let's celebrate this kind of nice weather with a healthy Creamy raspberry greek yogurt smoothie. This recipe is easy and quick to make.
I love almond. It is healthy, less calorie, high calcium, contains no saturated fat or cholesterol. I use almond milk to be my protein smoothie base.
Smoothie is a great way to start my morning. I have two type of smoothie in my pantry ( fruity smoothie or protein smoothie ), which I will talk about how is different in a little bit*. Fruity or protein depend on what type of activity that is on my plan . For gym day or need high energy for my activity. I am going to make the protein smoothie. For a regular day, I pick fruity smoothie..... continue reading
Happy Saturday Everyone!
I hope everyone has a nice week. I was enjoying a nice out even it was a little cold now. I like it in between 60-75 degrees.
It feels like Fall outside.
It is chill.
It is getting dark early at night.
Leaves are falling.
I need something to keep me warm.... hot tea, hot chocolate, soup, spicy Thai soup ( Tom Yum, Tom Ka, Tom Zap, etc. ), spicy food or something with ginger in it.
Ginger has a warm and tingly on the tongue-- has been using in Chinese and Thai medicine--good flavor in marinade sauce. And I need to find a piece of meat to soak in a ginger&sesame marinade sauce.
Salmon..... !!!! Continue reading ...
What a long weekend for me but I enjoyed it so much in between work / food styling/ photographer. I haven't cooked anything new this weekend. All I did was working as photographer/food styling. Styling food alongside with tasting some new dishes from a new spot in the west town called "JJ Thai Street food restaurant".
For Chicagoan, who live in the west town, river west, Ukrainian Village and Logan square ....... This is the new spot for you all to try.
The menu is focused on street food dishes that famous and staple from Thailand, as Khao mun gai, Bamee haeng moo daeng or som tom.
Khao mun gai is beautifully presented in a colorful dish and served with fresh cucumber alongside with traditional spicy soy sauce and traditional Thai squash simmered in chicken broth.
Bamee haeng moo daeng is one of the most famous noodle dish from Thailand. Egg noodle infused with garlic oil and soy sauce presented in a traditional big bowl and served with steamed vegetables topped with BBQ pork and Gyo tod ( fried wonton stuffed with marinated ground chicken).
Som tom is luscious presented with variety of colorful vegetables ( tomatoes, papaya, green beans and carrots ) served in a unique bowl alongside with fresh lettuces. A fresh and tasty papaya salad comes topped with roasted peanut gives a crunchy and nutty to this fresh papaya salad, A dish makes me feel like I am in Thailand.
I would recommend this place for easy lunch, Brunch through dinner or date night. Plus this place is BYOB....
Atmosphere: The open kitchen is the focal point of this chic restaurant, interactive with the chef and her team. Which edge counter provides guests a front-row, filled with charm and personality.
What to drink: BYOB
What to eat: Som tom (8$), Bamee haeng moo daeng (8$), Khao mun gai (9$) and Gyo tod (4$)
Soft Opening day: October 14,2015 for Friends and Family's
Have a good week everyone
Hi, I am Natty! And Thank you for stopping by!! I am a foodie girl who has a passion for cooking, exercise and photography. There are so many favorite recipes from my family and friends I have tried throughout my journey that balances out and makes a healthy meal. I would like to take you on a journey to a different pantry around the world to share my favorite stories and recipes. My hope is that they inspire and benefit you.
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