Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup

Ingredients 1/2 a Kabocha squash, sliced in wedges 1 sweet onion, roughly chopped 1 large carrot, roughly chopped 3-5 TBPS olive oil Salt to taste Pepper to taste Paprika 3 cups chicken broth, or broth of your choice. Dashi works too! A sprig of rosemary or thyme Instructions Preheat oven to 400*F. Line a bakingContinue reading “Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup”

Thai Banana Bread Pudding with Coconut Milk

Ingredients 1/2 a loaf of day old bread (preferably baguette or sourdough), cubed or sliced 1 can of coconut milk (about 15 oz) 2 eggs, beaten 7 ripe Thai bananas or 3 bananas 1/3 cup of brown sugar 2 TBSP unsalted butter 1 tsp vanilla pinch of salt Instructions Butter or line with parchment, aContinue reading “Thai Banana Bread Pudding with Coconut Milk”

Ways to Enjoy Your Toddler’s Leftovers

I’m sure the last thing you want to do after a long day of cooking several meals for a toddler is to make another meal for yourself. Most of the time my little one enjoys the same meals as we do, but there are some side dishes gets bored of after a few days, andContinue reading “Ways to Enjoy Your Toddler’s Leftovers”

Toddler Summer Squash Spaghetti

Ingredients Spaghetti Squash 1 medium spaghetti squash Extra virgin olive oil Tomato Sauce 8 medium ripe tomatoes Extra virgin olive oil 1/2 sweet or white onion 4 garlic cloves 1/2 tsp dried oregano pinch of sugar pinch of salt Zucchini 2 small zucchinis, washed and sliced lenthwise 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 1/2 tsp thymeContinue reading “Toddler Summer Squash Spaghetti”

Coconut Curried Lentils with Sweet Potato

Ingredients 1/2 cup cooked lentils (here’s a good recipe I used) 2 small or 1 large sweet potato, (washed, peeled and cubed) 1/2 sweet or white onion, diced 1 – 1 1/2 cup of coconut milk 2 TBSP cooking oil 1/2 tsp curry powder 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/8 tsp ground coriander 1/8 tsp turmericContinue reading “Coconut Curried Lentils with Sweet Potato”

Family’s Bún Riêu (Vietnamese Crab Tomato Soup)

Ingredients Broth 8 extra large dried shrimp 2 dried squids 1 bag of Tamarind Soup Mix 32oz Chicken broth OR Bún riêu soup base 64oz water 10 tomatoes Rieu 3oz (about 1/2 jar) Crab Paste with Soya Bean oil 8oz crab meat 6oz of raw pork paste (which is pureed pork) *see note 4 eggsContinue reading “Family’s Bún Riêu (Vietnamese Crab Tomato Soup)”

Strawberries & Cream Oatmeal

Ingredients 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats 3/4 cup water 1/4 cup organic whole milk 5-6 large organic strawberries (fresh or frozen), sliced if fresh a pinch of salt 1/4 tsp vanilla (optional) For more sweetness add 1/2 a banana Instructions Rinse your oats and add it to a small saucepan with 3/4 cup water, bring toContinue reading “Strawberries & Cream Oatmeal”

Mom’s Vietnamese Beef Salad with Toasted Rice (Bò Trộn Thính)

Ingredients 1lb top sirloin beef, sliced thin 1/2 garlic bulb (about 6 cloves), minced 1/2 tsp salt 1 lime, juiced 1 bunch of Thai basil, thinly sliced 4oz roasted rice powder (can make you own using this recipe) 2 bird eye chillies, sliced Dressing: juice of 1 lime scant 1 TBSP sugar 1 TBSP fishContinue reading “Mom’s Vietnamese Beef Salad with Toasted Rice (Bò Trộn Thính)”