Thai Red Curry Soup #RecipesFromTheHeart and a KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway!
Today’s event is being hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. They teamed up with their blogger friends to help raise awareness and support for Cancer and Hospice today in memory of Kim’s dad. We encourage everyone to read the posts and share their own experiences with cancer. We also would like to encourage everyone to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society, the American Cancer Society and also to the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. Hospice was a key element during Kim’s father’s battle with cancer. They made it possible for Kim to care for him at home. So please show your support and donate if you can. You can also contact your local Hospice and donate directly to them if you wish. A little goes a long way!
When Jason and I first started dating over four years ago, he told me that his mom had just been diagnosed with a tumor around one of her intestines. Not knowing how to react or what to do, I simply told him that I would be there for him, but not in a creepy-stalker-overbearing way. After all, it was our very first date.
Tofu Lettuce Wraps AND a Fantastic Giveaway! (GIVEAWAY CLOSED)
Happy Tuesday, everyone! I know that it’s still the beginning of the week and we have a LONG way to go until Friday but here’s something to make things a little bit better - the people over at SlimKicker have been so kind to offer a very special slow cooker giveaway for one lucky reader this week!
Quick Mao Pao Tofu
Mao pao tofu is definitely one of those dishes that brings me back to my childhood. My mom would make them all the time, although I don’t think they were completely homemade. The Korean grocery stores sold the sauce packets in these thin little boxes and all you needed was the tofu and meat. But after making this quick mao pao tofu dish, I don’t understand why my mom couldn’t make this from scratch. It’s a simple one pot dish made with ingredients that you usually have on hand. And because it’s completely homemade, you get to control the fat/salt content, making it a much healthier alternative than store-bough mao pao tofu.
Tofu and Broccoli Stir Fry
It’s been a bit hectic so I haven’t been able to post as much as I wanted to. The boyfriend moved up north to San Francisco to start his master’s program in Architecture at Cal Arts so I’ve been helping him move. It was exhausting with the drive as well as the move itself but we still made time to explore the city. We went to Fisherman’s Wharf and ate at this amazing place called Pier 23 (featured on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives) where we stuffed ourselves with the creamiest clam chowder, crisp calamari with freshly squeezed lemon juice on top, and the most amazing bacon-wrapped oysters. It’s been quite a fun trip but I reluctantly returned to LA for the last week of summer classes.