Archive for January 2012

Goi Cuon Ca Ro – Tilapia Spring Rolls

By: cheftindy | 0 Comments | | Category: Fish, Seafood, Spring Rolls | Tags : , , , ,

    You can literally make a “Spring Roll” out of any meat (Fish, Pork, Beef, Roasted Chicken, etc).  But traditionally it’s made with Pork & Shrimp and eaten with Peanut Sauce (which we have a Chef Tindy Video in the making for), but for today, I will post a... more

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Dau Xanh Xao Chung – Vietnamese Green Bean Stir-Fry with Egg

By: cheftindy | 0 Comments | | Category: Eggs, Vegetables | Tags : , , ,

  Most traditional home style Vietnamese meals are comprised of multiple dishes.  It usually includes a broth based light soup (Canh), meat dish and a vegetable dish eaten with a small bowl of rice.  This recipe is a quick and easy stir-fry that usually is paired with a meat dish... more

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Windex Multi-Surface Antibacterial

By: cheftindy | 0 Comments | | Category: Favorite Things | Tags : , ,

Not sure how many of you have tried this but shortly after we moved into our new house and after many other trials to clean grease off the stainless steel, this is the ONLY thing I found to work .  I was struggling to find a cleaner particularly for my... more

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The Real Egg: Egg Whites

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We’ve tried a variety of egg whites cartons but the Real Egg from Costco is our favorite thus far!  Made with 99% pure egg whites (fat free, cholesterol free) and only 10 calories per serving and if you compare this brand and others, you will think you are eating real... more

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Xa Lach Thit Bo – Vietnamese Steak Salad

By: cheftindy | 0 Comments | | Category: Beef, Salad | Tags : , , , , ,

  Here’s a quick and healthy weekday meal we have in our routine.  It’s a Thai Beef Salad spin-off but we use the Nuoc Mam Ot recipe  as the dressing, so if you already have a bottle of it in the fridge, it makes it that much easier!  We usually... more

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Ca Tim Xao Thit Bam (Eggplant Stir-Fried with Ground Pork)

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I never really gave Eggplant much thought when it came to being packed full of vitamins and minerals since for the most part, it’s kind of spongy.  However, thanks to this new blogging project, I’ve done some research and found out it’s not only a great source of fiber, but... more

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Ca Ri Ga – Vietnamese Chicken Curry

By: cheftindy | 0 Comments | | Category: Carb Dip, Noodle, Poultry, Sauces | Tags : , , ,

CA RI GA – VIETNAMESE CURRY CHICKEN Toan: This is absolutely one of my favorite dishes to eat when I was growing up. “Ca Ri Ga” (Curry Chicken) is a dish that is found in many similar forms in other asian countries. Some spicier, some with different types of meats,... more

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Buffalo Blue Cheeseburgers

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       Our neighborhood grocery store, Sprouts was having a “Buffalo Stampede” weekend, featuring different cuts of Buffalo meat.   The grass fed buffalo meat is lower in fat and has a rich flavor but is not gamey like lamb.  The color is darker and the meat is often... more

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Ginger Chicken – Ga Xao Gung

By: cheftindy | 0 Comments | | Category: Poultry, Rice | Tags : , ,

This week’s “Lunch O Week” :  Ginger Chicken & Turnip Greens Ga Xao Gung is sometimes mistaken for Ga KHO Gung which is more of a braised/caramelized dish.  Ga Xao Gung is more of a stir-fry style which is lighter and healthier.  Ga Kho Gung or anything “KHO” means braised/caramelized.... more

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Vietnamese Cooking Sauces – The Essentials

By: cheftindy | 4 Comments | | Category: Favorite Things, Sauces | Tags : , , , , , ,

  Here are 6 common ingredients for Vietnamese cooking.  You notice in most of my recipes it calls for at least 2-3 of these ingredients every time.  It’s important to not only stock up on the essential sauces, but in order for me to get the flavor “just right” it... more

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