Grilled New York Strip with Truffle Mousse Pate

By: cheftindy | 1 Comment | | Category: Beef, Meats | Tags : , ,

  We usually marinade our steaks with a little salt & pepper and a few sprinkles of the Steak Seasoning spices.  But since this was our Valentine’s Day dinner I wanted to try something different and it was completely worth it!    The marinade kept the steaks tender, juicy and... more

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Butter Lettuce Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

By: cheftindy | 4 Comments | | Category: Salad, Sauces, Vegetables, Vegetarian | Tags : , , ,

  Finally a healthy salad that I don’t hate!  I’m really trying hard to eat more salad that does not contain ranch, chicken fingers or bacon.  As a side to our steak dinner tonight I chose a Butter Lettuce Salad with mixed tomatoes, english cucumbers and arugula to add a... more

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Baked Crab Rangoon Cups

By: cheftindy | 2 Comments | | Category: Appetizers, Seafood | Tags : ,

Who can resist crab rangoon?  As a healthier alternative, I tried to make Baked Crab Rangoon Cups and loved how they turned out!  There were many recipes out there on the web, so I combined a few to make my own. Makes 24 mini Crab Rangoon Cups   INGREDIENTS 1... more

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Ga Hai Nam – Rice Cooker Salted Chicken with Spring Onion & Ginger Oil

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

  This is one of my Dad’s favorite dishes traditionally served at Chinese restaurants.  As a child my family owned a Szechwan Chinese Restaurant, so even Dad gives us cooking tips from time to time.  This recipe is very simple and easy as long as you have a rice cooker large... more

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Banh Canh Cua – Simple Udon Noodles with Crab

By: cheftindy | 1 Comment | | Category: Noodle, Seafood, Soup | Tags : , , , ,

  Banh Canh Cua – Udon Noodles with Crab Soup Usually Vietnamese Banh Canh noodles are made fresh, but since I am cooking on a Monday, making noodles from scratch was not a goal I wanted to cross off my list tonight.  We usually have a box of Japanese Udon... more

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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

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

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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