Making Nepali Chow-Mein Less Spicy

Do you hate eating something overly spicy, salty, or oily? My youngest son went out with a friend to try out some Nepali/Tibetan cuisine and brought us home some noodles and I would love to eat it without turning myself into a chimney of spice fumes, so I have to think quick on how to re-mediate…

Holiday Meal Planning Guide

So guys we survived Thanksgiving but Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Years are just around the corner; let’s take the stress off these impending holidays. See what’s wrong in this picture? The guests are already arriving and I haven’t garnished the brisket, the roast vegetables are still on the baking tray, and so forth. I…

Sprouting Mung Beans

Hello there! Just found out that too many Calcium inside our body is bad and can contribute to more clogging of our arteries, we need Vitamin K rich plant and one of those are these micro greens like mung beans, alfalfa sprouts, beet sprouts and lentil sprouts. The only downside is the possibility of Salmonella…

Easy way of cracking Pistachio nuts

Aren’t you annoyed when you encounter these annoying closed pistachio nuts and you are ruining your fingernails trying to pry them open? I bought a very durable garlic crusher from Ikea. I also crush fresh ginger with it. Just found out that I can use this garlic crusher to open these closed pistachio nuts by…

Hardworking Tasty Broth

I usually buy expensive beef and chicken broth, and always throw out my freshly cut vegetable scraps. I later on realized that I can save money by making my own broth: I’d have 8-10 cups of filtered water already boiling, then just throw in all the ends or trimmings from my vegetables. But don’t forget to…

Kitchen Time Savers

I’ve been using some kitchen short cuts, but there’s one in particular I’d like to share with you all: These are for red Thai chilis, rosemary, dill herbs and lemon and lime juices. With gloves, cut 4 pieces of the chilis in half lengthwise, scoop out all the seeds then chop with the sharp knife…