Month: October 2016

Mussels in Green Curry Sauce

Mussels in Green Curry Sauce

When I want an elevated but easy appetizer to make, this is my go to.  You can substitute with shrimp, clams or scallops.   *Photo does not show coconut milk and mussels.  I’m sorry a food blogger error. 🙂

Stir-Fry Ground Turkey with Basil

Stir-Fry Ground Turkey with Basil

This dish is traditionally made with ground pork or ground chicken.  But this recipe calls for a healthier version with ground turkey.  Hands down Pad Kra Pow (Thai name for this dish) is my FAVORITE Thai dish!  You best believe anytime I eat out, I always order the […]

Mango Margarita

Mango Margarita

This drink was inspired by our recent trip to San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico.  It was refreshing and the best part I couldn’t taste the tequila.  I guess this could be a bad thing for some people but when it comes to tequila I really […]

Fish Sauce with Chili (Nam Pla Prik)

Fish Sauce with Chili (Nam Pla Prik)

If you’ve dine at a Lao or Thai restaurant, you had this sauce.  This sauce is considered traditional for us Lao and Thai people.  I always make sure I have this sauce on hand.  You can spoon it over plain rice, fried rice, noodles, etc. […]

Garlic and Ginger Sauce

Garlic and Ginger Sauce

This sauce is the bomb!  My older sister, Manirat (TuTu) taught me how to make this sauce.  I love it so much!  You can dip it in seafood, meat or pour it over your rice.  It’s that GOOD!  The best part it’s super easy to […]

List of Fats

List of Fats

Unsaturated Fats: Avocado Margarine Mayonnaise Nut Butters Nuts Almonds Cashews Peanuts Pecans Pistachios Walnuts Oil (canola, olive, peanut, grape seed, flaxseed, coconut) Olives Salad dressing (reduced-fat) Seeds (Flaxseed, sunflower)   Source-City of Hope Saturated Fats Bacon Butter Cream (1/2 & 1/2) Cream (heavy) Cream cheese […]

Starch Sources

Starch Sources

Breads You will want to choose whole grain or high in fiber when it comes to bread. Breads (1 serving) Reduced calorie bread Bagel English Muffin Naan Pita Bread Tortilla Pancake/Waffle Crackers (low-fat) Saltine Crackers Graham Crackers (these crackers were my BFF especially for taking […]

Protein Sources

Protein Sources

List of Protein Go-To’s Meat, Fish, Poultry: Red Meatss-Lamb, Pork, Beef, Veal Fish-Salmon, Tuna, Bass, Trout, Swordfish, Shrimp, Lobster, Crab White Meats-Turkey, Chicken, Duck, Rabbit Eggs-Omelets, Quiches, Souffles, French Toast Dairy Sources: Milk (2% lowfat) or soymilk Yogurt (Greek)-low in sugar, full in fat Puddings-Ensure […]

Coconut Smoothie

Coconut Smoothie

I make smoothies often therefore I keep a bag of frozen fruit on hand.  I’ll incorporate fresh fruit with the frozen mix as well.  It essentially replaces the ice.  Costco sells a bag of organic fruit that includes mangos, peach and strawberries.  It’s a great mix!   Coconut […]