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Like most, my husband and I love waking up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and fresh baked goods first thing in the a.m. I know, I know…I should be blending an all green smoothie or making an egg white omelette but nothing beats the comfort of a warm confection accompanying the perfect morning brew! We usually like to dip cookies in our java but it was just one of those days I was craving something a little more calorically substantial. After perusing some recipes on Pinterest, I found this one! Every time I go into the place I’m always eyeing the Starbuck’s Coffee CakeI couldn’t resist and since I had all the ingredients, I decided to give it a try!
I’m pretty sure most us have made rice crisp dessert squares before but why not shape it into something extra yummy and special for this Valentine’s Day? As Brandnewmoms, we don’t have hours to spend baking. But that doesn’t mean home made gifts are out of the question! Here is a cute spin on an old favourite!
Sometimes I can be all “noodled” out. Today was one of those days. So, I decided to make a very minimalistic version of a common dish in my mom’s repertoire sans noodles and all the fancy stuff.
This is my adaptation to my mom’s delicious Ka-Poon or red curry chicken stew. It’s actually a Vietnamese traditional dish served over rice vermicelli noodles garnished with cabbage slaw and cilantro.
(photo credit http://www.jesselanewellness.com/recipes/brown-rice-congee)
Every Sunday we go to my parents house to fellowship and have a Bible study. Upon arrival, in lieu of a traditional, “hello how are you doing?”, they are more likely to ask if we have had something to eat. Let’s face it, everyone is happier on a full tummy and nobody wants to be around anyone who is hangry.
For breakfast/brunch, my parents often make our favourite chicken congee (kao peak). It really is the Asian version of chicken noodle soup. The fresh Asian ingredients give it a little more zing and additional health benefits. It’s especially a great go-to soup for when you feel a cold coming on!