Saturday, May 23, 2015

recipe share

i wanted to share a few things we've eaten recently that are worth passing along.

we had chicken pho last week.  the key to this soup is a slow cooking flavorful broth. i found this recipe but didn't have the time to let it cook that long.

i used a box of chicken stock and a box of chicken broth.  i simmered it with coriander seeds, star anise, whole cloves, minced ginger and garlic, fish sauce, sugar, salt and chicken. i cooked the rice noodles separately and strained the broth into each bowl. then i topped it with lime, cilantro, bean sprouts and garlic chili sauce. it was pretty good and close enough to the one i like from the pho restaurant.

this week i tried making brussel sprouts one more time. i'm determined to make them in hopes that the kids will like them.  it's a running joke around here.

these were pretty good. i used this recipe. they were quick and tasty.  the key was cutting them into small pieces and being generous with the seasoning. jordan said they tasted a little like kale. andrew didn't really like them.  i liked the addition of nuts. i used almonds because it was what i had on hand.

a few weeks ago i made chicken tacos for dinner. i saw an instagram post that said they threw some  chicken breasts into a crockpot and added broth and one jar of trader joe's green salsa.  easy.

the chicken was really tasty. i love the handmade tortillas from trader joe's. then you add shredded cheese, lettuce, guacamole and salsa. another great meal.

let me know if you try any of these recipes and tell me what you think.

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