Sunday, March 11, 2012

Thai Drunken Noodle with Shrimp

This is so close to what we get when we order out!!!!!!!  SO excited!  
Drunken Noodle is by far our favorite meal we order I'm so glad to have finally gotten it so close!  :)

4 Tablespoons black soy sauce
1 1/2 Tablespoons sweet soy sauce
1 1/2 Tablespoon oyster sauce
2 Tablespoons fish sauce
3 Tablespoons olive oil
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
2 eggs
1 pound beef, pork or chicken, thin sliced against the grain OR 1 pound shrimp, peeled and
1 medium white onion, sliced
4 cups fresh rice noodles, separated
2 Kaffir Lime leaves, optional
1 cup Thai basil leaves, loosely packed
1/2 tsp white pepper
3 thai chilis chopped finely


1.  Combine black soy, sweet soy, oyster sauce, and fish sauce in a small bowl and set aside.
2.  Heat oil to medium high in a medium sauté pan and sauté garlic until light brown.
3.  Add eggs and lightly scramble until set.
4.  Add meat and onions folding constantly until the meat is half cooked, about 1 to 2 minutes.
5.  Add fresh rice noodles, sauce, kaffir lime leaves, basil and thai chilis; toss to combine for about 3 to 5 minutes. Make sure the noodles are cooked until the edges are slightly crisp.
6.  Sprinkle white pepper to combine well and adjust seasonings as necessary.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Taco Pizza

Dessert Pizza


Cornmeal and Parmesan crusted Tilapia

My favorite way to serve tilapia!

1 cup corn flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-2 teaspoons chili powder
3 Tablespoons parmesan cheese
5-8 tilapia fillets
olive oil

1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2.  Mix together corn flour, garlic powder, salt, chili powder, and parmesan cheese.  Fully coat both sides of tilapia fillets with corn flour mixture.  Lay on stoneware bar pan or cookie sheet.
3.  Drizzle tops with olive oil.  Cook for about 10-15 minutes until fully cooked through and golden brown.

Chocolate Cherry Chip Muffins

I found cherry chips at the store a few weeks ago and decided to use them in chocolate chip muffins.  They were pretty good...and the kids LOVED them!

2 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
2 Tablespoons applesauce
1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup cherry chips

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in large bowl.
3.  Add milk, oil, applesauce, and vanilla.  Stir until well blended.
4.  Mix in chocolate and cherry chips.
5.  Pour into greased muffin tins and bake about 20 minutes until lightly golden brown.

Cupcake War #1

Cotton Candy Cupcakes

& Chocolate with Filling, topped with  Chocolate Ganache

Panang Curry with scallops

This is one of my two all-time favorite meals to eat out!  Tonight was my first attempt to make it at home...and it was pretty good!  Not perfect, but not sure what to change yet...but still very good!

Ingredients (enough for 1-2):
1 teaspoon red curry paste
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 can coconut milk
2 large Kaffir lime leaves
handful thai basil
few pinches salt
2 pinches sugar
1 teaspoon peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon garlic
4-8 large scallops
1 Tablespoon butter
1 Tablespoon olive oil

1.  Put scallops in cold water to thaw, if needed.
2.  In small saute pan, heat butter and olive oil until butter is melted.  Over medium heat, saute scallops for a few minutes on each side, until golden brown all around.
3.  Meanwhile, in small saute pan, combine olive oil, red curry paste, and garlic.  Cook for about 1 minute.  Add coconut milk, kaffir lime leaves, thai basil, salt, sugar, and peanut butter.  Stir until heated and well combined.
4.  Remove Kaffir lime leaves and serve sauce and scallops over rice, if desired.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • I found an eggless chocolate chip cookie recipe that seemed really good, and I tweaked it just a bit to this:
  • 5 ½ cups flourteaspoons baking soda
    1 tsp baking soda
    teaspoons salt
    cups butter, softened1 ½ cups sugar
    1 ½ cups brown sugar, packedteaspoons Ener-G Egg Replacer
    ½ cup water
    teaspoons vanilla
    2-3 Tbsp vanilla yogurt
    cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. 1
    Preheat oven to 375.
  2. 2
    Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl and set aside.
  3. 3
    Beat softened butter with the sugar and brown sugar until well combined.
  4. 4
    Whisk the No Egg and water in a small bowl until frothy. Add No Egg mixture, vanilla, and yogurt  to the sugar mixture and mix well.
  5. 5
    Add the flour mixture gradually, beating after each addition.
  6. 6
    Stir in the chocolate chips.
  7. 7
    Drop by rounded teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 375 for about 8 - 10 minutes.
  8. 8
    Let cool for 3 minutes on cookie sheet, then remove from cookie sheet and let cool completely on wire racks.
  9. 9
    This makes a ton of cookies, so freeze some in ziplock bags for later!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Roasted Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup

This was outstanding!  The kids even LOVED it!  :)

My 5 year old just said that "this is the betterest thing in the entire world...well except for candy, but this is way healthier!"

  • 1 small head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon thyme, chopped
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups aged white cheddar, shredded
  • 1 cup milk or cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Toss the cauliflower florets in the oil along with the salt and pepper and arrange them in a single layer on a large baking sheet.
  2. Roast the cauliflower in a preheated 400F oven until lightly golden brown, about 20-30 minutes.
  3. Heat the oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat.
  4. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add the garlic and thyme and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
  6. Add the broth and cauliflower, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  7. Puree the soup until it reaches your desired consistency with a stick blender.
  8. Mix in the cheese, let it melt and season with salt and pepper.
  9. Mix in the milk and remove from heat.