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18 Sep 01:20

Thai Green Curry With Chicken

by Angie Tee

This Green Curry With Chicken is a popular dish in Thai restaurant. It's spicy, luscious, aromatic, and slightly sweet with the coconut milk and palm sugar.

Thai Green Curry With Chicken


2 Pcs Chicken Breast (about 350grams) Boneless & Skinless
, cut into bite-size pieces
1 Tbsp Peanut Oil
3 Tbsp Green Curry Paste

1 Box (500 ml) Coconut Milk
¼ to ½ Cup Water
2 Tbsp Fish Sauce
1 Tbsp Palm Sugar
3 Fresh Kaffir Lime Leaves, torn
½ Cup Thai Baby Eggplants, trimmed
4 Green or Yellow Color Thai Eggplants, trimmed & quartered
A handful of Thai Basil Leaves
2 Red Chilies, sliced


Heat the oil in a saucepan or wok over moderate heat. Add the green curry paste and stir, cooking about 4 to 5 minutes until fragrant. Then add about 1 cup of coconut milk, reduce the heat and simmer until the oil surfaces, about 8 to 10 minutes.

Add in the chicken, remainder coconut milk, water, eggplants, and season fish sauce and palm sugar. Then bring it to a boil and when the chicken are cooked and eggplants are tender, stir in the lime leaves, chilies, and basil. Stir and mix well. Serve immediately with some steamed rice.

15 Sep 02:33

Homemade Thai Green Curry Paste

by Angie Tee

Making curry paste from scratch is well worth the effort and time. You can always adjust the level of spiciness to suit you, and they taste better too. I prefer to make the curry paste in a mortar and pestle as this slowly releases the flavours and aroma. However, If you decide to use a food processor, then make sure to grind the roasted spices separately until you have a fine powder before adding to the rest of the ingredients.

Homemade Thai Green Curry Paste


½ tsp Cumin Seeds, toasted
1 tsp Coriander Seeds, toasted
½ tsp White Peppercorns, toasted
1 Stalk Lemongrass, chopped
½ inch Piece Galangal, peeled and chopped
½ inch Piece Turmeric, peeled and chopped
3 Shallots, peeled and chopped
4 Cloves Garlic, peeled and chopped
10 Green Bird’s Eye Chilies, chopped
10 Large Green/Serrano Chilies, chopped
1 Kaffir Lime Peel
3 Kaffir Lime Leaves
1 tsp Roasted Shrimp Paste
3 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Coriander
1 tsp Sea Salt


Finely pound the toasted cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and peppercorns in a mortar and pestle. Then add galangal, lemongrass, turmeric, shallots, garlic, chilies, lime peel, lime leaves, fresh coriander, shrimp paste, and sea salt. *Make sure to pound each ingredient into a coarse paste before adding another one. Continue to pound into a fine paste. Then transfer to a bowl or jar.

Makes 1 ¼ Cups Green Curry Paste
10 Sep 04:21

Slow Cooker Chicken Korma

by The Food in my Beard

I recently adapted a chicken korma recipe for a slow cooker for Tablespoon, and it came out great! I ate it with a couple friends a few weeks back and we all loved it. Try the Slow Cooker Chicken Korma recipe on Tablespoon.

31 Aug 18:53

Blackberry Shortcake

by Elise
Blackberry Shortcake

Who says strawberries have a monopoly on shortcake desserts? In serious denial regarding the end of August and the daylight hours that get shorter and shorter, I bought a huge basket of blackberries at the market today. I tossed them with a little lemon juice and sugar and let them macerate while I made a batch of butter and cream biscuits.

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02 Sep 22:50

Easy Poached Eggs

by Elise
Easy Poached Eggs

Poaching eggs couldn’t be easier. It’s also a great low-calorie way to prepare eggs—you don’t need to use added fat to cook them, as you would with scrambled or fried eggs. Not only do eggs prepared this way make a great breakfast all on their own (with a little salt and pepper and maybe some toast), you can also use them to top a French salad Lyonnaise, bathe them in luxurious Hollandaise sauce in an Eggs Benedict, or go super healthy and serve them over sautéed greens.

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04 Sep 20:38

Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

by Elise
Chicken in Mushroom Cream Sauce

Here is a family favorite for a weeknight dinner—chicken thighs, floured and browned and then baked, served with a creamy mushroom sauce. You can serve it with rice, or if you put it over egg noodles, you have something resembling a chicken stroganoff.

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07 Sep 23:50

Gluten-Free Zucchini Flaxseed Muffins

by (Karina Allrich)

Gluten-Free Goddess Zucchini Flax Muffins Recipe
Warm from the oven zucchini flaxseed muffins- gluten-free.

Harvest Moon Muffins

It's been a Supermoon Summer. We've been blessed with not just one, but a triad of big bright beautiful moons worthy of a cameo in one of my all-time favorite movies, Moonstruck. Tonight's Supermoon is the Harvest Moon. 

And like the previous two, this is a moon to swoon by. 

Smooch by. 

And yeah, bake by.

Because baking can be romantic. And fresh baked muffins can mean love is afoot.

So if you've got an extra late zucchini kicking around the garden, darling- harvest it ASAP! Grate it up. And bake these fabulous zucchini flaxseed muffins pronto.

Moonlight and magic might be afoot.

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15 Aug 14:10

Littwin: A sudden calm in Ferguson

by Mike Littwin

THE story isn’t over. A young man is still dead. We still don’t know what happened. A community is still outraged. The protests will no doubt continue until there are some answers in the questionable police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown.

But even so, the story line has changed dramatically.

This doesn’t happen very often in real life. Real life, even when moving quickly, doesn’t move at this kind of pace.

One night in Ferguson, Mo., the world – or at least the world as we understood it — seemed to be coming apart. A police force in little Ferguson had morphed before our eyes into an army of occupation — and the enemy, this time, really was us. The police chief overseeing it all had conceded it didn’t look good, as if it were simply a matter of optics. He was right about it not looking good, though. It looked like Iraq. What it didn’t look like was America.

The very next night, a new guy was on the job. The overwhelmingly white St. Louis County police force was out, and the Missouri state troopers were in. Not only did the optics change, everything seemed to change. Instead of tear gas, there were hugs. Instead of cops marching on the protesters, Capt. Ron Johnson — an African-American who grew up in the area and who now heads the police operation — was marching alongside them.

The flash grenades were gone. The tear gas was gone. The smoke hanging over the town was gone. The mine-resistant ambush-protected armored vehicle — yes, really — was gone. Everything was tamped way down. Cops took off their gas masks, revealing their faces. Camo outfits were replaced by cop-on-the-corner blue. Reporters weren’t being arrested. Film crews far from the protests weren’t being gassed. The barricaded streets were open to traffic.

No one, finally, was pointing a gun at anyone.

And Wesley Lowery, the reporter from the Washington Post who had been arrested, would Tweet: “I do not recognized the Ferguson I am in currently.”

What happened was glaringly obvious. It was obvious as the nonstop coverage on your favorite cable network news channel.

It took a few days for people to understand what was actually happening. But in a sudden jolt of recognition — in a Bull Connor, firehoses on the kids moment — millions watched and saw the whole thing differently. The Kevlar-jacketed, gun-pointing, armored-vehicle-riding cops weren’t facing full-blown riots. As one Iraqi vet put it, this wasn’t crowd control; it was intimidation. The protesters were being faced down by an absurdly — in another time, it would be almost comically — overdone show of force.

And the question quickly became: How could this be the proper response in a community torn up by the fact that a white cop – as yet unnamed — had shot and killed an unarmed African-American teen?

The story of race is hardly a new one. But the story in which Rand Paul is way ahead of Barack Obama on race is a different one.

We got the jolt, and Obama called for peace and upbraided the cops. Obama is clearly unhappy with the lack of transparency and with the show of force. But it was Paul who got to the point, writing an op-ed in Time magazine decrying the militarization of police forces in general and noting that race was the obvious factor here. He blamed big government for the military-style response, which may be a stretch. But on race, he got it exactly right: “If I had been told to get out of the street as a teenager, there would have been a distinct possibility that I might have smarted off. But, I wouldn’t have expected to be shot.”

You don’t have to know much about modern policing, or much about crowd control, to know the cops in Ferguson were doing everything wrong in facing the protests. There was some looting and one store was burned, but the protests eventually became, as much as anything else, about not being able to protest. It was obviously a time for outreach, not for overreach.

And it was the overreach that shocked. And the fact that someplace like Ferguson has this kind of firepower at its disposal. The stories have been written for years, dating back to the ’70s and the emergence of SWAT teams, about the militarization of the police. But the change since 9/11, when the Pentagon ratcheted up it program of giving away excess firepower to police forces, has gone basically unnoticed until now.

But now that people are noticing, they can’t help but see that the numbers are shocking. According to an ACLU report, 63 police departments have taken on 500 mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles in 2011 and 2012. That’s just for starters. Since 1997, the Pentagon has transferred something like $4 billion worth of equipment to the cops.

That’s how the streets of Ferguson came to look like the streets of Gaza. As someone put it, these guys give out traffic tickets by day and dress up in Kevlar by night. And that’s how a lot of suddenly outraged Americans came to understand that if this happens in suburban Ferguson, it can happen anywhere.

[Photo of Capt. Ron Johnson in Ferguson by Michael Calhoun via Twitter.]

03 Aug 12:18

Homemade Flour Tortillas

by Angie Tee

You could easily buy flour tortillas at the supermarket, but making them at home is not that difficult either. If you have the time try making them because the recipe is very easy to follow. You don't have to have a perfect round tortilla but try to roll out the dough as thin as you can.

Homemade Flour Tortillas


3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 ¼ tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Sea Salt
4 Tbsp Shortening
¾ to 1 Cup Warm Water


Combine flour, baking powder, and sea salt in a mixing bowl.

Add shortening and rub with your fingertips until it looks like fine crumbs and well incorporated.

Gradually mix in the warm water to form a soft dough. Then knead the dough for about 5 minutes, or until smooth and elastic. Cover the dough with a cloth or plastic wrap. Let it rest for about 30 minutes.

Divide the dough into 14 to 16 pieces and flatten it slightly into small rounds or disc. Cover the dough for another 10 minutes. Working with one piece of the dough at a time, roll it as thin as you can to about 6 ½ to 7 inches circle with a rolling pin.

Heat a griddle over medium heat. Place the rollout dough and cook for about 25 to 30 seconds on each side, flip over, and cook until the underside is lightly browned in spot and bubbles are formed.

Flip over one more time, cook for a few more seconds, then remove, wrap in a clean tea towel and set aside.

Makes 14 to 16 Flour Tortillas

01 Aug 18:06

Fantastic cookbook of extremely inexpensive meals

by Maggie Koerth-Baker

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Good and Cheap is a free/donation-based ebook filled with recipes geared toward helping you eat on $4 a day — which is the average amount SNAP (food stamp) recipients have to spend.

31 Jul 16:20

blueberry crumb cake

by deb

blueberry crumb cake

Theoretically, we are supposed to move this Saturday, but evidence is mounting — in the form of a kitchen without countertops or appliances, a toilet in the middle of the living room, and a peeling, black bathtub that looks like the kind place you’d find a horror movie victim — that it might not happen. Did I mention the great plume of drywall dust from the doorway they’re sawing out of a wall today? Nothing that 48 hours can’t sort out, right?

new york's finest blueberries
what you'll need

It’s a good thing, in Opposite Land, that we are not the kind of people who plan every element of a big event like a move up to a month out, with each detail, from sending the kid to his grandparents for a couple nights so he doesn’t have to watch all shh, most of his toys get boxed up, or ordering furniture to be delivered that morning, furniture we have exactly no space for in our current overfilled apartment. I realize that I sound like we’re at Stress Level: Hip Flask this week, but it’s not so bad, mostly because I’ve chosen instead to focus my energies this month on blueberry crumb cake studies.

lemon zest

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01 Aug 04:01

Linguine and Clams with Almonds and Herbs


Recipe from Bon Appétit

24 Jul 14:30

You Know What Emoji Needed More of? NEWMAN!

You Know What Emoji Needed More of? NEWMAN!

Yep, the Seinfeld version of the Emoji app is here. Because sometimes, a smiling pile of poop can't convey what a fluffy shirt will.

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18 Jul 13:00

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