Rice Noodle Bowls with Lemongrass Smoked Pork Chop

Once we’re all properly vaccinated, the first thing Imma’ do is make a beeline for my fav Vietnamese restaurant, order all the things, and slowly relish mask free dining! Until then, recipes like this fresh and flavorful noodle bowl will have to suffice. Per usual, I utilized the raw veg I had on hand already,…

Goi Ga

The landfill of stress and illness, social unrest and disease that 2020 spewed all over us is seeping into the fabric of our lives still, like a red wine stain on a wedding dress. 2021 has come in like a lion, and, after the unbridled chaos of last week, I’m not holding my breath for…

Leftover Makeover Lettuce Wraps

I love roasting whole chicken, especially in the winter. So when I decided to whip up a batch of cranberry chicken salad for a little Winter Solstice soiree, I utilized my leftover roast chicken to make this quick, healthy, Vietnamese inspired weeknight dinner. Ingredients 2 cups leftover roast or Rotisserie chicken, shredded 1 head Bibb…

Leftover Makeover Chicken Curry and Rice Soup

Ingredients 1 cup leftover roast chicken breast, drums, or thighs 1/2-1 cup leftover rice 4 cups chicken stock 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 cup frozen vegetables of choice 1 tsp Thai Red Curry paste 1/2 cup Thai Basil, rough chopped 1 tbsp fresh lemongrass, sliced 2″ inch piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and…