Cambodian Stir Fried Clams – Cha Leah

It’s smack dab in the middle of the humid summer here in DC. And when I say humid and hot, I mean every word of it! Summers here are almost unbearable. One of the joys I do find in this heat is the abundance of yummy seafood. I don’t know why, but heat makes me want to eat seafood! I think it’s because of my early memories of going to Yorktown with my family in the summertime to fish, go crabbing and find clams. As a young girl, it was…

Paleo Chicken Lo Mein

I’ve toyed with the idea of trying to eat Paleo for a while and wasn’t really sure I could do it. The more I thought about it though, it seemed like I was getting close to this style of eating all ready. The basic principle behind eating Paleo is eating as close to nature as possible, so eating all natural and organic foods. This means eliminating processed foods and carbs, sticking to protein, fish, nuts, and fruits and veggies. I don’t think I would completely revamp my eating habits to…

Beef and Broccoli at Home

When I think of Chinese food, there are a few staple items that I always order for takeout or delivery. But it never occurred to me to try and make it at home, until now. My husband and I were thinking of dinner plans and he suggested beef and broccoli, from our own kitchen! I thought that was a genius idea and it seems so simple and easy to make Chinese Beef and Broccoli at home! Serving Size: 4 Cook Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon…

Quick and Easy Lemongrass Stir-Fried Chicken

My mother in law has made this dish for me countless times; she loves the recipe because it’s so simple and quick, yet really tasty! I haven’t been able to get the real recipe from her, so I decided to make my own variation. Cook time: 10 minutes Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs 2 lemongrass stalks, finely mince only the green stalk 1 tsp red curry paste dash of salt 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil cooked Jasmine rice Wash the chicken thighs under cold…