Gardening is another hobby I really enjoy along with cooking. I love it when I can snip herbs from my garden to add fresh flavor and aroma to a dish. As a novice gardener, I keep things small and simple so it’s manageable. I have a planter box garden which my husband built using basic […]
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St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time to celebrate green foods whether you’re Irish or otherwise. 🙂 I certainly adore green foods because Vietnamese cuisine offers a plethora of verdant foods from lush vegetables and herbs to vividly colored desserts and cakes.
Herbs add such wonderful aroma, flavor and color to foods that it’s no wonder they’re such integral ingredients in Vietnamese cuisine. Without the inclusion of certain herbs, a dish could be rendered completely lacking and unappetizing. Can you imagine having Chicken or Beef Noodle Soup (Pho) without Thai basil? Just the lovely aroma of Thai basil conjures to mind a big, […]
This dish is the perfect combination of smokey grilled meats, springy rice noodle, fresh herbs and tangy pickles. Of course we can’t forget the essential dipping sauce which brings the whole dish together. Serve it as a cold salad by mixing all the ingredients together. Add the dipping sauce just before serving or serve on […]
This Vegetarian Cabbage Slaw (Goi Chay) is the meat-free version of the popular Vietnamese Chicken Cabbage Salad. I make it using pan-cooked (not fried!) tofu. It’s a quick and delicious salad I make often for potlucks and casual get-togethers. Don’t skimp on the herbs–it’s what makes this salad so fragrant and refreshing! Watch the video […]