Delicious Mushroom and Carrot Soup

1 onion finely chopped 8 cups chicken broth 2 Tsp fresh basil chopped 1 Tsp fresh cilantro chopped 2 cups of mushrooms, sliced 1 bay leaf 1 tsp olive oil 2 carrots, sliced Place the chicken broth in a large pan. Add the bay leaf and bring to a boil. Melt the butter in a

How To Prepare Bird Nest Soups And Thumbprint Cookies

Bird nest soup is a unique nutritious delicacy savored by people mostly in South-East Asia and several other parts of the world. The soup is made from the nests of Swiftlets and it’s a natural source of several nutrients including protein. But, preparing the soup often seem like a tough task to some people, especially

Cream of Cauliflower Soup With Curry

Just like the fashion industry, the food industry has its trends. What’s trending now? These vegetables are grabbing the limelight–Brussles sprouts, kale, and cauliflower. Recipes for these vegetables are popping up everywhere, on the Internet, in magazines, newspapers, and even conversation. If you haven’t tried this trio before, you may be hesitant to do so.

Organic Bone Broth

Healthy, Tasty, Delightful and So Much More Animal bones contain several nutrients including healthy fats, proteins, calcium and so much more! Unlike a few of our animal counterparts, humans cannot really break open the bones with our teeth. So, we have devised our own convenient method of making use of the nutrients present in the

Yes, You Can Make Canned Soup Taste Like Homemade!

Minnesota has been in a deep freeze for months, with temperatures of 20 below zero and wind chills a startling 45-50 below. Though the evening television news is packed with stories about frozen pipes, the broadcasts haven’t mentioned frost bite or frozen tummies. However, the newscasts urge parents to bundle up their children and protect

Gold Coin Grass Tea

Several plants are commonly known as Gold Coin Grass, including Desmodium styracifolium, Glechoma hederaea and Lysimachia christinae, These plants are not closely related but they bear a superficial resemblance to one another since their leaves look like gold coins. GCG most often refers to Desmodium styracifolium, which originates from Asia. It provides significant health benefits,

Chickpea Soup Doubles As A Dip

I have just made some chickpea soup which can also double up as a dip, so I thought I’d share it with you. I took some liberties with a traditional Greek dish and it seems I have created something that can be eaten as a heart-warming soup on chilly evenings (or days for that matter)

Healthy and Delicious: Vegetable Minestrone

Vegetables are in no doubt the healthiest food in the planet. We all need a hefty serving of the food group everyday to keep out bodies healthy, well-functioning and to ward off diseases. Unfortunately, no matter the good benefits of vegetables, many of us have discriminating tastes that vegetables cannot surpass especially kids. They are

How Soups Are Energy Boosters?

One of the most loved comfort foods are soups. As winters are approaching one just needs a bowl of hot soup which brings in full energy to your body The hot and scrumptious soups beat the cold wave simply with its steam. Soups can be made with meat, chicken and seafood which provides the much-needed

Health Benefits of Lemon Grass

Lemon grass or the local tanglad (scientific name: Cymbopogon ciatrus) is one of those wondrous herbs that one can always associate with Asian cooking Thai, Malaysian and Vietnamese homegrown meal enthusiasts always have this tropical grass at hand for its aromatic citrus flavor with a trace of ginger. Few people know that its other popular

Make Oxtail Soup

Well, I seriously doubt that what is being sold as ‘ox tail’ in markets actually comes from an ox. I’m sure it comes from the same steers as all the other beef but it does sound odd to say, “steer tail,” or even “beef tail.” Obviously, it is one of those (pardon the expression) ‘odds

Delicious Soup Diets for Weight Loss

Many people fail to achieve their weight loss goals because they see weight loss as a tedious boring process that forces them to eat bland food. For weight loss to be effective you need to be creative about your diet, and finding delicious soup diets for weight loss is a way to do this. The

What Makes Tofu Shirataki Noodles?

I’m sure you’ve heard about the rave. Tofu Shiratake Noodles seems the next best thing to miracle food. But you’re skeptical. They cannot be all good. They claim to be low in carbohydrates, low in fat, high in fiber and a sure fire way to lose some weight. But are they really that good for

The Vientiane Baguette – A Culinary Journey of Laos

The baguette, a delightful culinary legacy of the French is unavoidable in Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Especially in Laos, baguettes are everywhere; sold at stalls, off of bicycles, bakeries, and vegetable markets. Baked in brick ovens using firewood, the baguette in Vientiane is particularly good and true to the old French culinary style. And fresh-a

Pho – The Best Hangover Cure?

Amongst many circles, the Vietnamese noodle soup Pho (pronounced Fuh), is heralded as the best hangover cure known to mankind. What do we say? Pho shizzle. Pho is a magical soup made of beef, broth and rice noodles. Seriously, its magic. I’ll explain later. It is served in a bowl with thin cuts of well

Fish Salad – A Memorable Dish in Danang

If your Vietnam Tour adventure brings you to Danang, then you’re in the right place. Not only was it an educational and commercial center of Central Vietnam, it also lies within 100 kilometers of the best sites and places you can visit in this country. Several UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the ruins of My

Soup’s On

Every country has its traditional trademark soup, be it Vichyssoise (the French chefs can duke it out as to who created it), Asian Pho, Russian borscht or all-American chicken noodle. Commercial soups made their appearance with the invention of canning in the late 19th century,. Dr. John T. Dorrance, a chemist with the Campbell Soup

How to Eat Pho – A Primer For First-Time Diners

When it comes to pho, a Vietnamese would have the distinct advantage of knowing how to eat it. Regardless of whether he or she grew up in the homeland or in an immigrant household overseas, he or she would have a mother or a grandmother who made this heart-filling noodle soup for breakfast each day,

Vietnamese Pho Etiquette

Vietnamese pho is an easy dish to pick up and enjoy. To the casual diner, consuming pho only requires your ability to place your order, and hold chopsticks and spoon in your hands. For those ready for something more, pho etiquette is your next goal. There are specific customs to follow, while other protocols are

Authentic Vietnamese Pho Noodles – A Symbol of Culture and History Abound

Everyone needs to eat. It is a simple fact and has made many entrepreneurs successful in restaurant businesses. There are Vietnamese restaurants throughout the country. Even though this sophisticated cuisine remains largely unknown to the general public. Most popular dish is Pho and is a secret of success in this most popular, challenging, colorful, savory,