Category Archives: Food

One year anniversary post…

Last year today, sitting on my bed with my legs stretched out before me, reclined on the traditional triangular pillow my husband placed against my back, I pressed on “Publish Post” for the very first time on this site. I … Continue reading

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Nam Khao, ແໝມເຂົ້າ ~ Crispy Rice Salad

I am taking a little break from my “giving thanks” series, my reflection posts… about what I am grateful for, thinking of the people who have walked along my side, of the small and significant events that have shaped my life. … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season for Grilling ~ Ginger Pork Spareribs…

When it rains, it pours! In this case, when the sun comes out to play, it plays hard. For the second day in the row now, we are finally getting the long awaited warmth and sunshine! Everyone is out soaking … Continue reading

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First Day of Summer ~ Grilled Lemongrass Chicken Wings…

It is amazing how a little bit of sunshine can make Seattlelites forget the other 330 days it mists, sprinkles, drizzles, showers, spits, drenches, downpours, etc… As you can see, we are quite experts when it comes to describing the … Continue reading

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Tom Khem, Sweet Salted Pork Stew With Hard Boiled Eggs…

Since I first started writing this blog, one of the most requested dishes from my followers (believe it or not, I do have a following!) is Tom Khem, loosely translated as Sweet Salted Pork Stew with Hard Boiled Eggs. I … Continue reading

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Jeo Kapi and Eggplant Tempura…

If I had to choose something easy to cook and tasty to eat, this would be my choice: ແຈ່ວກະປິ (‘Jeo Kapi‘) or Shrimp Paste Dipping Sauce accompanied by steamed vegetables and rice. Such a simple dish yet filled with bitter … Continue reading

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Coconut Sticky Rice with Mango…

April is an important month for the Lao people across the globe. It is a month of celebrations, family gatherings, and community festivals. April marks a period of renewal,  and according to ancient scholars it is a time when the … Continue reading

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