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Pork Stuffed Bitter Melon in Caramelized Sauce

  Growing up, my mom would make pork stuffed bitter melon every so often. It wasn’t my favorite when I was younger, but soon grew to love it as an adult. I wanted to try something different and came across a photo of the pork stuffed bittermelon braised in a sauce. It looked delicious, so I wanted to make my own version of it. It was my first time cooking with bittermelon. I like my bittermelon more on the tender side, so boiling it first really helped. My mom advised me that boiling it also helps slightly reduce the...

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Asian Style Spicy Pennsylvania Dutch Pork & Sauerkraut

    I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting with fusion food lately and came up with an Asian/Pennsylvania Dutch style pork and Sauerkraut. Eating pork and sauerkraut has become a yearly tradition for me every New Year, ever since I met my now husband, who grew up in Pennsylvania. It was a tradition for his family to have this meal for good luck every New Year. It’s one of his favorite meals he looks forward to every New Year, though sometimes we might make this in the middle of the year because we were both craving it. Cooking...

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Happy National French Fry Day!

…And happy Friday the 13th! For national French fry day, we (hubby, baby, and I) drove around to pick up fries from some of our favorite fast food restaurants. I need to add that I found out something that made me very sad. Just so deeply sad. I drove away from the restaurant in shock from all the sadness I felt when I found out one of my favorite places for fries (and fish) changed their recipe.  Their fries, once made with a light coating of their delicious, special batter…are now plain, thick-cut fries that tastes bland. I used...

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Happy First Day of Summer!

It finally stopped raining today, giving just enough sun to go out and celebrate the first day of summer. I knew I wanted to celebrate by going to Ocha Thai Kitchen and Cafe. Their drinks, to me, is the epitome of the perfect summer drink. Durian sticky rice smoothie, Virgin Lychee Mojito, and Matcha Green Tea Float …that’s just to give you an idea of what kind of unique and delicious drinks they have on their menu. Even if you don’t like Thai food, come here for the drinks! Their specialty drinks are separated into three categories: dessert (which...

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Foods That Boost Breast Milk Production

Whether you’re trying to build up a month supply for your freezer or just simply trying to build your milk production back up, some of these ingredients really help in boosting supply for many mothers. Everyone’s body is different, so one method may work for one person, but not for another. Either way, these methods are worth a try.  Some of these are from old Asian traditions that have been passed on for many generations for new mothers. It’s important to start adding healthy galactagogue ingredients to your diet soon after delivery and keep steady intake of these especially...

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