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Spicy Ginger Garlic Chicken

Do you like ginger? Garlic?  Spicy food?  Well… this is a very simple recipe for you in about 30 minutes!  Since I’m Laotian, ginger, garlic and any type of chili peppers are a staple in my freezer or fridge.  When dinning in my house you’ll most likely enjoy a meal with a touch of Asian.

OK now let’s get cooking…  Spicy Ginger Garlic Chicken is a great served with Lao papaya salad and sticky rice. (more…)

Lao Smokey Eggplant Dip

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In my house I’m the only person who still enjoys real authentic Laotian food.  It’s not as rewarding when your chowing on Lao Smokey Eggplant Dip (aka: Jeow Mak Keua) with sticky rice all by yourself and no one to gossip with.  For this recipe you’ll have to have an acquired taste for fish sauce which is one of the ingredients.

Here’s an interesting fact… Although we use the eggplant as a vegetable it is really a fruit.  Did I mention an EGGPLANT! HORMONAL BALANCE, LIBIDO, STAMINA! OH MY!   It is hormone balancing, promotes menstruation, treats P.M.S, builds stamina among men and women and is considered an aphrodisiac.  OH YEAH BABY!


Asian Flair Slow Cooker Turkey Meatloaf

slow cooker asian meatloaf

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Do you have picky or fussy eaters?  I do!  I always try to impress my boys with homemade Asian gourmet meals… what a waste of “Me Time” and energy!  I out smarted them… uh huh… as the family Chef I always find a way to sneak veggies into my recipes.  Shhhh… What they don’t know will benefit them :-)  My boys LOVE my super easy and delicious Asian Flair Slow Cooker Turkey Meatloaf!  Puts a devious smile on my face when I see them enjoy their meal with all the hidden veggies.   (more…)

Spicy Chunky Eggplant Chutney


Chunky Eggplant Chutney. ©Reel Chow

Did you know that eggplant is an Aphrodisiac Food?  It’s another potent aphrodisiac.  What?  C’mon!  Yep… The Spaniards call it the Apple of Love.  Added BONUS to a healthy veggie is that it’s also high in Potassium and Magnesium… Yeah Baby!  Now I’m definitely cooking with eggplants often.  Every time I see eggplants, I get a smile on my face :-)