Thursday, April 16, 2015

Strawberry popsicles

Strawberry popsicles 

Whether it's hot or cold, popsicles are a great remedy for a teething toddler. These strawberry popsicles are fairly easy to make, but nutritious and delicious. Since they're in season now, all the grocery stores here are running great sales on strawberries. It's great to be able to eat fresh fruit, even on a budget. (^-^)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Peanut sticky rice

around the house

Hi, I'm back! 

Winter has come and gone. It feels like we missed spring and skipped directly to summer. The changing of seasons is not always obvious here in the desert. But what God made is amazing! All sorts of beautiful flowers are still blooming here and there in the hard condition and the shining sun is clear to all. The kids love to play outdoors in the heat, and it seems like the weather doesn't bother them at all. They play make-believe, chase each other, laugh, fall, cry... always full of energy.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Vietnamese caramelized braised pork and eggs

Watch how to make Vietnamese caramelized braised pork and eggs on VansKitchen Youtube

Blog in Vietnamese: Video cách nấu thịt kho tàu

Vietnamese people prepare a wide variety of food for Tet (the Vietnamese Lunar New Year). This dish, called Thịt Kho Tàu (caramelized pork and eggs braised in coconut juice), is one of the most popular traditional food served during Tet in southern Vietnam.
It's a slow-cooked dish with the sweet flavor of coconut juice and a beautiful caramel color. It is as comforting as it is easy to make. It's great with pickled veggies!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Vietnamese crab thick noodle soup (Bánh canh cua)

Watch how to make Vietnamese crab thick noodle soup from scratch on Van's Kitchen Youtube

Blog in Vietnamese: Video cách làm bánh canh cua

This Vietnamese crab noodle soup is authentic and very tasty. You'll love the way it warms you up during the cold winter months. If you have trouble making all of the toppings, don't get discouraged. As long as you get in the essentials like the crab meat and noodles, it will still turn out great. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Vietnamese banana chewy candy recipe

Watch how to make Vietnamese banana chewy candy on VansKitchen Youtube

In Vietnamese: Video cách làm kẹo chuối 

Since it climate is tropical, Vietnam is truly a heaven when it comes to fruit. Just considering bananas alone, there are so many varieties that I cannot even remember all of their names. Vietnamese people create many delicious foods with bananas, lest they go to waste.

This banana chewy candy is one of most popular candies in southern Vietnam. It has fabulous fruity flavors from banana, pineapple, coconut and more.  Your guests won't be able to resist these tempting tropical candies this Christmas!