Steamed Cabbage Rolls

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Steamed Cabbage Rolls
Cabbage Rolls
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Cabbage Rolls
Instructions
  1. Fill a large pot with water half way. Bring it to a boil. Rinse the cabbage and cut the bottom in a square shape around the root. Some people like to take out the bottom root, but you can keep it on. Put the cabbage in the boiling water. This will help the cabbage leaves come off easier.
  2. While waiting, shred and cut the carrots.
  3. Flip the cabbage using a thong every 5 minutes. Be careful, it's HOT!
  4. In a medium bowl, soak the bean thread noodles in warm water until the noodles are soft and loose. Drain and cut them shorter.
  5. Combine the ground meat, carrots, noodles, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, salt, and black pepper.
  6. Using a thong, remove some leaves from the cabbage. Cut the hard stem off the cabbage (in a triangular shape).
  7. Put the fillings on the leaf. Start rolling by folding the bottom to cover the fillings, then the sides, then roll it.
  8. Put the cabbage rolls in a steamer and steam it for 30 minutes.
  9. Serve with sweet and chili sauce, peanut butter sauce, or hot peppers. Enjoy!
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Steamed cabbage rolls are a healthier version of egg rolls. It is a healthy and low carb dish that is very easy to make. Great to eat when I want something light and to lose weight.

Cabbage rolls are cooked cabbage leaves wrapped with fillings. There are many variations of this dish. It’s a common cuisine that has spread throughout Europe, Asia, and US.

Ingredients:
  • 1 Large Cabbage
  • 1 lb Ground meat of choice (pork, beef, turkey)
  • 1-2 Carrots
  • 3 Bean Thread Noodles bundles
  • 1/2 cup Oyster Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
Directions:

Fill a large pot with water half way. Bring it to a boil.

Rinse the cabbage and cut the bottom in a square shape around the root. Some people like to take out the bottom root, but you can keep it on.

Put the cabbage in the boiling water. This will help the cabbage leaves come off easier.

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While waiting, shred and cut the carrots. You don’t have to cut the carrots after shredding. I just do it because I have braces on and it makes it easier for me to eat it.

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Flip the cabbage using a thong every 5 minutes. Be careful, it’s HOT!

cabbage

In a medium bowl, soak the bean thread noodles in warm water until the noodles are soft and loose. Drain and cut them shorter.

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Combine the ground meat, carrots, noodles, oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, salt, and black pepper.

cabbage rolls stuffing

Using a thong, remove some leaves from the cabbage.

cabbage leaf

Cut the hard stem off the cabbage (in a triangular shape).

cabbage leaf

Put the fillings on the leaf. Start rolling by folding the bottom to cover the fillings, then the sides, then roll it.

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Put the cabbage rolls in a steamer and steam it for 30 minutes.

cabbage roll

Serve with sweet and chili sauce, peanut butter sauce, or hot peppers. Enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Carnitas

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Slow Cooker Carnitas
Instructions
  1. Diced the onion. Peel the garlic cloves and minced.
  2. In a small bowl, mixed the seasonings together. Cut the meat into fourths and sprinkle the seasonings on the meat. Put the meat at the bottom of the slow cooker.
  3. Put the diced onion, minced garlic cloves, and cinnamon sticks in the slow cooker. Cut the oranges in half and squeeze the juice over the meat.
  4. Cook it on slow for 5-6 hours or until the meat is tender and falls apart. Enjoy!
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Slow cooker carnitas are delicious! The recipe calls for orange juice and cinnamon sticks. I thought it was a weird combination, but don’t be scare. It’s not sweet, but taste amazing and very flavorful.

By slow cooking the meat, it makes the meat more juicy and tender. Not to mention that it makes my house smells good as well. If there are extra or leftovers, you can store it in the freezer for another meal.

Ingredients:
  • 3 lb Pork Butt Roast or Pork Shoulder
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 2 Oranges
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1/2 tbsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Chipotle Pepper Powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
Directions:

Diced the onion. Peel the garlic cloves and minced.

In a small bowl, mixed the seasonings together. Cut the meat into fourths and sprinkle the seasonings on the meat. Put the meat at the bottom of the slow cooker.

Put the diced onion, minced garlic cloves, and cinnamon sticks in the slow cooker. Cut the oranges in half and squeeze the juice over the meat.

Slow Cooker Carnitas

Cook it on slow for 5-6 hours or until the meat is tender and falls apart.

Slow Cooker Carnitas

Enjoy!

Brussel Sprouts with Shrimp and Bacon

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Brussel Sprouts with Shrimp and Bacon
Brussel Sprouts with Shrimp and Bacon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
Brussel Sprouts with Shrimp and Bacon
Instructions
  1. Rinse the brussel sprouts then cut them in half or fourth. Set aside.
  2. Rinse the shrimp, take off the tail, and drain. In a medium bowl, put a paper towel in. Pour the shrimp into the bowl. This will help soak the liquid from the shrimp. Set aside.
  3. Cut the bacon into bite size. In a pan, cook the bacon until it's cook. Place a paper towel on a plate and scoop up the bacon bites onto it.
  4. In a large pan, heat 1 tsp olive oil. Pour in the brussel sprouts and cook until tender.
  5. Stir in the shrimp and bacon. Add the lemon pepper seasoning, salt, and black pepper.
  6. Serve with rice. Enjoy!
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Brussel sprouts with shrimp and bacon is a healthy and low calorie dish. It is simple and quick, yet taste amazing! Also very flavorful. It’s one of our family favorite meal.

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb of Brussel sprouts
  • 1 pack Bacon
  • 1 lb Shrimp
  • 2 tsp Lemon pepper with garlic & onion
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp Olive oil



Directions:

Rinse the brussel sprouts then cut them in half or fourth. Set aside.

Brussel sprouts

Rinse the shrimp, take off the tail, and drain. In a medium bowl, put a paper towel in. Pour the shrimp into the bowl. This will help soak the liquid from the shrimp. I’m using cooked shrimp, but raw shrimp works too. Set aside.

Shrimp

Cut the bacon into bite size. In a pan, cook the bacon until it’s cook. Place a paper towel on a plate and scoop up the bacon bites onto it.

Bacon Bacon

In a large pan, heat 1 tsp olive oil. Pour in the brussel sprouts and cook until tender.

Brussel Sprouts

Stir in the shrimp and bacon. Add the lemon pepper seasoning, salt, and black pepper.

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Serve with rice. Enjoy!

Brussel Sprouts with Shrimp and Bacon

Chicken Larb (Laab or Laaj) Salad

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Chicken Larb (Laab or Laaj) Salad
Instructions
  1. In a pot, boil the chicken until cook.
  2. Toasted Rice Powder: Put 1 tbsp of rice in a small pan. Stir for about 10 minutes until it turns brown. Using a mortar and pestle, pound the rice until it's a coarse powder. You can also use a food processor.
  3. Rinse the lime, mint, basil, cilantro, and green onions. Minced the cilantro, cut the lime in half, cut the shallot in thin slices, and cut the green onions.
  4. Peel and cut the cucumbers. Rinse and drain the lettuce.
  5. When the chicken is cook, shred it. Most larb meat are grounded, but shredded meat is fine too.
  6. Stir in laab-namtok seasoning mix, toasted rice powder, green onions, cilantro, mint, basil, salt, black pepper, and fish sauce. Squeeze out lime juice all over and stir. Add in the Thai chili peppers (optional).
  7. Serve with lettuce and cucumbers. You can also serve with rice or sticky rice too.
  8. Enjoy!
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Chicken Larb (Laab or Laaj) salad is one of our favorite Asian dish. This dish is a very common dish throughout Thailand and Laos. Larb, Laab, or Laaj means salad. It can be eaten as the main dish or appetizer. There are variation types of larb: chicken, beef, duck, pork, and salmon.

One of the key ingredient is the toasted rice (khao kua). It gives a roasted fragrance and crunchy bite. You can purchase it at an Asian store or make it yourself. I’ll be showing you how below in the steps.

Ingredients:
  • 1 Chicken breast
  • 4 Chicken thighs
  • 1 tbsp Laab-Namtok Seasoning Mix
  • 1 tbsp Rice
  • 1 Lime
  • 1/2 Shallot
  • 2 Stalk Green Onions
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro, Minced
  • Fresh Mint leaves
  • Fresh Basil leaves
  • 1 Cucumber
  • Lettuce
  • 1/8 cup Fish sauce
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Thai chili peppers (optional)
Directions:

In a pot, boil the chicken until cook.

Boiled chicken

Toasted Rice Powder

Put 1 tbsp of rice in a small pan. Stir until it turns brown. It’ll take about 10 minutes.

toasted ricetoasted rice

Using a mortar and pestle, pound the rice until it’s a coarse powder. You can also use a food processor.

toasted ricetoasted rice

Rinse the lime, mint, basil, cilantro, and green onions. Minced the cilantro, cut the lime in half, cut the shallot in thin slices, and cut the green onions.

laab ingredients

Peel and cut the cucumbers. Rinse and drain the lettuce.

cucumberslettuce

When the chicken is cook, shred it. Most larb meat are grounded, but shredded meat is fine too.

shredded chicken

Stir in laab-namtok seasoning mix, toasted rice powder, green onions, cilantro, mint, basil, salt, black pepper, and fish sauce. Squeeze out lime juice all over and stir. Add in the Thai chili peppers. If you don’t want it spicy, you can skip this step. I’m not adding in any since my kids can’t eat spicy yet.

Chicken Larb (Laab or Laaj) Salad

Serve with lettuce and cucumbers. You can also serve with rice or sticky rice too.

Chicken Larb (Laab or Laaj) Salad

You can find the laab seasoning at any Asian grocery store. If you don’t live by any Asian store like myself, you can order it on Amazon.

You can find mortar and pestle at any Asian market too or buy it on Amazon. Below are the smaller sizes.


Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Slow cooker pot roast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 -8 hours
Servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 -8 hours
Servings
Slow cooker pot roast
Instructions
  1. Place the chuck roast at the bottom of the crock pot.
  2. Pour in the beef stock.
  3. Diced the potatoes and put it in.
  4. Cut the carrots and put it in.
  5. Add thymes, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
  6. Let it cook on slow for 6-8 hours. Enjoy!
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It’s just one of those days that I don’t feel like cooking so I decided to make pot roast. Prep and toss it in the slow cooker in the morning. Then it will be ready by dinner time. Slow cooker pot roast is very simple to make. Not only does it taste good, it makes the whole house smells good.

My favorite part is the meat. The meat is so soft and tender. It’s also very flavorful. I also like the potatoes because it is soft. Who doesn’t like potatoes?

Ingredients:
  • 2 lb Beef chuck roast
  • 4-5 Potatoes
  • 4 Carrots, cut (or baby carrots)
  • 1 tsp Thymes
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
Directions:
Slow cooker pot roast
  1. Place the chuck roast at the bottom of the crock pot.
  2. Pour in the beef stock.
  3. Diced the potatoes and put it in.
  4. Cut the carrots and put it in.
  5. Add thymes, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
  6. Let it cook on slow for 6-8 hours.
  7. Enjoy!

Slow cooker pot roast