Annie’s Arrabbiata Sauce–spicy, crowd pleaser!

I got this recipe from a co-worker who was heating her lunch at work. I commented on how lovely the fragrance was in the room, and added that it reminded me of a hearty spaghetti sauce. Annie said, “It’s my housewife spaghetti sauce that I’ve perfected over the years!” She asked me if I wanted…

Vietnamese Spring Roll Gỏi cuốn

INGREDIENTS: 2 lbs shrimp (peel and deveined) tofu extra firm 2 tablespoons salt 1 bag of rice vermicelli Assortment of butter lettuce English cucumber 1 bunch of cilantro 1 bunch of mint 1 bunch of Thai basil 1 carrot, julienned 1 bag of cleaned bean sprouts 16 (8-1/2-inch) round rice paper wrappers PREPARATION: In a…

Tinolang Manok– The Pilipino recipe-Malinamnam!

The French call it mirepoix, the Italians– soffrito, and Filipinos exclaim: “Pang Tinola!” comprised of ginger, garlic, and onion. This trio of ingredients provides an exceptional taste to the broth, especially when a whole chicken is cooked in a slow simmer to exude its natural juices.My grandmother touts this soup as an immune system booster….

Mongolian chicken flavored with 15 spices–a pick-me-up recipe!

This redolent chicken dish was called ‘special chicken’ in a Mongolian restaurant. We had to order it as it was the last dish available for the evening. Impressed by the flavors, I asked our waitperson, “What did you put in the chicken to make it so flavorful?” She replied that she could not disclose the…