• Vietnamese Spring Roll Bowls

    Recipe adapted from Pinch of Yum.

    Huauchinango Dressing/Sauce Ingredients:

    3 garlic cloves
    2 TBSP rice wine vinegar
    1/4 c. brown sugar
    1/4 c. fish sauce
    1/3 c. lime juice
    1/3 c. vegetable oil

    Bowls:

    Rice noodles or egg noodles
    Basil, chopped
    Cilantro, chopped
    Mint, chopped
    Jalapenos, chopped
    Cucumbers, julienned
    Carrots, julienned
    Red bell peppers, julienned
    Tofu, crispy baked
    Mixed greens

    Directions:

    1. SAUCE PREP: Pulse the sauce ingredients together in a blender or food processor.
    2. VEG PREP: Chop the herbs and jalapenos, julienne cut the vegetables, prepare crispy baked tofu.
    3. NOODLE PREP: Cook your noodles according to package. Run under cold water to stop the cooking. Transfer to large serving bowl.
    4. BOWL PREP: Toss the noodles with the dressing and all the herbs and veggies; then add mixed greens to your bowl and top with the noodle mixture and tofu.

    Vietnamese Spring Roll Bowl:

  • Thai Basil Chicken

    This is restaurant quality deliciousness!

    Recipe adapted from Brian Lagerstrom.

    Ingredients:

    • 1 lb. of ground chicken or turkey
    • 3 shallots, rough chopped
    • 5 cloves garlic, minced 
    • 3 TBSP ginger, grated or minced
    • 2 c. green beans, cut into 1/2inch pieces
    • 6 oz. bag of baby spinach
    • 1 c. fresh basil, chiffonade(d)
    • 1 egg per person
    • High smoke point oil (peanut, canola, grapeseed, etc.)
    • Salt 
    • Pinch red chili flakes

    Sauce:

    • 1 1/2 TBSP soy sauce
    • 1 1/2 TBSP fish sauce
    • 3 TBSP oyster sauce (or hoisin if you can’t find it)
    • 3 TBSP water
    • 2 TBSP brown sugar

    Directions:

    1. Prep/cut veg and mix sauce. 
    2. To make the sauce, stir the following together until dissolved: soy sauce, fish sauce, oyster sauce, water, and brown sugar.
    3. Preheat a large saute pan over high and add a glug/long squeeze of oil. Add cut green beans and a pinch of salt and stir to combine. Cook for 3-4 mins, stirring until they’re charred on the outside and slightly softened. Remove green beans from the pan and set aside. 
    4. Add another glug/squeeze of oil and add the chicken to the pan with a pinch of salt, breaking up the chicken while you cook for about 3 minutes until beginning to brown. Add chopped shallots and continue to cook for another 2 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, and pinch of chili flake. Continue to cook for about 30 seconds. Add back in cooked green beans and raw spinach. When spinach is wilted in, stir in sauce. Cook for 20-30 seconds or until sauce has reduced a bit. Remove from heat and stir in basil. 
    5. Heat another pan over medium heat and fry eggs. Season with salt.
    6. Serve over rice and top with fried eggs.

    Thai Basil Chicken: