Wednesday, August 6, 2008

New Recipes

I've been in the cooking mode for the last few weeks and have discovered some tasty recipes.
One of my favorite bloggers, Wandering Chopsticks has a treasure trove of wonderful recipes on her blog. She covers all sorts of cuisines, but Vietnamese is represented the most. Recently she had a post about Mi Xao Don Chay--Vietnamese Vegetarian Crispy Chow Mein. It is super-easy and tastes great. I especially liked the crunchy noodles with the tender veggies. I didn't use the chayote, but I think this is the type of recipe where you could sub in your favorite veggies.

I guess I was still in the Vietnamese cuisine mode when I spotted this recipe Vietnamese Chicken Salad. This was perfect on a warm summer night. I love the spicy dressing and mint. I used the purple basil, but I'm sure the green one is just as good.


Wandering Chopsticks said...

Great job MaryRuth! It looks eerily similar to mine. And hey! How come you didn't use my Vietnamese chicken salad recipe? :(

MaryRuth said...

WC--thanks for a great recipe. I made the veggie part again last night by itself. About the salad....I had been paging thru Gourmet and saw this one. After I was all done, I checked to see if you had one too, and sure enough, you did. They are similar and different at the same time. I really liked the blanched cabbage in this one, and I think the onions in your dish would be a plus. And I want to try your spice mixture. My BF had to leave the house (seriously) after I heated up the fish sauce and sugar! He's soooo sensitive. I told him it is the same as when I make the steak salad, just not heated.

Miss Healthypants said...

Wow, you are quite the cook! :)

I am not so much a good cook as a good purchaser of fast food. *smiles*

But I love Asian food, and this stuff looks yummy! :)

MaryRuth said...

Thanks MHP...I enjoy being in the kitchen. You can just try one thing a week. Plus it saves $$