Preparation time: 2 hours
Cooking time: 3 hours 15 mins stove cooker; 1 hour 15 mins pressure cooker
Total time: 5 hours 15 mins stove cooker; 3 hours 15 mins pressure cooker
Servings: 4

Ingredients
1.5 lbs of Beef bones/ ribs
1.5 tsps of Salt
3 tsps of Sugar
1 tsp of MSG
3/4 tsp of 5 spices
1 tbsp and 1 tsp of Chopped garlic
1 tsp of Chopped ginger
1 tbsp and 1 tsp of Chopped onion
2 stalks of Lemongrass, cut n smashed
2 pieces of Star anise
1 finger stick of Cinnamon
3 tbsps of Tomato sauce
3.5 qts of Water
2 cups of chicken broth
1/2 tsp of Chili powder
1…

Preparation time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 2 hours stove cooker; 25 minutes pressure cooker
Total time: 3 hours stove cooker; 1 hour 25 minutes pressure cooker
Servings: 4

Ingredients
3 Shallots
3 cloves of Garlic
1/2 lb of pork belly
1/3 lb of Peeled shrimp
8 small dried shrimps
6 tsps of ach cua xao dau an
2 eggs
1.5 tsps of salt
2 tsps of sugar
3/4 tsp of MSG
2 tsps of mam tom
1 lb of daikon
1.5 onions
1 lb of pork/ chicken bones
3.5 …

Preparation time: 30 mins
Cooking time: 10.5 hours slow cooker; 3 hours pressure cooker
Total time: 11 hours slow cooker; 3.5 hours pressure cooker
Servings: 4

Ingredients
1.5 Onions
2 Shallots
1 piece of Ginger
3 cloves of Garlic
1.5 lbs of Beef bones
5 pieces of Star anise
1 Amomum costatum
2 finger sticks of Cinnamon
1.5 tsps of Coriander seeds
1.5 tsps of Fennel seeds
6 pieces of Clove
3 Cilantro roots
2 cups of Chicken broth
2.5 tsps of Salt
4 tsps of Sugar
0.5 tsp of MSG
0.5 tsp of Fish sauce
3.5 …

With mini food processor and hand mixer.

Preparation time: 2 hours
Steaming time: 1 hour
Cooling time: 4 hours
Total time: 7 hours
Servings: 2 loaves

Ingredients
1 lb. of pork shoulder butt country style ribs (no bones)
4 oz. of pork fat
1 tsp. of tapioca starch
1 tsp. of baking powder
1/4 tsp. of msg
1 tbsp. of fish sauce
1/2 tsp. of sugar
1/2 tsp. of onion powder
3 oz. of ice water

Step 1: Wash the Meat and Fat
Thoroughly wash and pat dry meat and fat. Freeze for 1 hour.

Step 2: Preparation (with food processor)
Cut meat and fat into cubes. While…

Hand kneaded. No preservatives.

Preparation time: 1 hour 30 mins
Proofing time: 1 hour 30 mins
Baking time: 16 mins
Total time: 3 hours 16 mins
Servings: 2 loaves

Ingredients:
1-3/4 cup bread flour
1-1/8 tsp of instant dry yeast
3/4 cup of warm (105-115°F) water
1/2 tbsp of sugar
1/4 tsp of salt

Step 1: Bread Dough
In a large bowl, whisk together bread flour, salt, sugar, and instant dry yeast. Then slowly add warm water to the dry ingredients. Mix until dough is formed. Cover and let the dough rest for 10 mins.

Step 2: Knead the Dough
Transfer dough to your working…

Vietnamese home recipe with no additives

The perfect yogurt thickness

Preparation time: 1 hour
Cooking time: 0.5 hour
Fermenting time: 6 hours
Total time: 7.5 hours
Servings: 6

Ingredients:
4 cups whole milk
8 oz condensed milk
4 fl.oz of plain Greek yogurt (ensure to have live and active cultures)

Step 1: Preparation
In a bowl, leave the plain Greek yogurt in room temperature for 1 hour.

Step 2: Mixture
In a pot, cook milk and condensed milk on medium fire. Stir the mixture well until it reaches about 180°F. Turn off the stove and let it cool down to 110°F, scoop 4 fl.oz of milk mixture into the bowl of…

Recipe adjusted from Just So Tasty

Preparation time: 15 mins
Baking time: 15 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Servings: 12 muffins

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter (melted)
2 large eggs
1/4 cup sour cream
2 large brown bananas (mashed)

Step 1: Preheat Oven
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and grease/line 9x5 in bread pan or 12-cup muffin pan.

Step 2: Mix Dry Ingredients
In a large bowl, whisked together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.

Step 3…

A Vietnamese spin on the French recipe.

Preparation time: 45 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Total time: 1.5
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients:
2.8 lbs of chicken legs/wings
1 lb of potatoes
1/2 lb of carrots
8 oz of white/ baby bella mushrooms
1/2 oz of red pearl onions
1/4 oz of garlic
2 oz of onion
4 oz of green peas
3 tbsp of tomato paste
2 tbsp of corn starch
11 oz of coconut water
3 oz of butter
Salt, msg, sugar, pepper to taste
Coriander and scallion/green onion for garnishing

Step 1: Preparation

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A day in the life of a SAHD

Stay-at-home-dad, often referred to as SAHD, is accurately described (in my opinion) by Urban Dictionary as the ultimate in 21st century parenting. You may have become a SAHD because your career made it possible. Maybe you were unemployed, and in the process of seeking employment, you found your calling at home. Perhaps it just made sense financially, and you preferred to raise your little one(s) on your own. Or like us, all of the above.

Giving up your career and salary to stay home with the kid(s) is a very tough decision to make for the family. A lot goes…

Simple, creamy, and refreshing popsicles for the hot days!

Preparation time:10 mins
Freezing time: 4+ hours (or more depending on your fridge)
Servings: 8 popsicles

Ingredients
2.5 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup milk
6 tablespoons granulated sugar (divided: 2 and 4 tablespoons)
2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries

Step 1: Blend the Blackberries
In a blender, blend blackberries, milk, and 2 tablespoon sugar until smooth. If you prefer fruit chunks in your ice cream, blend until it is almost smooth.

Step 2: Whisk the Cream
In a large bowl, whisk heavy cream and 4 tablespoon sugar until sugar dissolves.

Step 3: Fill the Popsicle Mold
Fill popsicle mold, alternating between…

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