Two step way to make pork belly and 2 ways to serve it! You literally just combine all the ingredients and cook on low for 2-3 hours. This version is almost the same as my soy sauce chicken. I opted to use rock sugar and it gives it a stickier and almost honey like flavor- and somehow, I feel it tenderizes the meat as it cooks too. I served it with congee for the kids and my husband and I had it Korean style in a lettuce wrap and Ssamjang , a Korean soybean paste condiment. Sooo tasty!View More 2 Step Easy Chinese Braised Pork Belly and 2 Ways to Eat it
Book Review: From A to Z with Energy by Connie Bernstein Dow uses each letter of the alphabet to suggest different ways to be active. The pacing of the book is constant throughout the story (I counted 13 syllables per page), giving readers the opportunity to clap or tap the beat; and to move along in the story ! Eating a healthy lunch (nutrition), exhaling (breathing/emotional regulation) and playing (playground, hiking, stretching) are just a few of the many ways that Dow chooses to show how energy can be dispersed.View More From A to Z with Energy by Connie Bernstein Dow
A delightful Salmon Yakizuke (Salmon that is first grilled, then marinated with sake, soy sauce, mirin and lemon) recipe served with Cold Soba Buckwheat Dipping Noodles— a perfectly refreshing summer meal- and an eating experience in itself.View More Salmon Yakizuke (Japanese Grilled Salmon marinated with sake, soy sauce, mirin and lemon) with Buckwheat Soba Cold Dipping Noodles
Esme Turns 3 in this Pikachu Inspired Themed Children’s Birthday Party!
Activities and games include:
Pikachu Bean Bag Toss –> Because Pikachu love red foods Pin the Electric Shocks on Pikachu’s Cheeks –> Because Pikachu gets charged when he sleeps Pikachu Maze –> Did you know Pikachu is a mouse? Pikachu Animal Hopsital –> Because Pikachu is different from Other Pokémons and doesn’t like to be in the pokeball– he likes to be out with his pal, Ash. He also likes to help others. And so, we made a Animal Hospital where Pikachu gets to show kindness by taking care of pets that have been “hurt” Pikachu Red light, green light 1,2,3 –> Don’t wake Pikachu! He needs sleep to recharge.
Read on for photos, link to the video clip and full supply list for Pikachu Inspired Birthday Party!View More Esme’s 3rd Birthday with a Pikachu Themed Party
Blanched lettuce with oyster sauce is a simple side dish my mother used to make growing up. Three ingredients only: lettuce, sesame oil and oyster sauce. It took little to no time to make, but was really delicious!View More Blanched Romaine Lettuce with Oyster Sauce
Ayla’s Sunny Day Hair Salon Themed 5th Birthday Party: Nail Polish Station, Highlights Station, Styling Station, Decorate a Mirror, decorate a headband, decorate a cap; and a Sunny Day Music Video/ Dance to end the birthday partyView More Ayla’s 5th Sunny Day Salon Themed Birthday Party
Excellent book, with superb illustrations on mixed up feelings. Happy to see mom, but sad because you have to stop playing? Scared to be in a classroom for a first time, but brave because you are going to school? Painting, pretend play and dancing are all healthy ways to express yourself. Last few pages can be used to make several lesson plans.View More I’m Happy-Sad Today by Lory Britain, PhD
Easiest No Fuss Pho! Put in chicken thighs, quartered onion, star anise, cinnamon and kaffir like leaf and 7 cups of water and bring to boil. Turn heat to medium low/low and cook for 45min to 1 hour. Add cooked noodles. Serve with raw bean sprouts, cilantro and lemon or lime wedges.View More Easy No fuss Chicken Pho
Compost Art Reflection: I watched as layers and layers of egg shells, coffee grinds, vegetable peels and apple cores get tossed into the compost bin. The more we add in, the more beautiful it gets, layer by layer, piece by piece. Individual pieces of everything all getting thrown away all break down, until one day, it turns into something beautiful and useful together. Everything that was meant to be useless, broken, and tossed into a waste basket eventually turns into something fruitful for all the earth. It reminds me of the world we live in…no one is perfect, yet when everyone works collaboratively, earth becomes a richer place. All this inspired me to create this page of compost art…and remind me of how beautiful nature is!View More Earth Day Compost Art
Skoy Cloths are made from natural cotton and wood-based cellulose pulp. Yes, this is a cloth derived from wood! This sponge alternative is dishwasher, machine washashable/dryer safe and biodegradable/compostable! Read more on my review on the cloths, scrubbers and towels!View More Earth Day Skoy Eco-friendly Cloth, Scrubber and Towels Review and Giveaway