Homemade Easy Pork Fried Rice Recipe

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This Easy Homemade Pork Fried Recipe comes together in less than 10 minutes and tastes like the real deal. Plus not only is it super delicious but it is good for you too! You can eat this dinner guilt free until your belly is full and satisfied!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Jasmine Rice
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup cooked pork, chopped
  • 3/4 cup celery, diced
  • 3/4 cup carrots, diced
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 egg, scrambled
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

1. In a rice cooker or stove top add rice and water. Cook.

2. In a small separate pan scramble up 2 eggs. Set aside.

3. Prep all of your veggies and pork for the fried rice. Finely chop carrots, celery and onions. (To cook pork, simply season with salt, pepper and garlic. Cook in a crockpot for 4-5 hours on medium-high heat. Do this step ahead of time.)

4. Saute veggies in 2 tablespoons butter. Add rice, soy sauce, salt and pepper. Mix all ingredients together until well merged. Add cilantro and serve.

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Under the Bridge — Fight Hunger and Homelessness

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Under The Bridge Meal

 

Aggressively Fighting Hunger And Homelessness Here In The United States!

Hey everyone, I’m Josh. You may remember me from Friday Finance with Josh several months ago; however, my focus is quite a bit different these days. Throughout the past several years, the American community has been great to me. At 28 years old, I’m able to work from home, enjoy the simple things in life, and not worry about finances. So, my fiancé and I decided that it’s time to start focusing on giving back to the community that has supported us along the way.

It All Started With A Turkey

A few days before Thanksgiving, 2014, Ana went out and got a massive turkey. We were expecting 8 to 10 friends to show up but, the actual number of people that came was…wait for it…ZERO! Now Ana and I had more than 20 pounds of turkey, and there was no way we were going to eat it all. So, we decided to make a bunch of sandwiches (17 to be exact) out of the turkey we had left over and bring it to the homeless for a nice Thanksgiving Dinner. That was the start of what we now call Under The Bridge. Since then, we’ve handed out quite a few more meals and got tons of people involved in the movement.

So, What Is Under The Bridge?

Under The Bridge is an ever-evolving movement. When we first started, we were just looking for ways to give homeless people a reason to look up, rather than looking down on them. Today, just over a month later, we’ve got big moves in our sights. We want to turn this into a national movement that becomes a cure rather than a band aid. Here’s what we’re doing so far to get that movement started…

Feeding Members Of The Communities Under The Bridge – Over the last few outings, we’ve really dialed down the cost of helping others. These days, we’re able to make a meal that includes every food group as well as a desert for about $2.30 per plate. As much as we can afford to, we make 50 or 60 plates and bring them to the communities under the bridges and hand them out. We’d like to make this a weekly or even daily thing; your support would really help!

Providing Warmth – Winter is the most dangerous time of year for the homeless. Currently, we’re coming up with a plan for what we call Necessity Bags. So far, we’ve decided to include hand warmers, thermal blankets, socks, deodorant, a tooth brush, and tooth paste. While we haven’t handed these out yet, we do plan to do so on our next adventure under the bridge. If you can think of anything else that should be included in the Necessity Bags, please email us at UnderTheBridge@ControlYourCity.com.

Finding Resources – Another thing that we would like to do the next time we go under the bridge is hand out printed resources. Some of the biggest issues plaguing the homeless include drug/alcohol abuse and mental health problems. So, we’re on the hunt for companies that provide assistance to people with these problems from the homeless community. We’re also on the hunt for shelters dedicated to abused women and children, employers willing to give the homeless a chance, and any other resource that would prove to be beneficial for those we meet under the bridge.

Supporting Those Who Want To Join The Movement – We are currently putting together a mailing list of people around the United States that are willing to prepare and hand out meals to the homeless community. Once the movement builds momentum and donations start rolling in at a faster pace, we will be sending uncooked food to these volunteers so that they can support the homeless communities around them. If you’d like to volunteer to prepare meals and distribute them to homeless communities in your area, please send an email to UnderTheBridge@ControlYourCity.com to let us know!

How You Can Help – Join The Movement Now!

There are several ways that you can help us turn Under The Bridge into a national movement. Choose one or more of the following to start making a difference now!

  • Support The Homeless In Your Area – One of the best ways to get this movement rolling is to bring it to the streets. Handing out anything from meals to socks, sweaters, blankets, even tarps will show the homeless community in your area that someone cares.
  • Make A Donation – As mentioned above, we would like to be able to take trips under the bridge more often, to provide much more than food, and to support others that want to help their own local communities. Unfortunately, this simply can’t be done without funding. All donations are greatly appreciated!
  • Sign Up To Distribute Meals – While we have a few people around the United States on the list, we want to support homeless communities everywhere. If you’d like to prepare and distribute meals to the homeless, email us today to let us know!
  • Tell Your Friends – We can’t start a movement without word of mouth! Tweet this post, share it on Facebook, or email it to a friend! Let’s get the word out!

Thanks for reading, everyone; I hope to see you join the Under The Bridge movement!

 

 

How To Create A Price Book to Track Prices, Deals and Sales Cycles

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One easy way to keep track of the prices at the stores where you shop is with a price book.  You jot down the prices every week after you shop and you will start to learn those sales cycles at your favorite stores - and know where you usually get the best deals!!

Have you ever wanted to learn how to find out when those items you need will be on sale?  Believe it or not, stores usually cycle sales on schedules.  By learning how your store does this, you can always get the best deals and know when to stock up, and when to pass on those deals.

The way you do this is by creating a Price Book.  This is just what it sounds like – a book which tracks the prices of the items you need at the stores where you shop.

A Price Book is a list of the products you purchase and the prices you pay in order to watch for sales trends and cycles.

It will take time to create yours, but once you have it set up, it is easy to maintain and will help you know when those prices are at their lowest, allowing you to stock up and save as much as possible.

How Do I Make a Price Book?

You want to make sure that what you use is simple enough that you can can maintain it.  If you are a techy person, you might want to use something on your smart phone.  If you are a paper list maker, then you might want to go with a simpler method like a spiral notebook or binder with inserts.  You can even create a spreadsheet on your computer.   The way you track it is not important, it is just important that you do.

You will want to keep the list organized however, by breaking it down by department or possibly even product.  For instance, you will want one sheet for your dairy items, one for meat, one for produce, one for breakfast foods, etc.  That way, when you need to find the prices (and update it), you can easily find it.

What Is Included in the Book?

No matter which method used to create your book, you will want to make sure to keep track of key items.  These will include:

  • Date
  • Store
  • Product/Brand
  • Size (oz, product count, etc)
  • Price
  • Per unit price

We have created a form for you to use, for free.  Just click on the image below to download yours:
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How Do I Create My Own Price Book?

The simplest thing to do is to starting keeping your receipts.  Once you shop, write down the information based upon what you purchased.  It takes a little work up front to get started, but eventually, the book will be simpler to maintain and you’ll get the hang of it.

To calculate your per unit prices, you will need to make sure you know the product size.  That might mean extra notes when you shop or updating the price book as you put your groceries away.  To determine a per unit price, take the price and divide that by the size.  For example, if you are looking at diapers you would calculate the price per diaper as follows:

$17.49 / 84  = $0.20 per diaper

You can simplify this even more by updating a price book while you shop.  Most stores have the per unit price listed right on the shelf for you.  That makes it simpler for you as you can just write down the price in your book.

Do I Ever Change the Price?

Yes!  That is the reason a Price Book works!  As you shop, you might have a price for an item listed in your booklet, but you find it on sale for less.  You will want to update that price in your book as that means there was a sale.  When you see it on sale again the next time, you might start to learn the sales cycle, such as every 6 weeks or every 12 weeks.  This is how you learn when to shop for the items you need.

How Do I Make the Price book Work for Me?

Before you shop, you will want to consult your price book to see if the items on sale are the lowest price or if you know you can get a better deal.  If your Price Book shows a lower price, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy that product.  It simply means only buy the amount you need to get by until the item will go on sale again at the lower price.

On the flip side of this, if you find that the price in the weekly ad is lower than what you show in your price book, it might mean that you not only need to update your price book pricing, but it also will let you know that it is a good time to stock up at this low price!

Does the Book do More Than Share Sales Cycles?

It sure does!  If you find a great coupon, you will know in advance about what you will pay at the store.  This helps you know at which store you want to use the coupon for the best deal.

A price book can also help with your budget.  If you find that you’ve got “too much month and not enough money” left until your next payday, you can make your list and know ahead of time what you can expect to pay at checkout.  This way, there are no surprises and you can adjust your shopping list before you shop!

DIY Shower Decongestant Drops

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Why spend money at the store when you can make your very OWN shower decongestant drops right at home!!!

Waking up with a cough and congestion is the worse! It seems like every year our household gets plagued with colds and flu all at once. These awesome Shower Decongestant Drops are super easy to make and help your sinuses feel so much better. Simply add them to your hot steamy shower and breath in the beautiful scent of essential oils.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Baking Soda
  • 2 TBSP Water
  • 5 Drops Eucalyptus Oil
  • 5 Drops Peppermint Oil
  • 5 Drops Lavender Oil

Directions

Mix baking soda, water and essential oils together in a bowl. The consistency should be a thick paste. Be cautious to not add too much water. Add 1 tablespoon of mixture to a small mini sized lined cupcake liner (or unlined silicone mini cupcake pan).

 

Allow mixture to dry overnight or bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove discs from their liners and place in a jar or air tight container.

Place one disc at the bottom of our shower when feeling congested. The disc will take about 10 minutes to fully dissolve in the shower.

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My Weekly Menu Plan for January 18th

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Weekly Menu Plan | www.pennypinchinmom.com #menu #plans

 

If you have never done a menu plan, you may think that you don’t need one. That is actually not true. By planning, you can save yourself time and money. Of course, if you’ve never set one up before you might not be sure where to start! Take a look at this post on How to Create a Weekly Menu Plan and Shopping List.

Before you get started creating your own plan, make sure you take a look at all of our FREE Menu Plan and Shopping List forms. You can either print them off, or even fill one out before printing it for the week – the choice is yours!

Here is my menu plan for the week!

 

BREAKFAST

 

Waffles
Toast
Cereal

LUNCH

 

Sandwiches
Quesedillas/sandwiches, chips, fruit, yogurt, cheesesticks

 

SNACKS

 

Crackers
Apples w/peanut butter
Yogurt
Smoothies

 

DINNER

 

Sunday:  Steak, fried potatoes, steamed broccoli
Monday: Tacos
Tuesday:  Pancakes and bacon
Wednesday:  Fish sticks, cube potatoes, green beans
Thursday:  Left over night
Friday:  Homemade cheese pizza
Saturday: Dinner out

25 Game Day Recipes {Perfect for the Super Bowl}

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Check out this list of 25 recipes which are PERFECT for Game Day - especially your Super Bowl Party!!!!

The big game is coming up soon!  No matter who is playing it is an opportunity to get together with friends and family and eat some good food and have some fun!  You’ll want to check out these great Game Day recipes!!!!

Couponing Tips for Busy Moms (Dads and Others)!

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Even if you are a busy mom (dad, grandma, etc), you can still save money with coupons.  There are some things you need to keep in mind when it comes to finding, clipping and then shopping.  If you find you are too busy to coupon, click on over to get our FREE Couponing Tips for Busy Moms (Dads and others)!!

My time is valuable.  I have 3 kids, a house, a blog and a dog to take care of. If you are like me at all, you don’t have hours to spend finding and clipping coupons, chase down every deal and spend hours trying to save money.  I get that and to be honest, I actually do NOT do that!  Sure, I do great when it comes to saving money, but I do so in a way that doesn’t take up my precious family time, all in the quest to save a little bit more.

There are things you can do to make sure that you are doing what you can to save money, but not spending too much time to do so.  Check out these tips you can follow yourself (and those I actually do too)!!

 

1. Plan ahead.

No matter how busy you are, you have got to have a plan. Otherwise, you end up in the store not knowing what to buy and end up not only overspending, but also wind up back in the store several times over the next week to pick up those items you realize you need for dinner.  By making a menu plan and then planning your shopping list from that you save yourself a LOT of time.  Once your list is created so that you have the items you need for your meals, “shop” your freezer, pantry and fridge to see what other items you need to pick up and add them to your shopping list.  Now, you’ve got a plan of attack and will spend less time at the store and will save money by sticking to those items.

 

2. Find 2 stores and make them work.

On this website, we post deals from all sorts of stores.  While it would be great to get all of them, that is just unrealistic.  First of all it takes you time to do that AND you burn fuel to do it too!  That helps no one.  Instead, find the 2 stores closest to where you live and make those your only stores.

So what about that great deal at another grocery store? If you wait, those same items tend to cycle around at your local store too.  So patience can pay off and you will still score deals onthe items you want.

 

3. Don’t worry about the missed deal.

This goes along with #2 above. You can’t grab every single deal. It is impossible.  Just focus on not only the money, but also the time you are saving by not chasing down the deals.

 

4. Stick with printable coupons.

Let’s face it, if you get inserts in your Sunday newspaper, you can spend a LOT of time clipping, sorting, filing and then trying to find those coupons.  That isn’t for everyone.  Instead, just stick with printable coupons.  When you get your shopping list completed (step 1 above), just visit our Coupon Database and search to see if there is a printable coupon you can use there.

 

5. Consider purchasing individual coupons.

If you need or really want those coupons from the inserts, you can still get only those you need (saving you clipping time).  Just visit CouponDede and you can purchase individual coupons from her, already clipped and ready to use at the store!

 

6.  Stay organized!

This is probably my best tip of all.  Keeping your coupons in a location, binder, or folder that works for you is key.  You need to make sure that you can find those coupons when you need them.  By organizing like coupons together (for instance all baby items or canned foods), you can find them much more quickly, saving you valuable time.

 

7. Don’t try to keep up with the Jones’s.

Saving money is saving money.  Wether you save $3 or $30, you are still saving!  Don’t worry that the mom in your MOPS group is saving 75% off of her shopping at the store, just focus on what you can do.  We are all different.  Schedules, kids and budgets all play into saving money.  Just do what you can and don’t worry if you don’t save as much as the next person.

 

8.  Don’t forget about time savings.

If you are spending hours and hours trying to save money, that is not really putting you ahead.  Your time is very valuable.  You want to be with your family.  You want to enjoy the fun things in life.  If you spend all of your time trying to save money, you are missing out on your life.  In five years, you won’t remember how much money you saved at the grocery store in January, but you will remember that funny thing your child did or that school project you worked on together.

 

 

 

My Top Ten Money Saving Apps!

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I seriously LOVE using my smartphone to help me save money!  However, with the thousands of apps out there, it can be tough to find those which are the best to use.  I've listed ten great apps you should check out and download to help you start saving today!!

When it comes to saving money, we all know about clipping coupons, but what about doing more than that?  There are some great apps which you can install to help you save money in different ways.  Here are ten of my favorite apps!

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Gas Buddy – available for Windows, Android, Blackberry and iPhone

I love this app to help check out fuel prices.  Of course, driving too far out of your way won’t save you anything, but sometimes, a few cents can make a difference.  You simply enter your zip code and it looks around t prices close to where you are at.

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Shopkick – availble for both Android and iPhone

This  Free mobile app provides scannable coupons for stores like Target, Macy’s and more.  Not only that, you earn Kickbucks for simply walking through the door of your favorite stores!  Kickbucks are like points (or cash) which you can redeem in the on-line app. There are all sorts of rewards – including gift cards for yourself!

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RedLaser Barcode Reader  – available Android, Windows and iPhone

When you shop you can make sure you are getting the best price around.  You can scan in the barcode of the product.  This app will search not only the web, but also the brick and mortar stores to return the best price.    You can then Click BUY NOW to go directly to the website with the bargain price — or even get directions to the local store with the deal.

Coupon Sherpa – available for both Android and iPhone

This is a really awesome app if you love to shop retail!   When you are at a store, you can search your phone and see if that retailer happens to have any coupons available.  You simply search through the list, click on the store and if you find one, show it to the cashier and save.  No more clipping coupons for these stores!

Key Ring – available for both Android and iPhone

This is the perfect app to replace that stack of loyalty cards.  You always forget them or have 20 to sort though when you shop…..no more!   You simply add your card number to the app and then show it when you shop.  They scan (or manually enter) the number and you are on your way.

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Out to Eat with Kids – available both for Android and Apple Devices 

This is an app which can help families save money – no matter where you happen to be!  You simply allow the app to use your location and it will share restaurants which are close to you.  You click on the restaurant link and they will share the deals with you – so you know where kids can eat free including the dates, times and restrictions!

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Ibotta –available on Android and Apple Markets

I’ve talked about this app more and more and wanted to make sure you were signed up.  Ibotta is an easy way to earn money when shopping.  It is very simple to use this app.

  1. Go through the app to find the products you want to buy.  Follow the links to have various amounts added to your account.
  2. Select the store where you will shop to purchase the product(s).
  3. Take a photo of your receipt showing you made the purchase.
  4. They will deposit that amount into your account.

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Viggle -Android, Windows and Apple Markets

If you love to watch TV, then this is an app for you!  As you are watching your favorite shows, check in on Viggle to share what you are watching.  You can interact with other who love the program, but you can also earn rewards just for watching!

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Goodbudget (formerly EEBA) – available on both Android and Apple Markets

If you want to use the idea of the cash envelope system, without using envelopes or cash, then this is the app for you!  You simply leave your mone in your checking account.  Then, you create virtual envelopes instead.  As you shop, you track your spending and when your envelope reaches zero – you are done shopping!

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Target Cartwheel App – available for Android and iPhones

This is another easy way to save money at Target!  You simply scan the products in the store and if there is a Cartwheel coupon available, it will let you know!  So, you just shop for the items you need and you might end up saving more at checkout!  Remember that you can stack Target coupons (mobile or print) and manufacturer’s coupons with this app for even greater savings!

Five Tips To Easily Organize Your Electronic Files

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In this digital age, it can be tough to keep your files organized.  From photos to emails to documents - it can be overwhelming!  Follow these FIVE MUST KNOW tips to quickly an easily organize your files (so you can actually find that photo when you need to).

In this digital (and often paperless) age, everything is on our computer and/or devices.  This can cause clutter and often make it difficult to find the items you need, when you need them.

Look at your digital files like you would paper ones.  You can’t just toss them into a box or a drawer and expect to find them when you need to.  You have to organize them in some way, so you can find them.  The same holds true for digital files.  There are things you can to do organize your files so you an actually find them!

 

1. Set up File Folders

 

The one thing you should do is first create a folder for the current year (or prior year if you are cleaning up old files).  Just call it that — 2015 Files (or something similar).  Right away, you know that if you are looking for a photo or document for a select year, you know which file to head to.

Within that main folder, you will want to create additional folders, called sub-folders.  These can be set up for the various items you may have.  The three recommended would be:  Photos, Documents, Finances.  Now, you’ve got a quick way to organize those files under each of these categories – putting you one more step ahead to find files.

You can now move your photos, files and other electronic documents into these sub-folders and they are easily organized, helping you find them at the moment you need to.  Of course, you can go even further if you want to get SUPER- organized!!!

For many, one folder filled with ALL of those 2015 photos may be overwhelming.  What you can do is create more files under each sub-folder.  You can name them what you need in order to find them.  For example, under photos you could do folders such as Child’s Name, Birthdays, Holidays, Graduation, etc.  This is the best way to organize photos so you can track down that photo from Christmas 2014 when you need to!

Here is a quick chart to show how your file system could look:

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2. Naming Files

 

Simply putting files into your folders may still not be the most efficient method.  Photos are usually OK when just filed in a sub-folder, however, documents and receipts may not be.  Give those file names keywords – perhaps including the date when necessary.

For instance, if you have a receipt for the new refrigerator you purchase in April, you could name the file something like this:

RefrigeratorApril2014

Then, when you are looking for the receipt in your receipts or document folder, you can find it more easily.  Find a naming system that works for you and use it consistently.

3. Going Paperless

With so much paper, scanning and keeping items digitally can be a much more efficient method to saving your documents.  Rather than having a shoebox filled with receipts and papers for the current year, you can scan and add them to your digital files.

Many printers have a scanning option, so you could do this and scan in each document.  Just make sure that as each one is scanned you rename the file appropriately (see above) and then put into the correct sub-folder which you have created.

If you want to find another method to do this, you may want to look into a Neat Scanner.  These are expensive, but they sure are pretty awesome!  The desktop scanner is more than $300, however you can purchase a handheld wand scanner instead for around $130 – $180.  This is the method we use and it works perfectly!!!

4. Storing/Backing Up Files

 

Let’s face it, you don’t want to keep every file on your computer or device.  First of all, that is not smart in the instance of a crash, but also for security.  It is actually best to have two or three storage methods.  I’ve actually had hard drives crash, so I’m big on backing up your files — and often!

External Hardrive.  This is a small device which connects to your computer.  You can then manually back up the files you want onto the drive.  There are several options out there but you can find all sorts of different devices (at varying price points) on Amazon. This method is great to do monthly (or even weekly) backups at home.

Online storage system.  Many people use Dropbox to store files.  This is a great option as you can actually keep these files in your Dropbox folder so that when you make changes, they will sync for you.   The only thing with this option is that it only stores the files you have in Dropbox, rather than all of the files on your computer.

There are services which provide automated backup services (I love it when things just work for me and I don’t have to thing about it.  Carbonite is one of these companies.  You simply connect it to your computer and then, it will back up all files at select times (as you determined).  What I love about this method is that you can easily restore any file if you need to for any reason.  It is also not kept in your home, so if you lose it due to fire or natural disaster, your files are still available to you.  This is a pay service, but if you ever lose your computer, even once, this will certainly more than pay for itself.

USB Drives.  If you do not have very many files to store, you can purchase USB flash drives instead.  These are a quick way to back up select files onto a drive.  I actually do like these for some of your very important documents (such as copies of your Driver’s License, Social Security Cards, etc).  Then, keep it in a bank vault or with a family member — away from your home — so if you need to leave or need access, they can get it to you right away.

Computer internal backup.  Most computers have a way for you to complete backups onto your hard drive.  This can also be helpful in case you need to restore your system to an earlier date in time – without losing any files.  This varies based upon your operating system, so  you will need to conduct research to see how to do this based upon what you currently use.

Cloud backups.  This is common with most devices.  You can actually store your information “in the cloud” automatically.  You do have to pay for additional storage, but it can be a great way to ensure that what you do on your device is backed up in the case of a damaged (or even lost device).  It is also very helpful if you ever upgrade as the cloud can download your data directly to your new device.  Check with your provider regarding additional costs.

 

5. Delete Old Files

 

It is tempting to save every. single. file.  There is not need.  There are times when you end up with duplicates of the same one, so just permanently delete those files.

The same holds true with pictures.  As a parent, I know how difficult it is to hit the delete button, but if you have 10 of the same pose and only 4 are actually worth saving, then those additional 6 files really are not anything you will ever want to use anyhow.  Delete them and keep only those you really want to save.

 

Keeping your digital files is important so that you can stay organized and not spend hours searching for the file you may need!

Tom Kha Gai Soup Recipe (AKA Thai Coconut Soup)

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Love Thai food?  You'll love this simple recipe for Tom Kah Gai (aka Thai Coconut Soup)!

Are you a Thai food lover? Do you need a gluten free diet? Well than you are going to LOVE this recipe for Tom Kha Gai soup. It is an amazingly delicious soup make with coconut milk, chicken and several authentic Thai ingredients. Tom Kha Gai soup is loaded with subtle flavors that burst in your mouth. It is soothing, refreshing and even gluten free!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup minced red shallots
  • 10 Keffer Lime Leaves
  • 1 (2 inch) Galangal Root, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 (2 inch) Ginger Root, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 Lime, zest
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • 2 Stalks of Lemongrass, cut into 3 inch pieces sliced in half
  • 3 cloves Garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 TBSP Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Fish Sauce
  • 6 cups Chicken stock
  • 2 cans Coconut Milk, cream or full fat
  • 1 cup Shitake Mushrooms, Sliced
  • 1 1/2 lbs Chicken Tenderloins, thinly sliced

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Directions

  1. Before starting your stock, first prep all ingredients and set off to the side.
  2. In a sauce pan add chicken stock, red shallots, Keffer lime leaves, Galangal root, Ginger root, lime zest, Lemongrass, and garlic. Allow to simmer on low – medium heat (DO NOT BOIL) for 10 minutes.
  3. Add Chicken and coconut milk to stock. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes (DO NOT BOIL).
  4. Add sugar, fish sauce, cilantro and lime juice to soup. Simmer for 5 minutes (allow the flavors to fully merge).
  5. ENJOY!