It’s been a hard week for me, both emotionally and physically. As the summer comes to an end and my time frees up more, I find myself wondering “what now?”. I usually think “what now” as I go from insanely busy to quieter days. It’s been an emotional roller coaster for me that somehow manifest itself into physical pain. Strange how that happens.
Though now with more free time, I can blog more often. I still have so many ideas that I need to get down, photograph and write about, I just have bouts of laziness to deal with. I’m continuing my healthier eating by tweaking some well known Khmer recipes. Mostly just adding extra vegetables and healthier alternatives like brown rice instead of white rice, upping flavor by using herbs and other seasonings so I don’t have to add a lot of salt. Substituting leaner meats for fattier ones, small simple things like that make changing a diet so much easier to stick to.
4 Chicken Thighs, boneless, skinless and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Palm Sugar, or Coconut sugar or Brown sugar
1/2 tsp Granulated Garlic
1/2 tsp Onion Powder
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
5 Cloves of Garlic, roughly chopped
3/4 cup Ginger, cut into matchsticks (julienne)
1 Lemongrass Stalk, thinly sliced the 2 inch root part
2 tsp Prahok, optional
1 tbsp Oyster Sauce
1 Medium White Onion, cut into 1/2 inch half moons
2 Green Bell Peppers, cut into chunks.. or red, orange and yellow, whatever you like
2 Medium Yellow Squash, cut into chunks
2 tbsp Vegetable Oil, divided
Scallions, thinly sliced
WEEK 28 of 52…CHECK!
Today, I am playing this song over and over. I like it.
EDIT 9/29/2015. Lovelies, when you see this speaker icon feel free to click on it, it’ll take you to a Clyp audio file with the Khmer pronunciation! I’ve been looking for a site to do this on, sometimes it’s hard to phonically spell Khmer words using English letters, I hope this will help!
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