Healthy, Vegan, but Absolutely Delicious Risotto

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I have been lucky to get my hands on a copy of Gwyneth Paltrow’s cookbook, It’s All Good. I borrowed the book and it will be a very sad day when I have to finally return it so I have been on a rampage, making my way through the recipes quickly so I can take notes on all the good ones I liked! I owe Gwyneth an apology. Well not really, because I’m sure she doesn’t care that I thought she was a big old snob and I might have made fun of her for pretending she knew anything about cooking because every celeb thinks they can write a book or worse a cookbook. Most cannot but G.P. really can. Sorry for doubting you, G.P.!

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Ginger Chicken Jook

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I have professed my love for Chrissy Teigen countless times before but it was awesome to watch her in action cooking, rather than just reading her blog and hilarious tweets when she appeared on “On the Table with Eric Ripert.” This girl is my kind of chick: funny, obsessed with Bravo, and loves food even more than I do.

So when I saw her on Ripert’s show making Jok Moo, I got inspired give cooking rice porridge a try. My boyfriend will eat almost anything but is in a definite Asian food mood lately thanks to a great local restaurant making authentic (and spicy!) Schezuan food, Han Dynasty but he and I had never had jook before.

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Quick and Easy Sweet and Sour Pork

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My photography skills suck. I know, I know. It only gets worse…

After finding the recipe for Baked Panko Crusted Shrimp in my mom’s Cook Yourself Thin cookbook, I perused through to see if I could find something to make with some leftover pork chops we had in the freezer. When I found this one for Sweet and Sour Pork, I was excited! I had almost all of the ingredients already so it would cost me the price of some ketchup and a red onion and sounded delicious!

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