I made this Malachite & Serpentine bracelet last night. Surprisingly, it didn’t take me too long. The flat green charm dangling on the right is Jasper, which I borrowed it from one of the bracelets I had bought a while ago, but never wore it.
I forget the name of the red rock but the vendor at the Rock & Gem show told me that it was part of Rhodonite.
Many times, I let my taste buds guide me to cooking as I did with Thai dinner last night. When I posted the picture of my delicious cooking, some of my friends asked for a recipe. So here is how I prepared Red Thai Curry and Vegetable Pad Thai. Happy cooking.
1 Red Pepper
Bunch of broccoli
2 spring onions chopped
1 cup baby bokchoy chopped (can substitute with spinach)
½ carrot sliced
Thai red chillies
Boneless chicken strips (breast or thigh as preferred)
1 Can coconut milk
3 Curry leaves
Red curry paste and Pad Thai paste(I use Asian Home Gourmet)
Thai Jasmine rice (cook per package instructions)
Rice stick noodles (soak or boil per package instructions)
Red chilli powder (optional)
Salt to taste
Chicken Red Curry:
In a skillet heat oil (roughly 3-4 Tbsp), pan fry red pepper and curry leaves. Add chicken and a bit of salt to taste (not too much as the paste has enough content). Mix it well. Reduce heat to medium and add grated garlic and ginger—1tspn (or a bit more), 1 red Thai chilli. For more spice add 1/2tspn chilli powder (optional). Add red curry paste once chicken is cooked. Reduce heat to low and add coconut milk and some of spring onions. Simmer for a while. Garnish with cilantro and serve with rice.
Vegetable Pad Thai:
Soak broccoli in boiling water. On a medium heat, pan fry green onions, a little cilantro, bok choy and carrots. Add grated ginger (about 1 tspn). Once cooked, add broccoli and mix well. Increase heat a little bit (not too high) and add rice noodles (ensure to follow package instructions to be ready for cooking – it must be translucent). Mix the noodles first then add Pad Thai paste. Once noodles are cooked, add bean sprouts. Garnish with cilantro and serve.