Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

I don’t claim this to be legit Thai Coconut Chicken Soup, but its incredibly tasty and easy to make. I had most of the ingredients on hand and whipped it up pretty quickly.


Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

1 whole chicken
1 carton organic chicken stock
2 cans coconut milk
1 sweet onion, diced
1 bunch of celery, diced
5-6 cloves of garlic minced
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped reserving 1/4 cup for garnish
2-3 tablespoons of grated fresh ginger
3 packages of ramen, cooked without the seasoning packet, drained
2 stalks of lemon grass
Zest and juice of 2 lemons
1 cup of bean sprouts for garnish

Throw your whole chicken in your crock pot with the lemon grass with enough water to cover. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8. De-bone and shred the meat, strain and reserve the liquid.
In a large stock pot sauté your onions until translucent. Add celery, garlic and ginger. Cook until fragrant.
Add chopped cilantro.
Add lemon juice, chicken stock and reserved cooking liquid plus 2 cups of water.
Add shredded chicken.
Add coconut milk and bring to a boil until heated through.
Add cooked ramen noodles.

Serve in big bowls and garnish with lemon slices, cilantro and bean sprouts.



So….I’m a little bit addicted to Pinterest. If you don’t know what it is, don’t bother going over and looking because you’ll end up sitting at your computer for an hour PINNING ALL THE THINGS! If you want to tak the risk, go forth and get your pin on. You can find my boards here.

I’ve gone a little crazy making boards, pinning everything I could get my mouse on. However, I did end up doing a couple projects and making some recipies and that is what I want to share with yall today!

First up, I found this great cleaning calendar on Pinterest from What I liked best about it, was that it was super simply and straight forward. I tweeked it to the things I need to clean in my house. I have it hanging in the kitchen so I know exactly what needs to be cleaned each day. Its helpful for setting up great daily cleaning habits!


I have this homemade citrus cleaner ‘cooking’ right now. Its been sitting for about 7 days now, I can’t wait to try it out! I bought Aiden his own special spray bottle and he is going to be in charge of cleaning the table before and after dinner now.

Spring Clean Your Mattress! I saw this pin and couldn’t wait to try it. It was so incredibly easy to put together. I did my mattress, and the futon so far. I’ll be doing the kid’s beds this weekend. Just sprinkle it on, let sit for an hour or so and vacuum up! Easy!

I admit that I haven’t been the most diligent about washing fruit right when I get it. But I saw this Fruit & Veggie Wash on Pinterest and had to try it. I was SO amazed that after 20 mins of soaking my apples and grapes in the mixture how dirty the water was. I feel really good about washing my fruit this way, and its super simple as well. I rinsed the fruit and tried a grape right after and there was no taste or smell of vinegar.  You must try it!

Last but not least, I am going to be making this Homemade Coconut Milk Shampoo today for the kids today. On tap this weekend is some homemade liquid soap!

As far as recipes go on Pinterest, I’ve made a couple things so far.

Grilled Shrimp and Lobster Gremolata

I made lemon ice cubes last night, I’m sipping on some water with my lemon ice in it right now. Very very refreshing in this hot weather.

I’ve also made a couple crock pot dinner with chicken, potatoes and carrots and then last night I made a coconut milk and chili chicken for tacos. All inspired by pins I’ve seen on Pinterest.

I have a few dinners lined up this week and next week:

Wednesday dinner: Mushroom Pizza Bites with sauteed sugar snap peas.
Thursday dinner: Chicken and Dumplings with some sort of salad.
Friday dinner:  Slow Low Country Boil with green chili cornbread.
Saturday lunch: Blue Cheese and Bacon Cheese Burgers with Carrot and Zucchini Fries
Sunday dinner: Grilled Chicken with Fresh Cherry Sauce and  Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms, Balsamic and Parm.
Monday dinner: Salmon Burgers with Fruit Salad (I may or may not make my own buns!)

Filling out the rest of next week with White bean and chicken chili with corn on the cob and pickles, pumpkin and chicken enchiladas with savory mexican slaw, Sausage & Peppers with Cauliflower Rice, and of course tacos on Tuesday, I’m thinking simple Tilapia ones with a batch of colachi.

Oh I also did this to my fridge. Even though I don’t have the fancy clear containers, I used the colored ones from the kid’s old toy rack and it worked perfectly! Today I am going to create labels for the bins so I know exactly what is inside.

But yep! I’m totally inspired by that place, but I warn you, its very very addictive! Hopefully you too can find some inspiration in some of the things I’ve done the past couple weeks. I’d love to know what projects you get into!

Phallic Looking Grilled Pork Loin

What has 5 ingredients and is the one of the most delicious things I have ever put in my pie hole? Its my adapted version of Paula Dean’s Grilled Pork Loin, that’s what. I omitted the mustard, tamarind, and scallions, but used her technique of making a delicious sauce with the left over marinade.



Fish Tacos

I absolutely love fish tacos. We have them every time that Tilapia is on sale and sometimes when its not. Tilapia is a nice white fish with medium firm flesh, it cooks up quickly and really has a nice light flavor to it. Here is a list of what our normal set up looks like: (more…)

Chicken Two Nights

Last Night

Last Night

Real simple baked coconut brown rice with sweet corn, chicken drum sticks cooked in Trader Joes’s Mango Passion Fruit juice, and a salad of arugula, mushrooms, watermelon, broccoli, with olive oil.

And tonight I asked if anyone wanted me to BBQ and there was a resounding YES in the house so I made:



Leftover baked coconut brown rice, sauteed arugula, mushrooms and sweet onions, and chicken breasts stuffed with mozz, basil and mango.

Very brown looking dish wouldn’t you say? But everything was very tasty. The boys had a bit more color, as they had carrots and watermelon on their plates too.

I had thawed chicken breasts from trader joes and pounded them semi flat. It turned out well. The boys were begging for more mushrooms, so I’m thinking I’ll get another pint and sautee them up like this again. The arugula is TASTY when cooked in olive oil and a touch of salt.

I have no clue what I’m making tomorrow. Its a raid night and I usually whip up something easy, I’ll have to check the pantry to see whats in there.

OH. I have Trader Joe Spaghetti Oh’s. Baller.

Love what you eat!

This is about me, not about you.