Dan Dan Noodles

This post has me holding up a sign that says, “Will work for peanut-based noodle dishes.”

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It’s no secret I love noodles/pasta and this dish has been on my “to make” list. Dan Dan Noodles translates as “noodles carried on a pole” or “peddler’s noodles”. There are many versions of these noodles and I finally decided on Joanne Chang’s version. She is the owner of Flour Bakery + Café in Boston and also has written a cookbook “Myers+Chang At Home”. This recipe was not in her cookbook but came to me via email from Food & Wine.

dsc_1863These noodles are one of the most famous of Sichuan street foods. The egg noodles are served in a savory, spicy broth made with chili oil topped with crispy pork and peanut flakes and then it’s all stirred together. Simple but with a numbing, smoky and spicy sauce.

The version I made is by no means the traditional Dan Dan Noodles from Chinese Sichuan cuisine as…

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Herb – a cook’s companion: cookbook review — My Custard Pie

Opening a new cookbook on your kitchen table, tearing scraps of paper to mark the most tempting recipes is such a pleasure. But the cookbooks that you put on your bedside to delve into more deeply, savouring the stories, slowly turning the pristine pages are the ones I treasure most. Herb/a cook’s companion by Mark […]

Herb – a cook’s companion: cookbook review — My Custard Pie

Garden Inspiration

One of my goals.

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Remember to give your plants Reiki.

Happy Friday!

Gina

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Gluten-Free Goodness – New Restaurant Review (Frisco, TX)

When L. and I played at being Lucy and Dana.

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If you have food allergies, intolerances, or preferences that are synonymous with eating gluten-free (or are close to someone who is), then you know how unusual it is to find a restaurant that is as dedicated as you are. This new Frisco, TX spot promises to be gluten-free and serve up goodness. Do they live up to the claim in their name? Read the review by L. Burton and I on Medium.

Thanks for reading,

Gina

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🌞 Some Recent Sales in my Shops 🌞

Magic Bites (Kate Daniels Book 1) by Ilona Andrews – Two-Minute Video Book Review

This is the first book in one of my favorite series. Reading Ilona Andrews and their title character, Kate Daniels, has inspired me to be a better writer and reader. Learning to write better should always be this fun.

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Nature and Tech Inspired Words

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A miracle we have become accustomed to brings its beauty anew when we see this joyous sight.

We can bound over the hills and jump up to touch the clouds. Pass our hands near the sun to play with the shadow.

Purple flowers make us smile and quietly ease our way through the hard times.

What does this photo inspire in you?

Peace and love,

Gina

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Universal Soul Food – Wisdom Wednesday 18

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Wisdom Wednesday is a weekly feature on Inspirate With Gina where we ask the question – How can we live an inspired life this week? And get an answer. This week it’s one of my favorites. Click the link to read on.

Wishing you the best,

Gina

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Liquid Healing – Trust-In-Yourself Thursday

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First off, I want to thank everyone for liking my posts. It is my fond wish that we live an inspired life together. You’re making that a reality.

Today we’re looking at yet another way to build trust in yourself, which is a crucial component to balance. If you’ve missed any of the Trust-In-Yourself Thursday posts, I’m linking them below.

For “Liquid Healing,” click here. And remember to infuse your tea with Reiki.

For 5-Minute Guide to Anger and Self-Trust,” click here.

For “How Do You Know When You’re Right, click here.

Each article is under six minutes, because they’re intended to inspire, not take up your day.

Wishing you all the best,

Gina

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Making It – Wisdom Wednesday 17

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This week’s answer to the question of how we can live an inspired life can be found by clicking here, where it’s blue or underlined, depending on your device.

I love having having these pointers and sharing them with you.

Wishing you an inspiring week,

Gina

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