Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

The Kootenay Thai restaurant in Creston BC (Been closed for just over a year now) had a Thai Pineapple fried rice dish that my wife loved.  So since it was her birthday yesterday, we decided to make her favorite dish.  The combination of sweet and savory make this a great dish for everyone.  If you like it more on the spicy side, add more Thai Chilli’s to the dish.  I would keep the chilli’s to a medium in the dish and allow people to add more to their dish if they like it spicier.

 

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Cacio e Pepe (Roman Pepper Pasta)

 

While on a eating/walking tour of Rome a couple years back, we had a chance to sample some pastas at Il Pagliaccio.  A restaurant built inside Monte Testaccio.  Finer pasta you will never find.  One that really stood out for us was a black pepper pasta.  At the time they most likely told us what it was called, but as tourists we were more looking forward to eating and looking at the sites.  Well fast forward and a craving started to build.  So we did a little research and found it was called Cacio e Pepe.  Roman Pepper Pasta.  With this information in hand, it was time to get to cooking.

 

 

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