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The Best Recipe for Thai Beef Salad “Nam Tok”

The Best Recipe for Thai Beef Salad “Nam Tok”

 Growing up, my family engrained in me an affinity for Thai food. It’s hands down my favorite cuisine, there can never be enough coconut milk, chili, or basil in any of my dishes. Of my many favorite dishes (Pad-See-Ew, Spicy Basil Leaves, Panang Curry) is the healthiest of the options, the Thai Beef Salad. This “salad” is the best kind because it is more than just lettuce. It combines…

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The Foolproof Way To Make Amazing Chai Every Time

The Foolproof Way To Make Amazing Chai Every Time

Growing up I was never a fan of chai, but in South Asian traditions chai isn’t just a drink – it’s a lifestyle. My mom literally would not operate in the morning until I made her morning chai for her. I can actually recall not being allowed to wake her up unless I had a mug in my hand. Oh, and it had to be perfect. The right mug, the right 3/4 way full, and the right color. The guidance was “use the color of your skin” – when I was tan in the summer it led to many problems in my household. I was the odd one out. I wasn’t interested in this bitter-sweet drink that was more or less: water & milk. In hindsight, I guess this is how non-immigrant kids feel about…

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SUPER SIMPLE INDIAN RECIPE FOR LAL ALOO

SUPER SIMPLE INDIAN RECIPE FOR LAL ALOO

Remember when you were a kid and there were always times throughout the year that you had to bring something to share to school. Whether it’s a class event, International day, country day, whatever the case – you (as a child) were required to “make” something and bring it to class the next day. Amongst my many accomplishments in grade school, always forgetting to bring something was my thing. Even as consistent as I was, my mom was not impressed. Inevitably, I would call my single-mother-raising-two-daughters-who-just-worked-a-13-hour-shift at 7 AM to tell her I needed to have a meal in the next hour “or else I’ll get a bad grade!” – Asian child blackmail. Time and time again, she would yell at me, and then bring me lal-aloo…

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5 NEW Ways To Top Avocado Toast

5 NEW Ways To Top Avocado Toast

There are a few different things you have to know about me. 1) I’m happily married to my high school sweetheart 2) I love to dance 3) I am obsessed with avocado toast. Let’s focus on the third one today. There are so many ways to top your toast and I get so many DMs on Instagram…

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Simple 5 Ingredient Trail-mix You Can Make In 3 Minutes

Simple 5 Ingredient Trail-mix You Can Make In 3 Minutes

I try to make my own snacks so I know what goes in them. It’s a little more effort, but barely, and I can feel better knowing there isn’t any added sugar or sodium. Whenever I make a trail mix I usually use a few of my favorite things. The worst thing is getting a store-bought mix that has raisins (that you think are chocolate) or other things that you just don’t like. Fill it with your favorites so you can enjoy every bite. Here is my recipe for my homemade trail mix…

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Why You Deserve to Cheat

Why You Deserve to Cheat

I’ve never been good at diets. It’s the basic dilemma that as soon as it’s off the table – that’s what I immediately crave. Fitness experts and dietitians have been throwing around the word “lifestyle change” for years and while there is some merit in that – it’s not easy to just wake up one morning and say “hey, I think I’ll be vegan today! Sounds like a good lifestyle change!” My natural instincts are more like “I Need Burger Now – extra cheese please!” – in my Wreck-It-Ralph voice. 

If eating properly is a lifestyle change, do you ever get to cheat? Moreover, is it actually healthy to cheat? Truth is that mentally, cheating on your diet allows you to have some space and something to look forward to. One of the biggest issues with dieting…

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Easy Harvest Toast with Autumn Glory Apples

Easy Harvest Toast with Autumn Glory Apples

It’s the season for hosting! If you are anything like me, you love having homemade treats for guests, but get overwhelmed when it comes to cooking for a lot of people. This Harvest Toast is so simple and easy to make, you can have it ready in less than 10 minutes! The toast is affordable and features all of your favorite things about fall…

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How to Stay Sane as a Hostess During the Holidays

How to Stay Sane as a Hostess During the Holidays

This post has been sponsored by DASANI. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Simply Sabrina’s doors open! When the holiday season is among us,…

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Weekday Recipe: Chipotle Shrimp Quinoa

Weekday Recipe: Chipotle Shrimp Quinoa

As someone who is trying to cut carbs, increase my vegetable intake and reduce red meat consumption – this meal is a dream. I have a limited amount of time to cook dinner at night, I usually only cook 2-3 times a week, so it has to be good! This recipe is quick, easy, and extremely healthy. The best part? It’s…

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Food That You Must Buy Organic

Food That You Must Buy Organic

For me, adulting comes in stages – particularly when it comes to food. Stage one of adulting is to buy your own groceries. Stage two is the realization of how incredibly ridiculous the price of produce is. Stage three is a stern negotiation with yourself as to what you actually need and stage four is deciding whether or not organic foods are worth it. Once you get over the initial shock of what it actually takes to…

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