Off to a great start

Off to a great start

A New Year brings in new hope, new dreams... and endless possibilities. br /br /I love the "gifts" of the new year.  I'm ecstatic, in fact, I am all fired up and ready to face 2013.  I hope you are too!  Now if it is obvious to you that my smile is showing from ear to ear, let me tell you why. br /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-reh0cOxwis8/UOjIFvY-dhI/AAAAAAAAEYg/Ea6a83Gkbg/s1600/cookingseries.jpg" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"img border="0" height="142" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-reh0cOxwis8/UOjIFvY-dhI/AAAAAAAAEYg/Ea6a83Gkbg/s200/cookingseries.jpg" width="200" //a/divspan style="font-family: inherit;"br //spanspan style="font-family: inherit;"Remember my Modern Asian Cooking Series I launched late last year?  Well it's off to a great start, as I will be cooking in 3 different venues in the St. Louis, MO area: a href="http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/events?store=82"WholeFoods Town and Country/a (every third Wednesday of the month) a href="http://www.kitchenconservatory.com/Default.aspx"Kitchen Conservatory in Clayton/a and at different Dierbergs locations. /spanspan style="font-family: inherit;"It will be a fun food adventure as I take my students to the Far East and introduce them to the flavors of Asia.  /spanbr /span style="font-family: inherit;"br //spanspan style="font-family: inherit;"So here are the classes I will be teaching and a brief description of the menu and what they share about me... (Warning:  this is a shameless plug alert--haha!) But I tell you, this is an opportunity I celebrate as a food blogger.  And my foodblogger friends know exactly what I mean./spanspan style="background-color: white; color: #333333; font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.78333282470703px;" /spanbr /span style="font-family: inherit;"br //spanspan style="font-family: inherit;"1.b a href="http://www.kitchenconservatory.com/CookingClasses.aspx"Kitchen Conservatory : January 8, 2013 6:00 PM to 8;30 PM/a/b/spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aBhbIEClqDI/UOiQlMxMFWI/AAAAAAAAEX4/54K88VUGbX8/s1600/PhotoGrid1357417802867+(1).jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="200" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aBhbIEClqDI/UOiQlMxMFWI/AAAAAAAAEX4/54K88VUGbX8/s200/PhotoGrid1357417802867+(1).jpg" width="200" //a/divspan style="font-family: inherit;"b style="background-color: white; text-align: justify;"SKIP TO MALOU - FIESTA FILIPINO /b/spanbr /span style="font-family: inherit;"span style="background-color: white; text-align: justify;"iIt is a delight to welcome the charming food blogger, Malou Perez-Nievera, who shares her passion for her native Filipino cuisine. This hands-on class will create iconic festival dishes, including fresh vegetable and meat spring rolls with crushed peanuts and sweet sauce, patatim - braised pork shoulder with star anise, and the colorful centerpiece of the fiesta table - steamed fish with creamy sauce and vibrant peppers. Prepare two traditional desserts, starting with majah blanca - coconut cream pudding, plus sweet rice cakes - a special dessert cooked in banana-lined pans./i/span/spanspan style="font-family: inherit;"br //spanbr /br /b2. Whole Foods Town and Country : January 16, 2013 6:00 - 8:30 PM/bbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-69XPQajD9I/UOiQ8PAmbXI/AAAAAAAAEYA/ZuDsGNsrrTU/s1600/1.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="150" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-69XPQajD9I/UOiQ8PAmbXI/AAAAAAAAEYA/ZuDsGNsrrTU/s200/1.jpg" width="200" //a/divbSkip to Malou: Modern Asian Cooking Series/bbr /div class="MsoNormal"Get ready as Malou Perez-Nievera, an award winning food blogger takes us to an adventure to the Far East featuring the flavors of the Philippines.  Filipino Food is finally getting the attention of the US food scene and as Andrew Zimmerin said   a href="http://bites.today.msnbc.msn.com/news/2012/06/12/12185035-andrew-zimmern-filipino-food-is-the-next-big-thing?lite"Filipino Food is the next big thing/a. Filipino food is an eclectic mix of food with Spanish influences and with the influences of its neighboring Asian countries.  So get ready to whet your palate as we prepare a typical daily menu repertoire of go-to Filipino favorites./divdiv class="MsoNormal"br //divdiv class="MsoNormal"bSeafood in Tamarind Broth:/b  is considered the dish most representative of Filipino palette: it’s slightly tangy, slightly sour and with a tinge of spice. Barely less than 15 minutes to make, this proves no night is a busy night for home cooking; definitely refreshing and comforting during winter nights./divdiv class="MsoNormal"br //divdiv class="MsoNormal"bStuffed Eggplant/b: This dish has the eggplant as the center piece.  The egg and the ground pork make this eggplant omelet the perfect match for the tamarind broth./divdiv class="MsoNormal"br //divbspan style="font-size: 12pt;"Yema/span/bspan style="font-size: 12pt;":  End the meal with something delightful.  A custard candy made of egg yolks and condensed milk.  It’s bite size, so you don’t have to worry about overloading caloriesb./b/spanbr /bbr //bspan style="font-family: inherit;"span style="background-color: white; color: #222222;"b3. Dierbergs presents: Skip to Malou: Thai Cravings /b/span/spanbr /a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9y5CjUpkpM/UOiRGwJjOI/AAAAAAAAEYI/R6e8biLdmLo/s1600/1.JPG" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="150" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9y5CjUpkpM/UOiRGwJ_jOI/AAAAAAAAEYI/R6e8biLdmLo/s200/1.JPG" width="200" //aspan style="font-family: inherit;"span style="background-color: white; color: #222222;"When you’re hungry and only Thai flavors will do,/spanspan style="background-color: white; color: #222222;"do it yourself! With just a few simple ingredients, /spanspan style="background-color: white; color: #222222;"Malou will show you how fast and easy it is to /spanspan style="background-color: white; color: #222222;"bring your favorite Thai specialties to the table /span/spanspan style="font-family: inherit;"span style="background-color: white; color: #222222;"in minutes. $37/span/spanbr /span style="font-family: inherit;"span style="color: #222222;"br //span/spanspan style="font-family: inherit;"span style="background-color: white; color: #222222;"Pad Thai Noodles • Panang Curry • Sticky Rice /spanspan style="background-color: white; color: #222222;"with Mango/span/spanbr /span style="font-family: inherit;"br //spanspan style="font-family: inherit;"Venues and Schedule:/spanbr /span style="font-family: inherit;"span style="background-color: white; color: #222222;"Bogey Hills (BH) Jan. 30, Wed., 6:30-8:30 PM/span/spanspan style="font-family: inherit;"span style="background-color: white; color: #222222;"Clarkson (CL) Jan. 22, Tues., 6:30-8:30 PM/span/spanspan style="font-family: inherit;"span style="background-color: white; color: #222222;"Edwardsville (ED) Feb. 25, Mon., 6:30-8:30 PM/span/spanspan style="font-family: inherit;"span style="background-color: white; color: #222222;"Southroads (SR) Feb. 11, Mon., 6:30-8:30 PM/span/spanspan style="font-family: inherit;"span style="background-color: white; color: #222222;"West Oak (WO) Feb. 4, Mon., 6:30-8:30 PM/span/spanspan style="font-family: inherit;"span style="background-color: white; color: #222222;"Malou Perez-Nievera, Culinary Professional/span/spanbr /span style="font-family: inherit;"span style="background-color: white; color: #222222;"br //span/spanspan style="font-family: inherit;"span style="background-color: white; color: #222222;"Happy New Year.  I hope the new year brings you a BLESSful and a BLISSful life!/span/spanbr /span style="font-family: inherit;"span style="background-color: white; color: #222222;"br //span/spanspan style="font-family: inherit;"span style="background-color: white; color: #222222;"xoxo,/span/spanbr /span style="font-family: inherit;"span style="background-color: white; color: #222222;"Malou/span/span

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