Here’s another recipe that we used to celebrate the year of the Horse with my family. Trying to re-create Ma’s recipe helps my family continue our traditions. I hope you try this variation on a traditional chicken soup. We enjoyed this along with Chicken Curry at this year’s New Year celebration Ingredients: 3 lbs whole chicken6 inches of…

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When we were in Vietnam, we spent a few days in HoiAn, a town known for its silk and for its tailors who can create a dress or suit to your liking overnight. There’s also a very successful chef and entrepreneur, Ms. Vy, who owns 5 restaurants. In any tour book, you can find information…

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We started using more Asian spices and recipes after returning from Vietnam and Cambodia in March, 2016. I was having difficulty finding recipes online the way I usually do, so we searched on Amazon and there were remarkably few books there either. Tonight was my first attempt at using one of the recipes from this…

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In my quest for simple recipes, I tried this dish in the oven, instead of sautéing the ingredients separately as the original recipe suggested. Combining the raw ingredients and adding vegetable broth for moisture allows you to toss together a salad, prepare a grain and set the table before the timer goes off on your…

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Recent approval of marijuana for medical use has brought up more questions than it has answered. The main conundrum is how this substance can be legal in various states – in 29 for medical use and in 7 for recreational use – but still be illegal in the eyes of the federal government. How does…

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It is a beautiful weekend in the Washington area and all around the country. A group of friends from our Lady Docs circle and I decided months ago that we would spend a weekend together in a little town in the horse country of Virginia as our first gathering for 2018. Similar to January 20th of last year,…

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Thanks to Dr. Nathan for bringing our attention to an article in the New York Times on 1/5/2018 titled, “How to Counter the Circus of Pseudoscience,” by Lisa Pryor, a medical doctor and author of “A Small Book About Drugs.” It might lend some insight into the struggles we physicians have with saying yes or no…

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Do you have family members of college age? In recent years, there have been quite a few mumps outbreaks on college campuses and military compound.  From the end of July through September 2017, there were 26 cases of mumps reported in 140 military recruits from a military compound in Switzerland.  Vaccinations against measles, mumps and…

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