Lady Docs Corner Cafe Blog

Thu Tran, MD,FACOG

CARAMELIZED CAULIFLOWER

January 29, 2020

SIDE DISH CARAMELIZED CAULIFLOWER ( from Todd and Ellen Gray’s ” The New Jewish Table”) Ingredients: 1 cup golden raisins2 tablespoons canola oil1 tablespoon unsalted butter1 head cauliflower ( or the equivalent mix of several heirloom varieties),cut into 1/2-inch florets.1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds1 tablespoon chopped parsley3/4 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions:…

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Chickpeas and Tomatoes Salad with Mint

January 29, 2020

CHICKPEA SALAD WITH FETA CHEESE AND MINT, adapted from “The New Jewish Table” of Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray Makes About 6 Cups Ingredients: Two 15.5 ounce cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes 1 cup very thinly sliced red onion (about 1 small onion) 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (…

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Bok Choy and Mushroom Stir Fry

January 29, 2020

For 2014, be adventuresome! Walk into an Asian grocery store and pick some vegetables you have never tried before. Pick a basic stir-fry sauce (black bean or oyster sauce), and create a dish! You might fall in love with your new dish like I have and you might find yourself loving a new vegetable as I have…

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Chicken Curry From Our Vietnamese New Year Celebration

January 29, 2020

Welcome to the year of the Horse. I hope you will enjoy this dish and the Vietnamese chicken soup. They will give you a glimpse into my family’s gathering and the traditions we have developed over the years. My Ma was a wonderful cook. Preparing her classic dishes brings back warm memories of our times…

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Vietnamese Chicken Soup

January 29, 2020

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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Julia Child’s Soupe au Pistou (Pesto Soup)

January 28, 2020

Below is a recipe of Julia Child’s Soupe au Pistou, or Pesto Soup. It’s a simple vegetarian soup with the divine taste because of the “Pistou,” not exactly like the Italian “Pesto,” because of parmesan cheese as an ingredient. I used Thai Basil instead of Italian basil, as the mild bitterness of Thai basil gave it a stronger taste. I…

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2019 National Race to End Women’s Cancer

November 4, 2019

This morning, my husband and I and several friends met at Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C. for our third 5K run/walk for National Race to End Women’s Cancer, to support the Foundation for Women’s Cancer.  Gynecologic cancers include Ovarian, Cervical, Endometrial/Uterine, Vulva and Vaginal Cancer.  According to the American Cancer Society statistics, there were 110,070…

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Hypertension Effect in Pre-Pregnancy Period; USPSTF Drafted Recommendation on HCV Screening; Prolonged Topical Steroid Use and Type 2 Diabetes,

August 31, 2019

Hypertension in Either Partner Can Delay Pregnancy Time  A study from China of 2,234,350 eligible couples, spanning from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016, showed that preconception hypertension in either partner (high blood pressure in pre-pregnancy period) would prolonged the time to pregnancy. Women with hypertension were found to have 21% lower rate of…

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The Gastric Cancer that Never Was

August 16, 2019

This blog probably will be among the longest ones you have seen from me.  I often warn my women friends whenever I write a long email, to tell them what I think about the week, from political news to social issues to all the “interesting” events happening to me that week.  I advise them to…

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The Unwinding of the Miracle, by Julie Yip-Williams

June 2, 2019

“They say that youth is wasted on the young. Now, as I approach my final days, I realize that health is wasted on the healthy, and life is wasted on the living. I never understood that until now, as I prepare in earnest to leave this life.” Of all the powerful statements in Julie Yip William’s moving…

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