Thai Stirfried Basil
April 22, 2008, 8:08 am
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Stir Fried Chicken with Chilies and Holy Basil, “Phad Ga-Praw Gai” is a favorite for lunch time meal for the Thai people. It is usually made with minced chicken and served over rice with a hard fried egg on top. Now you can learn to cook this dish at home using the online videos. In the online video you will be taught by Thai Chef Chanrat Karatna, nickname Air, and his staff not only how to cook Thai Stir Fried Chicken but about the ingredients at his cooking school Air’s Thai Culinary Kitchen in Chiang Mai Thailand.

Copy the recipe below then watch the Thai Stir Fried Chicken with Chilies and Holy Basil video and take notes.

Thai Stir Fried Chicken with Chilies and Holy Basil
“Phad Ga-Praw Gai” 

1/3 cup cooking oil 
2 tsp chopped garlic 
1 tsp chopped birds eye chilies 
200g sliced or minced chicken breast skinned 
½ – 1 tbsp Thai fish sauce 
1 tbsp Soy sauce 
1 tbsp Oyster sauce 
1 tsp sugar 
1 cup holy basil leaves 

Heat wok over high heat. Add cooking oil then garlic and chilies, stir fry for a very short 15 seconds or less until fragrant. Quickly add the chicken and continue to stir fry for 1 to 2 minutes. Add fish sauce, soy sauce and oyster sauce and stir thoroughly. Add the holy basil and stir again. Transfer to serving dish. Garnish with carrot or fried holy basil leaves.



April 21, 2008, 8:46 am
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Relation to the Whole
April 20, 2008, 9:38 pm
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“Nothing happens
in living nature
that is not in
relation to
the whole”


Our future security…
April 20, 2008, 9:16 pm
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“Our future security now
depends…on developing
new, more productive farming

—Lester Brown

Dhal Bhat
April 20, 2008, 9:14 pm
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Dhal Bhat Recipe

Dhal is a mixture of lentils in a soup and bhat is simply boiled or steamed rice.

10 tbsp mixed lentils
2 chopped tomatoes
1 medium onion
chilli, coriander, garlic, ginger
garam masala to taste

Rice washed and stood in cold water

Boil the lentils with 5 cups of hot water.
Once they are soft, mash them and add the spices.
In a separate pan fry the onion, garlic, and tomato and once done add to lentils.
Finally, add a handful of coriander to the soup.
Cook rice from cold water.
Pour dhal over the top of rice and eat!
(from Himalayan Learning.)

No more dirt…
April 20, 2008, 9:01 pm
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“They’re making more
people every day, but
they ain’t makin’ any
more dirt”

—Will Rogers

The Infinite Garden
April 20, 2008, 8:12 pm
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…for lo, the eternal and sovereign luminous space,

where rule the unnumbered stars,

is the air we breathe in

and the air we breathe out,

And in the moment betwixt the breathing in

and the breathing out

is hidden all the mysteries

of the Infinite Garden

—Essene Gospel of Peace