Saigon Cinnamon



This stuff is the bomb!!!  I had no idea there was such a difference in Cinnamon. This is the secret ingredient for great Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Oatmeal.

It also makes a great peanut butter, banana with honey and cinnamon sandwich.

Sate Sauce


If you love the peanut sauce you get in Asian restaurants and have failed at replicating the sauce at home I have the ingredient for you.

In the condiment aisle of most Asian grocery stores you will find this paste.  They are really easy to use.  Break off the portion of your desire and then add hot water to get the consistency you want.  You will be very very happy.  Keep these stocked in your pantry!!!

Order online:

Lazy Gurl crEATive Hot Sour Soup

My Friend Angie turned me on to the Preserved Mushrooms a couple of years ago. We call it our cRacK sauce.

Winter has officially arrive here in Philly so I thought I would see if I could use the cRacK sauce for Hot and Sour Soup.  It turned out AMAZING!!!  Done in about 10 minutes.  Below you will find the crEATive cooking outline below.


2 cans of Beef Broth

2 TBSP of fresh ginger

1/2 jar of Preserved mushroom

1 stalk of chopped celery  – Chopped

3 TBSP of Soy Sauce

3 TSP Rice Wine Vinegar

Tofu or other protein (I didn’t have any today :()

Corn Starch Slurry (2 TSBP of Corn Starch to 5 TBSP of water)

The Gist of It:

Add 2 cans of Beef Broth of to a soup pot over medium high heat.

Grate in about 2 TBSP of fresh ginger.  Add 1/2 jar of Preserved mushroom.

Add 1 stalk of chopped celery and 3 TBSP of Soy Sauce.

Make a corn starch slurry (2 TBSP of Corn Starch to 5 TBSP of water).  When the soup begins to boil, drizzle in corn start slurry while you are whisking the soup mixture.  Crack the egg and drizzle it into the soup mixture.

Add the 3 TBSP of Rice Wine Vinegar

Turn off the heat and enjoy!!  Chopped 2-3 scallions to top the soup mixture.


Reading Terminal Market Philadelphia

This place is Foodie heaven…great way to start a weekend!!  So many secret ingredients here!!


Great german food place.



The Head Nut …hidden gem by the bathrooms.



Lots and lots of bulk staples and spices.  Great prices!!


Can I say FRESH tortillas!!!


Going back for the Maple bacon cheese and Lebanon Bologna..more on this later.