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Friday, March 29, 2013

Self Defense for Kid - What a kid should do if they are lifted up by a C...

One of our YouTube viewers had a question on what a child should do if they are lifted up in the air. When a kid is lifted up, we teach a bicycle kick. The idea is to hit the abductor in the groin. Another thing to keep in mind, along with the lower kicks we teach eye strikes with their hands at the same time they'd be shouting for help.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Shrimp Pad Thai

This shrimp pad thai is a great side dish or make a double batch for a main entree.

1 pkg Rice Noodles (6 oz)
4 tbsp packed Light Brown Sugar
3 tbsp Fish Sauce
1 1/2 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
2 tbsp Canola Oil
3 cloves Garlic, chopped
3/4 lb raw peeled and deveined Shrimp
3 Eggs
1 can Bean Sprouts (16 oz)
1 cup Sliced Scallion
1/3 cup chopped roasted unsalted peanuts, plus more for garish (optional)
1 lime cut into wedges
Fresh cilantro

Soak noodles in water for 30 minutes, Drain and set aside.

Mix brown sugar, fish sauce, vinegar, and cayenne in a small bowl, set aside. Heat oil in wok or large non-skillet on medium-high heat. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds. Add Shrimp, saute 2 minutes, flipping once. Move garlic and shrimp to side of pan. Add noodles and 1/2 cup water. Stir noodles for 3 to 4 minutes until the water is absorbed. Pour the fish sauce-brown sugar mixture and stir, combining shrimp and noodles. Push noodles to side. Add egg and scramble in pan, then mix with noodles mixture. Repeat with remaining 2 eggs, making a well each time. Stir in bean sprouts, scallion, and peanuts. Add cilantro and squirt of lime. Serve immediately garnished with lime wedge.