Tuesday, December 6, 2016

MyMixx promotion + $75 Amazon gift card Giveaway + A new approach to eating kettle corn

Dear my readers,

I recently just hit 6K followers on Instagram, and I just want to thank you for all your support. Lime and Cilantro will honestly be a shit show without you guys.

In order to celebrate this, I am teaming up with Tatu Digital Media to bring you a pretty sweet giveaway and an awesome MyMixx promotion offer.

  • If you purchase $150 or more in Visa gift cards at any Albertsons location, you will instantly get $10. 
  • So, basically, one gift card to buy gifts for the holidays, and one chipotle for you. Win/Win.
  • Don’t know where the nearest Albertsons is, click here.
  • It is a very short promotion, lasting only from 12/4 to 12/17.

Another secret tip (don’t tell anyone) is you can actually double dip on rewards if you use your rewards credit card to purchase gift cards.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Hainan chicken and the most aromatic garlic ginger rice

People to thank for this recipe

This Hainan chicken and rice recipe is from my good friend Chelsea’s family. Watching Chelsea and her grandmother cook together, and patiently communicate with each other, despite language barriers, inspires me to write the following story, which is dedicated to unsung heroes in my life.

The story

While growing up with 22 people in Yangon, everything I had ever wanted was my own room, and the freedom to not answer everyone whenever I go out.  Try answering to at least 5 people every time you go somewhere, especially when these five people are strong, stubborn single Asian aunts, who take no bullshit.  Guilt often builds up fast. Even a casual hang out with a friend starts to feel like you are committing an adulterous act. Hence, I am entitled to blame all my current problems to the fact that I grew up in a big household. Why are you late for class? I grew up with 22 people. Why did you run red light? My aunts were overprotective.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Rose water and cardamon sugar cookies

Diary of a cookie addict

Age 0 -1: Didn’t know about cookies. Mostly feast on my mom’s milk.

Age 1- 5: Saw cookies for the first time in cartoon (Burmese people don’t eat or make cookies). They just looked like brown circular things. Wondered why western kids love them. Honestly, cookies looked and still look disgusting in cartoons. My favorite dessert was pure sugar straight from a sugar bag (yea, I was macho like that even as a kid).

cookie for holiday