Pumpkin Cream Sauce with Linguine | The Novice Housewife

There’s lots to talk about today.

This pumpkin pasta for one, courtesy Eat.Feed.Love’s taste club box. The Eat.Feed.Love’s taste club box and an exclusive discount codeMy absence. Shutting down TPC. Moving to US. Moving to Dallas. 

My last post was from India; when I was still working on The Pink CakeBox, Chandigarh in India. Doing customized cakes. Then V got a job change and we decided that its best that I come back. You can read a little more about it here.

Its been a difficult decision. A lot of hard work went in establishing the business and it had finally started picking up with regular orders but with V’s MBA over and a new job for him in Dallas, it was time for me to move back. I do miss TPC- my clients, pushing myself to meet deadlines, pushing myself to get better with each order, the relief when an order was executed well and the joy when the positive feedback would come in the form of a call, message or a repeat order. Its been difficult letting all that go. But I will always cherish the last one year for what it was. There were a lot of struggles- countless sleepless nights working on an order, tense moments before getting the client’s feedback, tears cried over a cake that did not meet my expectation, frustrations over difficult clients and though at the time all of it made me feel like quitting- now when I look back I think it all added to the experience. And if given a chance I would love to do it all, all over again.

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Copycat P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps | The Novice Housewife

So I wont bore you yet again with I have been busy and apologize yet again for being MIA. I think thats just been so overdone on the blog lately. So let’s get past that and let’s concentrate on today’s recipe.

Lettuce wraps.

Chicken Lettuce Wraps.

P.F Chang inspired chicken lettuce wraps.

Crazy easy to make and super delicious to eat. A great appetizer for parties or if you are trying to keep a check on your weight then the perfect meal. Plus, they are gluten free. You just have to make them. Like pronto. Even if you are a vegetarian, it shouldn’t stop you, because you can easily substitute the chicken for tofu. Been there, done that. So I can assure you it works. And works well.

Copycat P.F. Chang's Chicken Lettuce Wraps | The Novice Housewife

The sudden urge to make lettuce wraps came by the other day when I went to Kylin, Chandigarh and ordered us some chicken lettuce wraps. They were good and they brought back wonderful memories of the PF. Changs lettuce wraps I have had in Phoenix. And the copy cat tofu recipe I made to take a potluck so that V would have something vegetarian to eat. They were so good that the meat lovers also had quite a bit of V’s dinner of lettuce wraps. Luckily I had made enough for everyone.

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Easy Chicken Pad See Ew recipe | The Novice Housewife #glutenfree

If you follow me on instagram, a while back I posted a picture of Pad See Ew my Indonesian friend had taught me. I taught her how to make a Louis Vuitton deco roll and in return she shared this easy Thai recipe made by stir frying rice noodles with certain sauces, chicken and chinese broccoli or napa cabbage. It literally takes 15 minutes to make from start to finish. I kid you not. Its the easiest meal to put on the table, even on a weeknight.

The best part of this dish is the  smokey flavor of the noodles, which my friend said you get by cooking this dish on high heat and charring the noodles nicely after the sauces have dried.

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