WHAT I USED:
For the bags I purchased the ones below on Amazon. I also decided to purchase a sealer for extra security for the bags since I was mailing them. I really didn't want my family to open the box and find all the ingredients had merged together. But that could be my OCD talking :).
As far as the labels. I made them myself. I used Adobe Illustrator to make them, but it's just as easy to use Microsoft Office. Just open a new document, draw a text box and insert the text. Make sure the border on the box is a little thicker and then when you cut them out, cut just outside the line leaving a white border. I used full sheet sticker paper in my ink jet printer.
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
Zest of 2 organic limes
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (if you want completely authentic you can use 2 tsp red curry paste instead)
4 cups chicken broth
3 tablespoons oyster sauce sauce
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
3 (13.5 ounce) cans coconut milk
1/2 pound fresh shiitake mushrooms, diced
1 pound medium shrimp - peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
salt to taste
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
P.S.S. This soup is super yummy! I will admit that since made it the other night, I have actually dreamt about eating it every day since. LOL So be prepared to have cravings the next day :)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 small onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, diced 2 quarts water
3 teaspoons ginger, minced
6 cups chicken stock / bone broth
1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
1 head cabbage, cored and coarsely chopped
3 chicken breasts, diced
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 teaspoon sugar (this balances the acidity of the tomatoes)
*Can be enjoyed as a soup or poured over cooked short grain (sushi) rice.
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