Category Archives: Chicken Feet

Bean Threads Taste Good!

Waaaaaay back in August, my sister gave me several chicken feet from her slaughtered chickens. I had them in the freezer all this time and finally, since it was now 2010, I figured I needed to do something with them. I made a stock and put it in the freezer, figuring it would be another several months before I actually used it.

Lucky for me, however, The Man got inspired. Part of our resolution this year is to eat more healthy (it’s like a broken record that just replays these same words every January). He made one of Nina Simonds’ super-tasty Chinese soups with the chicken feet stock and these AWESOME Chinese bean thread noodles that he found at the Asian market up the street. Made from mung beans and potato starch, they are nicely slippery and authentically Asian noodle-y, without being made from rice. Yea!!!

One caveat before you go slurping up all this goodness. Pass the Beano, if you know what I mean!

bean thread noodles in a bag

Chinese meatball and noodle soup


Filed under Chicken Feet, new products, noodles

Chicken Feet Text Message

It’s not every day that oldest my sister texts me with this message: “Do you like chicken feet?” Hmmm. Where could this question possibly be leading? I text back: “Maybe?”

Her text: “We are slaughtering chickens today. Do you want the feet?”

My text, following a mad Web scramble for chicken feet recipes: “Sure!”

So now we are on our way to San Francisco to move a friend to Portland. On the way back, we’ll rendezvous with my sister in Redding to get the chicken feet. Good times!


Filed under Chicken Feet, Cooking, food, Food allergies, Glorious Food, gluten-free