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Is punishing a 7-year-old by putting Tapatio sauce in his mouth torture? How about forcing him, sobbing and screaming, into a cold shower? What does it mean to do these things to a child, at least in part, for the sake of publicity? An Anchorage jury is looking at these questions this week in the case of Jessica Beagley, an Anchorage mother charged with misdemeanor child abuse after a video of her angry hot sauce and cold shower punishment session appeared on the "Dr. Phil" show. To be considered abuse, the jury must decide if the punishment was cruel, torturous and disproportionate to what the boy did. According to testimony, the boy, one of a set of twins recently adopted from Russia, got into minor trouble at school for sword-fighting with pencils and then denied it when his mother asked about it. To me, the hot sauce and the shower are beside the point. It doesn't matter whether a jury says Beagley is officially an abuser.
Sweet, spicy and just the right amount of tang and flavor. This bok choy is bursting with loads of flavor and is guaranteed to be your new favorite side dish. I love cooking with vegetables and tend to find myself eating more vegetables in the summer. After a visit to H-mart the other week, I roasted some bok choy. I recently made these noodles as shown above and used sweet red chili sauce for the dressing. Often times, when people are asked to buy a specific ingredient, they ask me for other recipes where they can use the same ingredient, in this case, the sweet red chili sauce. I tweaked the dressing a bit and used it to dress this bok choy. This dressing can also be used on any grilled or roasted vegetable, on grilled fish and chicken and even pork! I also love this bok choy with soba noodles. Click here for this recipe.
It also tastes good a lot of the time. Not to mention, people can be pretty gross when they eat, especially when they do so in over-the-top, finger-licking fashion. Still, hundreds of thousands of people tune in each week to watch Bethany Gaskin binge-eat shellfish on YouTube. Gaskin, 44, has capitalized on the popularity of a food-video genre known as mukbang, which involves scarfing down, on camera, more grub than should rightly be consumed in a single sitting. Gaskin chats up her audience while eating king crab legs, mussels, lobster tails, hard-boiled eggs and roasted red potatoes. The videos, produced in her Cincinnati home, have made her a millionaire, she said.