Archive for the ‘Thai’ Category

End-of-the-Week Vegetable Curry

June 8, 2016

“There is a prevailing theory that we need to know much more than we do to feed ourselves well. It isn’t true.” – Tamara Adler

Oh, serendipity, I love you.

I need to gush/share with you all that I just discovered the book The Everlasting Meal by Tamara Adler. It came in the mail on Monday, and from the first pages, her cooking philosophy so sang to me since it feels really close to what is happening in my brain in the kitchen when I cook. So much so that her third chapter ends with a kind of end of the week vegetable curry. I had just made this curry you see in these pictures on the Friday before I read her book, almost exactly according to her recipe, with all the leftover veggies in my fridge, while the kids ate pizza.

If that is not serendipity, I …

Asian Lime Chicken with Braised Bok Choy

April 14, 2016

Do you ever grab an ingredient at the store that is totally off-list but you just know you need it and then you get home think, what am I going to do with this? My husband will tell you that I do this all the time. Well,this dish was born out of that scenario. Luckily for both of us, the results were delicious.

I love bok choy in restaurants, but hadn’t made it at home in ages. Of course, when I googled methods for cooking it, Martha Stewart’s braised bok chop came up, so I knew I was in good hands. And this ginger-sesame version looks delicious too, think I might have to try it next time.

Braising is such a great technique to give you lots of options in the kitchen – I recently did these same steps with fennel, chicken broth, …

Curried Pumpkin Coconut Soup

March 20, 2015

One of the things that made me want to do the Whole30 was because I genuinely love vegetables and finding new things to do with them.

Unfortunately, I also really love cheese. And bread. And wine. So, my Whole30 was a Whole14.

I feel like I need to be honest here because I laid it out for you lovely readers that I was doing the Whole30 and because maybe you thought, hey, should I try that too?

Well, yes and no.

Yes if you have any health issues, especially with digestion or allergies or asthma or insomnia and you want to find out if there is a food that is causing it. Because I think the only way to get through the month is if your life depended on it. (Just kidding. I am totally weak, I know.) Seriously, many people have had life-long issues clear up with this …

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup + A Wine Tasting

May 24, 2014

Want to meet my favorite comfort food?

Asian Chicken Noodle Soup has everything regular chicken soup has when you are craving a soul-satisfying bowl of something in your hands. Plus it has the balance of all those Thai flavors – lemongrass, lime, Sriracha sauce, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, and sesame oil.

This pic doesn’t do the flavors of this soup justice, but even still I had to share it on here because I have been eating it all week and it is just so good.

Remember this book?

If you don’t,that is because it was Billy Joel’s second wife who he was married to for a nano-second.  When it came out, I was a newlywed living in Rochester, NY and I think I bought it because I saw her on Oprah. But guess what? There are actually a lot of really …

Thai Butternut Squash Soup

November 9, 2013

There is only one reason why this gorgeous bowl of Thai Butternut Squash Soup exists…

my father in law.

Back in June, he planted us a garden. For the third year in a row. It is such a simple but powerful gift to give, and I am taking notes for when our kids are grown. When I saw these cute, familiar shapes growing this summer, I was dreaming about what I would do with them.

I have made an abundance of butternut squash/apple/curry combos the past few years, like Ina Garten’s version. They are delicious but I was craving something different. So when I saw versions of butternut squash soup made with Thai flavors, I knew just what I was going to make come harvest day.

I went through a Thai food cooking phase a few years ago, devouring cookbooks from …