Sugar substitutes are everywhere. If you are in the market for one, how do you decide? Personally, I am looking for something that does not raise my blood sugar, and erythritol in particular has Continue reading “Erythritol – a Sweetener of Interest”
Despite living in Thailand for over a decade, like most people residing outside the tropics, when I need coconut milk, I reach for a tetra sealed package on a shelf at the grocery store. Local folk have been telling me for years that this is inexcusable. Continue reading “How to Make Coconut Milk from Scratch”
Have you tried matcha yet? I didn’t get what the big deal was until I tried my first one at a nearby Starbucks, in latte form. That pretty much ruined me for a year or so. It was months before I got around to trying an unadulterated hot matcha tea. The flavor is earthy and intriguing, yes. But if I’m being honest, I really do enjoy Continue reading “Matcha Non-dairy Latte Recipe”
When you have lived in Thailand long enough that: Continue reading “Bangkok Guide: 5 Easy & Interesting Experiences for the First Time Visitor”
One of my absolute favorite “standard issue” Thai dishes, found in just about any Thai restaurant in Bangkok from the humblest sidewalk shack to 5-star hotel restaurants with riverside views, is spicy stir-fried fill-in-the-blank-with-your-preferred-protein with holy basil (“pad kaprao”). Usually served in individual portions over rice as a complete 1-dish meal, rather than part of an ensemble meal, it is also a local favorite. While I took to it immediately, in the beginning it confounded me, Continue reading “How to Identify Holy Basil + Spicy Stir-fried Pork with Holy Basil (“Pad Kaprao Moo”) Recipe”
I fly a lot with my day job. Over the years I have observed the way my body reacts to this situation. Sometimes not so well.
The biggest problem I have noticed is Continue reading “How to Avoid “Jet Belly” (aka Bloat) and Generally Feel Good when Flying”
This is a recipe for steamed fish.
I’m proud to offer it, because, for years, I was afraid to steam even a fish filet. I don’t know why it was so intimidating to me. Turns out Continue reading “Be Brave – Steam a Fish, with Recipe”
Sometimes nothing quite meets my salad needs like sprightly tabouli. Especially in the summer. And since it is basically always summer here in Thailand, a tabouli craving could strike at any time. Continue reading “Quinoa Tabouli”
I said good-bye to a friend last week. She had been with me for nearly as long as I’ve lived here in Thailand, accompanying me on nearly every significant market trip. She was predominantly light blue and green in color and composed of an inexpensive Continue reading “Ode to a Favorite Market Bag + a Splendid Poached Chicken Recipe”