When you have lived in Thailand long enough that: Continue reading “5 Easy & Interesting Bangkok 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”
I don’t know exactly when it was that I crossed the line from being this person who frequently declared belief in maintaining a “healthy balance” of food and lifestyle choices, and left it at that, into the one who
obsessively actively seeks out the latest minutia of nutritional & wellness information for the purpose of experimenting on herself. A person whose social media heroes are Continue reading “Becoming a Health Weirdo & Why You Might Want to Add MSM Powder to Your Daily Routine”
“You can eat spicy?”
I am still amused at how often I am asked this question by Thai people. If I had 10 THB for every time it happened I’d have Continue reading “Chicken Avocado Burgers (Made with Jalapeno Powder)”
Thai outdoor markets offer an astounding bounty: beautiful mangosteens, pineapples, mangos, guavas and papayas. All kinds of Thai classic cooked dishes as well. Raw meats and seafoods, veggies, Continue reading “Treat Your Salad Right – How to Make a Basic Vinaigrette”