Easy weeknight meals are a universal demand. Even moreso when they hold the possibility of making use of veggies lolling about in the fridge, getting a bit too comfy there.
This sheet pan cauli fried rice Continue reading “Fried Cauliflower Rice – Sheet Pan Method”
Grain-free baking. What’s even the point? Well, the point is that some people are following a grain-free lifestyle. Those people now include me. At least in training. This is because for the past half-year plus, Continue reading “Adventures in Grain-free Baking: Carrot Turmeric Muffins”
Food on a stick is fun.
In Thailand, since so many food carts serve grilled pork, sausages, chicken and whatnot on sticks, the little wooden skewers are standard stock in pretty much any grocery store or even mom-and-pop convenience shop.
That makes it easy for you, Continue reading “Lovely Lamb Kebobs from the Grill Pan”
Watermelon-feta salads are not a new concept any more, and they are a refreshing summer salad addition to the patio table. If you have been reluctant to pair watermelon with cheese, I get it. When the combo was trending around 5 years or so ago, it struck me as weird and wrong. Not interested enough to test these recipes in my own kitchen, on my own people, Continue reading “Super Summer Salad: Watermelon with Feta, Pickled Onions, Mint & Basil”
I’ve been making a conscious effort to add more Thailand-friendly whole food prebiotics to my diet. One way to achieve this is to eat more green bananas. Green bananas are about as commonplace as dirt in this country, with a price tag to match. Problem is though, who really wants to eat one? To find a way to answer that question with the words, “I do,” Continue reading “Green Banana Salted Date Smoothie”
For a time, a few years back when both my boys were still at home with me in Thailand, and to go with our Family Movie Nights, I was knocking out 2 pizzas nearly every Friday evening – one with red sauce and one with white (because dinner would be way too easy if everyone wanted the same colored sauce on their pizza).
These days I make pizza far less often, in part because Continue reading “Garlicky White Sauce for Pizza”
Sometime I celebrate my annual holiday in the US by making questionable kitchen purchases to bring back to Thailand.
For example, a size large Continue reading “Simple Roasted Root Veggies and Friends”
The philosopher Diogenes was eating bread and lentils for supper. He was seen by the philosopher Aristippus, who lived comfortably by flattering the king. Said Aristippus, “If you would learn to be subservient to the king you would not have to live on lentils.” Said Diogenes, “Learn to live on lentils and you will not have to be subservient to the king.
— Anthony de Mello
Lentils – and legumes in general – are a polarising food.
I’m loyal to the Lentil.
I like the taste and think my body appreciates them too, at least in moderation.
They are earthy and make me feel like a low-on-the-food-chain sorceress every time I cook with them. That means something to me in this era of i-phones and food delivery services.
A good lentil salad can go places, Continue reading “A Go-to Lentil Salad”
I’ve decided to go all in with cauliflower rice, at least while I’m Plant Paradoxing.
This is a cauli rice version of one of my favorite quick and easy everyday meals: fried rice with eggs, seaweed and sesame. It’s my adaptation of a recipe in one of my amply stained Continue reading “Fried Cauli “Rice” with Japanese Dreams”
I love Thai food – full stop.
By now, I love some of it so much I doubt I can live without it, even after my days as a “non-immigrant resident” are over, and I’m (presumably) back in the Western world doing … Hmmm – better not to get ahead of myself — No idea yet what that will be. With the exception, however, that I will be cooking certain Thai dishes with some regularity. Among them: Som Tom Thai (green papaya salad), green mango salad, cashew chicken, stir-fried pork (or whatever) with garlic, Thai bird chiles and holy basil (“pad grapow”) and some version of pomelo salad. These are the menu items I zero in on Continue reading “How to “Rice” Cauliflower – Box Grater Method”