Recipes

Tom Kha Gai Soup

Tom Kha Gai Soup – Thai Chicken in Coconut Milk

Tom Kha Gai (or Chicken in Coconut Milk Soup) is a recipe where all of the favorite flavors of Thailand come together. Fresh ginger, lemongrass, chili peppers and lime leaves combined with creamy coconut milk is one delicious bowl of Thai soup. Despite the complexity of flavors in this dish, its actually quite easy to […]
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on November 28, 2015
Massaman Curry Recipe

Beef Massaman Curry (Matsaman Curry)

We had our first taste of Massaman curry (or Matsaman curry) during a trip to Thailand several years ago. The flavor completely took us by surprise and it has since become one of our favorite Thai dishes. It’s use of cinnamon, star anise and cardamom gives it an unusual flavor that sets it apart from other […]
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on November 21, 2015
Pad Thai Noodle Recipe

Pad Thai Noodles

Pad Thai is one of our favorite Thai noodle dishes. It’s slightly sweet flavor along with the tangy lime and crunchy peanuts are a winning combination that puts this comfort food at the top of many people’s favorite Thai dishes. And best of all, it’s really easy to make this dish at home. Ingredients (4 servings) […]
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on November 7, 2015
Tom Yum Soup

Tom Yum Soup

This classic Thai soup has always been a favorite at our house, but the first time my husband and I made it ourselves was during a Thai cooking class in Bangkok. We were first treated to a tour through the market where we were able to shop like locals and see all of the exotic fresh ingredients. The […]
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on November 2, 2015
Fig and Onion Chutney

Fig and Onion Chutney

I happened to have several figs left-over from a poached fig with walnuts and chocolate dessert I made earlier in the week. Aren’t figs one of those ingredients that don’t get used very often, and then when you have them the few left over end up lingering in the pantry until you finally decide to […]
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on October 19, 2015
Walnut Stuffed Fig

Walnut-Stuffed Figs with Coconut and Chocolate

Figs, for some reason, have always been a little difficult for me to find. They seem popular during Christmas time, but even then if I was planning to use them for a recipe I always had to hunt around the supermarket to locate any. Why is it that this time they next to the maple […]
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on October 10, 2015
Red Lentil Soup Recipe

Red Lentil Soup with Yogurt and Garlic

Prior to visiting Turkey, I had never tried red lentils. But in Istanbul you can’t go to a restaurant that features local dishes without running into red lentil soup. As I’ve found out, the red lentils can be more convenient to work with than some other dried legumes because there is no need to soak […]
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Stuffed Eggplant with Onion and Tomato

Stuffed Eggplant with Onion, Tomato and Fresh Herbs

I ran across this dish on a month-long visit to Istanbul. Eggplant was in season at the time and we were able to sample quite a few dishes that were new to me. I love traveling to places that aren’t afraid of variety, spice and flavor – Istanbul is one such place. This dish is served room […]
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on September 25, 2015
Turkish Ravioli

Turkish Ravioli with Eggplant and Tomato Sauce and Feta

I ran across Turkish Ravioli (Manti) during a trip to Istanbul. They are tiny dumplings typically filled a mixture of spiced beef or lamb. Despite their small size, the dumplings, typical of Turkish cuisine, have a lot of flavor. They are often served with a yogurt sauce, but for this recipe I opted to go with […]
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on September 23, 2015
Yogurt Mint Jalapeno Dip

Yogurt Dip with Jalapeno and Fresh Herbs

This yogurt dip recipe was inspired by a recent trip to Istanbul. In most restaurants after you are seated a waiter comes along with a tray filled with little dishes (mezze or appetizers). There is typically an assortment of hot and cold items available with flavors that vary from mild to spicy. Going out for appetizers […]
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on September 17, 2015