Archive for the ‘Healthy Ingredients’ Category

postheadericon Lemongrass Chicken Curry Recipe

Lemongrass Chicken Curry Recipe I recently received a request (thanks Julie!) for a green curry paste recipe made from scratch.  I debated on whether or not I should include a recipe for homemade green curry paste in my last cookbook, “Everyday Thai Cooking” but ultimately chose not to as many people I know would rather buy [...]

postheadericon Lemongrass Thai Salad

I had such an amazing time making this refreshing and gorgeous Thai Salad from my cookbook, Everyday Thai Cooking, on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family show the other day!   It’s filled with vibrant colors and interesting textures from the purple cabbage, coconut, green beans and crushed peanuts.  And then there’s the dressing…wow!  The yummy salad [...]

postheadericon Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles

Wondering what to serve for your Grammy party?  Make your guests sing with this  easy and delicious recipe for Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles.   This is a great recipe for entertaining because you can make it in advance and stick the noodles in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.  Plus, they’re vegetarian so you can [...]

postheadericon Thai Steak Salad

I’ve been in my hometown of Minneapolis this week and had the pleasure of making an appearance on KARE-11 TV with the fabulous anchor Pat Evans!  He was a great friend of my mom Leeann’s so I was especially honored to be visiting his set.   Click here to view my cooking demo on KARE-11! I covered  [...]

postheadericon Japanese Style Stir-Fried Vegetables

The twins are graduating from kindergarten this week (Yikes! How did that happen?) and we’ve got recitals and all sorts of end of the year craziness happening so I was just thinking about something easy to make for dinner tonight. I don’t really have time to go to the grocery store and remembered that I [...]

postheadericon California Roll

Yup, that’s how we roll. Who doesn’t love California Roll? I still have friends in LA who are squeamish about raw fish (I know, how can this be?) but I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love the sweet, fluffy, sticky, crunchy and salty goodness of a California Roll. One of my proudest moments was when [...]

postheadericon Chinese Peanut Noodles with Chicken

Noodles have played an important role in the Chinese diet dating all the way back to the Han Dynasty 206 B.C.  I mean, who doesn’t love noodles especially when they’re tossed with peanut butter, sesame oil, soy sauce, garlic, ginger and some chile-garlic sauce?  This recipe is sweet and nutty with a nice spicy kick.  [...]

postheadericon Kung Pao Tofu

Looking to put the POW in your Kung Pao?  Look no further because my simple vegetarian take on this classic Szechuan recipe is loaded with yummy flavors from the sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, srircha and Chinese rice wine and some POWerful protein from the tofu and peanuts.  For a vegan version, just replace [...]

postheadericon Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles

I’ve really been craving these Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles lately so I couldn’t resist reposting this easy, fast and delicious recipe.  These noodles are awesome because you can throw in any veggie you like and any leftover meat (like the roast chicken from dinner last night) for an easy breezy one pot meal.   Follow [...]

postheadericon Chicken Teriyaki Bowl

When I was pregnant with the twins, I constantly craved mashed potatoes, cheeseburgers and chicken teriyaki bowls (I was eating for three after all!)  I craved it so much I came up with this recipe and made my hubby make it for me all the time (in between foot rubs).   As growing-up-too-fast five year-olds, [...]

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