Archive for the ‘Salad Recipes’ Category

postheadericon Mango Prawn Salad with Rice Noodles

TV personality and my gluten-free gal pal Jeannie Mai popped over the other day and we decided to have some fun in the kitchen.   Her friend Jen just found out that she needs to be on a gluten-free diet as well so we whipped up this fresh and light salad gluten-free salad bursting with [...]

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 Prawn and Mango Salad

I was so excited to appear on Good Day LA recently to demo light summer salads with hosts Araksya Karapetyan and Marla Tellez! I made this easy and delicious Prawn and Mango Salad from my cookbook, “Everyday Thai Cooking” made with juicy fresh mangos, red pepper, cucumber, cilantro, crushed peanuts, tender shrimp tossed in a sweet, [...]

postheadericon Thai Mango and Prawn Salad

Happy New Year everyone!!  After devouring my sister’s amazing Beef Wellington and grilled lobster on New Year’s Eve followed by my chocolate molten lava cake, I’m staring at my Fit Bit (Christmas present from hubby) knowing I’ll need to triple the steps I take this week to burn that dinner off.  Don’t get me wrong, [...]

postheadericon Braised Pork Belly Lettuce Wraps

I recently met my friend Susie at Lukshon Restaurant in Culver City and we had the most delicious, melt-in-your-mouth braised pork belly lettuce wraps with a sweet, sour and salty hot sauce.  The luxurious and rich pork belly was brilliantly paired with bright sauce bursting with Southeast Asian Flavors.  I felt inspired to try my [...]

postheadericon Chinese Chicken Salad

Did you know that Chinese Chicken Salad was supposedly invented at Madame Wu’s in the 1960’s when she served it to Cary Grant?   Legend has it that he went wild for it and asked her to put it on the menu.  I’ve been to China before and the salads there are completely different than [...]

postheadericon Southeast Asian Mango & Prawn Salad

It you’re like me, it’s been so hot that I haven’t felt like cooking the last few days.  I recently visited the famed Lotus of Siam restaurant in Las Vegas known for its legendary and authentic Thai cuisine.  Chefs from around the world visit this gem tucked away in a nondescript mini-mall because the food [...]

postheadericon Crispy Calamari Salad

If feels like spring has finally sprung everywhere (including Minneapolis where my sister Laura told me the 8 inches of snow that fell last week finally melted!) and it’s put me in the mood to re-post this delicious Crispy Calamari Salad. Why?  Because the bright colors and zingy dressing along with the crispy crunch of [...]

postheadericon Crispy Calamari Salad

Don’t just love it when you order crispy calamari at a restaurant?  It’s crispy and flavorful but doesn’t leave you feeling heavy.  Maybe you thought you couldn’t tackle it home but I’m here to tell you that it’s super simple and fast.  Here’s my Thai version with the crispy calamari perched atop mixed greens, tomatoes [...]

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