Thai curries are brilliant combinations of curry paste, coconut milk, vegetables, and meat, seafood or tofu, punctuated by intoxicating fresh herbs. The flavors are exotic, but they're surprisingly quick to cook (15 minutes maximum) with a nearly identical technique, so they're easy to customize to your own taste with ingredients found in most supermarkets. Have fun mixing and matching to your favorite style of curry.
I wanted to make something that would tantalize our taste-buds but still be healthy, fresh-tasting and colorful. This recipe delivers in every department. The kids loved assembling their own oriental-style chicken-lettuce 'tacos' at the table, loading them with the toppings of their choosing, drizzling with the yummy sauce, sprinkling on nuts and then eating everything up! I guess I should have made twice as much.
To make this dish simple to make, prepare the greens and garnishes in advance and refrigerate. Cook the noodles up to two hours ahead and keep at room temperature. At serving time, you'll just have to prepare the toppings.
Can't believe a recipe for Hanh Dam isn't in this database! This is a great side to so many Vietnamese dishes. You can use it in salads, in a bowl of Pho, in sandwiches, or just as a side with just about anything. Although these will keep, its best to use them immediately to keep them from becoming too vinegary.
This recipe is from the cooking.com website. It's a vegetarian version of the classic Indian main dish that features basmati rice, potato, carrots and peas and plenty of aromatic and flavorful Indian spices. It's also popular in Pakistan. As a main dish, it serves 4; but as a side dish it can serve 6-8 people.
This is great for those who are lactose intolerant or keep Kosher. For those who are lactose intolerant, they get to try an Indian dish they would not otherwise get to try. For those who keep Kosher, there is no dairy in soy products, and that takes the worry out of mixing meat and dairy, which is otherwise a big no-no.
A few months back I posted this recipe for Spicy Basil Lettuce Chicken Wraps. Made with PF Chang's lettuce wraps in mind, I created the aformentioned recipe as a healthier alternative. PF Chang's version is laden with calories, carbohydrates (22% of your daily recommended value) and unhealthy fats (15% of your daily recommended saturated fat allocation). As an aside, check out LiveStrong.com for more nutritional facts about Pf Chang's lettuce wraps and other restaurant food reviews.
Having not made this in months, my desire to eat an almost entirely meat based dish has gone straight out the window. Whipping up a vegetarian version seemed like the only logical solution. When in doubt, substitute beans for chicken. Which type of beans just depends on the taste you are going for. Chickpeas pack the perfect punch for the vegetarian version of this recipe. They can be broken down into a semi-ground state perfectly and they soak up the asian flavors of this dish, not missing a single beat i
This is a Chinese dessert that I found to submit for the Zaar World Tour '05...
Coconut milk lends a sweet flavor to bananas in this quick and easy recipe. It makes a light dessert for two, or can easily be doubled to serve four people.