After trying several recipes for vegetarian spring rolls (all good) I came up with this combination that I like best. Although they're at their very best fresh, they also keep and pack well, making this a nice alternative to packing a salad for lunch.
I also like to add cooked shrimp or fake crab to these - but then, of course, they aren't vegetarian anymore.
This easy soup makes a nice lunch or light supper. As some ingredients may not be readily available in all areas, substitutes are listed. From Simply THAI Cooking.
Updated to list ingredients in order of addition.
Adapted (liberally) from Simply THAI Cooking, this is a favorite in our house, as testified by the badly stained page in my cookbook. Can also sub pork for the chicken. Change vege to suit your taste - green beans are nice instead of bok choy. Prep all ingredients, including the sauces, before starting to cook.
Easy, tasty weeknight recipe. Adaptable to different types of meat; add veges or delete to suit your taste, or what you have on hand. I developed this "cook-and-drain" technique to avoid chow mein that was swimming in liquid. It also makes added thickeners unnecessary. I show varying amounts of noodles and cabbage - I enjoy a chow mein with lots of veges, but others in my family like the noodles. This recipe works well either way.
This started out being my recipe for spaghetti sauce, but when I taught my husband to make it, he improved it so it's now his. Our son, when he was young, was very concerned that he always be able to make Dad's sauce, so he watched and wrote down the recipe. I'm posting it here, so he can access now that he's grown and away from home.
This delicious pairing comes from "The Italian Country Table" by Lynne Caspar. It's become a family favorite in my house, as well as a dish we frequently use for entertaining. Don't let the ingredient list scare you - it's minced together and rubbed into the chicken. Roasting is largely unattended.
The dried shitake mushrooms in this recipe really intensifies the mushroom flavor of the humble button mushroom. Neither too saltey or too sour, this makes a fine addition to an antipasto platter
(NOTE: Time doesn't include 1 week marination time!)
My mother begged this recipe from a neighbor almost 40 years ago. I'm making it still every summer, because it's so good. This is pretty much the original recipe, though I've updated the brine based on current recommendations for better food safety.
I make soup like this based on what's freshest, and what I have on hand. More of a technique than a real recipe, but always light and satisfying. You can use more ingredients than specified, but will need more broth, too.