Khao Soi

I really, really love Thai food. If I absolutely had to pick a single favorite dish, this might be it. It’s kind of hard to find outside Northern Thailand (except I’ve heard there’s a place in Oakland that has it – I MUST investigate!) I wrote about it when […]

Tofu with Bamboo Shoots

I know, I promised potato pancakes, but I have a small problem. I have a brand new Speedlite that I’m head over heels in love with, BUT I’m still having a hard time figuring out white balance with it, so all my potato pancake pictures are either bright blue […]

Thai Green Curry with Kabocha and Tempeh

I don’t know when, but at some point during the last decade, the game “high point, low point” became a habit. It’s easy: you just name a time or an event and come up with the high point and the low point. It applies to decades, high school, marathons, […]

Thai Broccoli and Noodles

I’ve been thinking about Thailand a lot lately. I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since we were running around Bangkok getting drenched in celebration of Songkran. Of all the things I miss the most, food is definitely near the top of the list. I miss the fruit […]

Thai Quinoa Salad

I’ve been on such a barley kick lately that quinoa kind of fell off the radar for a little while. While perusing the bulk bins at our local natural foods store, I saw the bin of quinoa and realized it had been too long since it made an appearance […]

Papaya Salad (Som Tam)

I’m a fraud. I tell people I’m vegetarian but I still eat fish sauce, and I probably always will. I just can’t imagine the rest of my life without eating things like this salad, and they would NOT be the same without that pungent liquid that so many people […]

Massaman Curry

While I was cooking, the smell of this curry brought back fond memories of the week and a half we spent in Bang Saphan Yai, Thailand. The family owned the collection of beach bungalows where we stayed made a different dinner each night we were there, and this curry […]

Yellow Curry Paste

I must have really been missing Asia this week because I decided it was time to attempt my first batch of kimchi (BIG fail) and break out the giant wooden mortar and pestle to make some curry paste (FTW!) By the way, was that a proper application of FTW? […]

Thai Noodle Salad

I am and have always been a morning person. So when I found out my working hours in Korea would be 3-10 PM, I wasn’t quite sure how I would cope with having to be a functional human after about 7:00 at night. Fortunately, the schedule seems to be […]

Vegetable Fried Rice

I am beyond thrilled to have a kitchen after so many months without one, but instead of breaking it in with an amazing, elaborate, feast, I just made a simple Thai-style fried rice. I ate this stuff pretty much every day in Thailand, and I see no reason to […]

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