Simple Salads – This with a Thai Inspiration

I have lately been into the simplest of salads.  Tonight I made Pad Thai and mixed up a simple tomato and cucumber salad to go with it, using rice vinegar and sugar in the dressing to give it an Asian twist. Someone commented on an earlier post about using a food chopper for things like […]

Red Chicken Curry in Coconut Milk Recipe

I periodically make a coconut curry with either chicken or tofu and a variety of vegetables depending on what I have on hand. I follow the basic recipe on the jar of Thai red curry paste. Start your rice cooking while you fix this and it should all be done about the same time. This […]

Chicken Coconut Soup

I ended up doing two recipes from The Minimalist Cooks Dinner by Mark Bittman last night, both of which I’d cooked before. I really like this book and need to remember to get it out more often. The recipes are generally quite suitable for weeknight cooking, with a lot of fish and seafood recipes. Since […]

Back to the Curry: This Time with Tofu

My earlier tofu curry was good but it lost something as leftovers, as the tofu had no firm definition. I made it again last night but fried the cubed tofu up in a bit of olive oil until it was nicely browned all over and then I added some minced garlic and chopped onions and […]

Tofu Curry

More coconut curries…. This time we used a firm tofu rather than any meat. Sauteed some onion and garlic in oil, then added a tablespoon of red curry paste and stirred it around. I put some of the tofu in at this point to fry it a bit. I think next time I’ll fry the […]