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Curry Stupendous Curry! - Thai Curry You'll Love

Monday April 21, 2014

The temps are still cool here in the Northern part of the hemisphere, and a nice hot curry is just the ticket to dissolve the last of the winter chill. Curry offers such warmth and enlivening flavors as well as heart-warming aromas, and the leftovers are wonderful to enjoy again for dinner tomorrow night. Try one of my Thai Curry Recipes for some of the best curry you'll find anywhere. All you need are a few common Thai ingredients (like coconut milk), protein of your choice, (chicken, beef, or tofu) and some fresh veggies from the market. Go ahead and make up a pot, and celebrate all that's delicious in the world of world food! (shown: New Thai Chicken Curry with Vegetables)

Cake Recipe Easter Treat: Coconut Layer Cake!

Sunday April 20, 2014

Everyone deserves a treat at Easter (not just the kids!), and what could be nicer than a beautiful homemade cake?! My absolute favorites is this moist & delicious Coconut Layer Cake with Fluffy Coconut Icing! Among cake lovers the world over, coconut layer cake has become a classic and true favorite. In Thailand, all the top hotels make their coconut cake with freshly-squeezed coconut milk and toasted coconut. I've replicated the idea here by using canned coconut milk and regular dry shredded coconut from the baking aisle. It has literally taken me years of trial and error to get this recipe right. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does! (photo by D.Schmidt)

Pork Beautiful Flavor! - Exquisite Pork Chops Recipe

Saturday April 19, 2014

Thai pork chops with mango Spring is a time of newness and that includes new tastes and fresh flavors. Instead of boring old pork chops with applesauce, check out this exquisite recipe: Thai Pork Chops with Mango ! This Thai version of pork chops is simple to make and SOooo delicious. Replacing the usual applesauce is fresh mango combined in a tangy Thai sauce that makes this dish sing with flavor. The chops are easily baked in the oven, and the accompanying sauce can be made as they bake. Turns ordinary pork chops into a fresh-tasting gourmet delight that is just light and bright as spring sunshine. ENJOY! (photo by D. Schmidt)

Dessert Exotic Treat! - Take a Culinary Trip to the Tropics

Friday April 18, 2014

Sweeten up your week by taking a culinary trip to the tropics!  These Thai Dessert Recipes carry with them the alluring taste of the exotic.  Scrumptious, bright as summer sunshine, plus they're low enough in calories to get you fit for swim suit season ahead.  Thai desserts are naturally lactose-free, gluten, and lower in fat than most Western-style desserts while remaining high in flavor, texture, and taste, so you can have your cake and eat it too. Look out summer, here we come! (pictured: Thai Tapioca-Coconut Dessert, photo & recipe by D. Schmidt)

Stir Fry Sizzling Flavors! - Best Stir-Fry

Thursday April 17, 2014

On a cool spring day like this, the evening meal needs to be warm and appealing, providing a taste of spring freshness in every bite. A good stir-fry fits this description beautifully, with taste-bud awakening flavors that put a smile on my face. These Best Thai Stir Fry Recipes fit the bill precisely. These dishes combine the 'big 4 flavors' of Thai cuisine - sweet, sour, spicy, and salty - in fresh and exciting ways. Perfect for spring with all its newness. Happy spring eating everyone! (pictured: Thai Stir-Fried Ginger Chicken with Vegetables) ENJOY! (recipe by D.Schmidt)

Shrimp Spring-Fresh! - Thai Shrimp to Celebrate Spring

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Celebrate spring by indulging in a fresh taste experience. These Thai Shrimp Recipes will give you fresh, flavorful shrimp that tastes light and delicious as spring itself. And they're not difficult to make (you can cook up this yummy shrimp lettuce wrap dish in under 30 minutes). So try one of these superb recipes for dinner tonight or as a finger food treat - just pair with wine or your favorite drink and ENJOY! (Shown: Thai Shrimp Lettuce Wraps, photo & recipe by D. Schmidt)

Noodles Love Your Noodles! - Stir-Fried Noodle Recipe

Monday April 14, 2014

Monday deserves some fun comfort food, and I can't think of anything more fun than these Thai Stir-Fried Beef Noodles . It's currently my personal favorite noodle recipe, and when you taste it you'll see why. SOOoooo yummy-delicious and straightforward to make too, whether you're an accomplished cook or completely new to Asian cooking. Stir up a batch tonight and enjoy some noodle-y fun and goodness all thrown into one. (Shown: Thai Stir-Fried Beef Noodles)

Dessert Exotic Spring Treats! - Thai Dessert Recipes

Sunday April 13, 2014

Celebrate all that is sweet about the weekend with an exotic treat that tastes as fresh and delightful as spring itself. These Thai Dessert Recipes are delicious, bright as spring sunshine, and low enough in calories to get you fit for swim suit season ahead. Thai desserts are naturally lower in fat and calories than most Western-style desserts while remaining high in flavor, texture, and taste, so you can have your cake and eat it too. Happy spring eating! (pictured: Super-easy Thai Creme Caramel, photo

Pork Sweetest Recipe! - Sweet & Sour Pork

Saturday April 12, 2014

Spring is here and the very air is sweet with newness and promise. Our taste-buds are also craving new flavors with a hint of sweetness, and this Sweet & Sour Pork Recipe hits the spot precisely. If you enjoy sweet & sour dishes from Chinese or Thai restaurants, I encourage you to try this recipe. It isn't difficult to make, and everyone loves it, even kids. If you're a sweet and sour fan, put the homemade version on your 'must make' list this week and prepared to be impressed by the results! (photo & recipe of Sweet & Sour Pork by D. Schmidt)

Rice Favorite Recipe! - Best Chicken Fried Rice

Friday April 11, 2014

Rice is perfect for the fresher, lighter taste of spring and it can be so yummy-delicious with this right recipe.  One rice dish that always gets everyone's full attention at my house is this Thai Chicken Fried Rice Recipe which also happens to be one of my favorites.  It's a complete meal unto itself, or you can serve it as an inviting side to nearly any main course. Make it for dinner tonight, or check out my other Best Thai Fried Rice Recipes (including vegetarian) for even more rice inspiration. Here's to spring-delicious meals! (shown: Classic Thai Chicken Fried Rice)

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