For many of us, the holiday season is the busiest time in the year, which means lots of running around in the cold. It can wear on our energy, which needs to remain high, especially with all the cold and flu viruses that come with this time of year. One of the best ways to ward off sickness and keep your energy high is to eat something hot and nourishing for dinner, like a good bowl of Soothing Thai Soup! Nutritious and famously immune-boosting, Thai soups will warm your body and soothe your spirit with every flavorful slurp. And they're a complete meal unto themselves, full of healthy ingredients that also happen to taste wonderful together. Here's to a happy and healthy holiday season! (shown: Ultra-Soothing Thai Chicken Noodle Soup, photo & recipe by D. Schmidt)
Rice makes a delicious and easy dish to serve your family, either as a side or as a main course dish. And it also happens to be one of the healthiest carbs to add to your diet, especially now that the weather is cold. For rice inspiration, take a look at these beautiful Thai Rice Recipes. When it comes to making tasty rice, few cuisines can match Thai's depth of flavor. Great for everyday meals, yet beautiful enough to take to a holiday dinner party or any kind of get-together. (Pictured: Thai Sticky Savory Rice, photo & recipe by D. Schmidt)
Please your whole family today with a beautiful Sunday roast. This Roasted Lemongrass Chicken (with Sweet Lime Sauce) is flavor-rich and juicy-tender. Lemongrass chicken is a popular dish throughout Thailand as well as in Vietnam and other Southeast-Asian countries. Even in our western cooking tradition, lemon and chicken have long been paired for delicious roasted chicken. In this Thai recipe, East meets West in what I believe you'll find are beautiful results. Moist and fall-off-the-bone tender, this roasted chicken is accompanied by an easy sweet lime sauce, ensuring every bite is always moist and bursting with flavor. You'll simply love this roast chicken recipe - and so will your loved ones. ENJOY!
Now that December is here, we're all looking for hot meals that provide us with plenty of warmth and energy as well as flavor. A good stir-fry delivers all three and more, providing more nutrition than any other cooking method. That's important for staying well now that the busy holiday season is here. For the most flavorful stir-fries you can find anywhere on the planet, take a look at these Thai Stir Fry Recipes. These dishes combine the 'big 4 flavors' of Thai cuisine - sweet, sour, spicy, and salty - in new and fantastic ways. So go ahead - have some fun and flavor at dinnertime, and get your nutrition too! (pictured: Thai Stir-Fried Ginger Chicken with Vegetables) ENJOY! (recipe by D.Schmidt)
Noodles are such a huge comfort food, plus they fuel your energy and help keep you warm during these chilly temps. May I suggest making up a batch of Thai noodles, which are especially delicious and satisfying owing to their wonderfully chewy texture and that perfect Asian balance of spicy, salty, sweet and sour? These Pad Thai Noodle Recipes will show you what I mean. They're straightforward to make, whether you're an accomplished cook or completely new to Thai cuisine. Take a look and then give one a try - you and your family will thank you for it! (Shown here: Thai Glass Noodles, recipe by D. Schmidt)
Rice is the most perfect of all carbs - great for staying warm in colder weather, yet it's so much lighter than pasta or potatoes, and just as flavorful if not more so. Once you start making rice, you soon find out how easy and versatile it can be. For rice you'll rave about, take a look at these delicious Thai Rice Recipes. When it comes to making tasty rice, few cuisines can match Thai's depth of flavor. As a bonus, all of these recipes are healthy plus they're easy to heat up at work for lunch. Great for everyday meals, yet beautiful enough to take to a holiday dinner party or any kind of get-together. (Pictured: Thai Mushroom Fried Rice, recipe by D. Schmidt)
The days are getting shorter and the temps are dropping - perfect for a hot chicken curry! And after turkey and mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving, a nice curry flavor-rich curry makes a wonderful change of pace. If you're a fan Thai and/or Indian chicken curry, I encourage you to try this Classic Thai Chicken Curry. This is my family's favorite - and that's high praise from an Asian curry-loving family (including my Southeast-Asian inlaws!). It's a classic yellow curry made with chunks of chicken and potatoes. This particular curry is made with curry powder, which means it's easy and faster to make than starting with a paste. Try it and see how fabulous homemade curry can be! (photo & recipe by D.Schmidt)
After the weekend, there are always lots of spare vegetables kicking around the fridge. Put them to good use with a delicious stir-fry! The secret to a good stir-fry is in the sauce and what I call 'depth of flavor' - building in a balance of different tastes: sweet,sour,spicy,salty. These Best Thai Stir Fry Recipes are created with flavor as a top priority. From chicken, pork and seafood stir-fries to vegetable and vegan stir-fries, these Thai recipes are brimming with taste and make for a nutritious, well-balanced meal your loved ones will be sure to enjoy. (pictured: Thai Beef & Broccoli Stir-Fry, one of our favorites, recipe & photo by D. Schmidt).
With its incredibly tasty marinades and sauces, Thai cuisine knows how to make ordinary everyday chicken taste exquisite: tender, juicy, and absolutely busting with flavor. So if you're looking to cook up some chicken for your weekend roast, be sure to check out these Best Thai Chicken Recipes. Dishes like this Thai Lemongrass Chicken are simple to make and yet so exquisite tasting. Whether you're planning on stir-frying, baking, deep-frying or roasting your chicken, you'll find the tastiest chicken dishes right here. Try one tonight and see - I promise you'll be amazed and delighted by the results. (pictured: Roasted Lemongrass Chicken, photo and recipe by D.Schmidt)
On a chilly Saturday in late November, there's nothing better tasting to me than a hot bowl of soothing soup for dinner. But don't settle for just any old soup, not when you can have an especially soothing, incredible-tasting Thai Chicken Noodle Soup! If you like chicken noodle, you'll love this fragrant, flavorful & oh so soothing version of a universal classic. Made with rice noodles instead of wheat, this chicken soup recipe is lighter in calories and also much healthier than your typical chicken noodle soup (gluten-free too!). Great if you're fighting off a cold or flu bug, or anytime you want a bowl of comfort - whether for the body or the soul. Enjoy! ENJOY! (shown: Thai Chicken Noodle Soup - better than mom's! - recipe & photo by D. Schmidt)