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Darlene Schmidt

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Salad Beautiful! - Salads to Celebrate Spring

Wednesday April 23, 2014

Spring is here and fresh flavors are calling our taste-buds to new horizons.  One terrific way to welcome new tastes into your weekly menu is by tossing up one of these scrumptious Thai Salad Recipes. These salads provide a feast of flavor in every bite, and dinner salads like this Thai Waterfall Beef Salad provide everything you need in just one bowl.  All my dinner salads can be made in your oven as well as your grill - whichever you prefer (where I live it's still too chilly to grill so I'm using my oven). Try one tonight - I know you're going to love it! (photo by D.Schmidt)

Stir Fry Superb! - Love Your Stir-Fry

Tuesday April 22, 2014

Spring dinners should taste fresh and zesty as the season itself, and I can't think of anything that fits this description more than a good stir-fry. Crisp and bright with plenty of zingingly-good flavors, these Best Thai Stir Fry Recipes also allow you to add in as many spring veggies as you wish. Thai stir-fries are some of the most flavorful in the world, and you'll find they're straightforward to make too. Stir one up tonight for a nutritious, well-balanced meal your family is sure to love. Happy spring! (pictured: Classic Thai Basil Chicken with Bell Peppers Stir-Fry).

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

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