Thai-Style Green Bean Slaw

Red cabbage and green bean slaw with a Thai peanut coconut dressing. This salad has crisp veggies, sprouts, fresh herbs, and crunchy peanuts mixed with a Thai-style dressing flavored with ground peanuts, lemongrass, lime juice, and coconut milk. In the recipe instructions below, the red cabbage gets soaked in cold water for 5-10 minutes. This […]

Thai Chicken Meatballs with Coconut Curry

Tender chicken meatballs with a scratch-made coconut curry sauce, rice noodles, long beans, shallots, and fresh herbs. This is a mild northern Thai style coconut curry, served with ginger and lemongrass scented meatballs, rice stick noodles, herbs, and veggies. It is slightly sweet and full of flavor. The sauce is the focal point of this […]

Roasted Tomato Soup with White Bean Pistou

Creamy roasted tomato soup with tender white beans and basil pistou. This vegan summer soup is creamy without adding cream and is tasty served warm or chilled. Pistou is a French sauce made by grinding basil, garlic, and olive oil into a paste with a mortar and pestle. I took a slight detour from tradition […]

Halibut with Warm Bean Thread Salad

Pan-seared halibut with long beans, bean thread noodles, and a coconut citrus sauce. This is a light summer dish with a hint of spice and lots of fresh basil. The recipe does call for a couple of specialty ingredients that may be hard to find. I have included information on these ingredients and substitutions below. […]

Strawberry Kumquat Salad

Fresh strawberries and kumquats with crisp prosciutto, cucumber ribbons, honey balsamic almonds, and strawberry vinaigrette. It seems like strawberries are everywhere right now. What better use for these spring berries than a sweet-tart salad? Unfortunately, kumquats are a little bit harder to come by than strawberries. When I do see them, I snatch them up. […]