Thai Peanut Chicken

If you haven’t had it before, I know it sounds strange to mix peanut butter with savory ingredients like ginger, garlic, and lemongrass. The addition of peanut butter to traditional Asian ingredients creates magical flavor. If you haven’t tried it, you should start with this recipe. The peanut butter takes a back seat among theContinue reading “Thai Peanut Chicken”

Crispy Honey Beef with Snow Peas

This crispy honey beef with snow peas recipe is another flavor packed dinner you can make in under an hour. It only has a few ingredients, but the cooking method and combination of flavors makes this dish amazing. This dish works great with snow peas, but if you can’t find those, you could also subContinue reading “Crispy Honey Beef with Snow Peas”

Hunan Chicken

Hunan chicken is a Chinese takeout stir fry dish that is easy to make at home. I love quick stir fry dishes since they tend to be fairly healthy and have a decent amount of veggies. They also have a ton of flavor for not much work. This dish typically has chicken, broccoli, carrots, onion,Continue reading “Hunan Chicken”

Thai Red Curry Tofu

Thai red curry tofu is a quick, easy and healthy dinner you can make in about 30 minutes. The store bought red curry paste adds tons of flavor with basically no effort. You can use the Thai Kitchen red curry paste they sell at most grocery stores in the Asian section, or you can useContinue reading “Thai Red Curry Tofu”

Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Chicken

Does anyone else grow lemongrass in their garden? I love the flavor and discovered a few years ago that it grows really well here in North Carolina in the summer. I’ve been growing it ever since. It can be frozen by trimming the top of the stalks, peeling off the hard outer layers, and freezingContinue reading “Vietnamese Spicy Lemongrass Chicken”

Thai Chicken with Chile Jam

I have an amazing ingredient to share with you guys. I learned about Thai chile jam from an amazing Thai cookbook that I unfortunately can’t remember the name of. The jam is so complex and it allows you to create a dish with so much depth in a matter of minutes. If you are lookContinue reading “Thai Chicken with Chile Jam”

Karaage Chicken (Japanese Fried Chicken)

Karaage is a Japanese type of fried chicken. Small, bite sized pieces of chicken thighs or chicken breasts are marinated for a few hours in soy sauce, garlic and ginger. They are then coated in a mixture of flour and potato or corn starch and deep fried. Karaage Chicken is typically served with lemon wedges,Continue reading “Karaage Chicken (Japanese Fried Chicken)”

Quick Vietnamese Cucumber and Roasted Peanut Salad

Does anyone else struggle with getting enough fruit and veggies into their family’s diet? My kids love fruit, and I love vegetables, but it still feels like are never eating as many as you are supposed to. In the interest of time I often fall back on basics like steamed broccoli or green beans. NoContinue reading “Quick Vietnamese Cucumber and Roasted Peanut Salad”