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Pumpkin, coconut, and peanut butter curry

Pumpkin, coconut and peanut butter curry served over quinoa This recipe combines a lot of my favorite flavors together: Thai spices + pumpkin + peanut butter + black beans + some honey + just a little bit of coconut milk (only 1/4 cup for a whole recipe). The resulting dish is a hearty, Asian-inspired curry […] Read More

Easy pumpkin soup

Easy pumpkin soup

You may have noticed I've been posting lots of pumpkin recipes lately, from breads, pancakes, and muffins to chilies and curries. And I am not done yet! :) No pumpkin menu is complete without this amazingly delicious and easy pumpkin soup. I am very particular about pumpkin soups: I like them savory and so that […] Read More

Vegetarian pumpkin curry

Vegetarian pumpkin curry: Thai curry

I am so excited to add this vegetarian pumpkin curry full of Thai flavors to my regular rotation! Simple, flavorful, healthy, easy to make - this curry is a wonderful weeknight meal that I can quickly and easily make right after I come home from work. I can't even begin to describe how good this […] Read More

Pad Thai noodles with shrimp

Pad thai noodles with shrimp

Pad Thai noodles with shrimp is one of my most favorite Asian meals, along with Tom Ka Soup and Thai red curry sauce. I've been making my own Pad Thai for the last 4 years now: it has become a staple meal at our house. We hardly even order Thai food take-outs any more - […] Read More

Asian fish and peanut sauce noodles

Asian fish and peanut sauce noodles

I love the idea of combining fish with pasta, but not all pasta and fish combinations work well in real life. What I found, however, is that using Asian flavors to create a base sauce for pasta and fish is always a win. For example, if you haven't yet tried my recipe for Asian salmon […] Read More

Asian sesame salmon

Asian sesame salmon

Salmon, salmon, salmon. How I love good quality wild fresh salmon! This salmon you see on the photos is directly from the famous Seattle seafood market, and it is SO-O-O GOOD! Especially when you turn it into an Asian sesame salmon, beautifully caramelized and a little charred: For this dish, I made a very simple […] Read More

Easy chickpea and vegetable curry with quinoa

Chickpea and vegetable curry with quinoa

I've been craving for a simple vegetarian dinner that I could just whip up in the matter of 30 minutes, and so this very easy chickpea vegetable curry recipe with quinoa was born. Let not the simplicity of this dish fool you, though: it is still a very filling veggie dish, and it rightfully deserves […] Read More

Spicy curry shrimp pasta: curried tomato sauce, snap peas, orzo rice

Well on my way to use up all 30 pounds of seafood from my freezer, I've been cooking seafood like a mad woman lately, and this recipe for spicy curry shrimp pasta did not disappoint. You'll find a complexity of multiple flavors in the dish: spicy red curry based sauce (a little bit Thai and […] Read More

Tom Ka - Thai soup with red curry, coconut milk, chicken, and quinoa

Tom Ka is a Thai soup with coconut milk, red curry, lemon grass and is one of my most favorite soups. If you buy it at a Thai restaurant, it is usually served with white rice. What I usually do though is substitute white rice for quinoa, because, let's be frank, plain white rice tastes […] Read More

Thai red curry sauce with chicken, quinoa

Thai Red Curry Sauce with chicken, quinoa

Today I made a Thai red curry sauce, with chicken and quinoa on the side.  I usually use quinoa as a substitute for white rice. .... and I have about 10 pounds of quinoa in my pantry, as my husband could not pass up a chance to buy it in bulk at a much cheaper […] Read More