Chicken with cashew nuts

As part of my year-long fitness challenge, I’ve been endeavouring to eat healthier and have been reading about the health benefits of different types of nuts. Cashew nuts, a healthy source of monounsaturated fat, immediately made me crave chicken with cashew nuts, a classic Thai dish, that was always one of my favourite meals as a…

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Pad Thai & Chicken Soup with Coconut Milk

Our friends’ desire to learn how to make Thai green curry led to an impromptu Thai night, where D and I decided to get a bit ambitious and make two new Thai dishes we’d never made (in addition to the curry). Pad Thai was a particularly daunting prospect, as most of us have had our…

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Bua Loy

As part of our intensive Thai language course, we were treated to the opportunity to learn and cook Thai food with the Thai language professors. When they asked what dishes we’d like to learn to make, I was eager to try khanom bua loy (ขนมบัวลอย), which is a classic Thai dessert with taro balls served in…

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Thai green & panang chicken curries

Our upstairs neighbours were kind enough to drive me down to an Asian market near the Argyle stop here in Chicago, and after seeing row upon row of foreign canned goods transporting me back into my mother’s kitchen, I was compelled to grab a few cans of coconut milk and curry paste. We’re not normally…

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