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Updates for my Followers

To all my loyal followers, I know it has been awhile since my last post … and by “awhile” I mean about six months, which is absolutely ridiculous and uncalled for. My apologies. My life has gone through a lot of changes in the last six months that has kept me from continuing this blog. […]

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Let’s Cook: Gai Pad Med Mamuang (Stir-Fried Cashew Chicken)

I’m kind of obsessed with cashews. Whenever there is a bowl of mixed nuts in front of me, those are the only nut I eat. When I go to the grocery store and allow myself to splurge on the bulk nut section, always cashews. When I make brownies or cookies that call for walnuts or […]

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Let’s Cook: Po Pia Tod (Fried Spring Rolls)

Okay, so finally I have an actual cooking story to tell you! I feel like all the rest of the recipes I have tried went off without a hitch and I wasn’t able to give you a fun account of how it all went down … well, fear not my friends! This one was a […]

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Guest Recipe: Pumpkin Coconut Soup

This recipe was submitted by Megan, a fellow volunteer here in Thailand. She is a vegetarian and has a very different outlook on food here in Thailand. While Thai food transfers easily into the vegetarian world (lots of veggies, tofu, etc), there are some dishes she cannot eat and others she loves that some of […]

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An American Favorite: Pad Thai Jay

It seems to me that back in the states, Pad Thai is by far the most popular dish in Thai cuisine. Every time I ask my friends what they like the most, the answer is almost always Pad Thai. I’m not saying it isn’t popular in Thailand as well, but for whatever reason it seems […]

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Let’s Cook: Moo Pad King (Spicy Ginger Pork with Vegetables)

I chose this recipe because of the smell. The first time I ordered this in a restaurant, the aroma that came from the kitchen was incredible! It was truly mouthwatering … and the taste turned out to be pretty fantastic too! So, I decided my first “eat with rice” dish would be one that will […]

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Let’s Cook: Tom Kha Gai (Chicken with Coconut Milk Soup)

I debated what my first recipe should be on this little cooking adventure of mine. I went back and forth between whether I should make one of the recipes I made up in Chiang Mai (because I already knew what I was doing) or whether I should try something new to possibly give you guys […]

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Let’s Cook: Gluai Buat Shee (Bananas in Coconut Milk)

This dessert is to die for! Served hot, this soup like concoction warms the belly, has the perfect amount of sweetness, and is the perfect end to a meal.

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Laab Gai

Let’s Cook: Laab Gai (Savory Chicken Salad)

This dish originated in Isaan, the Northeastern region of Thailand. There are many ways to spice up this recipe and it has become one of my all time favorites here in Thailand. I like to eat it with sticky rice–another one of my favorites!

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Let’s Cook: Pad Ga Prao Gai (Chicken with Holy Basil)

I thought I’d start you all off with a few simple recipes that you can try … and can’t really mess up! This one is one of my favorites for any meal, especially breakfast. Note: As of February 6th, 2014 I have updated this recipe. The original recipe was the one I received in our cooking […]

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