Spicy Tamarind Pasta (lectin and gluten-free)

Every now and then, we owe ourselves an easy meal. Something that doesn’t exude excess creative energy, require nit-picky prep, or dirty much in the way of dishes. Assumably – unless you’re a chef or food blogger – that’s what most of your meals probably look like, but for me, I assume that you guys…

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Panang Curry

Before anything else… a history lesson is in order. The first recorded Panang Curry recipe was published in 1890 by Thai chef Somchin Rachanupraphan. Originally, the word panang meant “to sit cross-legged” in the Khmer language, which was also adapted into their cooking methods; they would position a whole chicken in an upright cross-legged on…

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Thai Red Curry

Thai Red Curry is green curry’s milder, less pungent sister. Albeit, this girl packs some heat, because Thai red chilis are spicer than the green variety found in green curry! Red curry paste gets its color – and heat – from dried thai red chilis. However, because there’s no easy way to remove them of…

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Thai Green Curry

Thai Green Curry is my personal favorite curry and my go-to every time I visit a Thai food cart in Portland. Six dollars for a variety of crunchy veggies, swimming in spicy, fragrant curry sauce alongside Thai Jasmine rice? Yes please! Thai curries differ from those of most other countries because they’re made from a wet…

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Vegan Fish Sauce

Fish sauce is an important element in Thai curries, as it adds depth of flavor, a lot of saltiness, and that special stench of the sea. Fish sauce normally contains two ingredients, and two ingredients only: fish and salt. It’s made by fermenting generous amounts of salt and fish (typically anchovies) together in large barrels…

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Spicy Peanut Butter Thai Noodles

I’ve been craving Thai food for about a month now, and when I crave Thai food, I get Thai food. While I do love a trip to a take-out restaurant, I can’t always rely on them to deliver me a piping hot plate of noodles; I have to take matters into my own hands. With…

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