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Cauliflower Paté with Turmeric and Chili

I love to play with my food. In this case, this doesn’t mean fondling, squishing it between my fingers or throwing it up in the air. It’s like painting. I like to have a a few raw ingredients in front of me and let my imagination go to town.What flavors …

Travel @ Home: Lamb Kitchari Congee

My good friend psychotherapist Renato Palma in Florence once told me, “Peggy, Peggy, non devi mai spiegarti”. You never have to explain yourself. As a southern girl, explaining yourself was a popular past time, whether any one wanted to listen or not. The bank teller, the checkout clerk, one’s father …

Once upon a time in Bangkok; momentarily revisited

What you see is more delicious than it looks. Larb is a Thai salad that I love to make in the summer. It’s cool, spicy and tangy.
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Walking the streets of Bangkok in the heat begs you to duck into one of those small barely covered cafe’s and slurp spicy Tom yam Kung. So counter-intuitive to eat when you are dripping with sweat. But it works. The spice delights and cools you down. But sometimes, I prefer something a little meatier. A protein lift that is cool with generous lime, chili and cilantro. You fill a lettuce leaf and crunch into this juicy, limey, toothsome wrap, swigged with a frosty Thai beer and sigh. Ready to hit the streets refreshed. Tuk! Tuk!

1 pound of ground meat. It could be lamb, beef, chicken or turkey

1 or 2 serrano or jalapeño peppers

3 limes, juiced

1 fresh red onion, fresh if possible, cut in thin half moon slices. Half for sauteing, half for adding to the salad, raw.

1 bunch of cilantro, chopped finely

1 T olive oil

good salt and pepper

Put a drizzle of e.v.olive oil in a pan. Add half of the onion and sauté. Add the ground meat of your choice and brown.

Add salt and pepper . Put in a bowl.  Take the other ingredients that you have chopped and juiced and add them to the bowl. Correct for seasoning. Enjoy! Sawadee Ka!

 

 

 

Recipe: Tomato Flan

  Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds vine-ripened plum tomatoes 1 envelope (about 2 1/2 teaspoons) unflavored gelatin 1/3 cup fresh basil or flat-leafed parsley leaves (or a combination of both), washed well, spun dry, and chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 small hot red chili, seeded and minced (wear rubber gloves), …

Recipe: Fresh Corn Risotto

  Ingredients: 3 ears of corn, sliced lengthwise from the cob 1 shallot, minced 1 onion, chopped fine 3 T butter 1 T of ex.virgin olive oil 1 1/2 cup of grated parmigiano reggiano I cup arborio rice (or vialoni nano or canaroli) 1 cup of white wine or champagne …