This minty pesto is great on just about anything; from sweet to savory enjoy it with all your favorites.
As part of the Prescription for Flavor Podcast Dr. Jenn and I will be exploring cuisines of the world. This first installment looks at Thai food. To listen in as we explore the kick-ass flavors of this diverse region click here. I realize there are a lot of , what I call, ‘food wimps out there. Those who shy away from trying new or different foods for fear that they may bite into an eyeball…or something. Never fear food wimps, I am here to ease you into these new and exciting regional foods!
If you have never experienced Thai cuisine, the safest place to start is with Pad Thai. This delicious rice noodle dish offers a variety of vegetables, protein of choice (often chicken, shrimp, beef or tofu). It’s a bit on the sweet side with just a hint of tang, and if you’ve got the balls (that seems like a dated and outright sexist reference, but still…) you can usually kick up the heat upon request. Please note that this dish is often served with a sprinkle of peanuts.
Next up Thai curries: yellow, red and green. Each has its own unique flavor with varying levels of heat. Yellow is the most mild, green the hottest with red often falling somewhere in between. These coconut milk based curries are loaded with fresh vegetables, served with protein of choice and jasmine rice on the side.
Pad Sew is a popular dish, and one of my fav’s. Made up of stir fried rice noodles, vegetables and meat in a sweet soy based sauce.
If you like chicken try out the satay! Tender, juicy chicken skewers served with a sweet and salty peanut sauce. Rich and delicious this is a must! Enjoy it with fresh rolls (also dipped in the peanut sauce) and it will be a meal to remember!
The next time you are looking for a great lunch out; head over to a Thai restaurant and you will not be disappointed! Check out Natural Jenn for a healthy eating guide to Thai cuisine.
This dish is JAM PACKED with flavour! Yes its Gluten Free, yes its Vegan, its even Nut and Dairy free….but RELAX, you’d never know it unless I told you!
With a great balance of protein,, fiber and antioxidants…ahhhh who cares about that $#!T….it tastes great!!! And it is crazy simple to prepare, using yellow or red thai curry paste and rich coconut cream.
This recipe was the Recipe of the Week on this episode of Prescription for Flavor.
Please let me know if you tried this recipe and what you thought!!
While most hot sauces are spicy with a hint of salt this sauce has a bit of sweetness from local honey; making it a crowd pleaser every time. We add some depth of flavor by using 2 types of vinegar.
These ooey, gooey, decadent chocolate chip cookies are so fast and easy to make they’ll have that sweet craving satisfied in no time.
Seriously though if you like chocolate, or cookies, or sweets in general, these cookies are for you! They come out perfect with all purpose wheat flour or with my all purpose gluten free flour blend.
Check out the video HERE
Ramen. Native to Japan, its one of the worlds most complicated comfort foods, but that doesn’t HAVE to be the case!
While this recipe is not grass-roots traditional Ramen (which is usually divided into 4 basic categories: Tonkatsu, Miso, Shoyu, Shiu), it will produce a really frickin great, Japanese inspired bowl of soup that you can fill your face with 🙂
***If you’d like to know more about this mystical, timeless dish, check out my Podcast Episode: Why we Love Ramen
This soup is vegetarian, but feel free to toss in some leftover chicken or a few fresh shrimp, a hard boiled egg ALWAYS goes great in Ramen as well!
Recipe courtesy of damndelicious.net.
With the newly appointed leader of the free world, I thought it important to honor him is some way. And what better honor than a dish named after you..am I right? Mr. Trump has been quoted as saying that two of his favourite foods are meatloaf and cherry-vanilla ice cream. So I thought, why not blend those flavours and make a cherry-vanilla meatloaf! Don’t get too freaked out, it is VERY tasty, and put it together on a sandwich of some grilled foccacia bread and a smear of sriracha mayo and WOW!
Like the big man himself this dish is rich, full of unique flavor , but unlike him, the sandwich won’t leave a bad taste in your mouth 😉
All kidding aside, I sincerely hope you give this recipe a shot, you won’t be disappointed, unless, maybe you are a liberal!
Once your guests dig through the first layer of golden sugar crust, they will be in for a bloody surprise! This is a creepy spin on a classic dessert! Delicious and BLOOD CURDLING, what else can you ask for in a Halloween dessert recipe?
For more on a Healthy Halloween, check out our Halloween podcast episode on Prescription for Flavor
For a delish and creepy accompaniment, check out the Wicked Witchy Finger Cookies