How to Make Flavorful Broths in Only 45 Minutes

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If you’ve been caught up in the bone broth craze (as I have) you might think that in order to make really flavorful broths that you have to simmer them for hours on end. Wrong! I used to think this too when I was first learning to make broths. I was following a lot of […]

Italian Meatball Soup Recipe (Grain-Free)

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Oh how I love to hear my parents talk about the big traditional Sunday family dinners when they were growing up in the 1940s and 1950s.  Their grandmothers, immigrants from Italy, would cook a huge Italian feast for dozens of cousins, aunts and uncles.   Homemade pasta, tomato sauce, a variety of meats, antipasto, soups, […]

How to Find the Best Prices on Organic Food Online

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While I’m a huge advocate for supporting your local, organic farms, I’m also realistic. It’s not possible for everyone and there will always be items you can’t get locally. Luckily, shopping for organic food online has never been more convenient. Most people use Amazon as their go-to online source. But many are not aware that […]

How to Make a Thai-style Cilantro Limeade

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A Thai-style cilantro limeade may sound somewhat exotic but it’s really nothing more than water, lime juice, cilantro, coconut sugar and a pinch of salt. And you can whip it up in a matter of minutes. I adapted it from a recipe in The Herbalist’s Kitchen, a new cookbook by herbalist Brittany Nickerson. Brittany lives […]

How to Make a REAL Thai Soda

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A few weeks ago I was perusing through my local Asian food store when I came across a few different brands of Thai soda. Not surprisingly, when I looked at the ingredients, they were mostly chemicals. But it inspired me to try making a REAL version at home. What I mean by a REAL Thai […]

How to Make a Thai Bouillabaisse

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Of all the pictures I took for my new book about Thai soups, this one for a Thai bouillabaisse, is probably my favorite. It makes me want to stick my face in it and start slurping all that seafood goodness. Am I right all you seafood lovers?!  I don’t understand sometimes how anyone could not […]

Thai Watermelon-Mint Soup Recipe

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Surely, somewhere in tropical Thailand someone makes a Thai watermelon soup recipe similar to this one (though I never encountered it in my travels in Thailand). The combination of a steamy hot summer day with Thai seasonings, mint and watermelon makes for a wonderfully cooling and intensely flavorful soup. Planning an outdoor backyard party in summer? […]

Tom Saap (Thai Pork Ribs Hot and Sour Soup)

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Tom Saap is a simple broth-based Thai soup that really showcases the fragrant depths that fresh lemongrass, galangal and kaffir lime leaves can add to soups.  It was one of the few recipes in my book, The Thai Soup Secret, that I nailed on my first attempt during the recipe testing phase. It was so flavorful that […]

Thai Soup Cooking Class on June 29th in Western MA

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I’m excited to announce that I’ll be teaching a Thai soup cooking class on Thursday, June 29th from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Mediterranean Living Studio at 150 Pleasant St. (The Paragon Building), Suite 335, in Easthampton, MA. I’ll be demonstrating how to cook Thailand’s most famous soup, tom yum goong, which looks like this… All […]

Khao Tom Gai (Thai Chicken and Rice Soup)

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Khao tom gai, a very simple Thai chicken and rice soup, is not that different than a typical chicken soup your grandmother would make. In fact, I’d go as far to say that your grandparents might actually like this recipe! That is if you could get them to try it. I don’t know about you […]