Easy Thai Green Curry Paste that Will Blow Your Mind

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This simple and very traditional Thai green curry paste will literally blow your mind. Once combined in a mortar and pestle it can be frozen into convenient, one tablespoon measures by freezing the paste in an ice block tray. Only ten minutes’ work to have enough quantity of this most famous of Thai curry pastes to last for 2 or 3 months? That sounds a good deal to me. The paste, once combined with coconut milk/cream, chicken and some vegetables … Read More

Easy Red Curry Paste Will Make you Cook Better Thai

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This easy red curry paste is a foundation recipe for cooking better Thai food. Authentic, simple and cheap to make, once you have it on hand, it becomes a very simple process to make gourmet Thai recipes with very little effort on your part. All you need is a mortar and pestle to pound up the ingredients and you are all set. Once prepared, you can freeze the paste in an ice cube tray and then you have this wonderful … Read More

This Tom Yum Soup Will Make You Believe You’re In Thailand

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For many people tasting Thai food for the first time, there is a strong chance it will be Tom Yum soup. Often called Hot and Sour soup as well, it is traditionally made with shrimp (prawns). Our recipe today is quick and simple. Only 15 minutes’ preparation time, including making the all-important stock and a further 5 minutes of cooking. No need to go for Thai carry-out, make your own Tom Yum Soup and impress your family and friends. Welcome … Read More

Colorful Grilled Seafood Salad with Wild Rice

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Today we feature a healthy, grilled seafood salad, perfect for an appetizer or light lunch. Grilled shrimp and calamari are tossed with baby spinach, (red) salad onion, red bell pepper and avocado to deliver a colorful salad full of crunch. Topped with a simple dressing this dish is quick to make as well as easy. Melbourne’s café culture makes this style of dish a very popular choice especially for the health-conscious. Many Melbournians take advantage of the proximity to Port … Read More

Comfort Butternut Squash Quinoa Soup with Crunch

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Butternut squash quinoa soup is great comfort food, and is our version of squash (pumpkin) soup, so well-loved around the world. We roast butternut squash with garlic, cumin and honey and then use this as the base for the soup. Topped with a garnish of spiced quinoa, the soup takes on a bit of crunch and a slight heat. If you enjoy butternut squash soup, try this recipe for some real international flair. The soup can be prepared in advance … Read More

Mai Chau Confessions and Blissful Beef Noodle Pho

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The idyllic Mai Chau Valley. Standing here is like being in the middle of a postcard of rice fields. A slightly cooler part of the country, it is the perfect location to enjoy beef noodle soup  or pho bo as it is called in Vietnamese), the national dish of Vietnam. Fabulous, Asian-style beef stock, chock full of rice noodles, herbs and pickles, this dish is a meal in itself. Read on about our surprising village visit that ended up being … Read More

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