Chicken And Udon In Coconut/Chili Soup

: : : While this soup might seem a bit in the style of Thai food, it actually isn´t, but rather, it is a combination of things I love to be in my food – juicy simmered or roasted chicken, coconut/chicken broth, ginger, garlic, Ichimi togarashi, furikake, cilantro, Thai sweet chili sauce, and udon noodles, […]

Cork Screw Pasta With Chicken And Vegetables In Curried Coconut Cream

> > > Leftover pasta. What to do with it ? Usually, most folks just pop it in the microwave with a bit of sauce (or ketchup?? ) 🙂 Or maybe cook it up in a pan with some eggs ? How about doing this easy, sexy beauty next time ! I had some left over […]

Curried Pumpkin, Potato And Coconut Soup

> > The  style of this curry soup has it’s origins in Europe. As I mentioned in previous posts, many decades ago, when I was an apprentice in Europe, “curries” were prepared the European way, nothing at all like “real curries” as they exist in far-away land’s 🙂 Madras curry powder, ground cumin, cream or […]

Beef And Glass Noodles In Coconut Soup

> > Coconut  milk is a common ingredient in many tropical cuisines, such as Burmese, Cambodian, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Singaporean, Sri Lankan, Thai, Vietnamese, Peranakan and southern Chinese, as well as Brazilian, Caribbean, Polynesian, and Pacific islands cuisines. Even in non-tropical cuisines around the world, thanks to canning, dehydrating and freezing, coconut milk has become a […]

Coconut Soup With Silkened Chicken & Snow Peas

“ “ While  a genuine Thai, Indonesian, Indian or any other “genuine” coconut soup can be wonderful if properly prepared, sometimes it is impractical to go to the full length of dozens of ingredients just to have a quick, flavorful and economic soup. If you find yourself in such a situation, you might want to try […]

Caribbean Shrimp & Coconut Soup

“ “ Usually,  when we think of the combination of shrimp and coconut, Asian food is foremost in our mind. Lately, every publication seems to have a preference for food with an Asian origin or at least an Asian  influence. While I am a huge fan of Asian food, I am also very fond of […]

Surf & Turf – Striploin, Cod Filet, Coconut Rice And Curried Lentils

> > Surf  & turf, much different from your standard steak and lobster with fries. Different, but definitely not less delicious, maybe even more so and for sure more interesting 🙂 Thinly sliced striploin cutlets, cod filet’s, curried lentils and coconut rice, what a great combination of textures and flavors. Bon Appetit !   Life […]

Green Lip Mussels, Lai Fen Rice Sticks And Chopped Broccoli Rabe In Red Curry / Coconut Soup

> > Last night I wanted to have a spicy snack at around midnight. Had to be quick and easy. Here is what I prepared. It took about 3 minutes of actual prep time and less than 15 minutes from start to finish. (I had some blanched rapini and cooked lai fen in the fridge […]

Chicken, Bok Choy & Rice In Spicy Coconut Broth

> > Usually  I prefer rice sticks or mung bean noodles in this kind of soup, but last night rice seemed to tickle my fancy even more. Quick and easy to prepare and oh so delicious 🙂 Bon Appetit !   Life is Good ! > Ingredient’s : Chicken Drumsticks,   (use any part of […]

So I Threw A Coconut In He’s Face…….

. . My  drinking buddy is always right. He said onion is the only food that makes you cry. So I threw a coconut in he’s face. Question: Do cannibals get hungry one hour after eating a china man? > > Three cooks, one from Kentucky, one from California and one from Oregon, were sitting […]