Thai Tofu Salad with Peanut Dressing

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It’s awfully strange to not be eating rice with cup upon cup of black beans for at least two meals per day. Spending two-ish months in Central America means: 1. Excellent gastro-intestinal health, and 2. All things pico de gallo, guacamole, hot saucy, cumin and limed, and 3. Persistent dreams involving air conditioned cars. And…

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Easy No Cook Thai Peanut Sauce

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I love peanut butter. Creamy peanut butter and milk sweet from coconuts and toasted sesame oil and oh- the saltiness of saucy soy. But I love ‘easy,’ and I mean easy, heaps and gobs more.   I love breezy and quick and things that rhyme with simple. (I can only think of pimple and dimple…tell…

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Thai Basil Turkey Meatballs

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Until last Friday, I had all but banished ground turkey from my life. Somewhere in the last two months, I realized it just wasn’t cutting the mustard- flavor-wise, texture-wise, you name it, turkey lacked it. So I did what any self-respecting eater would do: Wrote it a Dear John, sent it packing, and tried desperately…

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Spicy Coconut Chicken with Mango Basil Salsa

Until four years ago, my taste buds had never traveled through Asia.  How could I have considered myself an adventurous eater when I had never sampled sushi, touched tamarind, got along with ginger? Pad See WHO? You see, my childhood kitchen was classically American. A Norman Rockwell of the dining table crowded with the perfect…

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