Healthy Start! More veggies & fish for the new year.
Start the year with recipes that focus on bold flavoured dishes that taste so good, you won't even remember that they're good for you!
Sawaddee Pee Mai Ka! (Happy New Year!)
I hope 2022 brings us all some calm and stability. We shall see!
This week I’m dropping by to share some healthy favourites from Hot Thai Kitchen for those of you who are looking to eat healthier this year, cuz isn’t January when we’re all gung-ho about eating vegetables? 😉
All of these recipes are quick and easy enough to make on a weeknight, but none of them sacrifice a drop of flavour. Enjoy!
Laab is a dish that’s usually made with ground meat but I decided to make a vegan version with leftover pressed tofu and corn and, I was so happy with how it turned out that I had to share the recipe!
This Vegan Laab makes a delicious appetizer when served with lettuce leaves - let everyone make their own lettuce wraps. Or, you can serve it with sticky rice or jasmine rice for a more traditional take on laab. Either way, it’s low carb, healthy and… tasty!
If eating more greens is on your list of things to do this year then you are going to love this pairing of gai lan (Chinese broccoli) and oyster sauce with the added bonus of soft, fragrant garlic pieces.
There is so much flavour packed into this recipe and, because it’s stir-fried, all that flavour gets absorbed right into the veggies. It will make eating your greens a pleasure!
A great, go-to dressing is the key to any salad, and dressings are so easy to make at home. You really don’t need to buy bottled dressing from the store. This classic Japanese Deep Roasted Sesame Dressing takes a tiny bit more work with toasting and grinding the sesame seeds but trust me, it’s so worth it.
This makes everything taste absolutely ah-mazing! You can use it as a dressing or dip so it’s versatile too.
This is one of my favourite quick-and-easy fish dish for a weeknight. In fact, I just had this last night! Definitely a regular in my house.
Tao Jiew is the Thai version of miso - it’s made from fermented soybean paste. With its salty and acidic notes it makes a great base for this recipe’s incredibly flavourful sauce that’s also packed with ginger and garlic. It is a dreamy companion for your favourite mild-flavoured white fish.
Cauliflower Stir-Fry with Yellow Curry is another really quick and easy dish to make and the best part is (apart from how incredible it tastes) that while it makes a delicious side dish, it’s also hearty enough to be a boldly flavoured vegetarian main.
Don’t skip the step of searing the cauliflower - it really makes a difference in the overall taste of the dish!