Monday, August 17, 2009

Around the World: Thailand

I love Thai food so much, I couldn't settle on just one Thai menu for the new book! Pictured here are my two menus inspired by Thailand: (counter-clockwise from front left) Pad Thai with sliced Asian pear, Red Curry Vegetables, and Cucumber Salad; Lime and Thai Basil Salad, Thai Iced Tea, and Mango Noodles.

Both of the main dishes are made with gluten-free rice noodles that have been cooked, drained and stir-fried. The Pad Thai is a quick and easy dish made with the help of a storebought mix. The Mango Noodles take a little more time but are one of my favorite dishes from the cookbook: noodles seasoned with soy sauce, lime juice, ginger, garlic, and sesame oil, fried tofu, sweet pepper strips, snow peas, baby corn, and fresh ripe mango. They have a wonderfully complex sweet-sour-savory taste.

Link: Vegan Lunch Box Around the World.

14 comments:

Shanghai Monkey said...

Thai iced tea?? What's that - or do we have to wait and find out in the book ^_^

Abigail said...

i love Thai iced tea.

but i've never been able to find a satisfactory recipe, so my question is... is the recipe come down to "buy Thai iced tea mix, then make it with vegan cream" or do you actually give a recipe with spices and stuff?

Tara said...

Yum, Thai food! I just bought your new book today and I can't wait to start cooking from it!

Marcia said...

Just bought VLBATW this weekend...looking forward to trying recipes! My son starts preschool in a week! Yikes!

Kwiltsfl said...

Do your cookbooks include nutritional information for the recipes?

Thanks ~ Karen

Jennifershmoo said...

No, unfortunately it's too expensive to hire a company to produce all the nutritional information, and we wanted to keep the cost low. But I can guarantee that these are darn healthy recipes! I've learned a lot about plant-based nutrient-dense eating since I wrote my first book, and the recipes really reflect that. There are a lot more veggies, less salt and fat, and fewer calorie-rich desserts in this cookbook.

Jennifershmoo said...

Abigail, Thai tea is a blend of tea leaves with anise, cinnamon, and vanilla. If you really want to make it from scratch you could always experiment with different varieties of tea and quantities of spices until you find one you like.

But yes, I kept it simple and used storebought Thai tea. You can buy Thai tea at an import market or online, then it's just a matter of brewing it just so, then adding sugar and half-and-half or cream (soy cream or coconut milk, in this case).

Kwiltsfl said...

Thanks Jennifer - I put your cookbooks on my Amazon Wishlist.
Karen

Ilana said...

I love this lunch box! I just got back from two months in Thailand where I was absolutely in vegetarian paradise. I miss the delicious fruit you could buy on every street...practically no need to eat anything else, but when I ventured out for regular food, I could get everything vegan because some sects of Buddhism don't eat animal products. It was fantastic.

Rose said...

I adore Thai food. Absolutely adore it and this looks amazing. Thanks so much for posting! I work with a program called Chef's Diet, and we focus on bringing individuals healthy, well balanced meals straight to their doors! Our food is prepared daily, made from fresh, low carb/high protein foods, and you even get a print out each day of what you're receiving, and the weather if you're craving a picnic. If anyone is interested, visit http://www.mychefsdiet.com for more info!

neil said...

Wow, the stuff on your site looks and sounds AWESOME !!!

abu said...

I love Thailand.
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