I taught another Thai cooking class on Pad Thai this week to my Mothers’ of Preschoolers (MOPS) small group friends. While teaching it I was reminded how for me the hardest part about making Pad Thai is getting the rice noodles just right. Continue Reading
I was craving Pad See Ew so bad I felt like I was about to throw a tantrum on the floor like my three-year-old does if I didn’t eat it today. Continue Reading
I remember one day we were at the playground, and I was talking to my son Rocco in Thai, and an older man asked me, “Are you speaking another language?” Continue Reading
We were in Austin for Thanksgiving this year with no family around, and at first we didn’t know whether to escape on a family day trip, or to wait around to see if anyone would invite us to their home for Thanksgiving dinner… Continue Reading
I told my Thai Hubby, “Ok, we are finally going to do it! One night a week we will declare vegetarian night!” Continue Reading
If you love Thai food, Thai chile paste should have a designated home in your pantry and become one of your best cooking friends. Continue Reading
My Thai sister-n-law Oi was looking at a Thai recipe on her computer, and got super excited. I asked her what it was, and she said it was a Thai omelette with Mama (Thai instant noodles) and cheese, and I thought I heard her wrong. Continue Reading
One of my favorite parts about having my sister-n-law, Oi, from Thailand in town for the last month was cooking with her. I’ve never seen Dom’s mom lift a pan or Chef’s knife, unless she was slathering it with soap and water at the sink. Continue Reading
When I taught in Thailand, almost every morning one of my fellow teachers would come in the door holding a white plastic bag that had steam rising out of it.
When Rocco was 4-months-old and just starting to eat solid foods, I wanted him to try Thai baby food that most Thai babies eat, jok, aka Thai rice porridge/rice congee that Thais love to eat for breakfast, but really any time. Jok is pureed rice with chicken broth, pork dumplings, a coddled egg, and sprinkled on top of the steaming white goodness are green onions, cilantro and ginger.