All posts tagged: Thai

Spicy Thai Eggplant with Mint

Summer is here in all its glory. This is truly the time of bounty, the time where I spend all of my money on heirloom tomatoes, and hobble back from the farmer’s market with heavy bags of stone fruit, corn, and peppers. Me being a farmer’s market fiend (along with a veg fiend, but of course) adores ogling all the vibrant colors of the produce, and I also dig that everything is grown locally. When I am up at the stand making my choices, I can actually chit-chat with the farmer who grew these very same fruits and veggies! Crazy, right?! Sadly, it is pretty crazy in our day and age. But let’s keep the farmer’s market love going. Try to support your local farmers- whether by attending a market, or even just by shopping at the grocery store. I’ve noticed Wegman’s, Whole Foods, Stew Leonard’s, and Trader Joe’s have had local produce available, with signs detailing where the fruits and veggies are grown. Bravo 🙂 Hopefully, more grocery chains will start to incorporate locally …

Thai Green Curry in a Hurry

This past Sunday, I set out to do all of my meal prep for the week. Usually, I’ll make one dish that  might hold me over a few dinners, but it has been few and far between for me to prep all five days’ worth of food. But this weekend, I was feeling ambitious. I just had that kitchen itch. For dinners, I made a batch of Angela’s basil cashew cheeze, to be sloppily slathered on leftover homemade bread, and crowned with juicy slices of tomatoes. Zucchini was sauteed with a bit of olive oil and red pepper flakes as a veggie side, and tempeh was marinated and crisped in the oven for some protein heft. After all of those dishes were cleaned, and counters were wiped from this Phase I of meal prep extraordinaire, I sighed and peered into the fridge. What to make for lunches? A bag of rainbow carrots, a few wilting stalks of celery, and some beets stared back at me. I heaved them out onto the counter, and pulled together …