Total Basset Case: Thai One On

Feb 18, 2015

Thai One On

I am lucky in the fact that Mister will eat just about anything.
Anything.
As far as I can recall, there have only been two dishes I have ever made that did not go over well.
And even those I am pretty sure he ate them just not to waste the food.
However, there have been a lot of winners.
We like winners.
And when there's a winner, Mister gives lots of praise and we add it to our 'favorites' list.
We were recently going over our new favorites and realized they were all centered around Thai dishes.

I agree with Mister that all of the following are 100% winners and should appear on your meal plan asap.  

Last night we made this pizza and it took all of our will power not to eat the whole thing.
(I subbed in gluten free crust I had picked up at Aldis.  Be on the lookout for a post about Aldis soon!)
We could barely contain our excitement to eat.  Excuse the messy picture.
Gaby's photo is much prettier.

The next few I believe I have mentioned before but they are worth a mention again in this round up.

Thai Pumpkin Soup made in the Vitamix but easily done with an immersion blender.
Recipe as follows :
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 tablespoon tomato paste
1 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
1 tablespoon chopped, fresh ginger
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 tablespoon green chilies
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
salt and pepper

1. Saute onion in olive oil.  Add in tomato paste, pumpkin, ginger, garlic, coconut milk.  Cook until heated through.
2.  Add above into Vitamix, add green chilies and lemon juice
OR
Add in green chilies and lemon juice and use immersion blender

This salad is also one of our favorites.  Before this recipe I had never cooked with cabbage before but we really enjoyed it.  Plus the purple color is beautiful!
We sub in peanuts instead of cashews and I dice up chicken, coat it in corn starch and cook it in a skillet to add to the salad for more protein.  

Honorable mention for pad thai made with the zucchini noodles, also a favorite!

Any other Thai winners out there we should be eating?

3 comments:

Jen said...

That pizza looks amazing! And I can't wait for your Aldis post. I literally live so close to an Aldis that I could walk there, but we have never been. I'll admit I had this perception about them, but lately I've been hearing good things, so maybe your post will change that :)

Meg Cady said...

Ohh!! All of these sound yummy! They few Thai dishes I have had I wasn't really a fan of so have stayed away from those flavors but with your stamp of approval I will have to try these!!

Anne said...

Smart husbands will give lots of praise to winners... it encourages us to keep up the good cooking :) Thai recipes are usually a hit around here too - always love your recommendations in this category. Fancy pizzas are something I have trouble getting Peter on board with though because he likes my calzones too much. So half the dough goes to make those for him and the other half I get to do whatever I want with. Next up will be this one, obviously! Yum.