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Thai Style Chicken Wings

I must admit I am not much of a sports fan.  I was, however, inspired Sunday by “Super Bowl” fare with this recipe I made for Buffalo wings. It’s not a traditional take, instead I used Thai inspired flavors like green curry and fresh cilantro. It’s my take on a recipe I did for recipe.com awhile back. I served these spicy wings with coconut rice which I will surely make over and over again since it was so addictive. Easy as pie, I just replaced half of the rice cooking liquid with coconut milk. It came out sweet and silky and was just the right balance for the spicy Chicken Wings. They were crispy on the outside, from baking them at a high temperature and succulent on the inside. Read more…

Strawberry-Rose Almond Milk Smoothie

strawberry rose

If I were a musician, this might be my farewell Ode to summer. A classic ode is in three parts: the strophe, antistrophe and epode. In other words soaking the almonds, composing everything (such as the blending the straining the sprinkling of rose petals), and finally the enjoyment. Pure flavors of  icy strawberries with sweet almonds and subtle undertones of rose. We’ve had warm weather the last couple of days, so no wonder I’ve had strawberries on my mind. I try to avoid freezing fruits and vegetables, but I will make a few exceptions. Fruits frozen at their peak of sweetness and starchier vegetables like peas and corn are some of them. Read more…