Thai Crunch Salad with Peanut dressing
Thai Crunch Salad is such a fun play on different colors, textures and flavors. When we think of Thai flavors-it is right combination of creaminess, sweetness, kick of spice and salt all in one bite. This salad is so easy to prepare using highly nutritious ingredients perfect to enjoy during spring and summer seasons.
For a beautiful and elegant presentation, we use silky butter lettuce as a base of the salad and layer it with colorful vegetables, protein packed edamame, toasted sesame seeds, fresh thai basil and microgreens. The creamy peanut butter dressing drizzled on top is definitely the star of this delicious salad. By using simple pantry ingredients and no added oils, we came up with a finger licking dressing that you’ll crave for extra leftovers everytime!
Red Thai Curry
Thai food is a combination of delicious aroma, vibrant colors and exotic spices. The method of preparing Thai food is very easy, simple, low in fat, incorporates colorful vegetables and fresh herbs. It inspires me to make it every week as part of following a healthy plant-based lifestyle.
Red Thai Curry is a traditional dish bringing flavors of lemongrass, lime juice, ginger, chillies in a rich and delicious coconut broth. Fresh Thai basil enhances the taste and add fragrance to the curry. Serve it with hot jasmine rice and it’s total winner with the family and guests.
Although red curry paste cans are available in market , they are no comparison to home-made pastes prepared with fresh ingredients. Easy to make Thai curry paste can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Next time you crave Thai food, make it in your kitchen with fresh ingredients and vegetables of your choice!
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Vegan Chocolate Latte
These Vegan Chocolate Lattes are the perfect late afternoon drinks when you crave hint of coffee or sugar like me. Ordering vegan lattes from coffee shops can be a disappointment as often times they make the lattes either too bitter, too sugary, or with too less froth (froth is a key to great tasting and looking latte).
The key to making great vegan lattes at home is buying a frother and using oat milk instead of other dairy alternatives like almond, coconut or soy milk. Oat milk generates great froth and makes the latte very creamy. It also lacks the nutty flavor of almond milk which works better with lattes as you can then infuse other flavors. Cacao powder gives a rich, chocolatey flavor and provides great health benefits to the skin, while lowering blood pressure and stress. Next time you are craving coffee, don’t head to Starbucks; make a delicious vegan latte within the comfort of your own home in minutes!