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Fried Egg Salad

Fried Egg Salad

Fried Egg Salad excerpted from Kin Thai: Modern Thai Recipes to Cook at Home by John Chantarasak. Photography by Maureen M. Evans.

Kin Thai: Modern Thai Recipes to Cook at Home

Kin Thai translates as ‘Eat Thai’ and is a collection of 80 delicious recipes that shine a light on lesser known Thai cuisine as well as more popular Thai food classics.

Chapters are structured by type of dish, from snacks and relishes to curries, stir-fries and salads, so you can easily find your favourites – from Roast Duck and Lychee Red Curry (gaeng daeng bpet) and Langoustine and Rhubarb Hot and Sour Soup (dtom yum goong) to Red Fire Greens with Yellow Soybean Sauce (pak kheo fai daeng) and Assorted Flavour One-bite Royal Snack (miang kham).

As well as using ingredients native to Thailand, Chef John Chantarasak explores the origins of the western ingredients, explaining their place in Thai cuisine, and how the competent home cook can use them to achieve Asian flavours. (more…)

Thai Red Curry Squash Soup

Thai Red Curry Squash Soup

Thai Red Curry Squash Soup, Milk Street Vegetables: 250 Bold, Simple Recipes for Every Season by Christopher Kimball. Photography by Connie Miller of CB Creative.

Milk Street Vegetables: 250 Bold, Simple Recipes for Every Season by Christopher Kimball

Move vegetables into the centre of your plate from the realm of sides and salads with this vegetable-cooking bible of more than 250 full-flavour recipes, from James Beard and IACP award winner Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street.

Chili-spiked carrots. Skillet-charred Brussels sprouts.  Mashed potatoes brightened with harissa and pistachios. These are just three ways to put vegetables in the centre of your plate.

To get a vegetable education, we traveled to Athens to learn how winter vegetable stews could taste light and bright, not hearty and heavy. In Cairo, we tasted eggplant and potatoes that punched up flavor with bold pops of texture from whole spices. And in Puglia, Italy, we had a revelatory bite of zucchini enriched by ricotta cheese and lemon.

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Creamy coconut noodles

Creamy coconut noodles

Creamy coconut noodles, Easy Vegan Bible: 200 easiest ever plant-based recipes by Katy Beskow. Photography by Luke Albert.

Easy Vegan Bible: 200 easiest ever plant-based recipes

Simple, straightforward and delicious—Easy Vegan Bible is the ultimate guide for plant-based mealtimes, bringing you 200 new recipes from bestselling author Katy Beskow.

Easy to prepare, quick to cook and using readily available ingredients, this book is not only the go-to cookbook for new and established vegans, but also for home cooks looking for effortless ways to bring plant-based meals into their kitchen.

The modern world of vegan cooking can often be confusing, but with a list of easy-to source store-cupboard essentials, useful kitchen equipment, details on common vegan substitutions and demystifying explanations of increasingly popular vegan ingredients (such as jackfruit and silken tofu) you’ll be able to produce delicious food, every time hunger calls.

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Butternut Squash, Green Bean and Enoki Thai Coconut Curry

Butternut Squash, Green Bean and Enoki Thai Coconut Curry

Butternut Squash, Green Bean and Enoki Thai Coconut Curry, Beauty Foods by Caroline Artiss. Photography by Ed Anderson.

Beauty Foods by Caroline ArtissBeauty Foods offers a no-nonsense approach to eating clean for the body and mind to get you looking and feeling great.

YouTube sensation Caroline Artiss starts with a diagnostic glossary of beauty ingredients that highlights the best things to feature in your daily food regime. Did you know, for example, that eating beetroot can help prevent premature ageing? Or that the vitamin E found in hazelnuts can hydrate the skin and reduce fine lines?

Caroline offers a selection of fresh and inventive recipes using everyday ingredients as well as superfoods, giving advice on the beauty benefits of the ingredients. From an Avocado Smoothie to Chia Chimichurri Steak, Thai Coconut Curry to Blueberry Crumble Pots, look no further for delicious recipes that do you good.

Beauty Foods: 65 nutritious and delicious recipes that make you glow from the inside out is available at Amazon.com an Indigo.ca. (more…)

Glass Noodle Soup

Glass Noodle Soup

Glass Noodle Soup, Sarah Jansala and Renoo Jansala, Page Street Publishing Co. 2019. Photography by Toni Zernik.

Authentic Thai flavour is made vegan with chef Renoo Jansala’s incredible recipes and her unique “fish” sauce. Thai food has often been off-limits to vegans not only because of the meat but because of one of the primary ingredients-fish sauce. Renoo has perfected a vegan “fish” sauce with a soy sauce base and various salts that imparts that same kick and authentic flavour.

Vegan Thai Kitchen

Even though many of their recipes use soy, it can easily be substituted with tamari if home cooks are trying to avoid soy or gluten. Consumers are eating less and less meat every year and the demand for plant-based alternatives to meat-centric staples is on the rise.

When Sarah and her mother decided to open their restaurant in Portland, Oregon, they realized there was a big demand for vegetarian and vegan Thai food. Sarah’s mother, Renoo, is an immigrant from Thailand and a vegan. Seeing the popularity of veganism inspired her to create the menu for Kati Portland, allowing her to finally share some of her favourite dishes.

This book will include spicy, from-scratch curries, stir-fry with flavorful garlic and pepper tempeh, and east-to-make favourites like Gluten-Free Pad Thai and Tom Yum Veggie soup. It will also include one of the most popular dishes at their restaurant, Tom Kha, a spicy soup with tofu, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass and mushrooms.

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Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice

Photography by Sasha Gill

When Sasha Gill went vegan, she wasn’t about to leave her family’s home-cooked favourites behind. Pad Thai without fish sauce? Curry without ghee? In East Meets Vegan, Sasha proves that Asian cooking can be plant-based—as well as easy, affordable, and delicious! Here are:

  • Veganized favourites: Spring rolls, red bean pancakes, shiitake ramen, mango lassis
  • Can’t-believe-it’s-vegan twists: Tandoori cauliflower “wings,” pineapple fried rice, jackfruit biryani, “butter chicken,” a sushi feast to feed a crowd
  • Mix-and-match pairings: Combine leftovers for your own take on Asian fusion.

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