All posts tagged: Asian

Thai Watermelon Salad

Thai Watermelon Salad

This Thai watermelon salad is the ULTIMATE refresher salad for a warm summer evening. It has loads of crispy textures, thanks to the irresistible combination of juicy, bright, sweet, red watermelon & baby cucumber, plus there are bright flavours from cilantro, mint and fresh chilli. And what makes it a Thai salad? well…it’s all in […]

Recipe for Simmered Garlic Chili Eggplant with Mint and Parsley

Simmered Garlic Chili Eggplant

I have a really simple recipe today. One for eggplant lovers, like me. A simple garlic chili eggplant dish made with simmered chunks of eggplant, cooked up with plenty of garlic, fresh red chili peppers, simple aromatic Asian flavors and fresh herbs. This is something I make on a weeknight, when I am cooking for […]

Spicy Thai-Style Dressing + Coleslaw Recipe

Spicy Thai-Style Dressing (+ 2 Salad Variations)

Thai food. Thai curries, Thai salads. What’s not to love? So here’s a super flavorful, savory, and tart Thai-style dressing (+ a little spicy) so you can make your favorite Thai-style salads at home. I think this dressing combines fantastically with hearty winter vegetables like cabbage as well as with high-water content vegetables like zucchini. […]

Roasted Thai Butternut Squash Carrot Soup

Roasted Thai Butternut Squash Carrot Soup

Simple ingredients and so delicious – that’s this roasted Thai butternut squash carrot soup. It’s the pinnacle of fall. It’s autumn in a bowl. Oven roasted butternut squash, carrots, red Thai curry, ginger… need I say more? Plus it’s healthy. There is no cream, no butter, yet it has a marvelous velvety texture. Butternut squash […]

Asian-Style Chioggia Beet and Carrot Salad Rezept

Asian-Style Chioggia Beet and Carrot Salad

What could be prettier than a beet and carrot salad? Both have an amazingly beautiful color, especially chioggia beets with their candy cane stripes. Also called “bull’s eye beet”, the great thing about them is that you don’t have to worry about a mess from those mesmerizing pink rings! I always expected them to look […]

Asian-style crispy miso kohlrabi apple salad with baby spinach and sesame seeds, tossed in a miso dressing

Miso Kohlrabi Apple Salad

This crunchy miso kohlrabi apple salad tossed in a Japanese inspired miso dressing is the perfect way to introduce Germany’s darling to your table – although this gnarly looking vegetable may look a little “alien”, don’t let it’s looks deceive you — it’s actually super tasty. I absolutely love it raw in salads or on […]

Asian-Style Salad with Edamame and Fried Egg

Asian-Style Salad with Edamame

Inspired from a supermarket-bought takeaway salad in Amsterdam, this is a deliciously light main meal salad with edamame that’s full of tasty Oriental flavors, fresh flavors of radish and cucumber, plus strips of omelette for that extra finishing touch. Coming from Vancouver with it’s significant Asian influence, edamame is something I have been enjoying for […]

Chinese Cabbage Shiitake Noodle Bowl

Chinese Cabbage Shiitake Noodle Bowl

Here my friend’s is a noodle bowl. It’s sort of a half soup, half noodle bowl. More noodle, than soup. One made with ramen noodles, the one thing that brings me back to my 20’s, when half my packed lunches comprised of salads made from ramen noodles — cooked, drained, then tossed with that little […]

Asian Kale Salad with Sesame-Ginger Dressing‏

Asian Kale Salad with Sesame-Ginger Dressing‏

Terribly trendy, but oh so good. I love kale salads. Especially a good raw kale salad with a fantastic dressing. This is one of my absolute favorite dressings (or shall I say vinaigrette?) for kale. One that appears on our table a lot! It’s bursting with Asian flavors — roasted sesame oil, Japanese rice vinegar, […]

black rice salad with mango, tart apple, fresh chili, cilantro, mint, coconut flakes, and cashews in a sesame lime dressing

Black Rice Salad with Mango and Apple

Although there are times when I enjoy eating a salad more than others (ahem, every day ending in “y”!)… I don’t ever really need an excuse to have a salad. Even at this time of year. In winter, that just means I am eating more grain salads, or warm salads loaded up with roasted vegetables […]

Thai Inspired Kohlrabi Coleslaw

Thai Inspired Kohlrabi Coleslaw

This crunchy kohlrabi salad is the perfect way to introduce Germany’s darling to your table – although gnarly looking, it’s a very tasty vegetable. It can be stir-fried, steamed or boiled, but I swear raw is the way to go! Flavor and texture-wise, kohlrabi has an apple-like crunch, slightly resembles a radish in texture and […]

Recipe Asian Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Fava Beans & Wild Baby Greens

Asian Quinoa Salad with Chicken, Fava Beans & Wild Baby Greens

I read somewhere that people who eat fava beans (a.k.a. broad beans) have a ridiculously high life expectancy. Not sure how many beans and how often you have to eat them but I’m pretty sure they are super healthy. I first stumbled upon fresh fava beans when I moved to Germany, and to my embarrassment […]

Spicy Thai Prawn and Pineapple Salad‏

Thai Prawn and Pineapple Salad‏

I can’t begin to tell you how yummy this salad was! It might just be the simplest, most heavenly salad I’ve had all month. Really, it was delicious and could very well convince anyone to consider trying pineapple in a salad. Seriously! It’s the perfect mix of sweet and spicy, but it’s not overpowering — […]

Spicy Thai Carrot and Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Spicy Thai Carrot and Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Zucchini is one of those vegetables that is extremely versatile and whether eaten raw or cooked can be completely yum-worthy. This is a great example of that — zucchini ribbons tossed in a Thai inspired, tangy and spicy dressing. For good taste and attempts to disguise another dreaded zucchini dish from my favorite Schwabe, I […]

Mild and Tangy Lamb Curry (Rogan Josh)

Mild and Tangy Lamb Curry (Rogan Josh)

This dish is a winning combination for fans of eggplant, lamb, and aromatic Persian flavors! Lamb and eggplant are two things I really enjoy but don’t eat very often. Firstly, because not everyone loves lamb and secondly, not everyone loves eggplant. Which is a pity, since together these two ingredients deliver a complex, robust and […]