THIS SALAD. I’m still thinking about it.
Last night was warm enough, so I decided to whip up a steak salad. But, not just any old steak salad — one infused with explosive Thai flavors: a little lime, a splash of fish sauce, a spoonful (or two) of chili garlic paste. Heaven.
If you’ve ever tried the Tiger Cries (aka Crying Tiger, Tiger’s Tear, etc.) salad at a Thai restaurant, only to return home and want it again and again for the rest of your life, this steak salad recipe will sate your craving. It’s not too spicy, either, so if you’re sensitive to heat, this won’t kill you. That being said, it’s super easy to pump up the fire with additional chili garlic paste or a fresh pepper. Continue reading
After months of hibernation, complete with hearty stews, roasts, and sweet holiday treats, who wants to start thinking about dieting? Definitely not me, which is why I don’t do them. However, I always have a pound or two that could use some shedding come summertime, which is why I like to do simple swaps like Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, ground turkey instead of 80/20 beef, and fresh fruit in place of pies. I don’t consider this dieting because I don’t feel like I’m giving anything up. I’m certainly not depriving myself of anything, besides some excess saturated fat and a few calories. I find that these swaps come naturally with warmer weather, anyway, and that they can really add up to some big changes. Continue reading