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Panaeng Neua (Thai Beef Balls in Peanut Sauce)

This recipe is from The Original Thai Coobook by Jennifer Brennan. 1 pound medium lean ground beef I just used carne molida de res 1/2 cup all purpose flour 2 tablespoons vegetable oil  I used coconut oil 4 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons red curry paste (Krung Gaeng Ped)  I bought it at Pacsadeli but I have a recipe if you need one 1 cup thick coconut milk coconut milk made from the first press NOT coconut cream 2 tablespoons chunky peanut butter or ground peanuts I used ground peanuts  1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar I used one pack of granulated Stevia 2 tablespoons fish sauce I bought it at Pacsadeli  1 teaspoon fresh mint or sweet basil leaves chopped I used fresh mint, I recommend it. Unless you have Thai basil.  Shape the beef into small firm balls about 1″ in diameter. Press and roll the balls in the flour, dusting off the excess. Heat the oil in ...

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Batsweat, dragonpiss, Thai limeaide to the rescue!

I am feeling much better today. I did some research on the web for homemade electrolyte drinks and found several recipes. Most of them used sugarfree Koolaide, salt substitute (for the potassium), sea salt and baking soda, but the simplest ones used either lemon juice or orange juice (for the potassium), sugar and salt. When I did RenFair, there was always dragonpiss available,which is basically Country Time Lemonade with salt added to it, or bat’s sweat which is pretty much the same thing except using real lemons, or is it the other way around? Thailand has a very similar climate to the Yucatan, and the Thai make Iced Limeade which has sugar, limes and salt! The very things you need to replenish your electrolyte balance when you are sweating up a storm!Yesterday, I drank a considerable amount of Nestea with lemon with a pinch of salt added to each glassful, I also drank plain water with a pinch of salt ...

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Some more Thai food

I still have some lemon grass and pork left over so I am making Thai pork and vegetable curry today. I just finished typing the recipe. I find that most of the Asian dishes that I make are easy if you prepare and measure all the ingredients ahead of time. The French call this mise en place and it’s actually something that I try to do when ever I am cooking. It keeps me from forgetting to add some vital ingredient.I also typed up the recipe for Red Fried Rice. That should give you a nice start on making some Thai food at home.Cancun Canuck you might try the Pork and Vegetable Curry it’s tasty and pretty easy. I have a wok but hardly ever use it, I use a large fry pan. First heat the pan, then add the oil, when the oil is hot (it will start to shimmer) then add the food.

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Thai food extravaganza

La maestra had mentioned that she loved Thai food and missed eating it. Lindi had mentioned that she loves Thai food and missed it too. Thai is Husband’s favorite food.What does that mean? We had Thai food today. It was a lovely group, La Maestra, her lovely granddaughter Gita and our neighbors and friends Lindi, Pablo and of course Husband and I. Mr. Dog was very interested too, but he only got a tiny taste of the satay. We had starting with the bowl in the upper right (one o’clock) pickled cucumber salad, chicken satay, peanut sauce for the satay, green banana curry,pork and vegetable curry, a small bowl of chopped peanuts to add as needed, pad thai, and red fried rice.Here is a closer look at the table.Here is a close up of the pad thai.This is the red fried rice. Ketchup is what makes it red.This is the pork and vegetable curry. Those red strips are serrano peppers ...

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Pad Thai

2 quarts water8 to 10 ounces dried flat-sided rice noodles or fresh noodles PAD THAI SAUCE1 1/4 cup white vinegar3 tablespoons tomato paste3 tablespoons water2 tablespoons sugar1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil2 cloves garlic, minced1 fresh green chile, seeded and minced GARNISHES2 eggs scrambled (optional)1 cup mung bean sprouts1/3 cup chopped unsalted peanuts (optional)lime wedgessliced scallions Bring 2 quarts water to a boil, remove from the heat. Soak the noodles in the hot water for 20 minutes. Drain and set aside or make fresh rice noodles. In a bowl, blend the vinegar, tomato paste, water and sugar Heat the oil in a frying pan, fry the garlic and chili on medium heat for 3 minutes. Stir in the tomato-vinegar mix continue to simmer the sauce until very thick 4 to 5 minutes. Add the noodles to the sauce, mix well. Place the noodles and sauce in large serving plate Serve with garnishes

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Where did May go?

The Month of Thai was more like the week of Thai, I’m really having issues with this cooking for one business. I’m eating out more often than we used to, then I take leftovers home and eat them the next day. To help me through the day, I did have several girl friends over for lunch on Duke’s birthday.  Among other things we had spring rolls, pad Thai, satay, and a couple of salads. Dessert was sticky rice with mangoes. I meant to take photos but was too busy cooking. Then I had leftovers for several days. I am planning on doing  thank you dinner for the rest of my friends who helped me with Duke, but I haven’t gotten far on the planning. The house is less of a mess than it was, I’ve made the headboard, a bed skirt, and a bedspread.I’ll post about them next time. In my quest to figure out my role in this new life, ...

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May and Southeast Asian Food

Duke’s birthday is in May. His absolutely favorite cuisine is  was Thai, so May got designated the Month of Thai. Eventually, it morphed into the Month of Southeast Asian Food. Now I didn’t do a whole Thai spread every day, I did make something most days. I have quite a few Thai and Vietnamese recipes on my blog. Interestingly enough, while we ate well, we both used to lose weight during May. They say the “firsts” are the hardest, for better or worse, I am experiencing them all within the first 6 months. Anniversary, check. Christmas, check. New Year’s Eve, check. Valentine’s Day, check. My birthday, check. Now his birthday. I’ve been adjusting well, according to my friends. However, this has hit me hard. I’ve gone from not crying to crying every morning. The big question for me has been, should I continue to make May, Month of Southeast Asian Food or not? I’m leaning toward keeping the tradition, what better way to ...

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A week in my Mérida life part 2

Monday ended with swimming and hanging out. I don’t remember what the temperature was, just that it was a lovely afternoon. Having been on the pantry diet for awhile (eating what’s in the pantry) we decided to go to Walmart after seeing the chiropractor. Walmart is not my grocery store of choice, Megabalcones is my favorite. However, Walmart is close to Alerfin. Since there really was very little food in the house, we had salad for breakfast. I like salad for breakfast, especially when it’s my multiple choice salad. Greens plus fresh fruit plus seeds or nut plus dried fruit and some sort of cheese. The dressing is usually oil and vinegar. We had romaine,apple,pepitas, dried cranberries and some shredded Italian cheese mix. Having bought some avocado oil at Costco I mixed it with  rice wine vinegar for the dressing. Yum. Leaving home around ten, we walked to the bus stop at C 56 x 59 y 57 looking for ...

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I’m tired of the Ugly American

Rarely do I rant. I’m tired of hearing about the ugly American. Tired of reading tirades against expats who socialize with expats. I am not talking about Mexicans ragging on expats but other expats or wannabe expats criticizing others because they fall below some unspoken double standard. These same people would never dream of speaking out against foreigners NOB. The common complaints are that “they only socialize with their own kind”and “they don’t integrate”. There are always pioneers who break ground. However most people are enticed by letters written home and want to live near the letter writers. In our modern world, those letters are more likely to be blogs like this one, magazines/websites like International Living or TV shows like House Hunters International. The readers settle near the letter writers. Eventually, an enclave forms China Town, Greek Town, North Beach or  Gringo Gulch (I dislike the word gringo, it is too much like spic,chink,polack and other appellations bestowed on ...

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Caught cheating

Husband caught me cheating. Watching me put together a salad of kohlrabi and carrots, he asked “Is that Thai?”. I squirmed, hemmed and hawed until I finally answered “No, it’s Vietnamese.” Not only was that salad Vietnamese, but the chicken we had the other day was Vietnamese too. He forgave me, he likes South East Asian Cuisine.   This salad is especially good with beer. I put more chilies on mine after Husband went across the street and bought us a “caguama” of Sol to share. I think I am becoming addicted to the combination of chile serrano, chopped mint and cilantro. The more chiles you put in the salad the better the beer tastes. Trust me.

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