Thai Corn Chowder |

Thai Corn Chowder

Thai Corn Chowder |  Thai Corn Chowder |

Soup season is here! Soup season is here!

This creamy Thai corn chowder is the perfect way to bridge the gap between summer and fall. It has a fresh, almost floral flavor that highlights the last of summer’s sweet corn, and a thick velvety texture that’s super cozy and luxurious. I love it! And I love it even more knowing that it can be on the table in just about a half an hour (and that 20 minutes of that it just simmering the broth!)

I’ve been participating in #SundaySupper for a few months now and I absolutely love it. Now that I’ve learned the ropes, I decided to join in the other part of the movement: #WeekdaySupper.

Thai Chicken Sandwiches with Ginger & Sambal Oelek

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Served with spring mix and endamame dressed with wasabi vinaigrette, this Thai Chicken Sandwich has recently become one of my favorite things to make for a nice lunch or a quick dinner. I can’t get enough! A simple ginger, lime, and sesame marinade ensure there’s a ton of flavor in every bite and I love the contrast between the fiery chili sauce and the cool, crisp cucumbers. And that’s really all there is to say about it.

Sambal Oelek is a chili paste that is similar in flavor to sriracha, but thicker and less vinegary (you can find it in the Asian aisle of most grocery stores). This stuff is basically pure chili pepper, so it has some pretty serious heat — a little goes a long way! Start with a very small amount and add more to taste. I like a lot of spice and use about a quarter and teaspoon on my sandwiches.

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Green Curry Beef with Pineapple, Coconut Rice

When I got an email informing me that I had been chosen for Foodie Fights Battle 7, I was really, really excited! I hurried over to see what the magic ingredients were going to be, and I wanted to cry. I love pineapple and basil, but to be honest I’m kind of sick of both of them right now. It made it kind of hard to be creative.

I knew one thing: I did NOT want to make a curry. [….]