Thai Noodle Bowl with Carrot Sauce

Thai Noodle Bowl with Carrot Sauce

First of all, I love Asian food.  Well, at least I think I do.

I’ve never actually been to anywhere in Asia.  The closest I’ve been is Greece… and they primarily serve Greek food there.  But I do love the Asian food I’ve had here in the US – whatever that counts for – and I think it’s pretty dang good.

I’m a fan of all the different spices, sweet, sour, umami flavors going on.  It’s the sauces, the broths, the way meat or tofu goes with various noodles or rice, and all those fun vegetables! 

We could definitely sit and discuss the awesomeness that encompasses Asian food for a while.  I’d tell you about my thing for raw fish (my mom says I’m like a bear,) and you could tell me how a real Japanese dashi is made… it would be great.  But, alas, I’ll have to save the in-depth discussion for the comments.

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Springtime Tuna Noodle Casserole

Springtime Tuna Noodle Casserole

Spring has sprung.  The groundhog knows it, my allergies know it, and the farmers’ markets/grocery stores know it too.   I’m sure you can guess which one of the three I am thinking of today.  No, we’re not going to discuss my sneezing or the furry animal. 

I’m talking about the amazing asparagus.  There are piles of it at my local market right now, and I’m telling you, they were practically giving it away.  I bought like four bushels.  Is that the right term?  Bushel?  Probably not, but...

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Chicken Pasta with Acorn Squash + Arugula

Chicken Pasta with Acorn Squash + Arugula

I must say, simple and delicious are two things I like in a recipe.  Bonus points if it looks good to me – extra bonus points if it makes the rest of the family want to eat it up.  And, call me crazy, but I also expect a good recipe to have some healthy virtues!

Does that sound like too much to ask?

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