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Sawaddee March!

The end of February snuck up on me so quickly, even with the extra day! It's been an insanely busy month with the launch of my cookbook coming up and the t-shirt campaign (which ended successfully, thank you!).

On top of that I also collaborated with a couple of YouTubers in Vancouver which was SO much fun, and some of you may have seen snippets of it on social media, so stay tuned for the videos!

News & Updates

 

• Meet me in Vancouver on March 8th! As you may have heard, my publisher and I are hosting a book launch in Vancouver, and there is still room for a few more if you want to join me in this celebration! The event will be held at the most awesome cookbook store ever, Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks. You will be able to buy the book there and I will be delighted to sign it for you! If you're interested in attending, please get in touch with me here!  

• Upcoming TV Appearances: If you're in Canada, catch me on CTV's Canada AM on March 22nd and on the Marilyn Denis Show on Wednesday March 23rd! I'll be on the show talking about Thai pantry staples and healthy Thai cooking! For those overseas, I'll be posting a link to the segments on Facebook so you can see them, too. :) 

• Live Cooking Demo & 3-Course Lunch with me!: On April 3rd, I'll be back at Barbara Jo's Books to Cooks to do a live cooking demo. You'll be able to ask any questions you like as I cook, and after that you will enjoy a 3-course lunch which will all be recipes from the book. For details of this event, click here.
 

• Only 1 week left to get your bonus recipes and win an apron! The release date of my cookbook, March 8th, is a week away! If you haven't pre-ordered the book, there's still time to do so and claim your free gifts. I've got 2 exclusive bonus recipes for everyone who pre-orders, and you'll be entered to win a custom made apron that I will sew specifically for you! Details are in the video below.

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February Videos

Peanut dressing

Thai Peanut Salad Dressing

  This salad is a specialty of Muslim Thai cuisine. With the spicy and rich peanut dressing, it's one of my favourite ways to eat veggies! The dressing will keep for at least a week in the fridge, and it will also double as a dipping sauce!

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pad prik king

Gai Pad Prik King

This dish concentrates the iconic flavours of Thailand into one quick and easy stir-fry. Chicken and crunchy long beans tossed in salty-sweet red curry paste, and served with creamy salted duck egg. Try it with fried tofu for a vegetarian version!

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black sticky rice sundae

Black Sticky Rice Sundae w/ Caramelized Pineapple

I fused together two traditional Thai desserts and gave it a bit of a twist, and the result was absolutely divine! Warm and luscious black sticky rice pudding with creamy coconut ice cream, refreshed by sweet-tart caramelized pineapple. It's a beautiful dessert that can be easily made in advance, not to mention it's gluten-free!

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fortune cookies

Fortune Cookies: DIY Gift Idea!

The most meaningful gifts are the ones you put time, effort, and thought into. These fortune cookies are the perfect edible gifts that you can personalize them with heartfelt messages, or use the fortunes inside as a way to tell them about other gifts you've got planned! 

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Thai pork omelette

Thai Pork Omelette

A recent trip home inspired me to share with you a staple dish every Thai home turns to when we need food fast! I've shown you a simple plain Thai omelette before, but here is a more substantial version with pork. Sriracha sauce is a classic accompaniment with this, and don't forget to serve it over jasmine rice!

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Chicken Adobo

Filipino Chicken Adobo

As requested by Philip Galanaga and Neil Gerald Ruiz, here's my version of Filipino chicken adobo! With few ingredients and steps, this is easily a weeknight dinner material, can be made days in advance, and it'll also work in a slow cooker!

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Throwback: A good ol' video to watch in March

Chilled Tofu & Herb Salad ยำเต้าหู้เย็น (yum tao hu yen)

Chilled Tofu & Herb Salad 

I've been hearing from many vegetarian fans lately, so here's one of my all-time favourite healthy vegetarian recipes!

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Interesting stuff you might enjoy...

• A grocery store that sells expired food in Denmark leads a movement to reduce food waste by selling perfectly edible food that has been rejected by other stores. A great initiative I'd love to see in more places.

• Soba master makes noodles in silence. This video was absolutely mesmerizing! I was so touched by the love and dedication that he put into making a seemingly simple ingredient. What an inspiration.

• 9 Things Happy People Don't Do. Simple tips that will help us become a little bit happier :) 

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February Fan Photos!

Thank you to everyone who sent me pictures, please keep them coming, I really enjoy receiving them! 

Photo Credits: Angel C., Dan K., Gosho P., Jim B., Joe M., Kokki K, Allan, Santosh, Kristina B., Simon P., Nicole, Michael K.