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A Taste of Thai – Yellow Curry Rice

I’m not usually a big fan of “packaged” meals like rice and pasta, but this one is entirely different. There are a couple different “Taste of Thai” products such as coconut ginger rice and pad Thai, but this one is by far my favorite. It has just the right amount of spice/heat.

It tastes great as a dish alone. But I usually have a second fry pan going with things I like such as mushrooms, onions, “soy crumbles,” and chopped sweet peppers. Once the rice is cooked, I toss everything into one pan.

A box includes a packet of jasmine rice, a packet of powdery curry seasonings, and a clear packet of spicy paste. I used to divide the paste in half to knock the spicy level down a few notches. But I’ve built up my tolerance and now like it “full blast.” If you like spicy food, go for the full packet. A box costs about $4. Not cheap, but it’s so good I have it once a month or so.

I also keep a bottle of Bragg Liquid Aminos on my counter. This goes GREAT with many savory dishes like pasta, rice and potatoes. It’s basically the healthier version of soy sauce. You can find this at most grocery stores in the “natural” section, or at any health food store.

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Chicken McNuggets and Onion Rings (Sort Of)

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I hadn’t had McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets since probably the 1990s. I knew there are “meat free” versions of these types of nuggets at local grocers, so I tried them. These are baked in the oven, so they aren’t fried. They actually are a pretty tasty snack. They aren’t greasy, have a nice crunch and go great with dipping sauces. I threw in a few rings so I could make my own “sampler platter.”

I keep telling people, there are substitutes for practically everything that’s bad for you. And many of these actually taste as good as the bad versions! These could totally fool anyone into believing they’re the real deal.

 

 

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If Broccoli Tasted Like Donuts, Everyone Would be a Health Fanatic

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