Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Lazy Mary's Lemon Tart

Summer isn't summer without a killer lemon tart.  And this is the recipe!  It's quick and easy and tastes great. You can bake this filling in a standard pie crust in a pinch, but sweet tart crust is even better.  If you are looking for a recipe for tart dough, try this one.  For a gluten-free version, I use the pate brisee recipe from Blackbird Bakery.

For a crustless lemon tart, try baking the mixture in ramekins in a bain marie (water bath).

Monday, May 26, 2014

Braised Tofu in Mushroom Sauce

Tofu and mushrooms are a great combination and this flavorful recipe makes for an easy weeknight dinner with Asian flavors.  Serve over rice with a side of steamed edamame.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Thai Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Ladies, start your immersion blenders!  This is a very flavorful soup with a silky texture, but you have to puree it.  For this I prefer an immersion blender since pouring hot liquids back and forth from a blender is not my definition of a fun time.  This recipe also makes use of a slow cooker, one of my favorite appliances. You may garnish with a dollop of sour cream and a sprig of parsley or cilantro.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Sticky Rice with Mango

My family loves sticky rice with mango, the quintessential Thai dessert.  I have tried several recipes, with the hopes of finding one that was simple enough that we could enjoy this dessert often during mango season.  I think I have succeeded, with a few adjustments.  If you don't have a rice cooker, you may want to follow the link below to the original recipe.  See what you think!