We buy brussels sprouts with some regularity throughout the year. They are a healthy and tasty side for many dishes, and we can make a big batch of them pretty easily. It’s almost laughable, but leftover brussels sprouts is one of our favorite snacks. So, when we make them, they rarely last.
This particular version of roasted brussels sprouts actually came about because we wanted to do something a little different as a side dish for a special project to which we are contributing. We can’t tell you any more than that, but stay tuned and we’ll make an announcement soon.
Meanwhile, make these brussels sprouts. We know you’ll love them!
Potato chips are one of our favorite indulgence foods; salty, fatty, and crunchy, they satisfy a lot of cravings. Growing up with refined-oil chips in the house, it has been a transition away from keeping them around. This isn’t our first attempt at a potato chip, but it’s the first one that deserved publication.
One of the key tools in making these potato “no-tato” chips, is a Chef’s Choice 615 Premium Electric Food Slicer. Being able to thinly slice the starchy, root vegetable of your choice with consistency is what will make or break the experience. Eddo, which we found at the local international market, is a cousin of Taro. You could substitute these for other root vegetables, but the cooking time may vary slightly. Regardless of your root, this potato chip recipe is a winner that you won’t soon forget.
Fall in the mid-Atlantic region is funny. We have a couple of perfectly crisp days in September, but summer temperatures often linger into October. Then, suddenly, the temperatures drop and it’s cold. Sure, 55 °F may not be cold to our family in Wisconsin or friends in Boston. But when it’s 80° one day and 55° the next, 55 is cold!
Once the weather snaps like that, I’m ready for steaming tea, cozy sweaters, and hearty soups. Isn’t everyone? This week’s recipe was inspired by that desire and by one of the seasonal soups now being served at Cosi.
I call it easy because I kept it super simple. You don’t need to buy pumpkins for roasting and you don’t need to scour the grocery store shelves for chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. We actually had everything in our pantry or fridge already! I hope you find it as simple to make and enjoyable to eat as we did.
Khao Soi is a delicious chicken soup, with history in Laos and northern Thailand. As you may have noticed recently, we’ve been in love with Thai food as an indulgent take-out choice over the past few months. Khao Soi translates to “cut rice” in Thai, but we decided to leave noodles out of this dish. We tried making this a few different ways, and noticed that the noodles increased “splash” factor (which increased 1000x every time I had on a white dress shirt), but didn’t add to the flavor. Our favorite method to add “noodles” was to use zoodles (like in our chicken zoodle soup)—right at the last few minutes of cooking so they would not be too soggy.
We think you’ll love this recipe as a change of pace for your soup routine. As the weather is cooling rapidly here, this spicy soup is fantastic for staying healthy (thanks, turmeric) and satisfied. We’ve mixed some of the traditional toppings from the Laotian and Thai versions, because pork rinds.
Let us know how you like this Khao Soi in the comments, and keep on cooking.
This recipe is one of our favorites at the local Thai restaurant. Initially, I was hesitant to even try it because it smelled incredibly spicy. Brent continued to encouraged me, and I finally tasted it one day he chose to order it without the “extra spicy please” request. I was surprised by how much I liked it.
Our version came out a little less saucy than our Thai place, but the flavor is just as rich and delicious. Plus, it comes together rather quickly—in 15 minutes or less. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do.