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Black Pepper Tofu

I am far too lazy (this is camping cooking, remember?) to grind 4 teaspoons of fresh black pepper, so usually use purchased ground black pepper in this recipe, and I do use four teaspoons. If you opt to grind the black pepper fresh, maybe start with two or three teaspoons, and add more if your […]

Thai Beef Salad

Take a quick trip to Bangkok with this main-course salad – perfect for a hot summer evening. I do not remove the seeds from the chili – Thai food is spicy hot! There is no additional salt in this recipe, as fish sauce and soy sauce are very salty. Don’t forget to reserve 1/3 cup […]

Beef with Broccoli

This is another easy one-pan Chinese recipe, quick enough to become a week-night staple. You can use a lot of broccoli (Broccoli with Beef?), and add a little red bell pepper or carrot for color if desired. I prefer flank steak in this dish. Have the ingredients prepped before you start cooking, this comes together […]

Pad Thai

My cheater version of Pad Thai. You can use tofu, baked tofu, cooked chicken or cooked shrimp. Plan ahead – the noodles will need to soak for about 30 minutes.

Coconut Curry Chicken

This Thai dish is very easy, uses only one pan and tastes surprisingly authentic! Very filling also – serve it in individual bowls over a bed of rice, with cold fruit as accompaniment.