cuisine has been one of our family favorites for quite some
time. Generally speaking Thai food is much lighter than "Western"
cuisine. Thais utilize spices and herbs to flavor their food,
rather than heavy creams, oils and other fats that are high
in fat and cholesterol. So all in all, eating Thai food is
quite healthy. Another interesting fact is that most Thai
food is naturally gluten-free. Thais utilize fish sauce, coconut
milk, curry, ginger, lemongrass and the like to flavor food
rather than soy sauce and other "non gluten-free"
flavorings* commonly found in Asian food. In addition, Westerners
normally pair meats and vegetables with starches like bread
and potatoes. Thai food is almost always accompanied by steamed
rice and often rice noodles.
gives Thai food its distinctive character is a "harmony"
in its tastes. Most of the food combines a variety of taste
combinations; sour, salty, sweet, hot and aromatic. One bite
and your taste buds are truly awakened.
The experience of having a Thai dinner is
very different from the way Westerners dine. Typically a variety
of dishes are served for all to share and everyone at the
table chooses from these dishes and accompanies them with
rice. Each person doesnt get a whole plate of one entrée.
It truly makes for a pleasurable experience plus you
get an opportunity to taste many different dishes.
This month, we are featuring several amazing
Thai dishes we hope you and your family will enjoy. Serve
them Thai-style and let everyone take a few bites of each
dish for a fun-filled evening.
& Orange Curried Fried Fish
with Thai Curry & Bok Choy
Tenderloin with Thai Red Curry
Chicken with Sushi Rice Stuffing
Hot & Sour Soup
Thai Mixed Vegetables
Beef with Sugar Snap Peas
*As always, Thai food is mostly gluten-free,
if eating out, please check with the chef to make sure that
the food he is preparing for you is, indeed, gluten-free.