Recipes

Green Papaya Salad

Green Papaya Salad

I was never able to successfully eat green papaya salad, or Som Tam, until I learned how to make it from May Kaidee’s sister Duan in Chiang Mai. The beauty of being able to make your own Thai food is that you can leave out any culinary offenders (in my case, the overuse of chili)…

Macadamia Milk Chocolate Pudding

Macadamia Milk Chocolate Pudding

The first time we learned that avocadoes could be turned into a chocolate pudding, we were ecstatic…but also living in Mumbai, where we could not get any!  I eventually went on a trip to Spain for a conference and brought some back in my suitcase.  It was love at first blend!  This pudding can also…

Mastiha Chamomile Ice Cream

Mastiha-Chamomile Ice Cream

Known to the Greeks for centuries as an edible anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial, the sap from the mastiha (mastic) tree, only grown on the Aegean island of Chios, has found its way into desserts, savory food, beauty products, pharmaceuticals and even chewing gum, but is for the most part little-known in Western countries.  With a unique flavor that you will…

Summer Strawberry Macadamia Nut Milk

Summer Strawberry Macadamia Nut Milk

Nut milks take minutes to make and are an easy, dairy-free (and hormone-, antibiotic-free) alternative to cow’s milk.  Making nut milk at home means you will skip out on additives such as vegetable oil and corn syrup, forgo the non-recyclable Tetra pak packaging typically used for store-bought dairy alternatives, and is often more economical, as…