Kid Food

Butternut squash with kale and baguette Print Creamy Butternut Squash w/ Kale Author: Next Good Meal Serves: 4   Ingredients 2 cups cubed butternut squash 1 cup coconut milk 2-3 handfuls chopped kale salt, pepper, and nutmeg to taste Instructions Add coconut milk, butternut squash, and spices to a pot. Bring to bubble. Reduce heat, cover and […]

Pad Woon Sen

Iron Chef….pad woon sen! Or something like that. 🙂 This was part one of my experiment to recreate a dish we absolutely love at Thai restaurants. It was the first time working with bean thread or “glass” noodles”. I soaked them for approximately 5 minutes before adding to the stir fry. I think I’ll soak […]


We absolutely love laksa. It’s such a burst of complex flavors. The only problem is that I don’t have a true recipe yet. So far I always throw in a little of this and a little of that to get it just right. I started with my base recipe for the soup and paste. During […]

Menu Board

The current menu has several hold-overs from the last one. We had leftovers a couple times recently, and then one night we simply had bread/nuts/olives. Nice break. I’m still determined about pad woon sen. No two recipes are alike, and usually not even close. This means I don’t have a really good reference point. That’s […]

Butternut Yellow Curry

Print Butternut Yellow Curry Author: Next Good Meal Serves: 4   Ingredients 2-3 cups cubed butternut squash 1 potato cubed (4 cups total butternut + potato) 1 red onion diced 2 cloves garlic minced 1 can coconut milk 2 cups vegetable stock 3 TB yellow curry paste 1 TB hot pepper paste 8 oz (4 servings) tofu […]

Salsa French Bread

  The marinara bread was a big win. I had a little salsa leftover, so I went back to the well on that idea and created a salsa bread. (Seems weird to say “salsa french bread”??)  I also skipped a step with these baguettes. Normally I would allow the dough ball to rise for at […]

Basil Mint Pesto

I love this combo of asparagus and roasted potatoes with pesto. I wanted to try a lighter pesto. Adding oil instead of water would definitely be tasty and have a richer consistency, but I really didn’t miss it this time. Print Basil Mint Pesto Author: Next Good Meal Serves: 4   Ingredients 1 oz basil (typical grocery […]