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African stew: We love this new addition to the rotation around here. It’s a thick spicy tomato stew with all sorts of hearty additions  like edamame, kale, and even peanut butter. Laksa: This delicious thai noodle soup is another regular. Mushrooms, tofu, coconut milk, ginger, lemongrass, scallions, cilantro….mmmmm. Stuffed acorn squash: I’ll admit to having […]


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 […]

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 […]

Tomato Peach Soup

Argh… It just occurred to me that this photo looks like rotel dip. Photo fail, but flavor success. 🙂 I’m hoping for a better illustration when it’s actually served! The little one is in love with peaches at the moment. I couldn’t resist a recipe for chilled tomato soup from this month’s Bon Appetit as […]

Panang Curry

Another curry! Interesting and tasty. Panang is somewhere between masman and red curry on the flavor scale in my opinion. Peppery goodness. I kept this really simple so that I could get a baseline for the flavor of the spice paste. Even though this was super tasty…I think next time I’ll use less liquid, and […]

Summer Squash Yellow Curry

Another delicious curry. I’m feeling like you really can’t go wrong with curry. Different spice pastes, different veg, different heat levels, herbs, etc. It’s all so tasty. I decided to go with a yellow curry this time. Sticking with the “yellow” theme I used some gorgeous squash we picked up at the market. I’m really […]

Basic Curries

Curry is still comfort food in our book. I fell back on some new faves during our first week in the new place. I keep simplifying the recipes, so it almost feels  like cheating at this point. So yummy! Print Simple Masman Curry Author: Next Good Meal Serves: 4   Ingredients 1 red onion diced 2-3 medium […]

Kid Food – Lemon Lentil Soup

I tried. We were right around the corner from Sticky Fingerz Rock ‘n Roll Chicken Shack. I was starving. Chicken fingers sounded like an easy option. I gave the little dude options: 1)chicken at the shack 2)tortillas and beans at a Mexican restaurant 3)bread and soup at a bakery. Once he heard “bread and soup” […]

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Veg “fried” rice because I want something easy and veggie. What is traditional for fried rice? Not sure, but I plan to pack mine with carrots, onions, pea pods, and maybe even kale. I’ve had my eye on this eggplant rollatini concept for a while. Time to try it. Eggplant, spinach stuffing, marinara…What can go […]