Thai food has to be one of my most loved cuisines. Just the thought of creamy coconut, fresh basil, a kick of chilis in a rich sauce over rice or noodles warms my heart (and tummy) instantly. So, when David and I were planning this week’s Date Night Dinner I immediately said, “Thai.”
SMOKED PAPRIKA TEMPEH TACOS w/ Roasted Corn Salsa & Kale Black Beans
I love smoked paprika! If there is any spice that I would take on a dessert island it definatly would be smoked paprika. The aroma, the slight hint of heat and the beautiful color can not be beat by any other spice, at least in my book. So, when a recipe calls for chipotle chilis or say, ancho chilis and I am at a loss for those in my pantry, I will easily substitute smoked paprika…the depth it adds is incredible, which brings me to Wednesday nights Date Nite Dinner.
David and I are getting ready for a 2 week trip to Mexico in May 2008…in prep for that trip we are hunkering down and really getting into the culture, language and of course, the FOOD of Mexico!
I received Rick Bayless’ newest cookbook, called Mexican Everyday, for Xmas (Thanks Dawn!!!) and David and I have tried 3 recipes thus far from that book.
Simple and fabulous, easily converted to Vegetarian and not TOO many steps (like his last book.)