Category Archives: Tomatoes

Ground chicken with fresh basil and tomatoes

This simple yet flavorful recipe comes via Thailand. A more traditional Thai version would substitute holy basil (Ocimum tenuiflorum) for sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum). The former has a more peppery taste, while the latter is perhaps a little more fragrant. … Continue reading

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Fragrant chicken soup with tomato and lime (柠香蕃茄鸡)

This soup recipe, which I’m calling fragrant chicken soup with tomato and lime (柠香蕃茄鸡), is delicious. It’s also quite simple, because it creates its own stock. Pre-made soup stocks are wonderful things. I use them often and I’d never discourage … Continue reading

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Laghman noodles (拌面)

Learning how this Chinese dish got it’s name is almost like taking a course in west Asian culture, history, and geopolitics. It’s known as Laghman noodles in English, after Laghman Province in Afghanistan where it has its roots. Laghman Province … Continue reading

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Burmese egg curry

Burma shares borders with China, India, Thailand, so you can just imagine what a culinary crossroads it is. Burma is also a former British colony, but this recipe cleaves vigorously to local roots. Frying the boiled eggs before adding them to … Continue reading

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Avocado and mango salad

This is a completely simple dish that really needs no description at all. It’s ready in a minute and will please everyone. As presented here, the lime juice brings out the flavor of the tomato and the mango, with the … Continue reading

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Stir-fried eggs and tomatoes (西红柿炒蛋)

So here we are with another excellent example of Chinese home-cooked comfort food. Called stir-fried eggs and tomatoes (西红柿炒蛋), this is an easy and simple dish that tastes wholesome and nourishing. It’s not a staple of Chinese restaurants in America, … Continue reading

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