Thai Food: How To Tell The Three Types Of Curry Apart

Posted by on Jan 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Curry is a signature dish in Thai food. Its perfect blend of spicy-hot and creamy sweet give it a flavor like nothing else anywhere in the world. If you want to give curry a try, but you are not sure how to tell the three types of curry apart, here is a little helper chart. Yellow Curry This is the mildest of all the curry dishes. If you are a little wary of spicy dishes and you just want to see how spicy a Thai dish can get, try yellow curry first. There is more coconut milk and sweetness mixed in with the rice and your choice of meat in this version than there is in the other two types of curry. Green Curry Green curry has a little more heat, but you will not really notice it until the slow burn starts to kick in. As the flavors heat up in your mouth, it will probably motivate your sinuses to run, which is followed by the burning and numbing sensation of the spices in the dish. The slow burn in green curry quickly dissipates, so you will feel it when it hits, but then it goes as quickly as it came. Red Curry Really, you should think of curry as a traffic light. Yellow is caution, green is go, and red is danger if you do not stop. Of course, red curry is the best if you want a truly kick-butt taste sensation in your mouth. Like yellow and green, the burn is slow, but because there is more of the peppers and spices in red curry, it will hit you like a fireball. Your nose will run, you will tear up, and you will breathe better than you ever have in your whole life as the capsaicin effect begins to dilate your blood vessels. Even if you do not usually enjoy or partake of spicy-hot dishes, you may want some red curry when you have a head cold because it will clear you right up! For Those That Really Enjoy a Spicy Kick in the Pants As with any Asian or Indian dish, you can always ask for “more heat”. Some Thai restaurants place chili pepper symbols and charts on their menus so you can request a higher level of “hot” in your dish. This allows you to experiment with the three types of curry and several levels of heat for each, but if you are not accustomed to Indian spices and chilis, do not start with the hottest of the hot in red curry. It may be more than you can...

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Pizza! Pizza!: Healthy Toppings You Haven’t Tried Yet, But Should

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

When it comes to pizza, you’ve likely got your favorite toppings already picked out. Whether you are a cheese lover or desire your dish smothered in greasy, delicious meats, pizza can be made in so many decadent ways that even the most picky taste buds can find pleasure in this classic meal. If you are up for trying something new, check out these super healthy pizza toppings you haven’t tried yet, but will absolutely fall in love with once you do. You won’t even have to feel bad for eating more than one piece. Arugula If you like your pizza more on the veggie side, then this topping is right up your alley. Arugula isn’t just for salads, it goes great on your pizza as well, and adds a spicy, fresh bean flavor to your favorite cheesy dish. Sprinkle on a bit of fresh Parmesan and cracked black pepper (or a dash of vinaigrette), and you can take your veggie pizza to a whole new level of delicious. Pine nuts You can bring any pesto-based pizza to life by adding the crunchiness of pine nuts as a topping. Sprinkle on a light layer of ricotta and goat cheeses, and add raw pine nuts to your tasty dish. If your meal lacks flavor, toss in some roasted garlic or artichoke hearts for a bit of pizza pizzazz. You’ll love the flavor so much you’ll forget that your meal is mainly healthy. Mesquite chicken Pizza doesn’t have to be all vegetarian in order to be healthy. Mesquite chicken is full of savory flavor that goes great with any pizza, be it layered with tons of cheese or topped with lots of your favorite veggie toppings. Forgo the sausage and pepperoni and go for the chicken to give your pizza a totally new taste. Throw in some spinach leaves and fresh Asiago cheese for a rich flavor that you can’t beat with any meat-infused pizza. Don’t forget the sauce! Your pizza sauce can be changed up as well to give you a whole new blast of flavor. Consider these delicious saucy alternatives: garlic and butter olive oil and Italian herbs barbecue sauce creamy light ranch You can stick to your favorite cheese and toppings and give your pizza a new taste simply by trying a new and wonderful sauce. You’d be surprised how amazing your favorite pizza can taste just by trying something new. Pizza can be made into a whole new dining experience simply by adding some new toppings, or even by trying a new and delightful sauce. Consider any of these sauces or toppings to give your pizza a new decadent flavor next time you visit a pizzeria like Cosmos Pizza...

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