Thai Curry Noodle Bowls

Thai Noodle BowlsI love all the spices. Really, all of them. Give me a crazy-hot hot sauce. I will drown my meal in it. But I also really love those warm, slightly spicy, and super delicious Asian spices. Red curry? Check. Green curry? Yup, love that too. So it’s probably not much of a surprise that I do like to cook a lot of the spicier or tangier Southeast Asian dishes at home. And I think you should too.

If you’re like, nope, not happening… you have to buy too many unnecessary ingredients, I’m here to tell you that you’re wrong—kinda. You do have to buy a few things: I recommend fish sauce, red curry paste, sesame oil, and chili garlic sauce. There are so many more favorites that come to mind (ponzu, miso paste), but those few will give you a good start. And they really aren’t that expensive or hard to find—you’ll find everything in the International aisle at your grocery store, but can order them online too. And there’s so much you can make—noodle bowls, pad thai, tom yum soup, sweet and sour beef skewers. I promise, you’ll use (and love the ingredients). Why don’t you start with this delicious Thai noodle bowl?

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Apple Crisp

Apple CrispWhen I was a kid, apple picking wasn’t as much of a thing. Like an absolute: you must go apple picking or else it’s not fall. (Unless maybe, mom and dad, you were holding out on us?) But since the rise of Instagram we all convince ourselves to drive an hour plus, brave crowds (but it’s ok because we’re in the country!), and dutifully go apple picking. Then you come home with literally 80 pounds of apples….and what does one make with 80 pounds of apples. Maybe a pie, some apple crisp, pork chops when you discover they can be savory too. But then, guess what? You still have 45 pounds of apples. So even though you’re trying to remember what self control is, you make more apple crisp. So here I am with a favor for those of you with an excess of apples: a recipe that uses 8 (yay!) of those apples. And forget everything I said about self control, because this is too good not to eat all day errday.

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