Normally if there is vegan Thai food happening it is taking place over at Rose’s blog. She is the queen of Thai food, in my opinion. But when Heather and I were joking around about Mexican Monday earlier this week she mentioned Thai Thursday and I thought why not, I need to come out of my comfort zone a little. Heather made Thai pizza tonight and it looks great. Please stop by her blog and check it out. I decided to make something more on the order of munchies for dinner. We had fresh spring rolls with spicy walnut dipping sauce, quick cucumber pickles and mushroom and veggie stir fry with yellow curry paste.
For the fresh spring rolls (or summer rolls) I used the same method I posted here, but I used slightly different veggies. These are always a function of what I have on hand. I like to include savoy cabbage and green onions when I have them since they were both shown to inhibit all forms of cancer cell growth in this study. To go with this we had a spicy walnut dipping sauce. It would have been more traditional to use peanut sauce but walnuts have a better lipid profile so I made that substitution for health reasons. With the flavorings you can’t tell that I used walnuts versus peanuts.
To accompany the spring rolls we had quick sweet and sour pickles with cilantro. I considered adding a few chopped peanuts but decided we had enough fat in the dipping sauce. I made these without sugar or salt and they are surprisingly good. They may be my favorite item from dinner tonight.
The stir fry is a quick dish with fresh onions, garlic, ginger, lime zest and juice, maitake mushrooms, cilantro and cucumber slices. I choose the maitake mushrooms because they are reported to help fight cancer. Cloud ear mushrooms would be a much more traditional choice. Overall this had a big flavor punch and good texture from the freshness of the cucumber that I added at the end.
I want to spend a little time with my hubby tonight since he came home early for a change. I will post the individual recipes tomorrow morning. This post was just to let you know what will be coming. I hope you are all having a great evening. Talk to you tomorrow.