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Vegetarian

Butternut Squash Red Curry

This veggie-centric, warming, hearty dish is perfect for cold winter evenings.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 1 hour
Vegetarian

Pumpkin Lentil Curry

This quick, cozy, satisfying vegetarian meal made mostly of pantry staples is perfect for New Year’s week.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Vegetarian

Sweet Potato-Coconut Curry with Black-Eyed Peas & Collard Greens

We usually celebrate New Year’s Day with friends at the Salt Lick Barbecue, with the traditional cabbage (cole slaw) and pork (ribs), but this was my first year to have black-eyed peas. They symbolize coins, which along with collard greens to symbolize bills, are thought to bring prosperity throughout the year. We can use all the help we can get this year!

Serve with white rice.

Yield: 3 servings Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Buddha Bowls

Thai Buddha Bowls with Peanut Sauce

After weeks of holiday indulgence, we’re always ready for some post-New Year’s clean eating. This simple bowl of red rice (an earthy whole grain), shredded carrots and cabbage, and edamame is kept interesting with homemade peanut sauce.

Yield: 2 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Soups

Jamy’s Thai Chicken Soup (Chicken Khao Soi)

Poach chicken thighs in a broth of homemade curry paste, coconut milk, and chicken broth, add egg noodles and fish sauce, and top with onions, bean sprouts, cilantro stems, chili oil, and lime wedges.

Serve with an Austrian Grüner Veltliner.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 1 1/2 hours
Soups

Sweet & Spicy Ground Turkey & Sweet Potato Stew

Ground turkey and sweet potatoes make an adaptable canvas for different flavors. You can easily adjust this recipe to be less spicy, to accommodate kids (but serve it with more chile garlic sauce on the side for heat-loving adults), or to be less sweet.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings Total time: 50 minutes
Pork

Slow Cooker Coconut & Green Curry Pork

This 5-ingredient dish takes 15 minutes to set up, and gives you a tender, rich, and spicy pork curry perfect for dinner after a hard day at work.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings Total time: 6 to 8 hours
Cold Desserts

Chocolate-Coconut Sorbet

This rich chocolate sorbet is decadent and dairy-free.

Yield: 1 quart Total time: 4 hours
Cakes

Mom’s Strawberry Cake

One weekend while we were sharing a house with our roommate, Randy, Mom came to visit and brought this super-moist pink cake. We all loved it, and several months later Randy asked if we could get the recipe and make another one.

Start with strawberry cake made from a boxed mix, soak it with a mixture of condensed milk and coconut milk, and top it with whipped cream.

Yield: 15 servings Total time: 2 hours
Seafood

Ali’s Shrimp Curry

My friend Ali served this delicious Thai green curry for a Top Chef watch party. Kaffir lime leaves, fish sauce, coconut milk, fish stock, and Thai basil pack a flavorful punch.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings Total time: 30 minutes