Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thai Manna

After cooking and enjoying yet another great curry from Thai Manna last night, I decided that it qualifies for one of my Go-To dinners, and that you all should know about it! If you may recall, my Go-To dinners need to fit these requirements: They need to be simple, healthy, delicious, fairly quick and easy to prepare (also free of dairy and gluten). These Thai curries fit the bill!



Thai food is tricky. I know. I have been trying to replicate (unsuccessfully) my most favorite Thai dish (Yellow Thai Curry) from my most favorite Thai restaurant here in Calgary (Chili Club ThaiHouse). The problem with some of these dishes is that the ingredients can be somewhat obscure, making finding them a challenge, and in many cases you only need a tiny bit of this or that, (and then what the heck are you going to do with the rest)?

Anyway, Thai Manna offers a solution to this exact problem, and sells these absolutely brilliant little curry kits so that you can make an authentic curry in your own home in a quick amount of time. (It’s also a great idea for vegetarians because you can leave out the meat, but the curry paste are made with shrimp paste and the kits contain fish sauce so it’s not perfect for vegans).

In my yellow curry last night, I added a zucchini, onions, garlic, broccoli, baby corn, tomatoes, cooked chicken (from a roast chicken meal a couple nights ago) and then threw in some cilantro. It was delicious – and nutritious!

I ordered this last kit through SPUD.ca (another great tool for busy lives) but I actually purchased my first kit at the Spruce Meadows Craft Fair this past November. If you don’t want to use SPUD.ca, there are a number of other ways that you can pick up a kit, which you can find listed on their website http://www.thaimanna.com/pick-up-locations/

If you happen to try one, please let me know how you liked it and what veggies you added! 

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