We don't really grow peaches in Thailand. I guess the ones I've seen were imported. But in the USA, in the Deep South, where my husband is from, peaches are popular and locally-grown. This summer we ate a bunch. They were very sweet, and all grown in South Carolina. Click here for the cobbler recipe I used.
In Thailand, goji berries are often put in soups. I do that from time-to-time when I cook here in the United States. You can buy by the berries at most health food stores. Whole Foods actually has a few different brands, including the type shown in this video. For breakfast, try adding some goji berries to your oatmeal.
I shared some of the cake
with a colleagues and they said it was very delicious. I used cacao (healthier) instead of
cocoa powder (recommended) and local Dynamite Sumatran coffee for the
icing instead of an instant coffee listed in the recipe. The key is try to improvise a bit.
"The cake was out of this world delicious. Best chocolate cake I've ever had. Seriously, no kidding." Ralph
Chia Seeds are a superfood. In Thailand they are put into desserts and soy milk. Here in the US, I made a some Jello dessert cups using chia seeds. It was quite refreshing, and healthy. Click here for a recipe I followed.
These are the essential cooking sauces I use. In fact, for my husband and me, these types of sauces, and the quantity, are exactly what we need for a year. And I would guess that we eat Thai or Asia 70% of the time when I cook at home. Nowadays, we're eating at home more and more.