Friday, February 22, 2013

Chicken Red Curry Spice Meter

Ah, chicken red curry! How hot do you like yours? Have you registered your vote yet? I've shared my tasty recipe for Chicken Red Curry : Done Thai Style that's easy and quick to make. It is my best chicken red curry recipe as it tastes just like the curry we get in our Thai restaurant, if not better!

Today, I am sharing the Spice Meter ... in which readers get to tell us how hot they like it!

How hot do you like your curry? Why not take a moment to drop by and sample some. It's interesting that I was not a spring chicken when I tasted this dish for the first time. Living in Atlanta, a lot of years ago, our office staff went to a local Thai restaurant for lunch. That was my first taste of Thai food. I picked something that was a little too hot.

Then, fast forward to living in Jacksonville, Florida. I was actually in my 50s when I started to crave a taste of Thai food. At first, I gravitated to the green curries. My now ex hubby was always trying the red. One day, I got creative and tried what he was having. Folks! That was the start of a love affair with this dish. Too bad the love affair with the hubby had to end.

Chicken Red Curry Spicy Meter : How HOT Do You Like Your Curry?

Monday, February 11, 2013

Campbells Butternut Squash Bisque Soup

Have you tried the new soup from Campbell's? It's Campbell's Butternut Squash Bisque which is 100% natural and tastes quite delicious! I've always been a big fan of butternut squash that we usually fixed for the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Would you believe, that I have never tried butternut squash as a soup? Well, I knew, from the very first taste of this soup, that I was going to love it!

Campbell's Butternut Squash Bisque has a beautiful color and texture authentic to butternut squash. It is not too thick and not too thin; it is a perfect consistency. The taste is quite heavenly. You definitely taste butternut squash. I didn't find a need to add any salt to this soup. If you want to add a sprinkle of spice to the top for presentation, I could well see a dash of nutmeg, allspice or maybe cinnamon. You know, it tastes so delicious that you might think you are having a dessert soup. I give it 2 thumbs up and a 5-star rating!

Campbells Butternut Squash Bisque
Campbell's Butternut Squash Bisque
Photo by JaguarJulie Ann Brady
There are two servings per can, with a serving size of 1 cup. Here are the Nutrition Facts per 1 cup serving:
  • Calories 110
  • Calories from Fat 25
  • Total Fat 2.5g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 650mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 21g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 11g
  • Protein 1g
Ingredients are water, butternut squash, cream (milk), sugar. The soup contains less than 2% of lower sodium natural sea salt, onions, carrots, apple juice concentrate, cornstarch, celery, potato flour, spice and traces of wheat.

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