The holidays are all done and dusted, the tree has been taken down, and life is heading back to a semblance of normal. I don't know about you, but this is the time of year when I feel the need for spice, spice, and more spice. My tropical-girl soul craves the sharp heat of red and green chilies, the earthiness of a creamy, nutty curry, and the delicate lightness of coconut milk with the fragrant flavors of lime leaves and lemongrass.
Here are five recipes for a day of full-on Thai-inspired flavors. Cook up a tropical storm for a weekend feast, or use these as part of your cooking plan for next week. The curry makes beautiful lunch leftovers!