While visiting Salt Lake City a few years ago I experienced a great restaurant, Thai Foon. Unfortunately I can’t find it now; I think it closed or blew away. It was my first time trying Thai but not my last, and now I’m enjoying so many other exotic dishes from around the world. I’m looking for a Portuguese recipe and a recipe from Bosnia. Can you help me out? Send your recipe to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In the meantime, “Please Join Our Table” as we take cover from the storm enjoying Thai Food!

My Thai Chicken Pasta

1 cup chopped yellow onion
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup grape tomatoes
2 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
14 1/2 ounce can light coconut milk
2 tablespoons red curry paste
12 ounces uncooked imported Italian pasta
Lime slices
Chopped green onion

Cook pasta according to package directions, set aside. In a skillet cook onion in oil over medium-high heat until slightly transparent. Add tomatoes, chicken, coconut milk and red curry paste and simmer 2-3 minutes. Add the pasta, then fold in fish sauce. Serve with lime slices, cilantro and chopped green onion.

Note: Instead of pasta, you can substitute spaghetti squash.

Karen Boughton
Author: Karen BoughtonEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
I grew up in a big, Greek, cooking family. I married my high school sweetheart and soon had three daughters. My husband and I worked in the family’s Greek restaurant, “Zorba’s,” for several years before moving to Baton Rouge and eventually Corpus Christi. There I taught microwave cooking classes for Amana.in studio and on television for three years before moving to Kingwood in the late '80s. I reached out to learn more about regional and international foods, spending 16 years in management in private athletic/dining/country clubs for ClubCorp, where I embraced health and cooking. In 2008 I joined the Tribune Newspapers as food editor, the same time that I became a nutrition advisor and USANA Health Sciences Associate. These two passions have given me better health and the freedom to live life my way.

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