See that little Buddha in the top pic? He came home with us from a stay in Kuala Lumpur many years ago. I brought a much larger one too - a weighty statue that I, despite being told how crazy I was, insisted on carrying back to London (hand luggage), together with an overflowing backpack, bout of love sickness and an even worse case of traveller's tummy. My then boyfriend (now hub) left his job in the City, travelled the world for a year and spent a lot of it in South East Asia which is where I joined in the fun for a month, before leaving him to continue to Australia and beyond. Travelling through Thailand, Malaysia and onward to Singapore was exciting for many new experiences. One of them being the memorable food.
A second week in South East Asia, recipe-speaking that is, has me now yearning for its warmer climes and spicier food. You may think of the AIP as having snatched away the majority of spices from our table, but don't talk of hardship when you have the likes of ginger, turmeric, fish sauce and coconut aminos (amongst others) to play around with. Add in the zest and juice of a lime and a collection of vibrant herbs, you'll find today's recipe full of flavour and excitement. You may forget you're even on a healing diet - wouldn't that be good?
Some other good things happening this week -
• Managed to persuade my sleep deprived son to join me in The Paleo Mom's "Go to Bed Challenge", which starts on Sunday. Take the test to see if you need this in your life
• On the subject of sleep, I enjoyed Eileen's podcast on the subject of meditation
• If you ever feel a bit lonely with your AI disease or fancy having a like-minded friend, have a look at Erin's Pen Pal Programme, submissions (which are free btw) end on the 8th
• Angie's SAD to AIP in Six has opened for enrolment (course starts on March 7th) - if you haven't heard of it, this course is designed to set you on the right track on your healing journey. If you're new to the Protocol, need a helping hand or some moral support, this could be for you!
• And finally there's a new e-book in town! We all know the importance of eating organ meat for healing, right? Take a look at Gabriella's brand spanking newly published 'Organ Meat Makeover' for some hints on how to maximise your intake.
Find today's recipe over on Mickey and Angie's blog, Autoimmune-Paleo.
Happy weekend x
Aline Johnson says
great stuff Kate!! I can 't wait to try out the South East Asian flavours, especially as I was part of that journey! What a fab time we had, it made us who we are today. I have never been able to capture the Thai street food, but you have given me some inspiration!
Aline, my lovely travelling buddy - wasn't that such a memorable journey? And you are so right, seeing the world really is an important part of who and what we are - I'm glad you're inspired to relive that experience. Enjoy!
Much love to you xox
Eileen @ Phoenix Helix says
This recipe looks amazing! And I loved reading about your travels and early love story with your husband, as well as what you're up to this week. How cool that your son is joining you on the Sleep Challenge! Thanks for sharing your life with us alongside your recipes, Kate. 🙂
Thanks for popping in Eileen and for leaving your kind words. Yep, I intend to get that boy sleeping if it's the last thing I do - and some extra zzzz's for me would be pretty welcome too 🙂
So glad you like the recipe.
Have a lovely weekend xox
Anne Angelone says
I absolutely adore all of the herbs use in Thai food but stopped eating out so much for fear of nightshade spices and sugar in lots of Thai restaurant dishes. This recipe looks absolutely delicious and fairly easy to prepare. Thanks again for the inspiration Kate!
Thanks Anne, and I know what you mean about having to give up eating out because of unwanted ingredients. None of those in this recipe so if you try it, I hope you'll feel like it's the "old times"!!
Have a lovely weekend!
What a truly tasty meal! My husband and I made this for our valentines dinner together, it was perfect. It also transported us back to Laos and lots of happy memories travelling SE Asia. Thanks Kate, a really beautiful recipe. Vic x
That's fantastic to hear Vic, I'm so pleased you enjoyed it and that it brought all those wonderful memories back 🙂
I have been on a combo but not quite AIP/Paleo/whole30 for over a month. Meaning I have given up most of the things I need to to try to get a re-set, but have not been perfect. (still popcorn and small amounts deli salads and eggs) I see this recipes has rice noodles. I have not tried them but I am hoping that they can be in my life as my pasta replacement. Was this a re intro food for you or is it somehow miraculously an accepted food on any of these protocols?
Hi Barb, I've used kelp noodles in the recipe, which are AIP-friendly and they are also super tasty 🙂
It sounds like you are struggling a bit and I'm convinced you will see better, faster results if you are able to commit 100% to the AIP for at least a month before attempting reintroductions. If you think it may benefit you, you may like to check out Angie Alt's course, SAD to AIP in SIX, which is designed to get you off onto the right track and re-starts on May 2nd. Best of luck Barb!